Food Festivals: From Kashmiri To Hyderabadi And Srilankan, Enjoy Delectable Cuisines In Mumbai

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Work pressure, boss pressure, peer pressure, traffic pressure, wife pressure…this and that pressure! Something we Mumbaikars will have to live with, But there is nothing that some palate enticing, mood rejuvenating good food cannot settle. Like some intelligent individual had said somewhere in the world, “Sex is good but not as good as a meal.

We take you on a appetizing tour of food festivals happening around Mumbai that will make every foodie out there swoon and convert quite a few into one too. Get. Set. Dig.

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Hyderabadi Food Festival – The Nizams come to town!
Want to savor the rich and spicy vegetarian and non-vegetarian food of the Nizams? Get on the airport road. No, we are not asking you to book a ticket to Hyderabad. The richness of Hyderabadi food is close at hand. Drop in at the Hyderabadi Food Festival at Baluchi on Sahara Airport road this weekend to dig into Veg Dum Bhutte Ke Kebab, Zafrani Nizami Paneer, Hyderabadi Tandoori Aloo, Hyderabadi Gosht Seekh and Murg Ke Teekhe Tikke to start with. Undoubtedly the world famous Hyderabadi Biryani is omnipresent to tempt us into submission, while Dabal Ka Meetha, Khajoor Ka Halwa, Makhane Ki Kheer provide the perfect dessert to the royal feast.
We Pick: Veg Dum Bhutte Ke Kebab for starters, Biryani for the main course and top it with a dessert of Khajoor Ka Halwa.
Where: Baluchi, Lobby Level , Andheri East, International Airport.
Contact: 022-66992222, 9987603109
When: Till Tuesday, 4th December, 2012 | Lunch: 12pm – 2.45pm/ Dinner: 7pm – 11.30pm

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Sri Lankan Food Festival – Malinga’s food comes to Mumbai Indians
The aroma of exotic spices blended with the richness of Sir Lankan traditions in a heady mix makes its way to our palates in a live kitchen at Earth Plate, Hotel Sahara Star. Traditional Srilankan cuisine like Isso Vayanjanaya (prawn curry), Kukul Mas Rathuwata (chicken red curry), Elumas Vinakiri Stew (mutton stew), Rabu Hindala (raddish dry curry), Bathala Theldala (sweet potato tempered), Biththra Roti (egg roti), Bibikkan (coconut and dry fruit cake), Wataappan (juggery pudding) and Polkiri Caramel (coconut cream caramel) are some of the mouth watering delicacies that wait us there, accompanied by interaction with the master chef from our southern national neighbour.
We Pick: Isso Vayanjanaya and Rabu Hindala with steamed rice while we top it with Polkiri Caramel to satiate the sweet tooth.
Where: Earth Plate, Hotel Sahara Star ,Vile Parle East, . Contact: 39807444, 39895001
When: Till December 5, 2012 | 7.00 p.m. onward

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Kebab & Biryani Festival – Love the smokey taste? I do!
The grandeur and splendor of the Mughals is still most visible in their luxurious monuments and their luscious food and what could be more luscious & mouth watering than scrumptious Kebabs and Biryanis. Peninsula Restaurant at their annual Kebab & Biryani Festival 2012 present to Mumbaikars just that. Some must try dishes are Rajma aur Kumbh ki Galouti, Kebab-e-Wadi, Nawabi Tarkari Biryani, Gulnar Jalpari, Joojeh Kebab, Jhingaa Nisha Kebab, Moplah Biryani and Yakhni Biryani.
We Pick: Kebab-e-Wadi for the veggies & Jhingaa Nisha Kebab for the non-vegetarian lovers while Nawabi Tarkari Biryani for all
Where: Peninsula Restaurant, Peninsula Grand Hotel, 1st Floor , Andheri East. Contact: 28519191
When: Till December 10, 2012 | 12.00 noon onwards

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Image Courtesy: Mandirbasel.com

Kashmiri Food Festival – Paradise on earth for food too!
From paradise on earth, chef Surjan Singh Jolly brings for Mumbaikars it’s aromatic and delicate cuisine. Dawat-e-Khas: The Kashmiri Food Festival at Nawab Saheb boasts of some mouth watering dishes from the beautiful valley like  Onion chutney, Nadru taley, Warm Tchachuru bread, Pudina Machchhi, Tsaman Watana Chaap, Chokha Vangun, Rajma Chitra Gogji, Kashtwar, Guchchi Haak, Jheenga Lahsun Roghni, Harissa, traditional Kashmiri Pulao, Khamir Kulcha/ Girda, Tchachuru, Lavosh and the delectable spread of deserts such as Phirni, Feniya kheer and Kaadha dudh. Trust us when we say this, the fare truly tastes heavenly!
We Pick: Onion chutney with Warm Tchachuru bread to start with, followed by Rajma Chitra Gogji, Harissa and traditional Kashmiri Pulao with Khamir Kulcha. And for the sweetness in all of us Feniya kheer
Where: Nawab Saheb, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, Powai. Contact: 66927558, 66927559
When: 1st December, 2012 to 15th December, 2012 | 07:30 p.m. onwards

So which food festival are you trying out this week? Don’t forget to share your reviews with us!

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Story seeker - anytime, anyplace; after all stories are not always necessarily found in books. Chain reader, writer, blogger, books reviewer.