It is amazing how Trident explores different cuisines of India and bring us food festivals to taste the best of Purani Dilli, incredible cuisines of India or Turkish delight in the recent past. When we were presented with the idea of Trident hosting the best of seekh kebabs, we were intrigued. Seldom do we see festivals based on one main core dish and the festival around the theme. The seekh kebab can be found mostly in the northern part of India and is a piece of meat that’s succulent and melt in mouth. It’s witnessed changes in form of the spices and meat right from the Mughal kitchens to the Nawabi era and now stands the test of time.
We started with the Makai Tinka seekh. Vegetarian seekh made with kernels of sweet corn and spiced potatoes with mint and onions and cooked on bamboo skewers. The slight sweetness of the corn mixed with the freshness of the mint and potatoes added the perfect texture of the seekh and was delicous. The Mattar Moongphalli ki seekh gave the crunchy texture of the peanut and the peas and ginger mix added the perfect flavor to the vegetarian seekh.
We then moved on to the chicken seekh which got us hooked. Seekh Gilafi “chupa rustam” was a chicken mince seekh covered with spiced lamb and coated with spring onion, mint and gave that perfect softness. It was light and perfect accompanied with their in-house pomegranate chutney.
There was also the Kashmiri version of the Seekh kebab, cooked first then tossed with tomatoes, onion, dried ginger and saffron. This gave an additional tang to the dish and took us on a small gastronomic tour.
Don’t forget to try the local version of seekh kebab cooked on iron skewers. These kebabs are served along with roomali roti and dal makhani to make it the perfect dinner meal. You can actually end up eating bowls of their buttery dal like we did.
For desserts, we were served their Badaam aur Akhrot ka Halwa. Rich almonds and walnut provide a delicious end to this rich meal.The seekh kebabs are ala carte order but can be sampled with Kanak’s unique royal plate or Kanak platter sets.
Seekh Kebabs festival is on during the week at Kanak, at Trident, Hyderabad, from 23rd May to 3rd June, 2016, 7pm – 11:30pm
Venue: Kanak, Trident Hyderabad
HITEC City, Hyderabad – 500 081
Duration: From 23rd May to 3rd June, 2016
Time: 7 pm to 11.30 pm
For reservations, please call 040 6623 2323