Certain events and concepts go beyond the normal and give you a chance to introspect and find treasures within the food recipes of your country. Tastesutra recently conducted a pop event called ‘The Hidden Indian Culinary Gems’. This was meant to be a feast on Indian foods with Superfoods constituting major parts of the ingredients.
Tastesutra is a cooking studio set right next to Lajpat Nagar Metro Station, New Delhi. They offer cooking sessions where you can come along with your friends/family and bond over cooking delicious Indian meals.
At this pop up event, on offer were a wide range of menu items from various Indian States. We had Jungli Maas and Papad ki Sabzi from Rajasthan, Ghugni from Bengal, Kathal ke Kabab from Jharkhand and the list goes on!
From the appetisers – We loved Chicken Ghee Roast with Ragi Apam- a popular Mangalorean recipe. It has a fiery red, tangy and spicy with a flavor of ghee roasted spices.
Another mouth watering treat was this amazing Ghugni from Bengal – Dried yellow peas cooked with gravy served with puffed rice, in the traditional eastern India style.
Not to forget the chatora North Indian in me, Kamal kakdi chaat was another treat! These were crispy thin slices of lotus stem topped with yoghurt and assorted chutneys.
As we dwelled further into the Indian Super Foods, the maincourse had even more surprising delicacies which tasted excellent and were good on health too!
Our favorites were Papad sabji – a traditional recipe from Rajasthan which can be prepared instantly by frying the papads and sautéing them in gravy made of curd-tomato with chillies & Jungli maas- A delicacy of Mewati cuisine from Rajasthan, succulent slow cooked mutton in a thin gravy made with only 5 ingredients.
Signing off with desserts, Beetroot halwa was a complete indulgence. It was grated beetroot cooked in milk and desi ghee and an absolute delight. Nothing could have been better to wrap up this wonderful evening.
Until next time.
Keep Eating. That’s the only way to live 🙂