Top Hotels to Serve your favourite Chaat
NDTV Cooks | Updated: May 27, 2014 13:37 IST
Now enjoy the tantalizing flavours of Indian street food in some of the top five star restaurants and luxury boutique hotels spanning across the national capital region. Straight from the busiest lanes of Old Delhi, the famous chaat has been picked up only to be re-created and served bright on the sophisticated platter. Hotels which had been offering Italian, Pan-Asian to American and continental cuisines, are making space for dishes like Aloo Chaat, Chana masala, and tandoori dishes, which are becoming quite a hit amongst travelers.
"A surprising number of tourists, and corporates, who do not have time to eat chaat outside on the streets of Delhi like to try the flavour here. From Delhi Chaat platter to tandoori tikka, we have a wide range of Delhi street food to offer to the food lovers among the newly introduced international cuisine," said Abhishek Basu, the executive Chef at The Park Hotel.
Hotels like Taj Mansingh and The Imperial have successfully extended their menus to embrace tandoori delicacies among other international delicacies and cuisines. While top hotels try battling it out to replicate the local and rustic flavours in their master kitchen, Vikas Khanna has quite an opposite remark to make. The cooking sensation admits that his cooking style takes a lot from Indian street food, yet he believes that at times it is beyond his capacity to reproduce the taste that is served on the streets."One cannot do better street food than the people who serve on the streets. To be really honest, I can't do it, I can't re-create the same golgappa paani in my kitchen. That particular paani has its own texture and flavour which is hard to get in a room similar to an operation theatre (the restaurant kitchens)," Vikas Khanna says.
Indian street food has long reigned on the hearts and minds of not only the natives but also of those who visit from far off places. Relishing a chaat platter from the roadside push-cart stall has always been a unique experience it its own. Including this favourite indian food amid the sophisticated realm of five star menu is a welcome move, but how well a competition can it be to its original local counterpart is to watch out for.
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