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Sofitel Mumbai BKC celebrates 10-day Hyderabadi food festival

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Unfolding age-old culinary secrets brimming with aromatic spices, Sofitel Mumbai BKC brings to you the Hyderabadi Food Festival in association with Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre and Hyderabad International Convention Centre. Chef Mohammed Iqbal from the brand’s sister property has joined the culinary artists at Sofitel Mumbai BKC’s, award-winning signature restaurant Jyran – Tandoor Dining & Lounge, over a 10-day food festival until Sunday, 20th October, to present delicious Hyderabadi cuisine from the land of the Nizams.

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Traditionally known as the Hyderabadi Ghizaayat or Deccani style of cooking, this authentic cuisine dates back to the Qutb Shahi dynasty around the city of Hyderabad, developed over a two-century long history. Hyderabadi cuisine is an amalgamation of multiple foreign influences including the Mughal, Turkish and Arabic, along with native Telugu and Marathwada inspirations.

Known for its generous use of meat, rice, spices and herbs, Hyderabadi cuisine is a favourite of food connoisseurs from around the world. The talented culinary team at Sofitel Mumbai BKC and Chef Mohammed Iqbal have curated exotic Hyderabadi dishes such as Kacchi Gosht Ki Biryani, Varqi Luqmi, Methi Chamam, Phathar Ka Gosht, Khubani Ka Meetha with Saffron Cream, Murgh Taimori, Nizami Handi Dum Ka Murgh and more to be relished during the food festival.

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At the inauguration of the food festival, Chef Neeraj Rawoot, executive chef, Sofitel Mumbai BKC said, “The mention of Hyderabadi Biryani brings images of a mouth-watering pot full of long slender rice grains cooked patiently with delicious meat and spices. We are delighted to bring these flavours along with an array of sumptuous dishes to our guests during this 10-day festival. We look forward for them to explore the aromatic nuances from the culinary and culturally rich city of Hyderabad.”


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