Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu’s annual Uttar Dakshin Food Festival is here to offer you a diverse range of gourmet experiences from South to North of India.
If there is one way to get a full experience of Indian cuisines all in one place, then Uttar Dakshin Food Festival hosted by Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu is the perfect place to be. This time around, the five-star and most reputed hotels of Kathmandu started its festival from 14 August which was inaugurated by His Excellency Shri Ranjit Rae, Ambassador of India to Nepal and will be continued till 31 August. Held at the hotel’s Kakori Restaurant which is known for its North Indian cuisines, the restaurant mainly focuses on South Indian delicacies during the food festival.
The North Indian cuisines are mainly inspired by and include dairy products like milk, ghee, paneer and yogurt. Also the combination of various routes gives you that full vibe of North India with dairy thickening gravy curries. So if you are planning to go to the food festival, one can choose to go fully north Indian with Chapattis, Parathas and variety of Dals, vegetables with yoghurt paneer (cottage cheese) and pickles. Also, if you are going towards north Indian, you ought to try the most popular Tandoori Chicken of Kakori. For dessert, Kulfi, Halwa, Burfi and Peetha are what you can have if you are going Uttar (North).
But if you want to try something that Kakori Restaurant offers once a year for two weeks only, you must try the South Indian cuisines. The non-vegetarian menu of Uttar Dakshin Food Festival takes you to the coastal states of Orissa and West Bengal with adequate amount of fish and seafood items. You ought to get a taste of coconut and zing of chilly when you are having South Indian cuisines. But due to many distinct people coming to the festival, the hotness of chilies has been minimized for people to get full flavor of South Indian dishes. Along with such coconut and spices rich curries, one can pair up rice for that magical combination with the seafood curries. Along with these specialties, the stock South India cuisine favorites like, Dosa, Idili, Sambhar Dal, Rasam and Biryani are also available at the festival. These dishes have brilliant blend of flavors, colors, seasoning, nutritional balance, fragrance and tidy presentation. Also don’t forget to try Chutneys made from tomato, rice, tamarind and peanuts. In terms of dessert, the menu of Uttar Dakshin Food Festival offers two dishes when it comes to South Indian cuisine. Both Parippu Pradaman and Payasum are mouth watering delicacies that contain lentils, coconut infused products and jaggery which can conclude your dinner on a sweet note.
You don’t have to specifically be into north or south cuisines. Try to mix up the dishes a little, like trying north curries with rice or south curries with roti. It might not be authentic to do so but still you get the mixture of both cuisines for which the event is held at first. One can also choose from the festival’s equally mouth watering options in the four-course a la carte menu comprising wide ranges from soup, starters, main course and desserts, with the perfect amalgamation of fundamental ingredients and cooking techniques delivering authentic Indian style and flavor.