Whether you are celebrating (or calling it) Lohri, Pongal, or Sankranti there’s only one way to celebrate the harvest festival – by gorging on scrumptious food.
The new Head Chef of The Dining Room at The Park Hyatt Hyderabad – Chef Shashidhar Vijapure has crafted a delightful menu to recreate the authenticity of traditional Sankranti fare.
Me, along with other food bloggers were invited for a special preview of the menu that was served to us in form of traditional thali. It had variety of dishes that represented regional delicacies from all over India, not to miss the ‘shots’ of sugar cane juice (with a hint of lemon and ginger) served as welcome drink.
While the flavours of south were served with dishes like Pongal, Pulihora, Mamidikai-Pulsu, Kadalaisundal, Pon Kosambari, Thair Vadai, Vazapoo Masala Wada, the north Indian dishes like Paneer Til Pudi, Surathi Undhiyu, Sarson Ka Saag, Gutti Vonkaya Koora, Pumpkin Kalan, Kotmalli Sadam, Bajre ki khichadi where also included.
Well being a Punjabi i am, i went straight to Dahi Wada followed by Sarso ka Saag with Makki ki Roti, it was perfect balance of flavours and as authentic it could get. I also enjoyed Thayir Vadai and Masala vada, with the chutneys served for spicy tangy mix. Pumpkin Kalan was something i was hesitant to try since i am not really very fond of it, but it turned out to be a delight. From the flavours of Gujrat- oondhiya was there, but with a twist of spinach, refreshingly delicious.
The Desserts included ‘Khus Khus Payasam’ and ‘Holige with Badam milk’, (not to forget ‘Kobariburfi’ which was part of thali) served hot in metallic utensils they were spellbound and perfect end to a fine meal.
So head over for a delectable meal with your family and make the most out of this three day long festive offering.
From: 12th to 14th Jan.
At: The Dining Room, Park Hyatt Hyderabad.
Price: Rs.1300 for lunch and Rs.1500 for dinner (not inclusive of taxes)
Location: Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Ph: 040-49491234
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