Fusing kitchens

City restaurant’s newly introduced thali brings to the table lesser-known kitchen treasures from Bihari and Parsi cuisines
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Updated on Jun 24, 2011 01:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNirmika Singh, Mumbai

If you enjoy thali meals and have tried usual fares like Rajasthani, Gujarati and Maharashtrian ones currently available in the city, it might be good idea to try the lesser-known culinary treasures from other parts of India. The ongoing Cultural Fusion food festival at the Indian specialty thali restaurant, Revival Indian brings to the plate a blend of Bihari, UP and Parsi dishes such as Bihari bharwan mirchi and Parsi dhansak.

“We didn’t want to limit ourselves to the western shore and hence conceptualised this new fare. We carried out an extensive recce of these cuisines and picked up certain dishes that we perfected in our restaurant,” says owner Kamlesh Barot.

The eatery is proud to have innovated the vegetarian version of the dhansak that is traditionally prepared with meat. “A lot of Parsis have commended our effort and confessed to have discovered a new way of creating it themselves,” smiles Barot.

To get the perfect flavours of certain dishes, the restaurant also sources a few ingredients from Bihar and UP. “The green chilly used in that part of India is not available, so we get it supplied from there. Also, there is a particular variety of ginger used in Benarasi and Bihari cuisines that we bring over from the region,” he tells.

Known for serving an extensive range of dishes, the restaurant has a different menu for each day of the month, bringing together cuisines from possibly all parts of India. Besides bringing rare items from far-off regions, Revival Indian thali also endeavours to stick to the olden traditions of serving food. “We follow Ayurvedic principles and serve our food in bronze thalis that increases the nutritive value of the food consumed,” says Barot.

Cultural Fusion is on till June 26 at Revival Indian Thali, Near Crawford Market.
Call: 2344 9014

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