The Baisakhi is a festival of harvest celebrated by the Sikh community of India. It also indicates the beginning of the new solar year as well as the new harvest season also. It is one of the most significant festivals of Sikhs and they consider this day as the commencement of the Sikh New Year. Baisakhi festival marks the Sikh New Year and is also celebrated as the founding day of the Khalsa Panth by Guru Gobind Singh, the Tenth Sikh Guru in the year 1699
In Punjab, Festival is incomplete without dance and music. It is celebrated with all pomp and full enthusiasm and vigour. You will notice everyone loves dancing, eating, enjoying and merry making.
To celebrate Baisakhi festival In Mumbai, Renaissance hotel organized Baisakhi Food festival at Nawab Saheb, Renaissance hotel , Powai.
The restaurant was reminiscence to Punjab small village which had traditional Punjab home style and famous truck etc. also, we did Punjabi bhangra at the entrance with the local crew.
Fantastic start off the Baisakhi Food festival, Since it was time to start the festival, I sneaked through the Kitchen to know what’s Master chef Yusuf cooking for us. He was delighted to meet and I was pretty impressed with his impeccable style and having vast experience in Indian Cuisine, I was sure this dining affair gonna be memorable.
It is always a pleasure to Dine at Nawab Saheb. The ambience is amazing and staff here is friendly and takes good care of the customers.
Though Baisakhi festival is mainly of Non-vegetarian dishes but vegans don’t be disappointed , there is ample of varieties for Veggies too. In the starters- BHUTTE DE KABAB- It is basically fried baby corn with sweet corn , potato mixed with Indian spices.It’s soft and crispy from outside and tastes great.
RUPNAGAR KA SEEKH – It is made up of tandoori skewers of soya , green chillies and Indian spices. I didn’t like it, though. The taste was bland, However, it could have been better.
Bharwaan Kumbh- The name itself says its gonna be heavy duty. Yes, certainly, it was. Tandoor cooked mushroom with cheese, onions, peppers, and raisin. It was soft and spicy and was cooked to perfection with the exact amount of spices and perfect taste.
In the Mains- SARSON KA SAAG – I don’t need to explain this. But yes it is one of the popular and traditional recipe savoured all over. The Indian spices mixed well with mustard leaves and the taste and flavor were amazing.
DAL MAKHANI – It was ultimate dal makhani just like my mom makes at home. I really loved the dal and preparation were outstanding.
WADIYAN WALE CHAWAL – This is especially “Amritsari” wadiya aromatic basmati rice. It was soft and flavors were awesome. It was cooked to perfection and have with dal makhani .
I really had an amazing time at Baisakhi Food Festival. Live to eat or eat to live . You decide but enjoy life to the fullest like Punjabi’s do.