LUCKNOW KE 12 SHAKAHARI GHARANE
Awadhi Cuisine (Lucknowi)
The Awadh region has been greatly influenced by Mughal cooking techniques, and the cuisine of Lucknow bears
similarities to those of Central Asia, Kashmir, Punjab and Hyderabad. The city is also known for its Nawabi cuisine.
The bawarchis (chefs) and rakabdars
(gourmet cooks) of Awadh invented the dum style of cooking or the art of cooking over a slow fire,
which has become synonymous with Lucknow today. Their spreads consisted of elaborate dishes
such as kebabs, kormas, biryanis, kaliyas, nahari-kulchas, zarda, sheermal, roomali rotis,
and warqi parathas. The richness of Awadh cuisine lies not only in
the variety of cuisine but also in the ingredients used like mutton, paneer, and rich spices, which include cardamom and saffron.
Kebabs are the integral
part of Awadhi cuisine. Lucknow is proud
of its Kebabs. There are several varieties of popular kebabs in
Awadhi cuisine viz. Kakori Kebabs, Galawat ke Kebabs, Shami Kebabs, Boti
Kebabs, Patili-ke-Kebabs, Ghutwa Kebabs and Seekh Kebabs are among the known
Vegetarian kebabs include
Dalcha Kebab, Kathal ke Kebab, Arbi ke Kebab, Rajma Galoti Kebab (kidney bean
kebab cooked with aromatic herbs), Zamikand ke Kebab (Lucknowi yam kebabs),
ITC Hotels ( Welcomhotel Dwarka)
Welcomhotel Dwarka, is an inclusive blend of
contemporary design and International services standards, offering a unique
experience to the customer. The hotel is a perfect expression of the locale and
evokes both the warmth and the cosmopolitan panorama of the Capital City. The all day dining restaurant Pavillion 75, located
adjacent to the lobby offers a wide range from Indian to International fare in
a spacious and uber ambiance. ITC hotels have always been far ahead in
innovating and producing something new for their customers in the F & B
arena. To showcase something unique, Chef Akshay Malhotra with his team especially
with his Lucknowi Chef Nafees has come up with a brand new idea.
Lucknow has always been famous for its rich and diverse
culture and cuisine. But we always think of non veg food, when we speak about
Lucknow. Galawtis, kakoris, kormas and Tunde kebabs come to our mind, at the
first instance. To change the perception and bring in something new, Chef has
introduced the Shakahari Gharanas (vegetarian cuisine) of Lucknow.
We were lucky enough to be a part of this rich heritage,
last Sunday at their Brunch. OMG, what a lovely spread of dishes. Ranging from Ameena
Bagh Ki Aloo Tikkia served with Chuara Chutney, Dali Ganj ke Zimikand Kebab,
Fateh Ganj ki Lagan Ki Galawti, Emam Bara ki aloo chaat, Lal Bagh ki
makhan Torai , Moti Nagar ke Bharwan Karele , Kidwai Nagar ki Soya Champ, Teli
Bagh ke Taftaan, Bans Mandi ke Kamal Kakdi ka Salan, Chok ka Ulawe ke paranthe
aut tawa sabzi, Kesar Bagh ka Kushbu Zarda , Rakab Ganj ki Urad Dal Phulka.
The kebabs were really mouthwatering and melt in the mouth
with lovely flavors and scent of aromatics. I loved the urad dal and the taftan
(fermented dough flat bread). The Aaloo ki tikki was crispy and the chutneys
were tangy. And yes how can we forget the inevitably delicious Biryani
(vegetarian) which was really well made. The Ulawe keparnthe with the most
delicious tawa subzi like Okra, Arbi, karela (stuffed) were fabulous
The Lucknowi fare is part of the regular brunch on
offer. Wide range of dishes, Indian, continental, Italian etc. and now Lucknowi
too. We are being spoit for choice. The variety of desserts on display is
humongous, ranging from malpuas, gulab jamuns, and Bengali sweets to mousses,
cakes and other sinful delights. Not to forget the hot and fresh Jalebis straight
from the kadai on to our plates.
I am a hardcore non vegetarian, yet I liked this concept
and would love to have more of such initiatives happening soon. We expect a lot from ITC hotels as they have
always been working on promoting Indian food and its ingredients.
Brunch with Lucknowi Fare – Rs.1395 /- ++ w/o Alcohol
“ “ “ with Alcohol – 1595 /- ++
Dwarka, New Delhi
Plot No.3, Sector-10, District
New Delhi - 110075.
Coverage By : Vickrham (vicky)
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