If you are a fan of kebabs and kulchas, then you will indeed be happy reading this. Awadhi Kebab and Kulcha festival at Metropole Ivory Hotel started on the 25th of July to appease the taste buds of the food loving Kolkatans.
Awadhi Kebab and Kulcha Festival in Kolkata (You Tube)
The word kebab has been derived from the Persian word “aab” which means water and “kum” means less. Hence the kebab is a dish which is cooked in less water. Kebabs are normally a non-vegetarian dish but the organizers of the event at Metropole Ivory made sure that the vegetarians also had their share of some mouth watering kebabs. With the festival season beginning with auspicious Eid, the organizers wanted to give the customers mouth watering delicacies which they can enjoy with their friends and family members.
The non-vegetarian specials include mahi Kaftan (Bhetki marinated with Carmon seeds and mustard), Murgh-e-Cajunee(Chicken supreme marinated with Cajun spices), Tandoori Zatar Jalpari(fennel scented tandoori prawn in middle-eastern spices) and many more. The price range of these Non-vegetarian kebabs is between Rs 340 to 495.
The vegetarian kebabs include Pudina Malai Gobi(cauliflower florets flavored with yogurt, green chilly and spices), Naram Dahi Ki Chapli (Soft Hung curd crispy fried sliders), Palak Shastri Kebab (baby spinach American Corn skewers) and others. All are priced at Rs. 275 plus taxes.
The kulchas available include Jalapeno cheese kulcha (pickled Spanish chilly bread), Afghani kulcha (dry fruits nutty bread), Pesto Cheese kulcha (basil cheese bread) and more. Price ranges from rupees sixty to hundred.
The festival will continue till the 3rd of August and a meal for two will cost eight hundred rupees plus taxes. The lunch will be served from 12.30 to 3 pm and the dinner will be served from 7 to 11 pm.
The Awadhi Kebab and Kulcha festival at Metropole Ivory will not only cater to the taste buds but also check the nutrition aspects too.