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Laas Maas, Dal Baati And Ghewar: Royal Rajasthan Comes To The Oberoi

Aakanksha posted on 1st September

Ten-Second Takeaway

The Oberoi brings their Royal Rajasthan food festival to town. Lal Maas, Junglee Maas, Dal Baati, Gattey Ka Saag and Ghewar. Still thinking of not going?

Feast Like Royalty

Kicking things off the buffet-only menu was a host of kebabs – Jhala Macchi Kebab, Do Maas Ki Sheekh, Paneer Ke Sole and Hari Moong Ke Wade. The fish was grilled to perfection, and the paneer soft. But what we truly enjoyed was the Hari Moong Ke Wade, with a crunchy outside {it’s deep fried you see} and green gram with ginger, chilli and onions making the core. For novelty sake, the Do Maas Ki Sheekh which is a fusion of both chicken and mutton, comes a close second to the wade. Other options on the rotational menu include Dahi Kebab, Murg Banjara and Mirchi Wada.

All About Baati

One course need to be reserved for Dal Baati. Dunk the Baati {wheat balls} in to the piquant dal for best results. We chose to dive straight into the bowl with our fingers – something about Indian food and cutlery just doesn’t gel. Downing a Masala Chaas to get over the guilt of the ghee-laden baati, we started on the mains – in a copper thali with multiple little copper bowls to do the platter.

Main Event

It’s a Rajasthani food festival, so naturally all eyes were on the Laal Maas. While it was tasty, I didn’t quite live up to my expectations, possibly because the meat was a bit too tough. Murg Ka Soweta – chicken slow cooked with spices, ghee and corn, more than made up for it, and had us mopping the plate clean with the paper thin makki roti. Pappad Paneer Ke Sabzi, Gatte Ke Kadhi {spicy wheat dumplings cooked with in spiced yoghurt} and the Ker Sangri {yummy!}, will keep vegetarians very happy. We didn’t skip on the Makhana Pulao – roasted lotus seeds in aromatic rice, and suggest you don’t either. Thank us later.

Ending with highly indulgent Ghewar {surely you know the disc-shaped flour sweet that’s soaked in sugar syrup?}. Or the traditional Besan Laddoo, if you have space for it.

When: Till Saturday, September 10

Price: INR 1,575 upwards for the buffet

Contact: 080 25585858

Timings: 12.30pm-3pm and 7.30pm-11pm

The Oberoi Bengaluru

Sivanchetti Gardens