There's no Hyderabadi who doesn't love biryani. More to its credit, there's no Indian who doesn't love biryani. Here's another tribute, in a befitting place.
Hotel Golkonda is organising 'Khush-Am-Deed', a biryani festival, at its Hyderabadi speciality restaurant Jewel Of Nizam, from 6th July. Special biryanis, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, will be available on a special a la carte menu, served for both lunch and dinner.
Khush-Am-Deed is an Urdu word for welcome. Executive Chef Vikas Grover, a highly experienced chef who's been associated with some 5-star hotels of the country, will monitor the festival. The special fest menu contains the following:
Haryali Shorba, Tamatar Nariyal Ka Shorba, Murg Zafrani Shorba, Yakhni Shorba and Paya Shorba
Kabuli Makkhana Biryani (an exotic flavoured biryani with chickpeas & lotus seeds)
Kale Moti Biryani (in-house recipe of black grams and paneer)
Nizami Tarkari Biryani (made from freshly picked deluxe vegetables flavored with rich and aromatic spices)
Jalpari Biryani (an assortment of prawns and fish marinated in special tangy marinade)
Mem Sahib Ki Biryani (in-house speciality - chicken with choicest of herbs)
Lazeez-E-Gosht Biryani (traditionally prepared lamb biryani with age old recipes handed down generations)
Murgh Amber Biryani (boneless chicken biryani prepared traditionally)
Golkonda Ki Khas Biryani (a unique preparation made with lentils and minced meat)
Kebabs & Side Dishes
Paneer Tikka Kalimirch (black pepper flavoured paneer skewered & cooked in tandoo)
Bhutte Mattar Ki Tikki (a combination of peas and corn with Indian spices, deep fried)
Chamani-Do-Pyaza (traditionally prepared dish with cottage cheese)
Subziyon Ka Khazana (seasonal deluxe vegetables, dry preparation)
Dal Shajahani (black lentil preparation in combination with channa dal)
Samundari Kebab (fish seekh kebab)
Kastoori Kebab (chicken morsels in a golden shield)
Kebab-E-Chattan (lamb chunks marinated overnight with special spices & cooked to perfection)
Mahi Jugaibandi (fish preparation in a rich tomato gravy, garnished with tossed prawns)
Murgh Kundan Kaliyan (a home style chicken preparation)
Nahari Gosht (a traditional mutton curry flavoured with delicate herbs & spices)
Roomali Roti, Lahsooni Naan, Makkhani Naan, Laccha, Paratha and Kheema Kulcha
Khubani Ka Meetha, Double Ka Meetha, Matka Kulfi, Lauki Ka Halwa and Phirni
The restaurant Jewel Of Nizam has been specially decked up to create an ambience akin to that of the royal Nizam era with the waiters and servers dressed in tradional suits and contemporary paintings of erstwhile Nizams, their palaces and their lifestyles, adorning the walls of the restaurant. Live ghazals will be presented by Maneezharuddin of Soor Singaar Sangeet Society, only for dinner.
The festival ends on 15th July. Please contact 6611-0101/2332-0202 for further details.