Sindh Pind Balle Balle!

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Vivanta by Taj Begumpet has brought the best of both worlds – Sindhi and Punjabi cuisine – to Viva till Sunday (9 November 2014)

There’s a delicious home-style al a carte spread of Sindhi fare by visiting Chef BS Rawat from Vivanta by Taj Ambassador, specially styled by Chef Arjun of Vivanta by Taj Begumpet.

Since this was my first sampling of Sindhi cuisine, I was a bit apprehensive of what to expect. But the flavours and temperings were enjoyable – the kind that makes you reach out for seconds and will very soon be on your list of comfort foods.

I loved the spicy and tangy gram-filled Sindhi chapas and the oh-so-sinful double fried Took (thick slices of potato, arbi and yam fried and tossed with spicy powders). From across the border there are delectable melt in the mouth Amritsari fish tikkas, laal mirch ka paneer tikkas and bhunne lasssan de murgh tikkas.

Apart from the traditional fare of butter chicken, saag paneer etc Sindhi specialties like Sai Bhaji (a Blend of lentils and leafy greens), Sindhi Koki and Sat Sagi (a combination of seven vegetables in a Spicy and tangy Tomato gravy) get my thumbs up.

There’s an assortment of rotis like the Sindhi Phulka, Sindhi Koki (flat leavened wheat bread with onions, chillies and coriander) and Satpura (Crispy and Spicy layered Wheat Bread) that tastefully complement the curries.

Sweet temptations – moong dhal halwa, gajjar ka halwa, rabri faluda and Sindhi Pragri – what’s not to love! Total shotal mar jawan types!

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