For authentic street fare, make a stop at Citrus this weekend
Citrus at the Leela Palace is celebrating street foods of India with its new food festival. Curated by the chefs at the restaurant, the festival entitled Street Food of India has a menu boasting traditional favourites and exerpimental dishes. “We have tried to bring together the street food and fine dinining,” says chef Ali Zafar. “Curating this menu was not easy because there is just so much to choose from. We have tried our best to include as many dishes as we can,” he adds.
The buffet menu is indeed quite expansive. For starters, we recommend the Palak Pan ki Chaat (with spinach and pan leaf crisps) and the tarty Raj Kachori. They also have the famous Kolkata rolls and Kothu Parathas from Tamil Nadu. Dhokla and Khandvi from Gujarat are served on the table.
The menu has a substantial main course section. We picked the Idiyappam with Paya Korma and the Kheema Baida Roti from the streets of South India. For seafood lovers, there are deep fried treats like Nethili Fry and Jheenga Koliwada. Carnivores can sink their teeth into the Beef Phal, Quail roast and Pathar Gosht.
Finish with some hot Jalebis with Badam Milk or the classic Kumbakonam degree filter coffee.
Till September 11. `1,500 ++
At the Leela Palace, Old Airport Road. Details: 30571340
— Anagha M