Rajasthani Food Festival at Hornby’s Pavillion, ITC Grand Central

Rajasthani food has so many different layers to it. Its cuisine is as fascinating as the palaces and sand dunes. The geographic, historic and cultural heritage is reflected beautifully in its cuisine. From the fiery Laal Maas to the delicious Daal Baati Churma, Rajasthan has something for everyone.

So, if you are craving some authentic Rajasthani cuisine this weekend, then head to Hornby’s Pavillion at the ITC Grand Central, Parel. At Rs. 1,800 plus taxes, it’s all you can eat royal food!

Chef Kailash

Master Chef Kailash Maharaj is presenting the special repertoire of Rajastani cuisine till 16th September for dinner only. He built his culinary expertise over the years by focusing on mastering this royal cuisine to the tee. No wonder I was excited to try out what he has to offer.

First try the Daal Baati Churma. It is so delicious! The crumbles soaked in hot daal, topped with little bit of jaggery and plenty of ghee… Fantastic! Nice way to whet your appetite.

Daal Baati Churma being prepared

Then try the bajre ki roti. This roti is one of my favourites. It’s not a great roti if it’s not drenched in ghee. I’m serious! Ghee is serious business.

Don’t be surprised if you find a big bowl of striking red curry. It’s called Laal Maas. Traditionally, it is prepared post hunting. The gravy is supposed to be EXTREMELY SPICY! Keep a bowl of curd if you find it difficult to handle it. But, don’t miss it. It’s super delicious and you will ask for more.

Laal Maas

Another interesting dish is the Anjeer aur Paneer ki Sabzi. The dried figs are soaked in warm water to hydrate it and then used in the gravy. When you bite into the figs in the gravy, they jus pop open in your mouth. Very interesting!

Here are some of the other things I tried…

Stuffed Chillies
Paneer Soyta

Are you salivating yet? So, head to Honby’s Pavillion and have dinner tomorrow night. It’s your last chance. Are you ready to be wowed?

View all the pictures here.

Hornby’s Pavillion
ITC Grand Central
287, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road,
Parel  Mumbai – 400012, India
022 2410 1010

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