With Navratri and the festive season in the air, Taj Krishna has a treat in store for diners at Firdaus in the form of an authentic Gujarati Food Festival.
Organised in conjunction with Gujarat Tourism, with chefs specially flown in from Amdavad, the tastes and flavours on the menu are as authentic as it can get.
From the assortment of starters comprising of Handvo, Methi Na Muthia, Petis Corn Tikka. Dhokla, Khandvi and Patra, the flavourful Patra compensated for the inspid Hondvo. The Dhokla and Khanvi were absolutely melt-in-the-mouth perfect.
Main course was a smorgasbord of dishes – some spicy, some tangy, and the rest mostly sweet. But then that’s a given in Gujarati cuisine. The thali consisted of Valor Muthia Nu Shaak (a dry preparation of flat beands and spiced fenugreek dumplings), Undhiyu (mixed spicy vegetable curry), Sev Tamatar Nu Shaak ( sweet and sour tomato curry topped with crispy gram flour vermicelli), Kadhi (tempered buttermilk and gram flour curry), Gujarati dhal, and Bhargan Ringan ( stuffed baby eggplants). Methi theplas and bajra rotis complemented the main dishes. The servings in this thali are more than generous and one really has to have a huge appetite to do justic to this thali. Oh! And there was also Bardoli Ki Khichdi (rice and lentils cooked together ) and Khatta Meetha Bhaat.
Dessert was again an assortment of Mohanthal (gramflour and dry fruit ‘cake’), Dudhpaak (rice pudding) and Ormu (cracked wheat pudding). My favourite was the Ormu – delicately sweet and not too overpowering.
This all-vegetarian food fest is on till 30th September for both lunch and dinner. Diners can choose from a variety of a la carte dishes as well as set thalis. Definitely worth a visit!
Taj Krishna, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500 034, Telangana, India
Tel: (91-40) 6629 2323 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org