‘Nizami Nawabi’ food festival at The Great Kabab Factory, Radisson Blu Guwahati

Best of lip-smacking food from Lucknow and Hyderabad ‘cuisines’ are being served for the food lovers as the Great Kabab Factory, at Radisson Blu in Guwahati, is organizing a duel of the royals with the ‘Nizami Nawabi’ food festival.

The ‘Nizami Nawabi’ food festival, which brings the best of Lucknow and Hyderabad, will be held from February 17-26.

The Indian specialty restaurant is offering a unique dining experience for the food lovers. Using recipes combining the ancient with the contemporary, The Great Kabab Factory (TGKF) at Radisson Blu Guwahati brings delectable kababs from all over the world to one table. At The Great Kabab Factory, one can experience mouth-watering kababs prepared in seven different styles, roasted on the tandoor or on a singhri, shallow-fried in a tawa or a mahi tawa, deep-fried in a kadhai, steamed in pots or even grilled on a stone.

‘Nizami Nawabi’ Food Festival

India is a wonderful treasure chest containing and revealing many fascinating tales from the days of yore. From February 17-26, The Great Kabab Factory is inviting the foodies to a gastronomic journey to India’s most historical and celebrated food provinces, Lucknow and Hyderabad.

“Come aboard an odyssey to India’s regal past, through the bylanes of Lucknow while enjoying a peek into the shahi bawarchi-khanas of Nizams. The culinary rivalry between legendary Nawabs and fabled Nizams is one of the most talked about cuisine-dramas in Indian history. Kababs, Korma or Kurries?! Gear up to experience Nawabi opulence & Nizami zaika as the forgotten flavours of a glorious heritage come alive on your palate.”

Awadhi cuisine originates from the Oudh (Awadh) region of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India and is greatly influenced by Mughal style of cooking techniques. Awadh gave birth to the “dum” style of cooking or the art of cooking over a slow fire, which has become synonymous with Lucknow today.

Hyderabadi cuisine, conjures up delicacies that are rich in taste and texture with mouth-watering aromas. A princely legacy of the Nizams of Hyderabad, Hyderabadi cuisine is a blend of Mughlai and North Indian cuisine, with an influence of the spices and herbs native to Telegu region. There is a saying in Hyderabad, cooking patiently or “itmenaan se” is the key!

‘Nizami Nawabi’ food festival at The Great Kabab Factory, Radisson Blu Guwahati
‘Nizami Nawabi’ food festival at The Great Kabab Factory, Radisson Blu Guwahati

The glorious cuisines from the land of Nawabs and courts of Nizams can be best defined as rich, rustic and robust. The master chefs at The Great Kabab Factory have curated a royal vegetarian and non-vegetarian feast, a rare treat that comprises a potpourri of rich Lucknowi and Hyderabadi delicacies.

Savour luscious and delectable Hyderabadi Pathar ke Phool ki Chop, Hazratganj ki Talli Machhi, Haleem, Awadhi Murgh Burrah, Falaknooma Chooza, Kakori Kabab, Tar Gosht, Hyderabadi Chicken Mandi and much more. The scrumptious vegetarian fare includes Nilgiri Paneer Tikka, Kamal Kakdi ke Goolar Kabab, Ghutwa Soya Kabab, Charminari Subz Haleem, Bhutte Badam ki Seekh, Hyderabadi Subz Mandi, Paneer Mirch ka Salan and so much more. The royal desserts repertoire include Khubani ka Meetha, Shahi Tukda, Badam ka Sheera and more. It’s a royal date!

Menu offerings

A different menu is set for each day and guests are served unlimited servings of each dish, either vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Besides the restaurants’ signature kababs such as the Galauti and the Burrah, the meal comprises of daal factory, biryani, a selection of Indian breads and the best of seasonal vegetables and desserts.

The signature kababs have been created after a decade of extensive research and development. TGKF owns a recipe bank of over 450 kababs which include many closely guarded family recipes passed down through the ages. Various imitations have been created but none match the unique flavor and aromas of the original TGKF signature kababs.

For the vegetarian clientele, the corporate chefs have introduced kababs such as tandoori broccoli and subz galouti which are unique to the TGKF dining experience. All the retail locations worldwide use the TGKF proprietary spice packs that ensure the same great taste everywhere.

The Great Kabab Factory ‘experience’

When dining at TGKF a guest would get the feel of dining within a virtual food factory. The cutlery resembling factory tools and the metal serving dishes are all factory like. The staff wears dungarees to highlight the fact that they are all like factory workers. An open kitchen allows guests to enjoy the feel of eating within a factory premises. Each TGKF outlet exudes vibrant colors, lively sounds and a very distinct ambience which adds to the ethnic yet modern feel to the overall restaurant concept.

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