- The season to relish and rejoice; signature dishes from India’s north and south
Navratna of Taj Samudra brings the ambience of ‘Holi’, the much delightful and vibrant festival in India during 6 to 15 March. The restaurant will host a special menu themed as ‘Colors of India’ that brings in the real flavours of the ‘Holi’ season in the heart of the Colombo city for lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 7:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.
The exclusive menu combines signature dishes from India’s North Punjab under one roof and appeals to the taste buds of both the vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Live oriental music will soothe your senses during dinner at the Navratna. The season to relish and rejoice, legendary Holi signifies harmony, reassures people to believe in the virtue of being truthful while colours shower joy.
Famed for Indian flavours and atmosphere, the Navratna restaurant has been synonymous with truly authentic cuisine prepared by the Indian chefs. These chefs have honed the culinary art of blending the finest of spices and unique cooking techniques of Indian delights. Over a 150 years heritage, Taj Samudra Colombo has created the ultimate setting of Indian culture with a touch of class. Keeping up with its international presence and standards as your preferred hospitality partner, Taj Group of luxury hotels offer a range of multi-cuisine restaurants to take guests on a gastronomical journey for that fine dining experience. Vegetable curries, delicacies on seafood, chicken and lamb have its own twist as to how the ingredients and spices have been blended. A range of appetisers char-grilled/grilled in tandoori oven, marinated with spices include Khumb Galouti and Seekh Kebab (lamb kebabs) and Pink Salmon Kalimirch along with accompaniments such as Kachumber Salad and Raita and breads like Paneer Naan and garlic Naan; Cottage cheese, tomato and garlic do a reasonable domination as key ingredients in the Vegetarian curries range which include Malai Kofta (cottage cheese and potato dumplings cooked in creamy gravy made with tomatoes and cashew) and the Paneers; for those seafood lovers, probably Crab Kalimiri (crab meat cooked with coconut milk and a dash of peppercorns – specialty of Thalassery, Kerala) and Cuttlefish Chettinad Curry (cuttlefish rings cooked in spicy chettinad gravy) are bound to be your favourites.
The lamb delicacies resemble a taste of Kashmir, Goa and South India with Lamb Rogan Josh, Lamb Vindaloo and Madras Lamb Curry; in the chicken delicacy range, some signature dishes are the world-famous Butter Chicken and the spicy and tangy Chicken Vindaloo with a taste of Goa. The rice range comes both veg and non-veg prepared with your choice of vegetarian, mutton, chicken while spices add a zest signifying its specialty as to how the Biryani and Basmati Rice dishes are named after.
With its sweet and savoury flavours, Kashmiri Pulao rice tastes great – with fruits, onions and a hint of saffron added. As a fine closure to an Indian meal, you may be tempted to pick Rasmalai (Cottage cheese dumpling in reduced milk and topped with pistachio) and Kheer (Classic Indian rice pudding made with rice, milk, nuts and saffron) from the desserts range.
Meantime in the evening, it’s ‘Time for Chaat’ in an ‘Indian Street Chaat Corner’ at the Pebbles till 20 March from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., where Indian delights will savour your sense with the magical spices and flavours. Pebbles is opened all day and offers a range of sandwiches, juices, smoothies, mocktails and other beverages. What’s more, you can also enjoy a game of pool with friends.
Beyond just a meal. ‘Colours of India’ and ‘Indian Street Chaat Corner’ together unveil a truly magical Indian experience at the Taj this March.
For more details and reservations please contact 011-2446622.