New Delhi, February 12, 2016: The FDCI, in collaboration with ITC Grand Central, will present a zestful culinary journey with Tastes (rasa) of Banaras at the enchanting ‘Weaves of Banaras’ fashion extravaganza. This is part of the ‘Make in India Week’, being held in Mumbai, on February 14, 2016. The cuisine being presented for the occasion will bring out indigenous flavours of the ghats from heirloom recipes.
Some of the creations for the evening include Nimona, a traditional vegetarian dish made of fresh, sweet green peas coupled with the pungency of ginger, acidic flavours of green chili, bitter from cumin and sour, which is from a hint of raw mango. The crispy salty lentil pakodis, served with mixed vegetables, tehri, timater chaat, mashed tomatoes, spiced up with spicy black pepper coupled with the pungency of ginger is served with sweet raisins and salty savories. There will also be the delectable mirchi gosht, (lamb), which has the virtues of sweet cooked with the pungency of garlic, served with the bitter spiced potato pulao and cucumber raita. It is a dish you would want to try over and over again.
Manjit Gill, Corporate Chef ITC Hotels said, “It is our pleasure to present on the scenic terraces of ITC Grand Central, the Tastes (rasa) of Banaras. Food is synonymous with life and its goals. It is a divine gift, so cook it, serve it and eat it! In the spirit of joyful reverence we present to you the most coveted flavours – sweet, salty, sour, pungent, astringent and bitter in their full glory.”
Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI said, “We are delighted to present the age-old yet celebrated recipes of Banaras at this engaging presentation. The cuisine and crafts are inter-related as they both take us down memory lane as we pay a tribute to the luscious textile heritage of Banaras. We would like to thank all our partners once again for giving the FDCI, an opportunity to partner with an event of this magnitude.”