A big, fat Lohri feast
Today, as we celebrate the fiery punjabi festival, here are some places to head to with your friends and family to pump up the festive spirit.india Updated: Jan 13, 2012 01:59 IST
Rang De Basanti Dhaba
Opened almost a month back at South Extension, this restaurant kicks off its first celebrations with the festival of Lohri. The restaurant has Indian cuisine on its regular menu, but for this particular day, the chef has included some special dishes that include sukhe dhaniya, murg ke seekh, mutton seekh, aloo ke tuk and tandoori gobhi. They also have an offer on unlimited drinks on IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor), besides their special mocktails that include Dhaba Ka Chaunka and Rang De Cola. For desserts, you can choose from delectable delights such as Gajar ka Halwa or Gulab Jamun cooked in pure Punjabi style.
Address: E-18, First floor, South Extension, Part 2,
Tel: 011- 26111118
Entry for two: Rs 650
Game of Legends
Put on your best Punjabi outfit when you visit this place, as there’s an award for the best-dressed couple. Enjoy Lohri specialties such as Moongfali, Gajak and Rewri, with the chef specially carving a menu for this day. For starters, you can choose from different platters — Dal, veg kabab, and, Hariyali. For the main course, you have Mushroom Matar Masala, Kali Mirch Paneer and Dal Makhani. Non-vegetarians can try Mutton Rogan Josh, Kadhai Chicken and Goan Fish curry. Desserts such as Rabri, Gulab Jamun and Phirni are complimentary here.
Address: Game of Legends, City Square Mall, Rajouri Garden
Meal for Two: Rs 1,200
Address: Quantum-the leap, Centre Stage Mall, Sec 18, Noida
Rs 1,500(Fully redeemable)
Head to this place for a live band performance by Delhi-based band - Dhwani. They will be playing popular Bollywood Punjabi numbers such as Nagara Nagara and Sheran Di Kaum Punjabi. For food lovers, they have Punjabi specialties such as Raan Kabab, Punjabi saag gosht, Gajrela and Rabdi. In the drinks section, they offer Patiala Peg, Lassi, and a variety of mocktails. These items are served at Indyaki, the hotel’s Indian specialty restaurant, known for cooking Indian food on live Teppanyaki grills.
Address: Radisson Blu Hotel, Outer Ring Road, Paschim Vihar
Tel: 011- 46399999
Entry for two: Rs 3,000
The Asia Kitchen
If you are celebrating your first Lohri as a couple, then this is the place for you. For all the first timers, there are some surprise gifts. The theme for the restaurant for this particular day is Punjabi. So, come here to savour Punjabi delicacies such as Tandoori prawns, Mutton Shammi Kabab, Dahi Kebab, Bhuna Gosht, Punjabi Keema Masala, Kofta Dilruba, Makai Palak, Channa Pindi and much more. Also on offer are Lohri desserts such as Gajjak Halwa and other sweets.
Address: The Asia Kitchen, 15 Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar
Meal for Two: Rs 1,200
If you happen to visit this place on Lohri, enjoy a Punjabi treat prepared with Indian spices, herbs and vegetables. You can choose from Amritsari Macchi, Dahi ki Khatti Malabar Malai Jheenga Curry, Paneer Begum Bahar, Lasooni Bhutta, and Palak and Badshah Kofta. For the best taste, team these dishes with Kandhari Naan, a sweet salty bread prepared with maida, atta and suji, or blend them with the trademark United Biryani to get a feel of Punjab. You can also try Punjabi drinks such as Lassi, Jal Jeera and Mango Panna. For desserts, they offer Malai Pista Kulfi and Gulab Jamun.
Address: United Westend, 29, Central Market, Punjabi Bagh West
Meal for Two:Rs 1,200(Plus Taxes)
F Bar and Lounge
If food and drinks with some rocking music is all that’s on your mind for celebrating Lohri this year, then head to this place. Enjoy special Bollywood and commercial tunes by DJs Ashim and Mohit. Besides this, you can also enjoy Punjabi dishes such as Zafrani Paneer Tikka, Afghani Chicken Tikka, Kumdhtak Bangle Afghani Fish Tikka and much more. For drinks, choose from F Bar and Lounge’s specialty Cosmopolitan, Mojito, Long Island Iced Tea and Pinky Vodka.
Address: F Bar and Lounge, 50 B, Hotel Ashok, Chanakyapuri.
Tel: 011- 26111118
Entry for two: Rs 2,000