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A lunch at THE KABAB STUDIO

The Kabab Studio at the Goldfinch Hotel, Bangalore is a buffet restaurant that covers myriad cuisines and lip smacking array of kababs. Me and my wife had a fantastic lunch there. 
Here's a photo tour... 



At the entrance there is a sculpture of a chef grilling the kababs. The Punjabi phrase "Jee Aaya Nu" written on the grill means "Please come in"...


The ambiance is neat and spacious with comfortable seating...


We order our drink which is beautifully presented...


The Gueridon grill is ready for some live, on the table, DIY grilling...


An array of kababs are served. The soft and smoky kababs are so good, they melt in your mouth...


The food presentation was delightful. The dips and pickles are served in Chai glasses that come in a chaiwala's chai glass holder...


The variety of kababs included Amritsari Fish tikka, Multani Murgh tikka, Mutton sheek kabab, sesame paneer tikka, Cottage Cheese Croquette...


The Kalmi Kabab was my favorite...


Papdi chaat and paani puri...


Mushroom tikka was good and perfectly spiced...


Spicy guava cocktail...



The main course buffet was divided into Chinese, North Indian and Continental cuisine. Murgh Shorba - Hot and sour chicken soup...



I found myself being pulled towards the pasta. It was really tasty...



Melon Kuchumber salad. It is a common Indian salad, made with diced vegetables and dressed with lemon juice, salt, sugar, black salt and sesame seeds...



Again a delightful food presentation. Was a pleasant surprise when a truck pulled up on the table loaded with rotis...



And the rotis were had with Malabar fish curry, Murgh Makhani and Gosht Hari Mirch. All the three curries were outstanding...


Pasta Salad...


For their signature cocktail, they probably overdid the presentation part. They used the old railway signal lamp box to park the TKS cocktail...


It took a little effort to figure a way to drink it...


Russian salad...


The Lamb Biryani was light with soft meat pieces and fluffy rice. The spices were at a comfortable level...


At the live Icecream counter, we asked the chef to use his favorite ingredients to make a coldstone icecream. And, what he so magically created, tasted divine...



Blueberry cheese cake...


Angoori Robja...



Mishti Doi sweet yogurt...



We ended our meal with the Lassi. Lassi is a yogurt-based drink flavored with sugar. It is believed to aid digestion and cleanse toxins from the body...

The staff were very attentive and quick. Overall, it was a fantastic experience and we will certainly be going back. 

Feast of Persia Masterclass at Food Hall


Food Hall at 1MG, Bangalore is currently showcasing a 'Persian Food Festival' at their store. I was part of a group of enthusiasts who gathered to learn the preparation of some Persian dishes from celebrity chef Abhijit Saha. Here's a photo tour...


Chef Abhijit Saha is the owner of award winning restaurants Fava and Caperberry in Bangalore. He delighted the audience with his trademark humor and sound knowledge of the subject... 


Abhijit invited some volunteers from the audience to assist him in the cookery...


The first dish of the day is a Spinach mezze with Labneh called Borani-e-Esfenaj...



Soon the dish was ready for plating...



Borani-e-Esfenaj was as tasty as it looked...




Here's the recipe if you want to try preparing it at home...



The interactive masterclass kept the audience really involved...


Chicken Jujeh Kebab with Persian rice and mast-o-khair yogurt dip was the next dish. Marinade for the Chicken Jujeh Kebab...



Thread chicken and diced tomato on skewers...


Barbecue...


This Japanese lady amazed everyone with her skillful tossing of Polov rice...


Chicken Jujeh Kebab with Persian rice and mast-o-khair yogurt dip... 


Here's the recipe...


The next dish, Kebab Koobideh involved pressing of minced lamb on metal skewers...


Ready to barbecue...


Kabab Koobideh was served with a cucumber and pomegranate salad...



Here's the recipe...


Baklava with fig and honey was quite a dessert...


Here's the recipe...


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