If there is one winning cuisine that will win over hearts this winter, it’s got to be the royal cuisine - where the focus is on grilled food, served hot straight from the chulha, desi style. Bidri, the Indian specialty restaurant serving the royal cuisines of Hyderabad, Kakatiya, Punjab and Awadh at Hyderabad Marriott, revamped its menu to give 2016 and the winter a unique touch with a new selection of soups, kebabs, delicacies from the main course along with desserts.
Executive chef Yogender Pal says, “All the cuisines have a common Persian undercurrent and we made sure the new dining experience accentuates it.” On the menu is an array of kebabs catering the vegetarian and non-vegetarian palates – Arvi aur Channey ki Shammi (Pan fried colocassia and Bengal gram kebab), the famed melt-in- the-mouth Pathar ka Gosht which is a Hyderabadi specialty, Raan- e–Bidri (leg of lamb braised for eight hours and glazed in the tandoor) Peshawar Murgh (chicken leg marinated in a pomegranate marinade cooked in a tandoor) and Lahori Paneer Tikka to name a few. Most vegetarians feel shortchanged when it comes to kebabs. But chef Pal has ensured they don’t miss out any flavours. The kebabs which come with the yummy sweet chutney and a half lemon tied in a muslin cloth (pretty Indian jugaad) is certain to make them happy with their choice of staying vegetarians.
The main course is sure to please any Indian food connoisseur. Indulge in the creamy Bidri Dal, a specialty at the restaurant, Hyderabadi Nalli Gosht, Nawabi Kofta and more. The Indian bread basket comes with a range starting from the sheermal roti to the khus-khus seasoned ones.
In the desserts, the Sheermal Pudding (Indian version of the traditional bread pudding) is definitely the highlight. Melt in the mouth, without being cloyingly sweet, this one completes the meal on a sweet note.
The Table d’hôte costs `1,300 plus taxes for veg, `1500 plus taxes for non-veg and `1700 for seafood; Time: 7 pm to 11.30 pm on all days.