- Engaging ‘Kathputli’ performances by traditional Rajasthani Puppeteers
- 100 Delectable Dishes from Rajasthan
- Traditional Story Telling Sessions for Kids will be organized
Kesariya, Bangalore’s first Shekhawati restaurant is hosting special Rajasthani Food Festival and an authentic Rajasthani puppet show for Bangaloreans. The celebrations starts from 27th September to 7thOctober 2018 at their outlet in Sadashivnagar. The festivities will take place at the outlet from 12 noon to 3.30 PM during lunch and 7PM to 11 PM during dinner. The food festival include, traditional puppet performances to sumptuous food to foot tapping folk music.
The festival focuses on the culinary art of Shekhawati, which has rich traditions and elements of Haveli culture, which Kesariya restaurant is presenting to Bangalore.
The food festival is also offering its ancient theater form, ‘Kathputli’ – popularly called is a traditional art form of Rajasthan that is performed during festivals and social gatherings. The puppet show at Kesariya will be anchored by Mikha Singh who hails from the desert state of Rajasthan. Apart from cultural performances, the celebration nights will have a lighthearted story narration along with puppet dance performances on popular Rajasthani folk songs. Traditional Rajasthani folklore about kings, dynasties, love and romance will be weaved together to create a memorable show for the audience. The bright colorful attire of the puppets, the vibrant stage setup and the upbeat music will leave you spellbound.
Kesariya is also going to offer a special 7-course menu that has been specially created for the Food festival. The grand menu starts with welcome drinks with choices like Masala Chaas, Pudina Punch and Kery Pudina Pachak. Soon after a welcome drink, a traditional Shekhawati meal is followed with a sweet dish. Gorge on the sinful MalaiPetha Sandwich, JalebiRasmalai Sandwich and PaneerGhevar right at the start of your meal. After enjoying the rich and ghee filled sweets, pamper yourself with starters like MatarKachori, Urad Dal Ka Samosa, PyazoVada and AlooMatar Samosa along with Kachumbar and Green chutney.
For the main course, try out the traditional RajasthaniBaatiwith Dal Panchmel and Choorma. We also have a range of curries like PaneerSimlaMirch, Aloo Gobi, BharmaKofte and AamMethikiLunje that can be enjoyed with Fulkas, Missi Roti, Dal ki Poori, RajshahiPulav or steamed rice. You could also try out the Bajre Ki Khichdi or Ram Khichdi. End your meal with a sumptuous bowl of BadamKaHalwa, ShahiJamun, Moong Dal Halwa or Mango Shrikand.
The restaurant has a Special Menu priced at Rs.595/- including taxes and Rs.350/- for kids (5 to 8 years). This festive season get the best of Shekhawati food and entertainment at Kesariya from 27th September to 7th October 2018.
When: 27th September to 7th October 2018 (12 to 3.30 PM and 7 to 11 PM)
Where: Kesariya, Address: #214, Sadashiva Nagar, Armane Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560080. Above Nexa palace.
Phone no: 080 23610800
Cost: Adults – Rs 595/- (inclusive of all taxes), Kids – Rs 350 (5 years to 8 years)
Kesariya, Bangalore’s first Shekhawat restaurant, is an ode to the rich tradition of Shekhawati and its cuisine. Staying true to the famous marwari code of hospitality, Kesariya treats each guest with equal attention, serving some of the most popular dishes, featuring along with specialties that one would not find easily outside of Shekhawati. The restaurant kitchen is being led by a third generation maharaj, assisted by cooks, from the region itself.
Ingredients such as saffron, dry fruits, jaggery, ghee and other dairy products, bajra, are used frequently in the cuisine. And while the curries are quite rich, primarily due to the use of nuts such as almonds and pistachios), the flavours are subtle and not as spicy as some other parts of Rajasthan.
An a la carte menu can rarely give a diner the true experience of a cuisine that is so niche. Therefore, the food here is served as a thali. This will allow the guest to come as close to a real Shekhawati experience as possible. Nearly 25 dishes, including staples and other accompaniments, is served course by course, in specially made silverware, making it almost a royal meal. In fact, Kesariya is one of the only restaurants in the city that serves food in silverware, a traditional practice in the havelis of Shekhawati.
It’s common knowledge that food is one of the best routes when it comes to understanding the culture of a place, and its people. From hand-ground masalas, to specially sourced ingredients from Rajasthan, the basic idea of Kesariya is to bring a slice of Shekhawati right into the heart of Bangalore, and they do just that.