JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu’s sea-facing restaurant Saffron is undoubtedly one of the best places to eat in Mumbai, but this isn’t the only reason it is an ideal location. The restaurant’s traditional take on Awadhi cuisine and several other Indian dishes has made Saffron a popular hotspot for families. Over the years, it has also a set precedent for its unique approach to finding underrated recipes.
Adding to its charm this year is chef Parveen Khan, also known as Parveen Jehan Begum. Hailing from an old, traditional family of Hyderabad, Chef Khan will be presenting authentic foods of the nizams at Saffron from December 6-14, 2019. The 9-day culinary festival, ‘The Savant of Spices’, is a mouth-watering repository of home-cooked traditional ingredients and aromatic spices presented through authentic Hyderabadi dishes.
Chef Parveen Khan grew up watching her mother Begum Mumtaz Khan teach legions of young Hyderabadi women the unique styles of her cooking; she also consulted with hotels across the country. This further compelled Chef Parveen to ace her mother’s art of cooking by learning to dissect flavours and aromas, eventually also leading her to pen the cookbook ‘Hyderabadi Khasa’. The tome speaks volumes about her mother’s signature style of simplifying old recipes sans tampering its authenticity by using exact weights, measures, and newer methods.
It is this ideology that finds its way to the festival. Taste Nizami Subz Palak Marag, Tomato Kut, Allo Korma, Khatti Daal, Kaddu Ka Dalcha, Bhoona Lehsooni Palak, Gosht Marag, Mutton Luqmi, Khatta Murgh, Nalli Khallia, Fish Mahi Khaliya, and more. Round the experience off with Hyderabadi desserts like Kulfi Falooda, Geelay Firdouse, and Qubani Ka Meetha.
Relish traditional Hyderabadi cuisines with noted chef Parveen Khan, who excels at the authentic foods of the Nizams
Time: 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Price: Vegetarian – Rs 1,999 (plus taxes). Non-vegetarian – Rs 2,250 (plus taxes).