Last week was quite eventful for me, with loads of good food and amazing company. I enjoy foodie meetups because you get to meet so many like minded people at one place, sharing their love for food. This time I was invited by Zomato India for my first ZomatoMeetup at Eros Hotel Delhi to taste various Pakistani delicacies at Daawat-E-Maghrib , an event to showcase some of the most delicious kababs & curries from Pakistan. The event was held at Singh Sahib, A restaurant which is famous for its offerings from Undivided Punjab. I completely adored the decor and ambience, it was quite colorful , with food presented in copper urns.
Look at all the deliciousness on Live Counters were dishes were made on Tawa, Sigdi & Kadai.
We got a chance to taste famous and scrumptious starters like – Lahori Fish Fry, which was one of my favorite starters that day. Chargah & Bhain Ke Pakodey.
From Tawa – Chapli Kabab, minced lamb kababs, juicy & spicy. Subziyon ki Shammi , it has chunks of vegetables, unlike any other veg shammi kababs I have ever had.
From Sigdi – Murgh Malai Boti & Malai Mushrooms, true to its name, quite tender and creamy.
Famous dishes like Haleem & Kunna Gosht were also available at Live counters which were served with traditional accompaniments like Khameeri Roti, Lemon Wedges, brown onions & mint leaves.
Main Course had a lot to offer both for meat lovers & vegetarians. We started off with the vegetarian delights like
One dish, or the way of its preparation caught my attention. It was Sindhi Katakat Counter, it was a mixture of meat organs namely Kidney, Brain, keema & mutton liver cooked on a tawa. I was initially apprehensive about its taste but to my surprise it tasted good !
In Non vegetarian section there were some interesting curries like – Macchi Ka Salan, that had subtle flavours and thin curry, I totally loved it with rice !
Lahori Murgh Chana, which was quite an unusual combination for me, but according to Chef Gulzar this combination is a match made in heaven !
Dessert spread instantly got my sweet tooth’s attention ! I love Phirni and was so glad to have found Sakorey Wali Phirni. Other sweet dishes were – Pethey Ka Halwa, Lab-e-shirin, & Sheer Korma
Meeting Chef Gulzar and knowing about the culinary background of all the dishes and what he likes the most about them, how they are different from Indian dishes was an amazing experience. Good food, live music (ghazal), beautiful royal ambience & fellow foodies turned my evening a memorable one.
*I was invited by Zomato for the tasting.