I am back writing reviews, catching up on all the places that I’ve eaten, but not managed to write about in the last 4-5 months. But taking a break from the backlog, I am writing about an ongoing Winter Food festival – Swad Kesariya at Rajdhani. We were recently invited to Rajdhani for a tasting of their winter menu, various combos one of which would be part of the regular thalis every day. The intent – well mainly to introduce a variety in their offerings, and also serve some winter special vegetables and delicacies from various parts of India.
This time I was prepared to gorge on the food, a two hour long traffic would do that to your appetite! The tasting was for the winter menu, and started with the customary chutneys and pickles, some dhokla and daal, bati and choorma started us off. The Haldi Nu Shaak with Bajre Ka Rotla was one of the first combos we tried. This would be accompanied with Goond Ki Laddoo. The vegetable preparation with turmeric was delicious, and we could actually taste the beautiful, yet sublime flavor of fresh haldi, quite different from the dried or powdered version we typically use at home. Another combo that worked very well was the Sarson Ka Saag with Makai Roti. The saag was beautifully done, though more than mustard, the fresh garlic left an impression. This paired very well with the traditional Punjabi rotla. In the offered combo, this is accompanied by Gajar Ka Halwa.
There are a total of 7 combos, which are served at the Rajdhani outlets on a rotational basis. Another set that we liked a lot, mainly on Soham’s recommendation was the Surti Undhiyu and Puri Jalebi. Undhiyu is a winter dish from Gujrat, prepared primarily with root vegetables – sweet potatoes, regular yam, purple yam, etc. Very nice, quite different from the regular vegetable preparations we taste.
This promotion is running until 30th December, and I strongly recommend a visit. Experience these winter delicacies at Swad Kesariya festival! For menu, and more details on the scrumptious combos, and they are also available for delivery, visit: https://www.facebook.com/RajdhaniRestaurants/