Try the ongoing Lucknow food festival at Kama, Radisson Blu Kaushambi
The city of nawabs still has the royal touch to its food. From the ever famous Tunday kebab to the finer dishes like biryanis, there is a lot of rich history in these foods. So when Radisson Blu decided to host a Lucknow food special, we were in for an aromatic culinary journey. The Lucknow food festival is one of their famous food festivals, hosted yearly. From delicious kebabs to fragrant biryani’s, here is why you must try the Lucknow food at Kama, Radisson Blu:
Décor: To make you feel the ‘royality’ they have set up a special area which resembles yesteryears nawab culture, complete with flowers, hookah and mood lighting. The décor at Kama is beautiful and makes it a great place for a family gathering.
Food: The food was truly the king of that day. We started with a warm apple and cinnamon spiced mock toddy for the winter chill outside. We started trying the signature dishes from Lucknow and the first was the famous kebabs. The spices played a predominant role in making them scrumptious and different than other cuisines.
Ghosht ke Gilavat kebab also known as the famous Tundey kebab, the service staff promised me they are ‘melt in the mouth’ like their original Lucknow counterparts and they truly are! The softness makes these kebabs a winner!
Banno Kebab is essentially a chicken kebab washed with egg white towards it final stages that it looks like it is wrapped in a cloud of egg. While I liked the flavors, the egg could have been a bit more.
Badshahi Paneer Tikka is a paneer tikka which is filled with dryfruits, so you bite into a surprise package. It is a must try for vegetarian food lovers.
Imambare ka Murg Shorba: Is the perfect winter soup to warm you from inside, with chunks of chicken and Indian spices in a thin creamy soup. I loved the flavours of the shorba, traditionally a shorba is thin and the consistency at Kama was perfect.
In the main course we moved towards the iconic dishes:
The Ghost Taar Korma is a well known Lucknow dish, wherein chunks of mutton are cooked in gravy of mutton bone marrow cooked for hours to achieve the flavours. Scrumptious and the taar korma has a burst of flavours, unique and perfectly Lucknow. Have it with a khamiri roti to guarantee you nawabi food coma!
Murg Aftab is a brown curried chicken and typically perfect for desi tastebuds. One butter naan with this and you are in Lucknowi heaven!
Daal e Kama this is the signature dal makhni of Kama and it is so flavourful that it deserves a special mention.
Lucknowi Ghost Biryani is a staple mutton biyani from the city of nawabs, fragrant with aromatic spices and a yummy melee of mutton and basmati rice, this is served with the rather tasty raita called the Burani raita. Burani raita is flavoured with garlic and garam masalas!
Then came my favourite part! Desserts. Though I was stuffed but I did try the Khajoor Sheer Branj it is a heavenly dessert, where thick cream is flavoured with dates and pistachios till it becomes alike a pudding. Decadent, flavourful and melt in the mouth!
We would definitely recommend you try the festival!