Get an Idea to celebrate your new year party with best food and drinks. In Chennai lot of cuisines arranging hot parties for new years eve. Just select as per your choice, and enjoy this great moment. Even if you are completely familiar with the Food Court at Express Avenue Mall, there are chances that you could walk right past “Cilantro” without even knowing.
As you stumble into “Cilantro” you almost expect to see pizza bases being flung in the air and delectable pastas being smothered in sauce! But surprisingly what greets you at this tiny kiosk instead is the aroma of freshly ground spices. “Cilantro” perhaps is the only eat-out in Chennai which specializes in Bohra food, dishing out ladles full of pulao, daal, Haleem and Paaya curry.
If you’re at sea at where to start, then settling for the veg / non-veg combo is a good option. The food here is reasonably priced, tasty and wholesome, and not too hard on the pocket either. Bohri cuisine has adapted from the cuisines of Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, the Middle East and of course, India, echoing a distinct Gujarati influence. Authentic Bohri cuisine always starts with dessert rather than ending with one!
Dabba gosht is a combination of well cooked mutton baked with eggs. Daal chawal palida is popular with vegetarians, while the paaya curry (trotters) is generously spiced and simmered in milk to get that perfect taste! Haleem is popular during the holy month of Ramzan. This porridge is a medley of chicken, wheat grains and masalas. Traditionally it is simmered overnight to get the required taste and consistency.
Other options include chicken biryani, kebabs and kachche gosht ki biryani. Almost all dishes are accompanied with fragrant basmati pulao, raita or rotis to complete the dining experience. A must-try is the Bohri malida made with wheat and jaggery or lachka- more like a cracked wheat halwa. Expect to pay around Rs.200 per head for ample portions, distinct taste and efficient service. The quality of food it serves, stands out more than the restaurant does!
There’s no denying that North Indian cuisine is fast catching up in popularity in the South! Move over idlis and dosas, paneer butter masala and butter naan are here…
This restaurant is a true haven for lovers of North Indian food in Chennai . Chances are you could well miss spotting this non descript restaurant, but if you allow your olfactory senses to lead you along, then you really can’t miss “Curries N’ Chutneys. ”
The completely vegetarian menu seems to be infinite: your choices range from nargisi kofta, tadka daal, paneer makhani, mushroom masala, palak paneer, gobi alu, methi malai matar, dal dhokli, kadhi and lots more. There’s good news for lovers of chaat: the restaurant offers over 15 varieties of chaat alone! Other delicacies CNC is renowned for include a range of thalis, kebabs, pakoras and tikkas (all vegetarian of course!).
The parathas at this restaurant definitely deserve a special mention! The restaurant offers a mind-boggling choice of 20 varieties of parathas alone and a wide variety of phulkas too! The all-time favourite is the paneer paratha, while the other innovative versions range from shredded spinach, grated carrots, cauliflower and radish, to peas, daal, methi, and mushrooms. If you are looking for a one-dish meal, go for the filling poori-bhaji combo that is both tasty and wholesome.
If the gigantic menu tends to confuse you, your best choice is to go for a thali. Their Marwari thali comes well-recommended with all-time favourites like daal bhatti, sanger ki subzi, mangodi, kadhi, churma etc, served with generous helpings of rice, poories and rotis. Priced at Rs. 55 it is quite a steal! The thali not only allows you to taste a variety of dishes, but is also a quick lunch / dinner solution if you are pressed for time. Great value for money makes this restaurant a must-visit!
Instead of the above venues you can check the list of all happening new year party events in Bangalore , Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai on www.buzzintown.com.