Punjabi cuisine is accompanying with food from the Punjab expanse of India and Pakistan. The fare has a rich tradition of many diverse homegrown ways of cuisine, out of which one is a special form of tandoori cooking style.
I have been eating Punjabi dishes from many restaurants in Bangalore, but really not sure about authentic dishes of Punjab. The restaurants start serving fusion dishes because of cosmopolitan influence and people addicted to customized dishes more than authentic ones. There are very few restaurants in the town that serves authentic food.
Serving authentic food is not so easy, as the chef has to learn the dishes from origin or he should be from the province.
Being blogger, now days I am getting opportunities to try out authentic & traditional cuisines from the Food Festivals. I should really thank people who are inviting me for these events.
Well, there was an “Eat on Please” aka “Amritsari Food Festival” at “Nook” in Aloft Bangalore Cessna Park, which is one of the prestigious properties of Starwood Hotels.
We dropped in to “Nook” for a lunch and the restaurant was well decorated with Vivid Colors and the overall atmosphere catered a best dining experience. The restaurant was full house and I hardly saw empty table that is something commendable in a Star Hotel.
The “Nook” is well known for the buffet, as the spread over here is just amazing with Indian, Continental, Mediterranean, Chinese and Thai. The Punjabi dishes were add-on to the existing spread and these dishes are prepared by Baldev Singh, Heera Singh, Bakshish Singh from Sodhi da Dhaba and Chunggiwala da Dhaba to relish the flavors of authentic Punjabi Tadka. This Festival took place from 22nd Sept to 01st Oct’15.
Our lunch started with “Kesar Lassi”, which was much needed for us to beat the heat in the afternoon. As we travelled almost 20 miles, the drink was truly savoring and thick though.
We were keener on Main course than starters, so we bumped trying dishes like Stuffed Kulcha, Makki ki Roti, Dal Makhani, Paneer Methi, Chole, Sarson ka Sang, Achari Baingan Masala and Aloo Gobhi.
Dal Makhani – It was very creamy, rich and medium spicy taste.
Sarson ka Sang with Makki Roti – I liked the uncomplicatedness of the dish and the taste was prodigious and goes well with Makki Roti.
Achari Baingan Masala – I guess they used versatile brinjal, which gave tongue ticking masala. Baingan masala was full of whiff and essences and enjoyed with stuffed roti and Pulao.
Stuffed Kulcha is something I adored, chef was personally served with Onions & Chili, and it was heavenly!
Our Happy lunch ended with Gulab Jamoon and Gajar Halwa!
I would like to thank folks at “Aloft” for the best in class Hospitality and Service, it was a memorable afternoon with Undeniably Pronounced authentic lunch!
Address: Nook, ALOFT BENGALURU CESSNA BUSINESS PARK, Cessna Business Park, Sarjapur – Marathahalli Outer Ring Road, Kadubeesanahalli, Bellandur Post, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Phone # (91)(80) 45101010