Punjabi Food Festival – by Barbeque Nation #jattsetgo

Barbeque nation keeps on coming up with some really interesting food festivals. The regular buffet always gives it a slight routine. That is when these food festivals light your dining experience.

The food festival has lots to offer , from the Lassi to the Parathas, Rara Gosht to the Amritsari kulfi. Everything lined up for you in the Food section below.

Let’s check them out. #hyderabadfoodexplorer #letsexplorehyderabad .

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Ambience:

To get the regular ambience the Punjabi feel to it, its all put up with some thermocol cuttings, some colourful decors etc.

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The best part is that the service staff is dressed up in the traditional attire for service and also perform a group dance which adds to the atmosphere. Also specifically designed table mats with some really cool graphics and a little fun for the kids.

Food:

Soups and salads:

The soups and salads are kept normal. For the vegetarian it was Dal Dhaniya shorba and Hot and our chicken for Non Vegetarian.

Achari corn salad , Peanut chaat , Russian salad , Chat masala fruits and green salad. They didn’t fancy or explore the Punjabi touches here. Kept it simple.

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Appetizers:

This is what they are well known for. A huge menu for the appetizers. The grill and some straight from the kitchen.

Vegetarian:

There were around 6 to 7 variants here.

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The Bhutteyan soya kebab was a kebab with the soya chucks marinated in a slight spice marinade.

The Punjabi paneer tikka was the best  from the vegetarian section. Well marinated chuncks of paneer when grilled gave it the slight char. A must try.

The Cajun spiced potato comes as a pre plated dish and served on the table. Deep fried potatoes topped in a sauce with Cajun spice and some onions.

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There was also a fruit skewer with watermelon and pineapple. Its good for a change. Something not common at restaurants as well.

The kumbh lahori also was decent with button mushrooms marinated and grilled. The size of the mushrooms were really good. Perfect for grilling on skewers.

The Bhutte da jawab nahi is the regular crispy fried corn. Just a fancy name, but this is something I always look at. Perfect snacking.

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Apart from this they’ve got a Chaat counter serving some really good Dahi puri , masala puri , papdi etc.

Non Vegetarian:

Lots for the non vegetarians as well.

Started with some kadak mutton seekhs. Cooked to perfection. Perfectly balanced flavours with a good hint of mint and  coriander.

The Punjabi Pankuri were spiced tandoori chicken wings. This was not that good. Not sure where the missed out. A decent one though.

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Macchi de tikke were a big hit. I always love  the seafood here. Its done so well each and every time. The doneness is what I find consistent.

Peshawari jhinge were also very good. Good sized prawns , well marinated. The marinade is basic and very mild so it doesn’t over power it.

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Apart from the grill there was Amritsari macchi. Fried fish with a prominent taste of ajwain in it. Thats how it is.

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Then the kheema pav from the regular menu. Presented beautifully just for us. But I always find the kheema to be dry, something to be looked at.

Apart from this they have the pasta live counter , the chinese station and the shawarma thats a part of the buffet.

Beverages:

Lassi and chaas served in mud pots is yet another attraction. The chaas is thin , slightly flavored with ginger and some coriander. The lassi is topped with some rise concentrate and has a bit of Khewda syrup.

The regular beverages are also available at extra costs.

Main Course:

After you are stuffed with the appetizers people skip the mains or just have a light one. This is also something I do but just taste a little of everything. But the mains totally blew me away yesterday. They were stunning.

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Vegetarian:

The Hara bhara saag and the Punjabi soya chaap were too good. both are must tries. The hara bhara saag has a creamy texture to it also rich with the use of the cashew paste. The greens give it the flavour profile.

The Soya chaap is something we do not get in hyderabad. This was my first try and guess what , totally impresed. Really well done I’D say.

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Apart from these two there was kadhai paneer , ankur de subzi , baingan da bharta and lauki ke kofte.

They have a paratha section as well. Loaded with butter if you need. Stuffed with paneer, gobhi , mooli etc.

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Also some noodles , Biryani and some plain steamed rice.

Non Vegetarian:

The rara mutton was the best followed by murgh chatkara.

Tender meat of mutton and the kheema base gravy was the best. A must try.

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The murgh chatkara also was really good. Medium spice level but high in richness.

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Apart from these there was butter chicken, macchi da saag and chicken biryani.

Desserts:

The basic ones like the brownie, strawberry cheesecake ( much like a mousse), cut fruits and chocolate pastry from the normal buffet.

From the special menu it was Gulab jamun, moong dal ka halwa , kesar phirni , punjabi special burfi and amritsari kulfi.

As usual the kulfi is the best part. Absolute satisfaction.

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Thats how we ended.

Service, Pricing and Location:

The service was as usual prompt and smooth. The attire adds on to the punjabi fest experience.

The pricing is the same, no changes in that.

869 + tax for veg ( wednesday – sunday)

999 + tax for non veg.

The pricing is slightly lower for lunch and weekdays.

Address: All barbeque nation outlets.

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