Punjabi Rivaayat@Maya, The Trident-BKC

 

I’ve always had a memorable experience during each Food Festival at The Trident, BKC. This time around it was at Maya, the Indian Restaurant. There is an on going Punjabi Food Festival from 12th to the 21st of January under the banner ‘Punjabi Rivaayat’. The mood was set at the Maya with the entrance adorned with flowers and dhols; a warm hostess dressed in traditional Punjabi attire greeted and took us to our table.

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Chef Sweety Singh seemed to be in good spirits chatting with diners on every table, we had a chance to talk to him. He claims to have no professional degree in culinary skills yet takes pride in his Punjabi food preparations he learned from his father. He says his food is cooked with love and basic spices which he got with him for the festival. His preparations have the  home cooked meal feel. “Jaise Maa ke pyaar se bana ghar ka khaana” says Chef Sweety Singh is his inspiration of .

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Check out the awesome Punjabi rustic menu

 

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Kharode ka Shorba, I loved it. A lamb trotter soup was not just peppery but well flavoured too. A runaway hit  with the trotters.

 

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For appetisers we had the Ajwaini Jheenga. It was such a pleasure to dig into those juicy succulent well cooked masaledaar prawns.

 

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Tandoori Kukkad-Yet another genius dish by Chef Sweety Singh. I had to use my fingers to dig into the inner hidden masala enveloping the chicken leg. Wow, what a mouthful!

 

PhotoGrid_1452860062902The main course was an equally exciting affair. We had Keema Meat (Minced lamb cooked with aromatic spices), Dahi wala kukkad, Sarson Ka Saag, Machi tari wali, Dahi bhalla and Maa ki daal along with Makki di roti & Missi roti. Each dish had a unique flavour with natural colours. What a tempting spread which gets an outright 10/10.

 

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Piping hot Khajoor Halwa

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Mouth watering Gulab kheer

Meetha Sheetha, Hayo Rabba!
We were bursting at the seams now, yet the craving for desserts was high. No Punjabi meal is  complete without halwa or kheer or lassi. And yes, we had a delectable hot Khajoor halwa,  a cool soft textured Gulab Kheer and a rich yet smooth Kesari lassi. The trio being contrasting  desserts but are masterpieces in the #Rivaayat Menu. 

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Punjabi Rivaayat @Maya is on till the 21st of January. Don’t  miss this opportunity  to revive  the tradional Punjabi cuisine experience.

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Hey Friends!!
Say Balle Balle,
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