Biryani, Kebabs and Curries Festival @Nook-Aloft, Cessna Business Park - Bengaluru

If there is one dish I could eat any time of the day its undoubtedly a "Biryani". I tasted one of the tastiest and massive feast fit for a king at Nook-Aloft Cessna Business Park last week, we were hosted for their ongoing Biryani and Curries festival. The buffet spread consisted 6 Biryani's, curries, tandoor, live stations and desserts. 

History says royal mughal chefs created a dish called biryani, However the south Indians claim biryani originated from southern region the nawabs were the first people to use marinated raw game meat and prepared the first one pot dish called pulao now the modern biryani. 

The Kacchi Gosht Ki Biryani (raw meat biryani) still exists in Andhra pradesh the debate over biryani is never ending but one can get to taste mountains of freshly cooked aromatic and authentic Scheherazade Fish Biryani a persian influenced biryani, Gatta Ka Pulao a gram flour dumpling pulao from rajasthan, Dindugal Vegetable Biryani from south india, Alappuzha Paneer Makhani Biryani from kerela, and Ambur Chicken Biryani from the nawabi capital tamilnadu, till 25th November 2016.

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Our Welcome Drink was Cranberry mint mocktail.

 Masala Fish Fingers 
 Onion Pakoras

 Capsicum Pakoras 
 Plantain Chips 
 Tandoori Prawns 
Prawns marinated in red chilly spice blend were grilled on coals...

 Tangdi Kabab
Chicken Thighs marinated in hung yogurt and spices were grilled to perfection...

 Dahi Kabab
Spiced Hung Yogurt Patties.

 Vegetable Kabab

 Seer Fish Podimas
Steam cooked fish is crumbled and stir fried with mustard and coconut this is also a staple southindian style side dish but was served as a starter.

 Sev Puri, Rajma Chaat, Aloo Chaat

Papdi Chaat

 Fish Fried Plantain
This plantain fry is a staple side dish all over south we use fish masala and marinate the plantain and pan fry with sesame oil. Best side dish for curd rice or rasam rice.

 Pineapple, Vodka & Basil  Cocktail

From the Live Station
 Mutton Taka Tak
Lamb offals minced and cooked in a fiery spice masala is served with butter toased pav. People who enjoy spare masala are surely in for a treat...

 Laccha Paratha

 Gonkura Fish Curry

 Mutton Sukka
Mutton sukka is a typical southern style dish served with roti or rice we also serve this semi gravy for biryani.

 Green Apple Chutney

 Palak Chicken Curry

 Assorted Breads
The naans were very unique and tasty some had orange rind and some with mint which was perfectly paired with curries...

Masala Onion Condiments

 Scheherazade Fish Biryani
This Biryani has Persian Influence prepared with spices and saffron strands not commonly available in southindia...

 Gatta Ka Pulao
Simple gram flour dumplings converted and added to a yogurt based biryani from Rajasthan region has recently gained popularity slightly tangy with mild spices...

 Mirchi Ka Salna

 Dindugal Vegetable Biryani
This biryani is gained popularity from tamil based naidu community. Its prepared with shallots and powdered spices normally its served with omelets and chicken curry...

 Alappuzha Paneer Makhani Biryani
Kerela style coconut milk and ghee based biryani with cottage cheese...

 Ambur Chicken Biryani
Typical Nawabi style or Dhakhini biryani prepare with ground red chilly paste and short grain rice called jeera samba. One can eat a lot and still feel light the quality of rice is such.

Hyderabadi Kacchi Gosht Ki Biryani
Raw marinated meat is cooked with rice typical andhra style biryani. long grain rice and meat is so juicy masala has to be mixed with rice and eaten with mirchi ka salan.

Dessert and Fruit Counter
Wheat based Dessert 

Mango and Chocolate Icecream

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Craving for biryani is never ending, I enjoyed the spread and was really happy to interact with few expats and guide them with my favorite dishes for the day. 

Our picks from the spread were the Fish Biryani, Seer fish podimas, mutton sukka and fish curry from the buffet. Pickles and chutneys are my favorite combos with biryani I thoroughly enjoyed the gonkora and apple chutney with biryani its my favorite combo. Thanks to Aloft Team and PR Company.

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