Indian cuisine is a mélange of regions, culture and traditions that forms the diverse flavours we boast of. One can be easily spoilt with choice as you step from one state to another. Be it the rustic tikkas from the north, the fiery curries from southern India or the coastal cuisine of west, the regional cuisine of the country will never fail to surprise you with its distinctness. And bringing all of it together, literally on one platter is the new cloud kitchen on the block, Pitaara.
Conceived to introduce the myriad flavours of Indian cuisine from the corners of the country whilst providing an alternative to what is referred to 'Indian', Pitaara explores the diversity of Indian food & brings it to the familiarity & comforts of your home. With a touch of modernity, Pitaara Kitchen revamps traditional flavours and recipes and deliver to your doorstep! From Bandel Cheese Kulcha which is sourced from erstwhile Portuguese colony in Bandel near Kolkata to Tootak Kebab from Hyderabad or Goa's famous Recheado Potato, here is a 'Pitaara' of all the lost recipe and forgotten ingredients!
We got to try some of the bests from their expansive menu and it wouldn't be wrong to say that we had experienced everything from Kashmir to Kanyakumari right in the comfort of our home. We started with melt-in-mouth kale chane kebab that came with garlic-yogurt chutney, followed by saffron chicken tikka - a downright delicious combination of saffron-marinated chicken thighs with cream cheese! Starters were a delight with the addition of succulent Hyderabadi tootak kebabs which were baked to perfection. On the other hand were the authentic Keralan fish tikka and ghee roast idli that had us gasping with its fiery flavours!
For the main course we opted for Rajasthani special Govind Gatte - a gram flour dumping-based dish dipped in yogurt and onion curry. It came with Kurkuri bhindi, making for a perfect crunchy accompaniment. We also noshed upon traditional Dogri meat curry from Jammu, a heavenly sweet and sour curry with perfectly-cooked meat that ca transport you to the warmth of a home-cooked meal in the hills. The myriad variety of breads left us impressed as we went from ragi roti to Malabari parotta and appams, which went well with the Malabari fish curry. While the flavours if each dish are unique and distinct, you might want to order a little more than needed since the quantity of each dish might vary.
Pitaara truly stands true to its name as it packs every Indian region in a box and delivers to your doorstep!
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.