The Bengali New Year is right around the corner and so is the annual Bengali Food Festival at The Park Hyderabad. Aptly titled Barsha Baran, this time the hotel has roped in home chefs and sisters Sarbani and Swarnali Lahiri to curate the promotion who have an inclination towards the recipes from East Bengal.
Was happy to have been invited for a preview the past week where scrumptious feast of Bengali delicacies were on offer. Started off with Dimer Devil – one of the best known Bengali snack of boiled egg coated with spicy minced meat. I loved the raw jackfruit croquettes of Echorer Chop and the Bengali Singara too, while the rohu Fish Fry was strikingly good since I enjoy the chunky version more than the fillet.
The main course included some of the best renditions I’ve had in recent times. Firstly, on the veg there was Posto Bora – a thick semi dry gravy of poppy seeds and pointed gourd that complimented well with Gobindo Bhog Rice and so was Shukto – a signature mild mixed veg curry cooked in milk. Special mention of the Shukto that had delicate flavors of ajwain giving it an extra edge over the other Shukto I’ve had in recent times. Then there was the quintessential Aloo dum and Chanar Dalna
I also loved the Begun Bhaja on offer that was well marinated and pan fried to perfection. Karela Bhaja and Aloo Jhuri Bhaja were good in their own different league and absolutely complimented with the main course.
The spicy Bengali mutton curry of Kosha Mangsho with luchis was the ultimate showstopper for the afternoon. The velvety gravy was absolutely finger licking good. Prawn Malai Curry and Doi Maach were other noteworthy dishes which I relished as part of the main course.
Patishapta – the Bengali take on French crepe made of rice flour, jaggery, coconut and nuts was my favorite among the desserts. The Malai Rosogolla and Sandesh were good in their own different league.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the Barsha Baran promotion. Some of the dishes served were absolutely outstanding.
The promotion is on for only three days – 14th to 16th April, 2017 and I highly recommend it !
Address: The Park Hyderabad, 22, RajBhavan Road, Near MMTS Station, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana 500082.
Phone: 040 2345 6789
Disclaimer: I was invited by The Park Hyderabad to review Barsha Baran promotion at Aish the opinions expressed in the review are Honest & Unbiased.