Mango & Pineapple Salad
Mango & Spinach Salad
I ordered for Aamer Chop in starters, as it appeared to be a name I hadn’t heard of before. The green mango chops were presented beautifully in a white plate, garnished with salad leaves and served with green mango chutney. A beautiful combination of spices filled in the mango chops and deep fried for a great taste!
Next came the main course, and I was excited to try the Aam Ka Paneer Pasanda. A green mango curry prepared with blended spices mildly topped with pieces of paneer wrapped in mango slices. Too much mango, but so good to tickle the tastebuds! I mixed it with mango rice and the combo tasted nothing less than bliss.
For the non-vegetarians, the mouth-watering ‘biryani’ synonymous with the City of Nawabs has acquired a fruity flavour with a dash of mango being added to the aromatic dish. Also, Aam ki Kaleji, Aam ka Barra & Aam Murgh Korma are among the many other dishes for the chicken/meat lovers!
Aam ka Paneer Pasanda
Coming to desserts, you can satiate your sweet tooth with a plethora of mango delicacies during the fest. I tried Mango Cold Cheese Cake, Mango Phirni, Mango Tart, Mango Pudding & Mango Mille Feuille. My favourite has to be the phirni with rice, milk and diced mangoes, served in traditional kulhads.
Mango Cheese Cake
Mango Pudding & Mango Mille-Feuille
You can definitely not miss this festival if you’re a mango lover. Mango Extravaganza, happening at Orchid restaurant, at Fortune Park BBD Lucknow is a must visit food festival this summer for all Lucknowites! 1st-10th June (lunch & dinner timings). Call : 0522-4259999 for table reservations.
Photographed by : Yash Bhatnagar