[Image courtesy: ITC Grand Chola]
The food comes from these regions..

The mains 
Millet Koozhu with accompaniments- sundakkai vathal, maavadu, mahanikezhangu oorugai, chillies, onions, and more..


Coorg Idli [like the Kadumbuttu], served with Tarkari Gassi[veg] and Pandi Curry[ nonveg]

Gujarati Dhokla
Veg Pulao 

Amarkand, sundal and cut mango with spice powder…

Jaljeera, Rose & Watermelon sherbat

A range of side dishes

Daulat ki Chaat

Pani Puri 

Rajasthan meets Delhi on my plate-
Dal baati churma, garlic chutney & Mirchi Parantha
 

Bun Samosa…

The Desserts
Gulab jamun with cream and dry fruits on top 


Dudh pak


Shahi tukda

Kadala paruppu payasam

Coorg coffe


Food Trails along the NH 48 is the first of a series of culinary showcases which aims to explore the country’s cuisine prevalent along the highways.


As NH 48 traverses the distance from Delhi NCR to Chennai via Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat & Karnataka, the highway comes alive with stories and local food, abounding with hearty, traditional cuisine, flavoured with regional nuances and folklore.

Chef Mofid from Delhi, Chef Mahesh from Rajasthan, Chef Shetty from Karnataka and Chef Sundar from Tamilnadu have put together dishes from various regions across the NH48 route… 

Some of the dishes were Daulat ki chaat – the light as air dish from Chandni chowk; Delhi, Dal Baati churma & Bajra roti plus the yummilicious Garlic chutney from Jaipur,Rajasthan; Bun Samosa, a distant cousin of the vada pav from Maharashtra; Dhokhla & Doodh pak from Gujarat; The Tarkari Gassi [veg korma] from Coorg, Karnataka; and finally there was the koozh with add ons from Tamilnadu… Well, the menu changes on a daily basis and so you never know what you are in for on the day you dine! 

The one thing that stood out about this festival was that the dishes all had their distinctive flavours and for those who haven’t travelled the length of our country, it is a beautiful journey into the culinary world…  You can sit in the comfort of the restaurant and dig into a matka of Daulat ki chaat instead of making your way through the hustle bustle of Chandni chowk area… 

Just as we were polishing off the dessert bowls, Chef brought a pot of freshly cooked Sarai Ghosht biryani, and the guys just lost it.. One friend requested the chef if he could get a box to take home to his wife… Well, goes to show how flavours make or break a dish~Was super happy that the flavours were authentic, and the spread was quite extensive [there are the usual dishes from their buffet as well]… 

Food Trails along the NH 48 awaits you at Madras Pavilion, ITC Grand Chola till the 13th of April 2019 [ Only dinner]. It is priced at Rs2200 [excl tax]


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Disclaimer: The reviews posted on this blog are based on my personal experience. Also remember these were just my views!! Remember, no two palates are the same. Bon Appétit 🙂