Rajasthan, the land of the kings, the land of colour and the land of heritage. Rajasthan, depicts the picture of India in the most beautiful way possible, with its soaring winds, breathtaking views and delectable food.
I, experienced the “Rangeelo Rajasthan” food festival, a few days ago and i still can not get over, how well the whole meal went. It had robust flavours, it had a hearty spread and it had the pure authenticity of Rajasthan.
About the Rangeelo Rajasthan Food Festival:
The minute you entered, you were greeted by a lavish set up which mimicked the forts or garhs of Rajasthan. We were welcomed with the traditional welcome Aarti by a beautiful young lady & the place spilled with colour all over.
The staff was dressed immaculately in the Rajasthani finery and this caught our attention immediately along with the folk singers singing. “My Place”, was converted into a beautiful set up, that instantly took you to the land of the kings.
After being stimulated by the eye, it was time to look after those longing tastebuds as well. We, started with a refreshing chaas & then while the soothing music pleased our ears we were served “Paneer Methi Tikka” & ” Hara Bhara Kabab” for the vegetarians and “Murgh Angara” & “Macchi ke Sooley” for the non vegetarians.
Being a vegetarian, trust me the starters were just done to perfection. The Paneer filled with the flavours of Methi & the Kabab, so soft and melt in the mouth. Shown here are the Paneer Tikka & Murgh Angara.
After the starters, i had seen a beautiful array of chaats and had to turn my way towards it. In, the chaat section we saw a melange of “Kachoris, Chutneys, Bajjis & Dahi Gujiyas”
The main course was immense with ample amount of options for both the vegetarians & non vegetarians. And, over here i would like to reiterate a very important point which i got to know through the Chefs.
The Chefs were flown down specifically for this occasion all the way from Rajasthan and they got along with them, the special ingredients and the masalas from Rajasthan & in a true essence gave you a flavour profile, which was unforgettable. They really put in a lot of effort to make this a learning as well as a discovering episode for all the patrons of “My Place”.
Coming back to the main course, we feasted upon some famous & some unsung heroes of the Rajasthani cuisine. We had “Laal Maas” , “Ker Sangri”, “Aloo Mangodi ki Subzi”, “Haldi Ki Subzi”, etc..,
Some of these were dishes that i, was devouring for the first time & it was a delight. My ultimate favourite was the unique “Daal Bati Churma” with 4 different kinds of “Churma”, like the rose petal “Gulab churma”, pineapple churma, Bajra churma & normal churma.
And, then the desserts. The desserts, were classified as “Continental desserts, Pan India desserts & Rajasthani desserts”. The Rajasthani desserts had the delicious “Pantua, Malpua & Lapsi” .
Verdict : Rangeelo Rajasthan, was an astonishing success with me as it explored the Rajasthani cuisine in depth and spoke volumes about the culture. The food was like no other as even the ingredients were imported from Rajasthan.