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Amritsari Swaad – the Punjabi food festival at K3, JW Marriot, Aerocity

A traditional cuisine specific food festival has a special place in my heart. Especially when that cuisine is from the Punjabi heartland of our country. So when JW Marriot, Aerocity comes up with an Amritsari Swaad Tadka at their famed K3, could I have said no? Absolutely no!

Starting from perfectly smoked Kandhari Paneer Tikka, juicy and tangy mushrooms – Tandoori Khumbh, spicy Highway Tandoori Kukkad (chicken cooked in hand pounded spices) and meat de tikki (chewy mutton prepared in aromatic spices), your belly does get filled after these appetizing appetizers.

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And what is a Punjabi meal if it is not relished with Makke di roti, Sarson da saag, chhole and stuffed kulche? Though the chhole could have been spicier although the texture was excellent.

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And for vegetarians, there is a dearth of varied options – Paneer Taka Tak (loved it!), Kadhi Chawal, Hare moong ki daal (now that is something new!) and Matar Vadiyan di sabzi.

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And for non vegetarians, the Mutton Chawal is one dish worth experimenting. The mutton pieces are succulent although the rice could be more flavourful. Do not expect Biryani, this is Amritsar special.

And the best one is always reserved for the last. Ever heard of mutton keema halwa? Yes you read it right, the keema halwa. This was warm and heavenly and tasted like moong daal halwa.

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So when are you visiting next? The festival is on till 25th November.

 

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The Punjab Kitchen, Sector 56, Gurgaon

“What would scintillate and tingle your palates?” Well that is the line which attracted me the most while reading about this delivery outlet specializing in authentic Punjabi cuisine. They have a daily menu boasting of enticing vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. The meals are home cooked with an added layer of sophistication, as the site claims. So here are my views on the non vegetarian meal I tasted:

Mixed vegetables: It tastes so like the one cooked at home. The green capscicum, cauliflower, carrots and the potatoes work their magic and provide a light accompaniment to the chappati. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Chicken: Juicy chicken served in a light gravy. The gravy is thin and has the finest juliennes of ginger and tomato and onion rings. However it was slightly salty. RECOMMENDED.

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Raita sour: A bit on the sour side.

Kheer: The aroma of the Kewra (screwpine) essence is enchanting but the whole ensemble was too sweet for me. It could also have been thicker.

Chappati: I never usually write about chappatis but they were made just like the ones made by my Mom. RECOMMENDED.

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