Hello everyone, welcome back to my another post!
So this time I wanted to try different cuisine,Awadhi. So basically Awadhi cuisine is native to the city of Nawab’s, Lucknow(uttar pradesh,India).
Awadhi has a very long history in its culinary arts which has been running through many generation by following it’s own tradition. So let’s talk less and eat more!😁.So I’ve been to a place called Jashn-e- Audh.
As keeping it’s tradition in mind everything there was served in heavy brass plates and glasses which was quite interesting and trust me they even cook in brass utensils… isn’t that cool!?😃.
So let’s move on to mouthwatering Awadhi food.
They started by serving me the welcome drink called Aam ka panna.
AAM KA PANNA
This was like a green mango mocktail with lil cubes of raw mango in it. It was sweet, tangy, and very refreshing.
Next comes Shorba
MURGH AWADHI SHORBA
So basically MURGH means chicken in urdu language. SHORBA is a chicken soup which is cooked on a low flame for few hours. I must say it had a very strong flavour of spices. It was hot, strong, delicious!👍🏻
They were also few sides like salads,roasted papad, bhuna raita, pickle.
Then Starters were on the table, there were 4 Starters, 2 vegetarian and 2 non vegetarian.
HARIYALI PANEER TIKKA & MAKAI TIKKI
TANDOORI CHICKEN & LAHSOONI FISH
All the Starters were soo good that I ate all twice, I really liked the tandoori chicken and fish because the meat was very tender, juicy, soft, and very flavourful!
Now it’s time for main course. They were vegetarian and also non vegetarian.
ALOO JEERA, ACHAARI PANEER,
This was one of their special dish. This was made by cooking the meat (lamb) for 4-5 hours on a very low flame and then adding few veggies and again simmering for 1-2 hours on low flame where around 20 India whole spices were added. Seriously guys it literally took 7 hours to cook this single dish. There’s a saying in lucknow “Slow cooking always turns into good and delicious food”. ‘Wow’ is what I said when I had the first bite of it! The lamb was sooo tender that the meat was coming out of the bone very easily. I was getting that complete taste of spices, I won’t say that it was attacking my palate but I could sense that mix of spices and amazing flavour of meat!
MURGH PISTE KA SALAN
Even here they cooked the chicken for couple of hours and spices, but the thing is that they added a load of pista paste (pistachio)! This was really something different, I was wondering that even chicken could be made in this way…. It was really soo satisfying.Super delicious flavor of pista and other spices. It was spicy, sweet, smooth. Every bite was giving me so much of satisfaction😋.
And those could be eaten with either Rice or ROTI.
MURGH AWADHI BIRIYANI
This was one of my most liked dish. I never had this kind of biriyani till date! As according to the mentioned saying, even this was cooked on low flame for long time. And guys let me tell you one thing every Awadhi dish is cooked with loads of Ghee( clarified butter) when I say loads it really means a loads…! So here the biriyani was cooked with adding loads of Ghee, kesar (saffron) and milk and other regular ingredients. I was mesmerized with the first spoon of it! It really tastes soo.. good that I cannot put into words! Very tasty and super delicious biriyani, I’ll give it a 10/10.
GOBI KI TIHARI
This was a vegetarian dish where cauliflower is replaced with meat and a masala pulao is made with many spices. Yeah for vegetarians it’s really good! Being a hard core non vegetarian even I enjoyed eating this.
Last but not the least… desserts!
Basically it was a kind of gulaab jamun made differently, the filling inside of that jamun was of gulkand( sweet pan masaala).
Trust me it really tastes nice. First the Sweet fluffy jamun comes and then the flavour of gulkand. Amazing combination guys👌🏻👌🏻!
MANGO MADNESS PASTRY
Actually it’s made out of cooked rice which is mashed and then roasted nicely with kheer and sugar and also with Lechee. Garnished with few roasted dry fruits in Ghee.Very sweet and smooth.
VANILLA ICE CREAM
Over all what I can say is that I’ve tried a very authentic cuisine of India and this was my first time trying AWADHI CUISINE. I was in paradise!!!
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