The Great Indian Food Fest . Unfortunately, there was nothing great about this fest. It was one of the most underwhelming fest’s I have been to, there were barely enough stalls, the crowd wasn’t as great and the food was opposite of what they claimed – Authentic!
Originally set out to bring different cuisines from all around India, it had nothing but a punjabi version of different cuisines. There were some stalls serving Amritsari, Rajasthani and Hyderabadi dishes but they did not justify the genuine cuisine. Im not saying the food we had was the worst, it just wasn’t what it should have been.
We began this journey with an exquisite idea of Pizza Cone. As fun as it sounds, it did not hit the mark. They used cones made beforehand so it wasn’t as crunchy as it should have been. I would have liked a light pizza sauce with crunchy fresh vegetables filled inside, but instead it was soggy and overcooked. The cheese was stringy but the quality wasn’t as good. Great Idea, poor execution @Cones and Curries .
Next we headed for an Amritsari Thali. Paneer, Chole, Dal Makhani served with Naan and Missi Roti. Paneer was soft, fresh and tasted good. Even though they didn’t name it, the slight sweetness made me think it was their version of Shahi Paneer. Missi Roti and Naan were made in front on us in a traditional clay tandoor giving a more authentic feel.
We ended this endeavour with traditional Kullad Chai, which simply put was elaichi tea served in a kullad. It was a cold day , so I’m not complaining.
Overall, if they decide to host a second version of this fest, I wouldn’t be one of the visitors.