Would you like to give up your Biryani cravings for Palak Anardana Tikki Chaat or Murgh Shorba or Dum Ka Murgh Popsicle or Saag Meat or Malai Cheeni Toast or Chai Samosa and for that matter Gosht Safediya Pulao? I would and I am sure you would too, eventually, after reading this.
Last Sunday, in a chilling cold, in an open courtyard with efforts to warm up the ambience with some live fire Sigree, I enjoyed an amazing dinner in a Food Pop Up curated by Chef Rajan Bedi. The three-course meal started with Amalokhi Soup, Chicken Tikka and Rampuri Seekh Kebab as starters. The main course included Lahsooni Dal, Amritsari Fish Curry, Murgir Jhol and Lal Maas. The accompaniments included Bhut Jolokia Chutney, Aloo Pithika and Khorisa (fermented Bamboo Shoot) Pithika. And the wonderful fare wrapped with Malpua topped with Moong Dal Halwa.
Back in India, from over a month and a half trip in Pakistan, the Jalali Couple thought of bringing alive those authentic flavours and this is how the NWFP Food Festival was conceptualized. So, my Sunday Brunch was a lavish spread with some meat, some more, and more, and more….