Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Savour Rajasthani classics like laal maans and malpua at Rajasthani Food Festival at Grand Hyatt Goa


Hey guys

I recently happened to sample the elaborate Rajasthani fare at food festival at Grand Hyatt Goa. Here's a post on what you can expect!

The exquisite Indian restaurant – Chulha, at Grand Hyatt Goa is converted into Sunheri Haveli, complete with Rajasthani décor and scents, and a lot of Rajasthani food of course! The food menu specially curated for the festival – which is on from August 7 to August 16, consists of specially crafted Rajasthani inspired cocktails and mocktails, and authentic Rajasthani food specially cooked by their Rajasthani chefs.



The menu of the Rajasthani Food Festival includes aromatic and flavourful Rajasthani classics, which once combined with Hyatt hospitality, are enough to make you feel like royalty. The cocktails are inspired by several places and communities in Rajasthan. For example, the Royal Mewar is a whisky cocktail infused with spices and lime juice, because apparently the Royals of the Mewar region loved their whiskey.


Most of the cocktails consist of Indian spices, because Indians are known to love their condiments.  The Mathania – served in a brass glass is a vodka cocktail comprising jalapenos and red chilli that is dropped in it at the end, which is balanced with lime and pineapple juice. The Lake Pichola – a spiced rum cocktail comprising of ginger, triple sec, orange zest, lime juice and egg white is absolutely well done. One cannot taste any traces of the egg white. Another flavoursome and colourful concoction – Khamba Gani is perfect for someone looking to try a pretty and tasty drink.



They also serve a bunch of non-alcoholic drinks for those who do not want to try any of the cocktails. There’s the Pandit Lassi (have it sweet, salted or tomato or kesar), Jaipuria Chaas (ask for masala chaas or plain) and Ramgarh Milkshakes in kesar and rose.



The starters Rajasthani delicacies like achari gosht ki tikka, banjara murh tikka, Bikaneri wadi aur subz ke seekh, hing aur mirch ke paneer tikka, pithod ke tikka and dal mangodi papd ka shorba. For the mains you can pick among the authentic Rajasthani delicacies that comprise of a lot of vegetarian food since most of the Rajasthanis are known to be vegetarians. They have some chicken and lamb items as well.



We tried a platter that included flavoursome laal maans, maans ka soweta, Rajasthani dal dhokli, ker sangria, papad methi aloo mangodi, dal bati churma and Jodhpuri kabuli – items inspired from cuisines of different parts of Rajasthan. All of which is served with laal mirch ka parantha and methi missi roti. My favourite was the Rajasthani classic laal maans – cooked to perfection in Indian spices and maans ka soweta which is essentially pieces of lamb, cooked with broken corn kernals, capsicum, red chilli and spices.



Every Indian meal is incomplete without authentic desserts. And the good folks at Grand Hyatt Goa have worked on some delicious Rajasthani style mithais. It includes the classic khaas malpua (flour and coconut pancake) served with rich and creamy rabdi (a condensed milk based Indian dessert) and badaam ka sheera which was roasted in desi ghee and loaded with almonds. 

Here's a glimpse of the food to titillate your tastebuds:



Chulha - Grand Hyatt Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 
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