Last week I was invited at Vivanta By Taj, Whitefield for a cook with chef event along with dinner at their signature restaurant – Terracotta.
Terracotta is a warm and rustic haven for patrons seeking authentic flavors from the North Western Frontier. This place is known for authentic Lucknowi cuisine.
Here the food is cooked in semi-porous clay pots, which brings out the robust earthy flavors inspired from the majestic lands of the Nawabs.
Terracotta’s culinary team led by Chef Anwar Ansari will entice your palate with signature dishes, which would leave you yearning for next visit. The authentic flavors of Mughlai and Awadhi cuisine is inculcated in Chef Anwar’s blood, mind and soul and hence cooking comes naturally to him. His culinary journey took him abroad to spread out the aroma of Indian spices throughout the world – Bangkok, U.A.E and Lusaka, to name a few.
|Chef Anwar Ansari|
We were served with thirst quenching juices and mocktails. We ordered fresh lime juice and my daughter ordered strawberry drink.
In the non-veg appetizers, I got to taste the greatest kebab in the Lucknowi region – Galouti Kebab which is made of lamb mince. My hubby loved these as he had never tasted these kebabs before.
In veg appetizers, I got to taste Tandoori broccoli. This dish was really yummy. Broccoli was marinated in homemade yogurt and carom spiced marinade and was grilled in tandoor upto perfection.
Bharwan mushroom – mushrooms stuffed with dry fruits, bell peppers and cheddar was unique and yummy.
For the main course we had Peshawari raan, Murgh pasanda wajid ali shah, Kheema Kaleji, lamb biryani in non-veg and Aloo Bukhara Kofta, Palak rosogolla, Smoked eggplant, Broccoli jalfrezi, Terracotta special Dal makhani and biryani.
|Main Course (Clockwise) : Lamb biryani, Brocolli jalfrezi, Palak rosogolla, Aloo Bukhara Kofta, Dal Makhani and Smoked Eggplant|
Different types of breads like Pashta Naan, Chilly Olive Naan, Creamy mushroom and cheese kulcha, Gau Jubaan and Methi Parathas were served.
For the desserts, Sewai ka Muzaffar, Shrikhand parfait and garlic kheer were served. All the 3 desserts were awesome with a special mention to the garlic kheer which contained thinly sliced garlic cooked in saffron infused milk. It was indeed a surprise from the kitchen of “Royals”.
|Sewai ka muzaffar and Garlic kheer|
ITPB, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
Note: I was invited for a dinner at Terracotta. All the views and experiences mentioned are my own.