On the occasion of World Tourism Day – Govt. of Odisha celebrated the spirit of tourism in a aromatic and ambrosial way. The Tourism Department organized a food festival where anybody can taste the much talked about delights of star restaurants. It being food and stars, we arrived to try our taste of tourism.
Walking down the stalls put up by a variety of restaurants such as Mayfair, Crown, Swosti Premium, we halted in front of the stall by Empires group. The captivating aroma in the outlet transfixed us.
Empires’ stall had something different than the other stalls. They presented the signature dish of their star chef, Chef Mathuras’, Mughlai Paratha. It is well known that parathas are a regular in the dinning table of the Indian household. You can have paratha without and fuss and frills or have the royal and aromatic fillings.
Mughlai paratha is a decadent Bengali street food and we had a taste of Bengal when we took the first bite of Chef Mathura’s Chicken Mughlai Paratha. Succulent, luxurious and rich- even these terms fail to describe the marvellous taste of the paratha.
Dressed with soft, liberal layer of whisked eggs, there was an even stuffing of minced chicken inside the paratha. Chef Mathura’s 18 years of experience can be seen in the expertise of making the paratha and its stuffing.
The minced chicken stuffing was spiced with chopped ginger, garlic, chillies and the regular Indian spices. Paratha was soft yet firm to hold this dense stuffing. Garnished with onion rings and refreshing mint chutney, this paratha has the perfect balance.
Mint chutney had mint and coriander leaves with chillies and curd. It gives the much sought after freshness with the luxurious paratha.
What our taste buds said, this paratha and chutney combo is definitely a signature dish and provides the consumer a heavenly experience.
In Indian households, chai and paratha combo goes hand-in-hand. And we didn’t want chai to feel left out! With our Mughlai Paratha, we had this full-bodied masala chai. Oh, the chai! Packed with Indian flavours of Bay leaf, ginger, black pepper and the aromatic cardamom, this chai was everything you look for in chai!
The punch of ginger and the fragrance of cardamom, this chai was the perfect palate cleanser.
Inputs: Apurba and photos by Tveshaj