Following the stupendous success of the Chettinad Food Festival – Malgudi Diaries, The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat is gearing up to give their guests an amalgamation of flavors with their latest offering – the Rampur Nawabi Food Festival. Commencing 20th June till 1st July, savor the authentic fair of dishes from one of the most unimposing yet exceptional cuisine of the Rampur Nawabs which reflects their culinary tradition.

Steeped in flavors of a bygone era, the Rampur Nawabi cuisine is a branch of Mughlai cuisine, also said to be a precursor to the much popular – Awadhi fare. Developed by the chefs of the Nawabs, it is known for its distinct flavors and dishes with recipes passed on from the royal kitchens, like ‘Rampuri Fish’, ‘Rampuri Korma’, ‘Rampuri Mutton Kebabs’, ‘Doodhiya Biryani’ and ‘Mirch ka Halwa’.

Chef Suroor Khan, Master Chef from the Gharana of Rampur, will be recreating some of delicacies for the epicureans of Kolkata. Speaking on the concept of the cuisine, he said, “Rampur Nawabi cuisine was unheard of earlier, as the nawabs at the time did not want the food that they enjoyed losing their exclusivity. Traditional Rampur delicacies are characterized by the use of dry spices, or “khada masala” (black and white peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon or cassia bark, mace, black and green cardamom pods, bay leaf, cumin and coriander), lending the dishes their unique flavor.

Famed dishes from this cuisine which will be on offer at this festival are ‘Kachche Gosht ki Tikia’ (Minced Mutton Tikka), ‘Fish Anjeer Tikka’ (Fish And Fig Tikka), the heavily indulgent — ‘Tar Qorma’ (The word tar is given, as the consistency of the curry is like that of a wire when you slide out the spoon from the dish. Not too soft, nor too chewy, the mutton is soaked in flavorful spices), ‘Aloo Qeema’ (dry and looks like minced soya bean). In the vegetarian section, the rich and heavy ‘Paneer Shorma’ and ‘Baingan Achari’ should be tried out even if you’re partial to the non-vegetarian selection.

End the meal on a sweet note by opting for the ‘Gulatthi’ (a cousin of Kheer and Phirni) and Mirch ka Halwa’.

Relish this medley of Mughal and Awadhi flavors, recreated by Chef Suroor Khan, served fresh to your plate at Seasonal Tastes, from 20th June – 1st July 2018.

Address: The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat Address: Plot No. CBD/2, Action Area - II, New Town, Kolkata – 700156.

Ph: 033 4037 1234

Dates: 20th June – 1st July 2018

Timing: Dinner: 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm Prices: INR 1399 plus applicable taxes