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Biryani and Kebab Festival – Asha’s at Wafi

A grand indulgence !

Asha’s present’ India’s Pride’ a gastronomical selection of Biryanis and Kebabs

Our trip to Asha’s – Located at Wafi, this restaurant has true regal traces. We have recently reviewed their Biryanis and Kebabs Fesival. It presented a selection of some new unique and creative Biryani and Kebab dishes. Also showcasing recipes perfected by Asha in her personal kitchen in Bombay.

Background & About :

Asha, a quintessential cook at home whose passion in life is to prepare her food with love. She has pampered Bollywood veterans and iconic prime ministers with her secret Biryani recipes.

Cooking has been her life’s interest and love. Asha concentrates her culinary talents exclusively in the kitchens of her branded international restaurant chain. Due to centuries of spice trading Arabia and the Subcontinent share a great culinary history. This rich cultural alliance was responsible for the evolution of two monumental gastronomic phenomena.  The creation and development of Biryanis and Kebabs. Such is the appeal throughout the Arab and subcontinent world of these two unique dishes they often represent the sole offering in many ethnic restaurants.

 

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Kebabs (believed to originate from the Arabic word Kabéb) are cited to date back to the 1300’s. both dishes Biryanis and Kebabs were invented in the royal houses of Persia. They were enjoyed throughout the various Islamic Empires. By offering unique and sometimes forgotten recipes from every corner of the Indian subcontinent, Asha’s Biryani and Kebab promotion seeks to explain the interest of these infamous dishes by celebrating the diversity of hundreds of regional derivatives.

Food Rundown:

We thoroughly enjoyed sampling Asha’s gastronomic delights in a new and exciting menu. We were warmly greeted by the restaurant Manager Aniket & lucky enough to visit the restaurant on the day it sees the biggest celebration for grand occasion of Asha Bhosle’s bday.

The décor and ambiance was unique. While we settled into our seats at the centrally located high rise floor, a huge projector display was showing an exclusive video launched at Asha’s Birthday occasion. Starters along with 4 chutneys arrived immediately for our tasting.

 

 

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Bhatti Ka Chaap –

This smokey sensation is basically boneless chicken leg marinated in a flavorful mix of spices and yogurt, and finished in the tandoor for the authentic aroma. It was tender & mildly spicy, a lemon wedge dusted with Red chili powder comes along for further infusion if you like to have more spicy and sour taste.

 

 

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Kofta Kham Khatai –

This irresistible vegetarian delicacy is big in size and an only vegan option. It is Crispy fried bottle gourd and potato hash patty (3 in total) finely dressed and pan tossed with tamarind chutney, Ginger and fennel aroma. The taste is quite seeming though not deceiving.

 

 

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Bharwa Chicken

A very unique and creatively presented center-filled Chicken pieces. It has chicken mince and Yogurt inside. Meat was succulent and juicy and the mild taste of spices make it favourable to all.

 

 

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Kadak aur Reshmi Seekh Kebab –

It is indeed a perfect pair of chicken mince kebab in two ways. My favorite is the chargrilled one i-e tandoor version flavored in classic spices, however the fusion variation was not a bad take either. It was crispy with cheese stuffing inside. The quality of the meat is excellent and the preparation indulgence was quite evident with dish appearance and taste.

 

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Jhinga Jalpari –

This jewel of the sea and one of our favorite menu item with sun dried tomatoes chutney. Partially minced prawns with mashed potatoes and cheese, deep fried. This unique creation along with pink spicy sauce and lemon wedge dusted with red chili powder was an amazing treat.

 

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Biryanis:

In last we indulged in a Chamandi Prawn Biryani, an unparalleled masterpiece, prawns cooked in a coconut cilantro pesto with lemon juice and coconut milk. Hubby savored the unique flavor of Calicut Gosht Biryani, Asha’s home-style lamb with onion and yoghurt, spiced with cinnamon and star anise. It was aromatic (dum-cook with ghee rice) and full of flavours.

 

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Verdict:

” Promotion’s menu echoes the very finest of the themes and potentials a truly exclusive experience. We indeed felt and discover the unique flavor difference at this contemporary Indian cuisine restaurant. Built around the legendary Indian artiste Asha Bhosle, and her passion for cooking, this Biryani and kebabs grand gala menu reflects the very best of Indian cuisine and promises a truly memorable dining experience. We did not only satisfy the hungry belly but had a memorable soulful experience and encounter the best biryani and Kebab delicacies. “

 

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“A great recipe is like an immortal tune; it happens but only a few times in one’s life”

Asha Bhosle.

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“Tea with legendary singer Asha Bhosle to celebrate her birthday”

Dine at Asha’s and win a chance to meet global icon from September 1st to October 15th 2016. All patrons dining at Asha’s restaurant in WAFI MALL from 1st September to 15th October 2016 will receive a signed limited edition photograph. Furthermore an exclusive opportunity to enjoy high tea for two with international songstress superstar and celebrity chef Asha Bhosle.

“Asha is known to millions around the world as a golden voice. She’s a very accomplished celebrity chef. Her tempting recipes have been pampering guests at Asha’s in WAFI Mall for over 12 years. And now, we’re giving our guests a chance to have high tea with the global icon herself on the occasion of her birthday,” says Rajan Malik Operations and Training Manager.

Diners then goes to a lucky draw. Winners announcement on Monday, 17th October 2016.
“We are very much looking forward to welcoming lucky diners to have tea with Asha Bhosle to celebrate her birthday. She has gone on record to say that “three things are needed for a good life: friends to engage the mind, a song to warm the heart and good food for the soul.”

Asha’s in WAFI seeks to embody all three elements in select gatherings, and our “High Tea with Asha” is an unmissable opportunity,” concludes Mariano Andres General Manager.

 

Essentials:.
India’s Pride, the unparalleled Biryanis and Kebabs menu will be available in Asha’s at Wafi till 31″October 2016. WAFI remains Dubai’s destination of choice for luxury brands, bespoke creators and personalized service and every meal at Asha’s is a carefully curated occasion. Find out more about Asha’s on: www.ashasrestaurants.com

 

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