With Puneites getting exposed to different cuisines every month, its a breath of fresh air to see someone bringing in the forgotten recipes of our own homeland!
Just recently, Aliya of Roghandaaz Pune had included chicken laddoos and egg katlis in their menu and that was one thing that stuck to me in my thoughts especially when I was explained that these were made centuries and are lost recipes. In accordance to that, this Mythical Masalas festival came at the right moment to give that continuation!
A small yet refined menu, the dishes are chosen from across the country. And you shall definitely see a food connection in two very different states. Let’s start:
1. Thaalagam Kootu (Steamed vegetable cooked with hing, curry leaves, tamarind & jaggery)
2. Phindi Miriyam (Seasonal fried veggies cooked in urad dal, jeera & coconut paste)
3. Kalyana Mor Kuzhambhu (Fried bonda deep in yoghurt based gravy from Kanyakumari & Tirunelveli districts)
4. Gobhi Dhantel ki Subzi (A dried spiced curry from leftover Cauliflower stalk from West Bengal & Punjab village)
5. Goalondo Chicken Curry (Chicken curry made with basic ingredients during pre-independent Bengal)
6. Roi Tel Macher Jhol (Fiery fish preparation cooked in light tomato base gravy from pre-independent Bengal)
7. Boti ni Akuri (Persian version of Egg Bhurji with Lamb boti)
From the freshness of the vegetables and a mix of proteins, this tasting was quite different because of its theme and food. A unique experience for me since I was aware of the Goalondo Chicken Curry ONLY and the other dishes were flavourful and does take you on a culinary journey, back in time! With a proper mix of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, you can enjoy all the delicacies with hot laccha paranthas!
These dishes are served as a part of the buffet at Eighty Eight restaurant. The charges for the same are INR 1450 +taxes.