|Chef Vipul & Chef Mofid|
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
DEHLAVI CUISINE KA MAUSAM AT SHERATON DELHI'S BAYWATCH
Experience an array of mouth-watering dishes reminiscent of the cuisines prevalent in the by lanes of Saadi Dilli
If you have a head for heights, you’ll love Baywatch for its high ceiling. The restaurant brings Multi cuisine flair to the lobby level of the Hotel, with a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere overlooking the pool. The outlet is famed for hosting many food festivals and this time round it is Dehlavi, so I had to go as no other restaurant in Dilli can be credited with creating mass appeal for Dehlavi cuisine as Sheraton has.
Dehlavi cuisine, like its culture, has stood high and unmatched by any other state in India. Thanks to the capital’s chequered history and attractive Geographical location, Dilli’s culinary fabric comprises a smorgasbord of eclectic flavours and this is the cuisine where you discover what happens when artistic Communities like the Mughals, Punjabis, Marwaris and the Kayasthas, each imbue a work of art with their own unique touch.
Most of the dishes that I tried at the Buffet were outstanding owing to the use of special ingredients, carefully chosen and cooked to the right degree. The addition of certain herbs, spices, condiments or an amalgam of these rendered a unique taste and texture to each dish.
The star of the show however for me was the ‘Sarai Ki Biryani’; as I pushed open the dough ‘purdah’, a burst of fragrant steam rushed out. Inside the pot, the long-grained rice was cooked to perfection, and succulent meat simmered gently, suffusing the entire dish with its spice-smothered flavour.
Another stellar preparation was the ‘Nihari’ slow cooked mutton on a charcoal fire through the night. (Also a Ramadan speciality eaten in the morning before the fast begins). Served with warm khameeri roti, flaky leavened bread that is deep fried, and a pickle made of chopped ginger and green chillies. The rich, tender meat swam in spicy gravy laced with fat and melted in my mouth. …Majja Nu Life!! What say!!
Baywatch is at, Sheraton New Delhi Hotel, District Centre, Saket, New Delhi
Tel: 011 42661122