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I did not feel heavy after having a large variety of delicacies prepared by him.
After having a good chat with him I came to realize that Dr. Hussain, who himself is a descendant of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, never cooked commercially. He is a cooking enthusiast and likes to cook at home. The entire menu, served as a buffet, at the Jashn-E-Awadh festival at Indyaki, Radisson Blu Pashchim Vihar under guidence of Dr. Izzat Hussain taken care of not only non vegetarians but vegetarians too.
The welcome drink Sharbat-e-zaffran was a really sweet saffron infused milk. It had visible saffron threads of which the flavour was very prominent. In starters we tried Izzati Kebab which was Dr. Husain’s Unani version of the Mutton Galouti Kebab. It was perfect melt in the mouth and just like the real stuff you get in the finest eateries of Lucknow. There was a vegetarian version of the kebab as well and it was hard to tell that it didn’t contain meat as it’s texture was really good. Sheeshmahal Tilli Machhli was basically fried fish somewhat similar to Fish Amritsari. It was really crispy and the spices made it hot and tangy. I really loved it. Sheeshmahal Gobhi was also batter fried and had similar spices.
Shahi Tukda was a bit too sweet for my liking but I loved Nimboo Ka Halwa. The taste of Suji gelled beautifully with lemon. Dr. Husain is very particular about his ingredients and never uses anything unless there is a logic behind it. Lucknawi cuisine in itself is a treasure and a gem like Dr. Husain coupled with the sheer genius of Dr. Chopra is something no one can afford to miss. The Jashn-E-Awadh festival is on till 2nd August 2015 and is a pure delight to the tastebuds.
Disclaimer – This review was done on an invitation from the establishment. Views expressed in the review is entirely ours and without any bias. Pictures of the dishes are not the standard portions, they are sample portions.