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Kebab Garh Festival @ Barbeque Nation

Kebab Garh Festival @ Barbeque Nation

By Anubhav Sapra

Being a kebab freak, I dare not miss any opportunity to be at any of the kebab festivals happening anywhere in Delhi. And this time it is Barbeque Nation hosting a Kebab Garh festival in all its outlets in Delhi till 8th March, where kebab lovers can savour a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs.

Bharwan Murg TangariBarbeque Nation has never disappointed me. I was there a few months back when they hosted Pat Chapman Grills, the world festival featuring amazing grills at their outlet in Noida. And this time, I was more than just overwhelmed to taste every kebab being served in the Kebab Garh festival. I started with the Bharwan Tangri – the leg of chicken stuffed with cheese, jalapeno, salt, and pepper. It was grilled to perfection. Next was Teen Mirchi Prawns – prawns with green chillies, black pepper, and red chilli flakes. This dish was simply delectable. Having three different kinds of chillies, it was not that hot and spicy and went well with the garlic mayonnaise. Another kebab, although named the Mughlai Tali Machi, was similar to Amritsari fish and had a nice flavor of ajwain in it.

In the vegetarian section, I tried the Hariyali Kebab – a mixture of all that was green – spinach, coriander, mint, green chillies. However, the best kebab in the vegetarian section was the karela kebab – small pieces of karela stuffed with cottage cheese, lentils, and cheese. This was just cooked the right way, peeled first, then boiled, and later kept in cold water. Before I could take out the karela kebab from the skewer, the chef warned saying, “It has a bitter taste.” Keeping aside the Chef’s warning, I ate them all straight from the skewers. It was delicious without much bitterness, crisp from the outside and soft on the inside. To cater to the momos eating generation, the festival also has tandoori momos with cheese balls, named Naye Nawab ki Pasand and is served with mint chutney.

The Diwan-e-Shakahari main course for vegetarians has Akbari Paneer, the Badshahi Baingan, and the Shahi Mattar Mushroom, etc. The Diwan-e-Mansahari main course for non-vegetarians consists of dishes like Murg Lababdaar, Mutton Shah Pasanda, Nizam Fish curry, etc.

BBQN 7th Nov14162Barbeque Nation has also launched Kulfi Nation. With a basic mix of six variants – four with sticks – figs, strawberry, mangoes, and paan, and two without sticks – malai, and kesar pista, one can create their favourite toppings. As the summer is approaching, it is indeed going to be a big relief for kebab lovers to savour the succulent kebabs on the table and end the meal with kulfi.

Meal for two: Rs 1600

Outlets: Janakpuri, Connaught Place and Jangpura

Anubhav Sapra is an avid foodie! He is a Founder but proudly calls himself a Foodie-in-chief at Delhi Food Walks. He is also a street-food and Indian regional cuisine connoisseur and loves to write about street-food.
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Pat Chapman Grills the world

Pat Chapman Grills the world

By Anubhav Sapra

Recently, I was invited by Barbeque Nation for their food fest – Pat Chapman Grills the world ( Oct 3rd to Oct 14th ).

TPS_4952Chef Pat Chapman is a celebrity chef, writer, and a man who brought Indian food to the UK. Inspired by barbeque cultures worldwide, Pat Chapman has created 14 fabulous marinades exclusively for Barbeque Nation. Here, I am listing down some of the exclusive recipes created by Pat Chapman for the event.

Yorkshire Lamb Patties

Ingredients-

Vegetable oil, Horserdish sauce, salt, chopped onions fried a level below golden brown, coarsely chopped parsley and lamb mince.

Method-

In a round mixing bowl, mix horseradish sauce and vegetable oil. Whisk well. Add fried onions and coarsely chopped parsley. Check seasoning. Season lamb minces with salt and pepper. Make round patties of 50 gms each and cook on pan grill. Serve hot with cool mayonnaise dip and crisp salad.

Hot Mail Thai Fish ( my favourite )

Ingredients –

Basa fish boneless, lemongrass paste, basil leaves, green chilli paste, fish sauce, refined sunflower oil and fresh coriander

Method

In a round-bottomed bowl, mix fish sauce (which according to Pat Chapman smells like socks), lemongrass paste, chopped basil leaves, green chilli paste and vegetable oil. Whisk lightly and add fish pieces. Let it marinate for 30 minutes. Pierce pieces with a skewer and grill over a medium charcoal fire. Serve hot sprinkled with chopped fresh coriander.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Ingredients-

Chicken drumstick, vegetable oil, muscavado sugar(brown sugar), cider vinegar, rum, pepper powder, nutmeg powder, cinnamon powder, salt, chopped onion fried brown, naga or scotch bonnet chilli, fresh thyme, garlic fried.

Method

Make diagonal cut marks on chicken pieces. In a round-bottomed bowl, add all the ingredients except chicken. Whisk lightly. Add chicken pieces and marinate for 30 minutes. Grill over a medium charcoal fire. Serve hot, sprinkled with crushed black pepper.

The grills were truly delectable, especially the Fish which was simply marvellous. I had my fill and tried other grills as well- Aztec Poblano Paneer, Spanish Valencia Prawns, Arabian Exotic Veggies, Chinese Sichuan chicken, Albuquerque Atomic Chicken. All of them had nice seasonings and textures. The drinks on the mocktail menu are interesting to try as well

I must say, it’s a good way to start the non-vegetarian journey after Navratras.

Anubhav Sapra is an avid foodie! He is a Founder but proudly calls himself a Foodie-in-chief at Delhi Food Walks. He is also a street-food and Indian regional cuisine connoisseur and loves to write about street-food.