Travel With Your Plate: 8 Food Festivals That Will Transport You

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Don’t miss these interesting food festivals across India this month. And hurry! Some of these end pretty soon!

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Pune: Hyderabadi Food Festival 

At Coriander Kitchen & Zeera, Conrad Pune 

Embark on a  royal culinary escape with a spread curated by Master Chef Mujeeb ur Rehman and his expert khansamas. The 10-day Hyderabadi Food Festival will take diners through the bustling streets of the City of Nizams with authentic dishes. Expect succulent Gosht Seekh Kebab, Sikham Puri, Pathar Gosht, Nizami Murg Tikka, and other options such as Subz Sheekhampuri and Gobhi Musallam. If you’re a curry person, pick from Haleem, Achar Gosht, and Hyderabadi Nehari, as well as vegetarian delights such as Hyderabadi Doodh Paya Shorba and Ghuti Dal ka Shorba. Rice dishes  will include Tamatar Pulao, Methi Ki Khichdi, Kache Gosht Ki Biryani, and Kacchhi Murg Biryani, while the dessert menu includes Dabal Ka Meetha, Khubani Ka Meetha, and Gul E Firdous.

More: Until May 26, 2024
Timings:  7 pm onwards 

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Mumbai: The Shahi Bhopal Zaika Food Festival 

At  Ummrao, Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport

Experience the royal flavours of Bhopal with a specially-curated menu. Expect mouth-watering kebabs and tantalising curries, paired with an exclusive cocktail menu. Rooted in the royal kitchens of the Nawabs of Bhopal, Bhopali food boasts aromatic and rich flavours, unique spice blends, and a combination of local and Mughal culinary traditions. Vegetarians will enjoy dishes such as Chane Ki Dal Ka Shorba, Anjumi Kebab, Bhopali Daleem, and Diwani Handi, while the non-vegetarian menu features Mutton Yakhni Shorba, Mutton Khus Khus Ke Kebab, and Chicken Badami Tikka, among others. The desserts include Shira-ye Chaman (Shahi Zarda) and Andai Ka Halwa.

More: May 24 to June 2, 2024
Timings: 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm
Price Points: Vegetarian set menu Rs 2,500+ per person; non-vegetarian set menu Rs 2,800+ per person 

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Bengaluru: Colours Of the Northeast

At Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks

This food festival pays homage to the unique cultures and culinary traditions of the Seven Sisters – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura. The lunch buffet will feature popular dishes from the region including Mui Borok (Tripura bamboo shoot curry), Baanhgajor Lagot Kukura (chicken and bamboo curry), Gyapa Khazi (Tripura style fried rice), Thambou Singju (stir-fried lotus stem), Nga-Thongba (spicy fish curry), Manipuri-Style Chak Angouba, and Zan (beans and millet curry) from Arunachal Pradesh. The best part? The menu changes daily… 

More: Until May 27, 2024  

Timings: 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Price Points: Rs 1,999 onwards

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Bengaluru: The Nizami Food Festival  

At Nazaara, Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal

Immerse yourself in the opulent flavours of Nizami cuisine with this exploration of the rich culinary tradition, led by Chef Enayat Khan. Known for its fusion of Persian, Turkish and Indian influences, Nizami cuisine offers diners aromatic spices, intricate flavours and elaborate presentation. From succulent kebabs to fragrant biryanis, each of the array of dishes is crafted to tantalise the palate. 

More: Until May 28, 2024

Timings: 5 pm to 11 pm

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Mumbai: A Taste Of Bhutan

At Food Exchange, Novotel Mumbai International Airport

In collaboration with natural mineral water brand Veen and with Bhutan, the  Novotel Mumbai International Airport presents Bhutan to Bharat – A Culinary Journey with Chef Michael Swamy. This is part of a four-city food festival in Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Mumbai. Curated by culinary expert and author Chef Michael Swamy (above), who is known for his mastery of Bhutanese and Indian cuisines, the festival celebrates the culinary journey of the two cultures. The curated dinner buffet will feature a wide variety of carefully-prepared dishes such as the national dish of Bhutan Ema Datshi, Doh Syiar Nei-Iong, and Bak Thuk Noodles with Asian Vegetables. Live cooking stations will showcase signature dishes, prepared in front of the guests. 

More: May 24 to June 2, 2024

Timings: 7 pm to 11 pm

Price points: Rs 1,995 onwards 

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Bengaluru: Flavours of Howrah 

At Courtyard & Fairfield by Marriott Bengaluru Outer Ring Road 

Experience the flavours of Bengal’s culinary heritage with Howrah 2.0, a reimagined celebration of the state’s rich traditions, aromatic spices and distinctive tastes and aromas, at Kava. The special menu from Executive Chef Vijay Bhandari and his team includes Bengali classics such as Mutton Kosha, Aloo Posto, Chingri Malaikari, Aam Pora Shorbot, Chanar Payesh, Bhaja Moong er Dal and much more. 

More: Until May 25, 2024
Timings: 7 pm to 11 pm
Price Points: Rs 1,499 onwards
 

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Mumbai: A Meghalaya Pop-Up Dining Experience 

At Fifty-Five East, Grand Hyatt Mumbai

Indulge in the soulful flavours of Khasi cuisine curated by Chef Daphi and Chef Daki (above) in collaboration with Soul On A Plate by Yogita Uchil. Immerse yourself in an array of flavours and textures with indigenous ingredients and authentic recipes that showcase the richness of Khasi cuisine within Meghalaya’s culinary landscape. Highlights from the menu include Ja Stem (rice in lakadong turmeric); Sohsaw Phon (Khasi-style boiled tomato salad); Muli Khleh (pink radish salad); Phan Khleh (Khasi-style mashed potato); Doh Sniang Nei-Iong (pork in black sesame); Doh Syiar Kylla (Khasi-style chicken curry); and Ktung Shira Khleh (dried anchovy salad). 

More: May 24 – 26, 2024

Timings: Lunch and dinner 

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Pune: Konkan Mango Safari

At Feast, Sheraton Pune

Home Chef Meena Paranjape (above) celebrates the rich flavours of the Konkan region with this pop-up, with a special focus on mangoes from the Konkan belt. On the menu are vegetarian dishes that are quintessentially Maharashtrian, infused with the luscious taste of fresh mango. Expect traditional drinks such as Kairi cha Panha and Solkadhi,and classic starters such as Alu Wadi and Kothimbir Wadi. On the menu are also an assortment of pickles, including Naral ani Kairi chi Chatani, a variety of flavourful chutneys, homemade papads, and zesty salads such as Ambe Daal and Bhopla cha Bharit. Mains that bring authentic Konkan flavours to the table include Batata chi Bhaaji, Kaju Usal, Bharli Vangi, and the unique Koyada (ripe mango curry),  paired with Masala Bhaat and Kairi cha Bhaat, as well as pooris and bhakri. And, when it comes to dessert, treats such as Aamras, Ukadiche Modak, and Rava Ladoos await you!

More: May 24 to June 1, 2024

Timings: 7 pm to 11 pm
Price Points: Rs 1,999 onwards 

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