India has a rich culinary history. So much so that even its remnants are accoladed and loved all around the world. Be it the Lucknow’s Galoutis or Punjab’s Tangdi Kebabs, the rich flavours and spices of our cuisine are as relevant as they could be. Still, it is an intriguing topic to discuss the Lost recipes, the ones that didn’t make it to the modern eateries or couldn’t remain relevant for the modern day diners. There was a very interesting food promotion running at The Great Kabab Factory (TGKF) in Radisson Noida. This was a chance for us foodies to partake in a culinary experience like none other.
The Lost Recipes of India concluded on 20th August 2017 and was up & running in all the TGKF outlets. This is where we got to relish some of the greatest dishes the recipes of which came from the vaults that had been out of sight for long. Be it the kebabs from Kashmir or from Punjab, each & every dish served had a distinct flavour and notes that told a story while pleasing the palate.
To start our meal, we got a refreshing tall glass of an in-house mocktail called Santre ka Mantra. This was followed by a delicious Gol Gappa served with aam-ras instead of the conventional tangy Gol Gappa water. The came the trail of kebabs (TGKF specialty) which included a mix of lost recipe kebabs from all over the nation, made possible by the extensive research & efforts by the Chefs. All of this was enjoyed with the TGKF classics like the Mutton Galouti Kebabs (one of the best that I’ve tasted in the city). Dahi Mutton that was served in the main-course was a lip-smacking lingering & flavorful sour curry with tender melt-in-mouth mutton dumplings. This was again a dish that one would never be able to taste within the contemporary dining set-up.
The one dish that took the cake has to be the Sewaiyan Biryani; Tenderest mutton pieces in vermicelli instead of rice. The dish was so rich in flavors and so different from all the Biryanis we’ve ever tasted.
This novel initiative by TGKF in Radisson Noida has to be applauded for it has brought to us a rich Indian culinary experience that not a lot of other restaurants in the league have been able to. I would definitely be waiting for The Lost Recipes, Edition 2.