NUKKADWALA - FROM ROADSIDE TO YOUR TABLE
The Nukkadwala experience is all about sharing and
grazing; savouring the fresh flavours of the street in a colourful, urban venue
where the vibrant daytime vibe settles into animated conversation over a
steaming hot cup of Chai and a flavourful dhabeli. This venture is from the
Vatika group which has always been known for their utmost quality.
ago when they started walking into the unchartered territory, their inspiration
was the more than five million street vendors across India who churn out tasty
morsels every day to ensure that Indians eat their way through the streets of
the country. It has been an amazing journey in the following months scouring
the country for recipes which represent the regional flavours and tastes of the
streets of the subcontinent. They identified destinations and locals that
offered interesting and unique food, Dhabeli from Gujarat, VadaPav from Mumbai,
Benne Dosa from Karnataka. The Nukkadwala team came back home to document the
recipes and to recreate the authentic tastes from their travels. The lady behind
all this drama passionately got hold of the recipes from each and every vendor
carefully, to recreate magic at her own end. They set up a test/studio kitchen
to try out all the possible combinations and permutations a recipe can go thru
to get a perfect result.
takes the tastes of the street to a level you won't find anywhere else, served
in a buzzing environment. The interiors are informally chic with a casual vibe.
Each and every dish on the 40 odd dish menu relates to each one of us somewhere
or the other. Like the keema samosa which I had here, reminded me of my
childhood when we used to have these somewhere in central part of Delhi and
were our favourites. My friend fell in love with the vada pav and yes it was
really very well made keeping in mind the authenticity of this dish. The
breakfast dishes include Kanda Pohe ( Poha) , Idly , Alur dom . A must try is
the Katra samosa and the Sialdah Mutton cutlet which packs all the rustic aspects
of a railway cutlet, no finesse at all only taste.I liked the Benne Dosa as
well, it is served with gun powder and coconut chutney. The butter flavor was
too good. The Panki from Gujarat and the Andhra Mutton roll stuffed with rice are very nice and unique to our place. How could they miss the drinks from the road, the Cutting chai of
Mumbai, the Daanedar Shikanji of Meerut and the awesome Lassi. Even the filter
Kaapi has found a place on the menu.
way of remembering and acknowledging culinary stalwarts of a generation for
whom food was one of the few ways they could express themselves, creates
nostalgia. The Nukkadwala menu has captured these memories and recipes and brought
them to us, so that we could relive the childhood days and revive the memories.
Coverage By : Vickrham (vicky) TWCI - The Writers Collective of India
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