No matter how modern we get or how many new dishes we try, mughlai food is always going to be close to every Indian’s heart and to celebrate the same, K3 in JW Marriot,Aerocity , is serving you authentic and lost indian recipes from Kabul to Kolkata as part of The Grand Highway Food Fest! There are yummy dishes from different regions of India and has special chefs for getting the best taste to you!
K3 is short for 3 kitchens as this place serves three different cuisines namely, Italian,Chinese and North Indian. Not only that, they have different areas dedicated to the cuisines. Gives a feel of three different restaurants under one large umbrella. Quite a new concept for me. The restaurant is sprawling and can accommodate around 350 people…that’s huge! They have taken care of their international visitors by serving world cuisine without neglecting the Indians since the North Indian food has been given a lot of importance and the food is lip smacking!
Coming to the The Grand Highway food fest, K3 has elements of the highway and Indian Dhabas in every cormer starting with a real ‘Charpai’, a pickle counter, Aasif da dhaba, Earthern pots and Highway milestones. The food is set for the lavish meal and I can’t wait to digging to some kebabs.
Banarasi paan ke talwan kebab, something that I had for the first time, was a beetle leaf coated with besan and fried. It was quite good.
Bhurra kebab was super flavory and great as a snack.
Aloo Vadi ki tikki was small ,shallow fried aloo tikki mildly spiced with green chilies,coriander and carrots.. Cute little munching options.
Macchi ke pakode was my favourite of the lot with crisp coating outside and soft fish inside. Typical Amritsari fish tikka and I loved the taste of Saunf in it!
Coming to the main course we had :
Murgh Tawa Biryani: OMG full of saffron flavour and well cooked! It wasn’t dry and these things I really liked! Look forward to trying the mutton version of this dish as well.
Dal Makhani: the bets that I have every had! It was loaded with buttery taste and was lip smacking! A must must try here!
Tawa Gosht: Well cooked mutton in a thick brown gravy and strong indian spices. It is for the spice lovers and I loved this with the Missi Roti.
Bharwan paranthas or stuffed paranthas that are enjoyed in every corner of India, were very neat. I tried the Aloo version but they also have paneer and gobi versions. Not over oily making them light and yum. This is exactly what you want while having a spread like this as a heavy parantha will leave no space in the tummy for other things.
K3 is also serving some nice cocktails and mocktails as part of the TGH festival to go with the meal.
Bunta, a childhood favourite of most, being served in a tradional banta bottle.
Imly sour, an indianized version of the international cocktail, whiskey sour, with added imly. Was quite potent and nice.
My favourite of the lot was a the rum based cocktail we had! It was served in a ‘Paua’ or 250 ML bottle of Old Monk. That’s how alcohol is served in dhabas in India and I had this at k3. The drink had rum,coke,mint, lemon and cardamom in it. Quite different.
Overall, I think that K3 has done a fab job with this concept and the food. The variety is large and the additional installations for TGH festival are colorful and cute! Quite a value for money deal for the cost and I enjoyed every bit of my Saturday Lunch here.
This fest is only till 13th August so you have to hurry before you miss it !
Lunch @ INR 2150 plus taxes
Dinner @ INR 2550 plus taxes
To make a reservation, please call at : 011 4521 2120
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