Bohri food seems to be the latest fad in the regional food scene in Mumbai with a number of people exploring this cuisine. Interestingly, in keeping up with their tradition of introducing and providing a platform to regional and hyper-local cuisines for the guests, Seven Kitchens, the interactive 24 hours dining venue at The St. Regis Mumbai, is hosting a much-awaited pop-up celebrating the traditional Bohri cuisine. An authentic experience of age-old recipes, traditional spices and cooking styles from the Dawoodi Bohra community, this pop-up features an elaborate multi-course dining experience.
Starting from 28 Feb till 13 Mar 2020 – every evening, this unique pop-up will showcase dishes inspired by influences of Gujarati, Middle-East and Yemeni in association with The Bohri Kitchen – Mumbai’s popular home dining experience along with the chefs at Seven Kitchens.
Chef Paul Kinny, Director of Culinary said, “A lot of research, hard work and excitement have gone into this festival to give one and all an opportunity to discover the bountiful offering that this state has to offer. We have partnered with The Bohri Kitchen who is passionate about this and is well versed with the local flavors and spices. We will host other such local food events to promote and celebrate the diversity and rich culinary variety that India has to offer.”
The ‘Kharaas’ or Starters section consists of the very popular Smoked Mutton Kheema Samosa, Chicken Cheese Shahi Rolls and vegetarian delicacies like Smoked Paneer and Peanut Samosas, Cheese Corn Cutlets and the innovative Nariyal Kebabs – (soft kebabs made of coconut and potato mash). Moving on to the ‘Mithaas’ or Sweet Dish you can look forward to Malai Khaja (authentic Bohri flaky pastry filled with thickened cream – malai), Roasted & Malai Halwa and Kharak Anjeer Halwa. The ‘Pre-Jaman’ (or the Pre-Mains) selection has a mouth-watering array including Chicken Chana Boti, Chicken Rosh, and the famous TBK signature dish – Mutton Khichdi. There’s a lot on offer for vegetarians as well including Patveliya – (Patra leaves coated with besan, steamed and then deep-fried with a special tadka!) and the Dum Subz Masala (Mixed vegetable gravy cooked in mild spices). The ‘Jaman’ or the Main Course features traditional Bohri Chicken and Mutton Dum Biryani and Vegetarian Sabz & Aloo Biryani or Dal Chawal Palida. All of this can be enjoyed with traditional accompaniments of different kinds of bread and delicious condiments like Khajur & Dried Fruit Chutney, Bhavangari Mirchi’s, Baingan Bharta and lots more!
Statutory Warning: The food can send you into a bohri food coma.
Date: 28th February to 13th March 2020
Time: 07:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Price: INR 3300 (all-inclusive) onwards
Where: The St. Regis Mumbai, Floor 9M, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
Phone: 022 – 61628422
Note: The critic was invited by the brand but all the opinions expressed herewith are her own