When it comes Indian cuisine, freshly cooked and grilled kebabs commonly top the favorite list and with so many different styles, types, varieties and shapes – kebabs are the most versatile dish which is widely relished. Seekh Kebab in particular has long been considered a “piece de resistance’ in the Awadhi dastarkhwan that traces its origin to the rich Mughal kitchens making its way down to the royal Nawabi courts, witnessing changes in its form and taste.
The ongoing Seekh Kebab food festival at Kanak – the Indian specialty restaurant at Trident promises to take you on a tempting tour of aromatic flavors where the Master Chefs have carefully curated a wide array of vegetarian & non-vegetarian Seekh Kebabs. Was happy to have been invited for a bloggers table at the very start of the festival where I had an opportunity to relish some of these mouthwatering kebabs.
First up for the evening was Makkai ki tinka seekh – a delicate kebab of sweet corn and spiced potatoes that is flavored with mint & cloves which was soft, succulent and melt in the mouth. Pair it up with a bit of mint chutney and it was indeed a treat ! Mattar moongphalli ki seekh that followed next was a class in itself. Skewers of Green peas and peanut, flavored with fresh ginger and paired with the special Anardana chutney – the matter moongphalli ki seekh couldn’t have been better than this. Loved it! Aloo aur anardane ki seekh was next to follow which was pretty good in its own league that summed up the vegetarian seekh kebabs on offer for the evening.
The non-vegetarian fare had the usual suspect of Gilafi & Kakori but have to confess the Kakori Kebab – a Lucknowi specialty made of fine minced lamb was definitely the best kakori that I’ve had. The recipe for kakori kebab is a closely guarded secret recipe of Chef Shiraz Khan. The Murgh gilafi “hara pyaz” kebab with its mild flavors of ginger, mint & coriander was decent enough but for me the Star of the evening and my personal favorite had to be the Kashmiri seekh kebab which was wok tossed with tomatoes, onion, dried ginger and saffron.
Other than these, Delights like Palak Chilgoze ki seekh, Til methi ki seekh, Hyderabadi seekh kebab and Zafrani reshami seekh were also on offer. Each of these kebabs are served with a portion of Dal makhni and choice of Indian Breads. One should miss the rich and creamy Dal Makhani at Kanak – a scrumptious dish whose name itself oozes royalty.
One could even order Kacche gosht ki biryani or Zaafrani subz biryani. I sampled a bit of Kacche Gosht Ki Biryani that was cooked with the dum cooking technique which was spicy and yet flavorsome.
Baddaam aur akhrot ka halwa – speciality dessert with almonds and walnuts summed up the entire experience for the evening.
All in all, the week long Seekh Kebab promotion is highly recommended for anyone who is fond of seekh kebabs where one could savor a wide variety of Seekh Kebabs. Special sampling platters are also on offer !
The promotion is on at Kanak, Trident from 23rd May to 3rd June, 2016.
Thumbs up for this one !
Place: Kanak, Trident.
Address: Survey No.64, Hitech City Main Road, HITEC City, Near Cyber Towers, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081
Phone: 040 6623 2323
Disclaimer: I was invited by Trident Hyderabad to review the Seekh Kebab promotion at Kanak, the opinions expressed in the review are Honest & Unbiased.