Winter has set in, and this is the time to enjoy some spicy food. So, how about relishing food loved by the valiant warriors of the Rathore clan? To give a taste of this royal cuisine, Firdaus, the specialty Moghlai restaurant of Taj Krishna, is hosting a Jodhpuri Food Festival from 14th to 23th November. Her Highness Maharani Hemlata Rajye of Marwar-Jodhpur is the spirit behind this festival.
The a la carte menu for the festival includes Amal Vanaa, Bootha, Kheechia, Murg Jail Kebab, Laal Maas, Junglee Maas, Safedh Murg Akha Masala, Machli Methi Bagaar, Hari Mirch Khata, Chakki Ka Saag, Panch Kuta Saag, Churma, Makhi Ka Sogra, Yakhni Polough, Kalegi Raitha, Jahangiri Murg Shorba, Bhuini Mirch Ka Shorba, Galafu Seekh Kebabs, Jhinga Balkas Rubina, Jhinge Ka Sala and Kacche Yakhani Dum Ki Gosht Biryani. The festival also offers a range of desserts like Pista Kulfi, Rabari Ka Ladoo, Jalebi with Lacha Rabari, Dal Badam Chakki and Dal Ka Halwa.
Jodhpuri cuisine evolved from the kitchens of the Marwar kingdom, which was renowned for its age-old traditions of hospitality and food. It is famous for many game recipes that evolved with the passion for Shikar, that include Sweet Marwar Mutton, Mathania Mirchi, Safed Murgh Akha Masala, Khad Khargosh, Patridge Biryani and Khargosh Kaachar.
The secret ingredient used in Marwar’s meat dishes is ‘Kachri’, a fruit found only in the erstwhile kingdom and collected after the monsoon rains, and dried and stored as a powder or as a dry ball, for use throughout the year. Turmeric (haldi), used regularly as a powdered spice, is a delicacy in Marwar. Junglee Haldi eaten whole as a vegetable is considered an excellent remedy for bone injury and joint pain.
The food festival is available for lunch (12:30pm to 3:00pm) and dinner (7:30pm to 11:30pm). Please contact 6666-2323 for further details.