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A modern approach

Executive chef Jeewan Singh presents five Indian grill-based dishes with a modern twist

more lifestyle Updated: Oct 30, 2017 20:26 IST
Anjali Shetty
Anjali Shetty
Hindustan Times, Pune
Jeewan Singh,Pune,Courtyard by Marriott Pune Hinjewadi
Executive chef Jeewan Singh from Courtyard by Marriott Pune Hinjewadi presents his new menu

Combining creativity and innovation without disrupting the authenticity of the dish is how executive chef Jeewan Singh describes his specialty. Presenting a menu based on grills with a modern approach is what he has designed at Ignite, Bar & Grill, Courtyard by Marriott Pune Hinjewadi. Singh says, “I present a dish with a creative, modern and innovative approach without compromising on its authenticity and origin. Before finalising a dish, there are many thoughts and planning involved. Once we are satisfied, we present the final dish.”

Born in Almora and brought up in Rishikesh, chef Jeewan specialises in Indian cuisine and prepares some of the most mouth-watering delicacies including the succulent Nalli Nihari and the fragrant Nargisi Kofta Curry. Combing his expertise and creativity, Jeewan’s signature dish is the popular Martaban Gosht, which is lamb cooked in spices and red chilli. The dish derives its name from the glazed earthenware container it is served in, called Martaban, which is used for storing pickle in almost all North Indian homes.

Singh says, “Authentic grills with a choice of marinades and also an Indian twist to the entire menu and inclusion of kebab with an innovative approach is what we offer.”

Chef’s popular picks

1.Name: Rajma Ki Gilawat on Shermal

Rajma Ki Gilawat

Description: It is a good option for vegetarians. It’s moist and soft and served on sheermal bread salad.

2. Name: Mulligatawny Chicken
Traditional south Indian lentil soup with coconut , curry leaf and Madras curry powder, served with rice coated chicken nuggets .

3. Name: Drumstick Tangri Kebab

Drumstick Tangri Kebab

Description: Chicken drumstick marinated in yoghurt , chilli flakes, ginger , chopped coriander and cheese , served with olive thyme and rose marry chilli flakes naan .

4. Name: Jaggery Coconut Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream

Jaggery coconut tart

Description: Jaggery coconut custard cooked in tart shell, garnished with sesame tuile and served with vanilla ice cream .

5. Name: Moroccan Grilled Cottage Cheese Kebab with Pickled Vegetables, Pita and Tzatziki

Moroccan Grilled Cottage Cheese Kebab

Description: Sumac, herbs and lemon juice marinated cottage cheese, cooked in clay oven , served with Pita bread, pickled vegetables and tzaziki. The taste is subtle and presented in a modern approach .

First Published: Oct 30, 2017 20:20 IST