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Feast on Delicious Biryanis at The Big Fat Biryani Fest at Masala Kitchen, Quest Mall

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Love Biryanis? Then this will indeed be a piece of good news for you. The authentic spice, the tender meat, the aromatic rice all are set again to tease and tickle your taste buds at the Masala Kitchen in Q Court, Quest Mall. The unique mix of flavors and aromas are carefully selected by the master chefs to please your palate.

The spread at The Big Fat Biryani Fest includes Jalpari Biryani, Chicken Tikka Biryani, Kacchi Hyderabadi Biryani, Machchli Biryani, Yakhni Biryani.

Masala Kitchen located at Q Court, Quest Mall will be offering the different Biryanis from 15TH TO 31st October 2016. The timing is from 11 am – 11pm. The price per plate is Rs. 199 – 229 per plate.

Hurry now!!

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75 Glorious Years of Shiraz Celebrated with Cast of Bengali Film Eagoler Chokh

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Shiraz Golden Restaurant celebrated 75 years of its legacy at a gala do at their flagship restaurant. Actors Saswata Chatterjee, Ushoshi, Riya Banik, Subhrajit, Director Arindam Sil of Eagoler Chokh was present at Shiraz Golden Restaurant for the occasion. They were served a specially made phirni in the shape of 75 along with delectable biryani.

Two young men Mohammed Arshad Ali and Ali Hussain came to the city of Kolkata from Bihar way back in 1941 with the dream of gifting the city Mughlai cuisine. They met Mohammed Shamshuddin, who was descendant of Chef to Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, and started off a restaurant at Mullick Bazaar. They named the place Shiraz, after the second biggest city in Iran, which is also famous for its exotic food.

“It gives me immense pleasure to celebrate 75 years of Shiraz. My father late Mohammed Arshad Ali with his partner late Mr Ali Hussain, who started Shiraz, had a dream and I am very proud that we could take that dream forward” said Mr Ishtiaque Ahmed, Partner, Shiraz Golden Restaurant.

If these three people had been alive today they would have been supremely proud of the legacy of Awadhi cuisine that they have gifted this city.

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Enjoy Authentic Awadhi Biryanis at The Great Awadhi Biryani Festival at Oudh 1590

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In its third edition, The Great Awadhi Biryani Festival is back at Oudh 1590 with delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes to cater to the tastes of the food lovers.

Chef Mansur Rahman who prefers calling him a Bawarchi had been to Lucknow to know about some special biryani and pulao recipes for this Biryani festival. About nine to ten dishes will be available for the food lovers in the festival.

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Awadhi Nargisi Biryani, Yakhni Gosht Biryani, Shahi Paya Biryani, Keema Biryani, Gosht Bhuna Khichri, Shikari Bater Biryani, Gomti Mahi Pulao, Sugandhi Jheenga Pulao, Awadhi Palak Biryani and Subz Kofta Biryani will be available during this festival.

The Chef also informed us that the Yakhni Gosht Biryani (which is a new introduction to the festival menu) is being eaten as a light lunch item during occasions in Lucknow.

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The Great Awadhi Biryani Festival began from 3rd June and will be available at both the outlets at Salt Lake and Deshapriya Park. Lunch timing is 12 to 3.3o pm while the time for dinner is from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm. A meal for two will cost Rs 800 plus taxes.

So what are you waiting for? Head to Oudh 1590 to get a taste of the royal dishes!!

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New Kolkata Restaurant ‘The Palms’ Serves the Best of North Indian Food Never Tried Before

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Are you tired of eating the same old North Indian dishes like Paneer butter masala, Chicken butter masala at the various restaurants? Then you must surely take time out and come to The Palms Restaurant for tasting some untried and delicious North Indian dishes.

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The restaurant is located at Southern Avenue and hence is strategically placed. The ivory and golden décor gives a soothing look to the restaurant.

Priyadarsini Dey, owner of the restaurant said “The dishes have not been tried at any other restaurant serving North Indian food. We have taken authentic dishes and given it a slight twist. For example Murgh Saagwala is often made with Methi Saag in Kolkata. But that is wrong. It should always be made with Saarson ka Saag. We will be procuring the ingredients from outside which are not available here. Authenticity of the ingredients is ensured”.

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Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are available at this restaurant. Some of the dishes available at this restaurant include Khumb Nawabi, Murgh Saagwala, Nawabi Gosht, Joojeb Kawabs and other such mouth watering delicacies.

The prices of these dishes have been kept extremely affordable so that the customers’ can enjoy these delicacies at The Palms Restaurant.

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Best of Veg and Non-Veg Biryanis now available in North Kolkata as Oudh 1590 comes to Salt Lake


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Music wafting in the background, exquisitely carved interiors and the exotic smell of Biryanis will surely transport you to the land of the Nawabs. The fun is you do not have to travel to Lucknow to feel it. You simply have to visit Oudh 1590, which recently opened its branch in Salt Lake (CD 86, Sector 1, Behind City Centre 1). Actress Gargi Roy Chowdhury graced the occasion with her presence.

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Shiladitya Chaudhury, Partner, Oudh 1590 said “After the success of the South Kolkata outlet, we thought of expanding in the North. Hence we planned to open this outlet in Salt Lake. We have opened about a month ago and people from all over North Kolkata are coming down to taste the dishes. The response has been extremely encouraging”.

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The seventy two seater restaurant’s interior has been designed by eminent art director, Nitish Roy (who has worked in films like Parinda, Fanaa, Ghayal, Salaam Bombay and others). The murals, chandeliers, floor tiles, dining table, bronze plated cutlery and crockery all will transport you to the grandeur of the Nawabi era.

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Fiber glass has been used to make the intricate designs on the walls. “We could have used wood to make these designs. But that would have taken ten years to complete. Hence we used this, which is costlier than wood but is easy to use” added Shiladitya Chaudhury.

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Some of the Awadhi special dishes that one can gorge on at the restaurant include Murgh Mosallam, Nehari Khaas, Brain Masala, Daal Gosht, Keema Kaleji, Sikandri Raan, Nargisi Kofta, Lasuni Palak, Paneer Rezala and Awadhi Dum Aloo.

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Vegetarian dishes have also been kept at the restaurant to cater to the vegetarian food lovers. Seekh Kabab, Shahi Dahi Kabab, Corn Seekh Kabab and Galawati Kabab are some of the starters for the vegetarians.

The Awadhi special drinks on offer include Gulaab Sharbaat, Pudina Sharbaat, Soda Sikanji, Aam Khaas, Aam Sharbaat, Aam Ghol, Badaam Sharbaat and Doodh Gulaab Sharbaat.

Desserts include Phirni, Shahi Tukra, Gajar ke Halwa and Kulfi Falooda.

A meal for two will cost Rs 1000 at Oudh 1590.

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