Khamma Ghani !
Rajasthani cuisine is a royal treat in itself. The people have so much variety to offer , you talk about fruits , vegetables and meats. The locals have an interesting way of cooking the Rajasthani food and their every dish turn out to be just delicious and rich. The people of Rajasthan love their food spicy , rustic and rich. In the desert belts of Rajasthan , there is scarcity of water and fresh green veggies due to which it is preferred to use milk , ghee ( clarified butter ) , butter milk and butter in larger quantities to minimize the amount of water while cooking food. Well , there is so much to discuss upon the Rajasthani cuisine and their food but as of now I will be discussing on the food of Mewar region which is mainly vegetarian and offers a scrumptious variety of lip smacking dishes.
So as I said above , the food of Mewar is mainly vegetarian and the royal kitchens of this region have been known to serve the Maharajas and their queens. Based on the natural climatic conditions , their cooking style was used in such a way that the food which was prepared could be eaten without heating and could lasted for several days. Do you know that the sweet dishes are never called dessert in Rajasthan because the Marwari people generally serve the sweet dishes along with the main course only. Isn’t that interesting..?
Now , after the brief description of Rajasthani & Marwari Cuisine , let’s move on to Spice Art , which is situated at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rohini and where , a special food festival is ongoing till 17th December in which they are serving the food of Mewar region and it is called Flavors Of Mewar. Before I could start describing my experience here , I would like to brief you all about this hotel. Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini is a five star property which is located near the Rithala metro station. The magnificent hotel welcomes both business and leisure travelers from across the world through its contemporary amenities. A beautiful blend of warm Indian hospitality and modern staying facilities can easily be experienced at the wide premises of this property. And this amazing hotel has a whopping 183 rooms and suites inventory. Such a huge property this is.
Now coming onto their one of the restaurants called Spice Art which can accommodate around 100 people easily at a time. And this place has been designed very beautifully and this place is totally worth coming. And after experiencing the Flavors Of Mewar , I have fallen in love with the vibes of this place. Such a relaxed and cozy ambiance one can find here with beautiful interiors. Talking upon their menu which they are serving to their guests during this special food festival , let me tell you that they really have a great menu in which they have 6 appetisers namely Jodhpuri Paneer Mircha , Nagori Murgh , Macchi ke Sooley , Jodhpuri Tukra Salala , Paneer ka Sula & Tawa Pitod Masala. In the starters , I really liked all the elements but I really loved the Nagori Murgh beacause of it’s texture and overall preparation. It was marinated beautifully and chicken had the flavor of nagori methi mixed with spices and the smokiness of the grill.
The main course had 8 dishes in total which were Murgh ka Mokul , Lal Maas , Shahi Govind Gatte , Rajwade Aloo , Papad Mangodi ki Sabzi , Panchkutti Dal Batti Churma , Jaipuri Mewa Pulao , Mooli Makai ki Roti / Bikaneri Parantha. Though I have always been lover of Rajasthani Lal Maas , I would definitely recommend because of it’s richness and overall taste. But surprisingly , I loved the Rajwade Aloo and Papad Mangodi Ki Sabzi. And both the dishes were the same way as they were supposed to be. The overall spices were very well balanced and was rich and scrumptious. And if you want to relish it even more , then have it with the Lehsun Tamater Ki Chutney which was basically a Rajasthani speciality , a dip prepared with garlic and tomatoes and few other spices. And not to miss the Murgh Ka Mokul. Loved it’s richness and overall flavors. The gravy was a bit thick and creamy topped with some cashew nuts.
And there were 3 side dishes as well which were , Motti Mirch ka Achaar , Ker Sangri ka Achaar , Lehsun Tamater ki Chutney. And any meal is incomplete without the dessert. So in the desserts we had the Malai Ghewar , which was totally out of the world in taste. The Malai ghewar had an amazing texture. It was soft , a bit moist and fresh and the sweetness was very well balanced.
So , do not miss this special food festival called Flavors Of Mewar. If you really like the Rajasthani / Marwari Cuisine , then visit Spice Art , Crowne Plaza Rohini. This festival is still ongoing till 17th December 2016. By the way , if you are thinking about the pricing of this menu. Kindly refer to the below paragraph.
If you are going for lunch , then the timings of the lunch is from 12:00 noon – 15:30 PM. And the lunch has been priced at Rs 1,190 + Taxes ( Veg & Non – Veg ).
And if you are planning to visit in the evening for dinner then the timings are 19:00 PM – 23:30 PM. And the dinner has been priced at Rs 1,490 + Taxes ( Veg ) & Rs 1,690 + Taxes ( Non – Veg )
Note : Set meals with unlimited servings will be served in Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian options. Limited menu for lunches and an elaborate menu during the dinner hours.