It is called: The Marwari Kitchen
It contains: Vegetarian Traditional Dishes of the Rajasthani Cuisine
It is available: From 11 am to 9 pm
It needs to be ordered: 12 hours in advance
It is designed for: 2 Diners. But if you are a family of scanty eaters, then a couple of more diners can easily join in.
A couple of months back, on a particular Sunday, our lunch turned out to be quite lavish and our home was filled with the spicy aroma of the Rajasthani Cuisine, all thanks to the above-mentioned sumptuous food hamper sent by Novotel Hotel & Residences Kolkata.
Contained in two Novotel’s branded paper bags, all the items came neatly packed in plastic bowls wrapped with cling film wraps and labelled with the respective item’s name.
As per the protocol, each such hamper is supposed to contain – 2 starters, 3 main course, 1 lentil, 3 staples, 2 desserts and 2 accompaniments.
But the hamper that I received contained few extra items as well. My food hamper comprised of –
– Starters –
Paneer Ke Sholey
Dahi Ke Kebab
While the former was slightly crisp and extra spicy, the latter was soft and mildly spiced. Both the starters tasted fabulous with the accompanying Coriander Chutney and complimented each other.
– Main Course –
Methi Papad Mangodi
Gatte Ki Subzi
Rajasthani Dum Aloo
The subzi selection was kind of all encompassing. It contained all the distinct delicacies of the Rajasthani cuisine. As per the norm of this cuisine, all the main course items were a tad bit oily but tasted good.
– Lentils –
Dhungar Dal Makhni
The former is basically an amalgamation of five different lentils, while the latter is badically whole black gram aka sabut urad dal. Both the dals tasted excellent.
– Staples –
Rajasthani Motia Pulao
Missi Roti is made of gram flour aka besan and pairs well with gram flour and curd based subzis like – papad mangodi, gatta, rajasthani dahi wale aloo etc. So, it was an apt choice for Indian bread as all the aforesaid subzis were present in the hamper.
Motia Pulao is a flavourful pulao dotted with cottage cheese and cashewnut balls that resemble pearls aka motis and thus the name.
Both the items tasted nice.
– Desserts –
Moong Dal Halwa
The dessert selection was quite rich, expectantly made in desi ghee and comprised of three popular most items of the Rajasthani cuisine.
All of them were well made which is no mean feat and provided a perfect end to a filling and heart-content meal.
– Accompaniments –
Dahi Vadas are disc shaped fried lentil fritters, dunked in thick whipped curd and topped with sweet & spicy chutneys and seasonings. They add a certain zing to the entire meal and are usually loved by all.
The salad and chutney were the usual accompaniments that one finds with every Indian meal.
All the items tasted nice.
If you are urging for an authentic and hygienic Rajasthani cuisine and not in the mind frame of toiling in the kitchen then simply order The Marwari Kitchen from Novotel and relish it in the cosy confines of your home.
Price of Food Hamper: Rs. 2,500/- ++
Contact Numbers: +91 85840 77005 / 77057