Saturday June 23rd, 2012: Presenting Bengali Cuisine
Savor the Scrumptious Taste of Bengali Cuisine at Saffron Valley.
Bengalis have an infinite love for all things Fish. This must be due to their proximity to the ocean aka Bay of Bengal, where seafood is plenty and fresh. Bengalis prepare their fish in innumerable ways – steamed or braised, stewed with greens or other vegetables and with sauces that are mustard based or thickened with poppy seeds. The use of mustard seeds and mustard oil is very typical of Bengali cooking and so is fresh ground mustard paste.
The use of spices for both fish and vegetable dishes is quite extensive and includes many combinations not found in other parts of India. Panch Phoron, a term used to refer to the five essential spices, namely mustard, fenugreek seed, cumin seed, aniseed, and black cumin seed, is a characteristic spice-mix that is fried and added at the start or finish of cooking, giving the dish a special flavor.
Bengalis are also famous for their distinctive sweetmeats made from milk products, including Rôshogolla, Chômchôm, and several kinds of Pedas (milk fudge). All of India clamors for Bengali sweets. And if you’re in Bengal, roshogollas are a must try.
In short, Bengali food is an impeccable amalgam of sweet and spicy flavors that feels like a dance in your mouth.
Saffron Valley gives you a ticket to experience and delve into the origins of this truly delectable cuisine only this Friday at the yummy price of $9.99pp.
Seafood Shorba- a flavor packed broth of seafood, mushrooms, spinach
Veg Rolls- a classic Calcutta street food
Samosa Chaat- savory pastry, potatoes, green peas, chutneys, yogurt, gram noodles
Jhuri Aloo Bhaja- deliciously lacy and crispy Potatoes
Chicken Chilli- spicy and tangy chicken appetizer
Vegetable Noodles- soft noodles stir fried with fresh vegetables
Luchi- puffed wheat bread
Begun Bhaja- eggplants sauté
Lau Ghonto- chow chow guard cooked with lentils
Aloo Gobhi Matter- cauliflower, potatoes, green peas in select spices
Veg Biryani- long grain basmati slow cooked with vegetables
Koi Macher Jhol- a tasty fish curry from Bengal
Chicken Kasha- dry chicken curry
Chicken Tandoori Kebab- tandoor grilled chicken kebabs
Strawberry Cake- dessert
Rosogolla- puffed milk roundels in a sweet syrup
So forget about going through all that travel hassle and get your ticket to a taste of Bengal today – with today’s lunch buffet at Saffron Valley!