Turkish delights – The Hindu


Few new eateries in Mumbai, handle to elicit a sigh at first sight. But the excessive ceilings in Hurrem’s, a Turkish baklava and confectionary retailer and café on DN Road in Fort, manages to do this simply.

A go to to the massive retailer is just not lower than a sensory expertise. The giant glass counter neatly and luxuriously showcases over 15 several types of baklavas, Turkish sweets, and vibrant Turkish delights. A big kitchen behind the counter additionally whips up savoury treats comparable to a scrumptious zaatar cheese bread (₹240) or cheese pide, which you’ll be able to take pleasure in with a cup of Turkish espresso (₹275) which is ready at a beverage bar. Working onerous to ship on his promise of an expertise, Farid has additionally included a nut bar, the place you should buy a wide range of dryfruits and nuts, starting from goji berries to pecan nuts. This one is a deal with for residence cooks and lovers of meals.

Founded by Ahmed Farid, Hurrem’s appears to be like opulent and austere all on the similar time. “Today, consumers are seeking experiences out of the ordinary. While a lot of global cuisines have found their way to the consumer, we identified a gap in the Indian market for 100% authentic Turkish baklava and were keen on catering to this requirement without any compromise,” says Farid.

The architects who labored on Hurrem’s are Turkish — Özlem Kulaç and Berkay Kars. And there are usually not one however two Turkish cooks who’ve packed their luggage and are available to Mumbai to present us an genuine expertise. Chef Sefa Sülüker is answerable for the baklavas and chef Mehmet Cam of the savoury objects, each have been skilled in Gaziantep, Turkey. Farid tells us that along with hiring Turkish cooks, his crew took a number of journeys to Turkey to get all small particulars proper. All recipes utilized by the café, have been handed down for generations.

Guests can select from some traditional forms of baklavas, together with Fistik Baklava (4 items for ₹560). You can even order single items and make an assortment field or the 80-layer filo pastry filled with sweetened pistachio. Other choices embody Kaju Baklava, Walnut Baklava, and a few particular varieties together with Havuc Dilmi (a big piece that prices ₹430 every), Midiye (pistachio baklava with an addition of clotted cream, is ₹200 per piece), and Chocolate and Hazelnut Baklava. Each baklava we attempt is rolled to perfection, the filo pastry is exceptionally delicate however robust sufficient to not crack below strain of its wealthy dry fruit stuffings. The Turkish Delights, which can be found in a spread of scrumptious flavours are gentle and straightforward to gobble.

Hurrem’s 210, Taj Building, floor flooring, DN Road, Fort; 47415001; Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Fri-Sun 10 a.m. to midnight.

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