Last week I had visited , ” Shekhawati Food Festival ” happening at Kesariya Bangalore . I tasted some of the finest Rajastani dishes cooked and presented perfectly . It was such a huge feast with with nearly 25 dishes and each dish was so unique and tasty . I ate ate ate and ate till my tummy was just about to burst .Aah .. how i wish i had an extra tummy for the day !! If you too want to enjoy the authentic Rajasthani Dal Baati Choorma, Ghevar and many other specialties from the desert state , you must visit the exotic Shekhawati food festival at Kesariya .
Kesariya, Bangalore’s first Shekhawat restaurant, is an ode to the rich tradition of Shekhawati and its cuisine. Staying true to the famous marwari code of hospitality, Kesariya treats each guest with equal attention, serving some of the most popular dishes, featuring along with specialties that one would not find easily outside of Shekhawati. The restaurant kitchen is being led by a third generation maharaj, assisted by cooks, from the region itself.
Ingredients such as saffron, dry fruits, jaggery, ghee and other dairy products, bajra, are used frequently in the cuisine. And while the curries are quite rich, primarily due to the use of nuts such as almonds and pistachios), the flavours are subtle and not as spicy as some other parts of Rajasthan.
An a la carte menu can rarely give a diner the true experience of a cuisine that is so niche. Therefore, the food here is served as a thali. This will allow the guest to come as close to a real Shekhawati experience as possible. Nearly 25 dishes, including staples and other accompaniments, is served course by course, in specially made silverware, making it almost a royal meal. In fact, Kesariya is one of the only restaurants in the city that serves food in silverware, a traditional practice in the havelis of Shekhawati.
It’s common knowledge that food is one of the best routes when it comes to understanding the culture of a place, and its people. From hand-ground masalas, to specially sourced ingredients from Rajasthan, the basic idea of Kesariya is to bring a slice of Shekhawati right into the heart of Bangalore, and they do just that.
About the Shekawati Food Festival @ Kesariya:
Kesariya, Bangalore’s first Shekhawat restaurant is hosting a ‘Shekhawati Food festival’ at their outlet from 20th July 2015 to 3rd August 2015. The food festival will highlight some of the best and the most famous delicacies from the Shekhawat region of Rajasthan. From Dal Baati Choorma to Ghevars to Bajra Khichdi to Moong Dal Halwa, this food festival has a splendid array of spicy, sweet and unique dishes.
The grandeur and royalty of the Shekhawat region will be showcased through a range of handpicked Shekhawati dishes. A variety of Dal Baati Choorma and Ghevars have been specially created for this festival. 8 types of Baati that includes Plain, Baffla, Matar Paneer, Aloo Matar, Besan, Masala, Palak and Sattu Baati will be served along with three types of dal.
The choormas that give a tinge of sweetness to the dish will be served in flavors of Gulab, Mawa, Plain and Kesariya.
Ghevars, a sweet disc shaped delicacy that is an integral part of Shekhawati cuisine will be served in the flavors of Malai and Paneer. This deliciously crunchy dish dipped in sugar syrup is a must try for all sweet lovers.
Dal baati choorma and Ghevars will be prepared at live counters to give an authentic shekhawati experience. Baatis will be freshly baked on the grill and served with dal and choorma in specially made silverware. The Ghevar live counter will serve fresh and hot ghevars straight from the kadai of ghee. The aroma of sugar and the richness of ghee will surely melt your heart. This intricate and delicate Rajasthani dish is a visual treat and promises bags of flavors. To give a royal touch to the whole experience, the live counters will be setup in the open area with traditional Rajasthani music and ambience.
Special thali menus have been created for the food festival. The sumptuous menu consist
s of a range of starters, main course and desserts. Apart from a variety of Dal Baati Choorma and Ghevar, special dishes like Bajra Khichdi, Moong Dal Halwa, Dahi Vada and Mangodhi Kadhi are also a part of the menu.
The Thali is priced at Rs 495/- including taxes . Lunch will be served from 12 pm to 3.30 pm and dinner will be available in between 7 pm to 11 pm.
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#55, 1st Floor 19th Main Road,Phase,
J. P. Nagar 2nd Phase,
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Thanks Kesariya for having me over and giving me a gastronomic treat .. it was an absolute indulgance . A big thumbs up to the authenticity , ambience , variety in the menu and uniqueness in each of them .
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