The aroma of ghee and roast!


Two little phrases give me nice pleasure. And these are ghee and roast, put collectively. My favorite dish at Saravana Bhavan – these carefree days when one might sit there and have a contented meal – was a ghee roast dosa. It was crispy, and had a scrumptious perfume of ghee. And it was the thought of this aroma that drew my eyes to a dish referred to as that had the phrases ghee roast rooster on the menu of Fresh to Home (Freshtohome.com), a meals supply platform.

We began ordering raw fish and shrimps from Fresh to Home a pair of years in the past. Then, some weeks in the past, I noticed that they’d added marinated, ready-to-cook gadgets on their menu. And there was a dish there referred to as Tangy Chicken Ghee Roast! I ordered it, and regardless of being not an excellent fan of rooster, I beloved it.

It got here wrapped within the flavours of ghee and all that we needed to do was to place it in a kadhai, add a tiny bit of oil and let it simmer for 10 minutes or so in 100 ml of water. We stirred it now and then, sprinkling some water when wanted. And out got here a scrumptious dish — tangy and fiery purple (due to the Byadgi chillies that it had been marinated with). The dish, says the app, is standard within the Mangalore-Kundapur area of Karnataka. And it’s definitely standard in our home.

We tried out some of the opposite marinated dishes, and got here to the conclusion {that a} prawn dish that we ordered — Gambas Con Tomates Secos Y Aceituna – deserved the crown, although the runners-up weren’t dangerous both. This was a dish of contemporary shrimps in a garlicky marinade, cooked in olive oil, with sundried tomatoes, garlic, parsley, chilli flakes, sliced pitted olives and salt. Following the directions given on the location, we let this prepare dinner in 50 ml of water, till the shrimp was carried out. The dish was pleasant, the sweetness of the shrimp complementing the tanginess of the sundried tomatoes.

Mutton Mince Dry Fry Photo: Special Arrangement  

Another dish that labored effectively was Mutton Mince Dry Fry. It had a tomato base and a mildly candy style (maybe from the peas) that I fairly loved. I had the keema with home-cooked rotis, freshly sliced onions and tomatoes on the facet.

We additionally requested for Amritsari ajwaini machi pakora – a 300-g pack of sliced boneless basa, in a batter of mildly spiced besan flour and ajwain (carom seeds). This was meant to have been deep fried, however we shallow fried it. I’m not an excellent fan of basa, although Fresh to Home often shares the Indian river basa (and not the Mekong one). This one didn’t enchantment to me a lot. The besan coating was a bit too thick, and I believe it additionally misplaced some of its style as a result of we didn’t fry it the best way it ought to be carried out.

The charges are affordable, however a bit erratic. I paid ₹279 for the 500-g pack of the Tangy Chicken Ghee Roast, although the location says it prices ₹245. Likewise, the 400-g mutton keema pack is priced at ₹700, however my invoice reveals that I paid ₹444.

Also on the menu are Coconut Chicken Curry, Butter Chicken, Chicken Cafreal, Lahsuni Malai Prawns, Honey Mustard Chicken Wings, Tandoori Chicken Legs, and one thing referred to as Granny’s Masala Fried Chicken.

Tangy Chieken Ghee Roast

Tangy Chieken Ghee Roast  

I’m going to check out Granny’s Masala Fried Chicken. The phrase granny by some means provides to the style of meals. Quite like ghee roast!

The author is a seasoned meals critic

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