The national capital is witnessing a culinary storm as the chefs at Crowne Plaza Today New Delhi Okhla are set to dish out the flavours from the ancient city Peshwar. Dawat-E-Peshawari at Edesia is one of a kind food festival to transport the guests to the culinary bylanes of Peshawar and relish the rich, royal, astonishing flavours from the mainland. To add to the culinary aspect, the festival will also provide a glimpse to the cultural, artistic, historic aspects of the ancient city.

I recently visited the Edesia restaurant with friends and we were delighted to witness the Peshawari food festival. What i witnessed was a great pictographic journey show casing the cultural, culinary and historic legacy of Peshawar. Also, Art and craft heritage was displayed at the entrance to give a real feel of the heartland of Peshawar.

There were Live counters and live music to set the regional look and feel. We were able to savour the rich taste of handpicked ingredients for Peshawari cuisine with sumptuous delicacies such as Lahori bhagichi kebab , Angare seekh kebab,  (Shinwari) Sindhi chicken tikka ,Kharode ka shorba , Chicken yakhni shobra ,Lahori machi curry and many more.
I really loved the tastes and spices used were just perfect. The chef really paid attention to details as they wanted to ensure that the guest’s enjoy the authentic flavours of peshawar.   I relised mutton pukhtan and chicken siyal court too. The variety of food on offer was so delightful that we had no idea of the time. Bokarkhani and Tafftan Khamiri roti were the highlight in the breads section.


The dessert variety was great with a number of cakes, phirni and jalebi to name a few.

The festival will be held from 16th November, 2018 to 30th November, 2018. According to Executive Chef Swaminandan, “Peshawar like Delhi has an old walled city and a rich culinary tradition. It is famous for its Namak Mandi which is a cult place for delectable Pashtun flavours. Known for using minimum spices, the dishes are char-grilled or made in kadhai and are known for retaining the original flavor of the main ingredient. We are trying to recreate the Peshawari magic for our patrons.”

 

Highlights-

-Over 80 dishes from the Namak Mandi of the ancient city Peshawar

-A pictographic journey show casing the cultural, culinary and historic legacy of Peshawar

-A beautiful set up depicting the rural and urban elements of the region

-Art and craft heritage of the mainland

-Live counters and live music to set the regional look and feel