CHENNAI: Astroll through the streets of Punjab and varying authentic dishes straight from the chulha, tawa and tandoor with mustard fields in the background — rustic scenes like these will flash in front of your eyes if you head over to Pind Da Tadka, the Punjabi food festival at The Pride Hotel, as the food will reflect the true essence of the various villages of Punjab.
Set on the roof top restaurant with a serene ambience and live ghazals being performed as part of the dining experience, the food fest is an ensemble of the best dishes that one can find in villages such as Batinda, Peshawar, Karad, Mohali, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Baluchistan. It offers signature dishes such as Sarson ka Saag (curry made from mustard leaves), Machi Tikka (fish tikka), Tandoor Wala Kukkad (tandoori chicken), Dahi Bella Bhindi (vada soaked in curd mixed with lady’s finger) and others.
From the dessert section comes Faldhari Rabdi (boiled vermicelli simmered slowly in milk till thick), Gud ki Kheer (rice sweet dish with jaggery), Gajrela (carrot halwa) and many more new varieties, as each day, there is a different menu, each menu brought by chef Rajdeep and his culinary team. Food and Beverage manager, Jegdeshan says, “The flavour of villages in Punjab is sure to lift up your spirits and will take you to a pleasurable culinary journey.” Embellished in a way so as to create an atmosphere of the ‘pind’ or the streets of Punjab and adding to the festive spirits of Makar Sakranti, the food fest will surely have foodies craving for more.
‘Pind Da Tadka’ is on at the roof top restaurant of the Pride Hotel till January 25 from 7.30 pm to 11.30 pm. Address: 216, EVR Periyar Salai, Kilpauk.