Blue Flower Restaurant at Taj Residency
is hosting a unique festival of kebabs nowadays.
Named as 'Kebab-E-Alami', which literally
means "The world of kebabs," the festival offers
new varieties of kebabs for both vegetarians and
non-vegetarians. So what's unique about this festival?
"Everything from the menu to the manner in
which the kebabs are served. Each day will be
a different day. You will find six different types
of vegetarian and six different types of non-vegetarian
kebabs. For a price of Rs 325+, you will not get
just kebabs alone. It's an unlimited fare of kebabs,
biryani, rumali roti, dal and unlimited foster
beer as well," says Shantanu Guha
Roy, Banquet Manager, Taj Residency. While
relishing the delectable kebabs you can also listen
to the ghazal songs rendered by local singers.
chefs are ecstatic about the festival and feel
that it will set a new trend in Hyderabad. Particularly
with reference to retaining the aroma and the
way the kebabs are prepared. The kebabs are made
in a special way with fusion cooking. Many exotic
vegetables like radish, baby corn and Kabuli chena
are used while making these juicy and succulent
kebabs, which can make anyone crave for it.
unique feature of the festival is that the live
tandoori counters inside the restaurant (not effecting
the temperature of the interiors). Guests are
able to see their dish being prepared right in
front of their eyes and dished out hot. "The
idea behind making kebabs in front of the customer
is to retain the flavour and is served directly
so as to preserve the juiciness of the kebab which
makes it moist and soft," says Nitu
Gupta, the chef behind these preparations.
The kebabs are stuffed with Indian spices and
served with lime, onion, sauce, gobi adraki and
alu mutter. Nitu Gupta is an expert in the making
of kebabs and has the experience of participating
in the food festivals held in Djakarta, Athens
and Hongkong. Telling about some of
the delectable veg kebabs that are being made
in the festival, he says "Jinikund ke kebab
is just like shami kebab of mutton and Kathal
ke kebab is similar to chicken kebabs. And there
is Hare chena ke kebab which is appetizing and
anyone can enjoy it."
the non-veg section, you have kebabs like Kebab
cherga - a chicken kebab and Kamargah-
a special Kashmiri kebab where the lamb
chops are boiled in milk. "The smoky flavour
of the kebabs has to be preserved at any cost
to add delicious taste to the kebabs"
says Nitu Gupta. "When the meat is cooked
in tandoor style, juice from the meat falls down
on the charcoal and the smoke that comes out of
it gives a real smoky taste to the kebabs."
The succulent kebabs have a taste of their own.
And Hyderabadi gourmets love them. That's why
Kebab-E-Alami is a hit with locals as it provided
an opportunity to relish hot veg as well as non-veg
kebabs at one place.
Address: The Blue Flower Restaurant,
Taj Residency, Road # 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500
034. Phone: 339 3939.
The festival will be on till June 3, 2001
Timings: 7: 30 pm -11: 30pm.