Bidri at Marriott Hyderabad is undoubtedly one of the most popular and highly rated restaurant in Hyderabad. Inspired by the Persian and Afghani cooking, Bidri showcases authentic Indian cuisines of the Riyasats from the Andhra, Hyderabad, Kashmir and Lucknow.
Come first week of August and Bidri adds a few more Jewels to its crown and brings an all new line up of dishes. The new menu plays on Marriott’s culinary strengths and years of expertise in Hyderabadi food. A huge segment of the menu also draws inspiration from ancestral recipes of United Punjab. The surprise addition is the inclusion of Telangana cuisine presented in its true authentic fashion.
Was happy to have been invited for the preview of the new menu where Chef De Cuisine – Madhusudan Rao took me and my fellow bloggers through the new inclusions on the menu. Started off with Mirpakaya kodi – a boneless chicken in red chilli marination that was spicy and yet flavorful. Bandameeda Chapa – fish cooked on griddle had a lovely earthy flavor that everyone one on the table thoroughly enjoyed. Chemmagadda 65 – a colocasia preparation will surely appeal to the vegetarians.
From the Telangana main course – Satti mamsam Koora, a local styled lamb preparation was a perfect pairing with steaming hot rice. Chikkadukai Aloo Gadda Talimpu – Sautéed broad beans and potato was prepared in a homey way.
The Hyderabadi fare included Shinanja Murgh – a chicken appetizer with green marinade cooked on a metal clamp. From the main course the Murgh Malai Korma and Raan E Bidri was on offer. Murgh Malai Koram was tad bit disappointment while Raan E Bidri was super good.
The dishes from United Punjab included Dahi Bhalla, Murgh Tikka Makhani, Sepu Vadi, Meat Belliram, Attey Wale Aloo, Matar Paneer and Atta Chicken. Meat Belliram – a mustard oil based recipe of legendary Chef Belliram from Lahore was done to perfection and so was the popular Atta Chicken.
From the vegetarian section, Sepu Vadi of lentil cakes covered with spinach and Attey Wale Aloowas super delicious.
Chef Rateesh who is known for his brilliant plating of desserts dint disappoint. Malai Kulfi, Kubani, Gulab Jamun and Crème Brulee was beautifully presented over a chocolate ring.
All in all, which is influenced by the Persian and Afghani rulers retains the age old traditions of Riyasti Rasoi. Thumbs up for this one !
Place: Bidri, Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.
Address: Tank Bund Road, Opposite Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad, Telangana 500080
Disclaimer: I was invited by Marriott Hotel & Convention Center to review the New Menu at Bidri, the opinions expressed in the review are Honest & Unbiased.