KEBABS ARE believed to have been brought to India thanks to the Persian connection of the Mughals. Now, you can sample this royal fare at a food festival `Maha Kabab,' on at the Ambassador Pallava, Montieth Road, Egmore.
For vegetarians, the choice includes paneer mehboobi, kastoori paneer tikka and bharwan aloo. Non-veggies can savour zafrani machili, jhinga angara, geelafi sheikh, murgh mulayam, malai sheikh and boti sheikh. The kebabs are accompanied by dal and Indian breads.
End your meal on a sweet note with shahi tukda, khubani ka meeta, pista rasamalai and nariyali jamun.
The festival ends on August 22.
COME HOME to the hills at Chola Sheraton as its coffee shop Café Mercara plays host to Kongunadu cuisine. Kongumandalam, geographically covering the regions around Ooty, Pollachi, Udumalpet, Karur, Erode and Salem, was a kingdom such as Cholas, Cheras and Pandyas with its headquarters at Kangeyam [present-day Coimbatore].
The cuisine of the region has ginger root, turmeric root, black til seeds and groundnuts as the main ingredients.
Dry coconut is also another favourite.
The dinner buffet showcases the Kongu fare created by Chef Tirunavukarasu under executive chef Ramesh Javvaji's direction.
Both the veg and the non-veg sections boast a wide variety.
Orders for banquets and parties are also undertaken. For details call 28110101.
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