Reviewed by Tastydish Super Food Expert : Rohit Dassani
Unmaad, the cultural festival of IIM-Bangalore spans over 3 days (between 1st to 3rd Feb) and is packed with variety of events and entertainment. There is fun all around with events like dramatics, music, dance, street play, professional concerts and the grand Unmaad fashion show among many others. But what makes it come together is the food. Many food stalls line up to serve the hungry kids be it street food to Indian to Chinese, there is everything here. We sampled few of these stalls on Day 1 of the event.
Pina Colada – This Pina Colada comes from ‘The Cold Press’ which serves 100% natural cold-pressed juices. It was a rare combination of Pineapple juice along with Coconut water (instead of the coconut milk). It made the drink much lighter and flavorful.
Club Kachori with Sabzi – The Club Kachori with Sabzi from ‘Adda 117’ was the first dish we tried here. The Club Kachori were fluffy and crispy. While the Sabzi was made of Aloo and chana, which was spot on. Not spicy at all, this was the favourite among all as the combination is legendary.
Veg Momos – The Veg Momos from ’30 Sqaure’ doesn’t need any introduction. The Momos were pipping hot and is served with chilli sauce and a Nepali chutney. The Nepali chutney was fantastic as it was a bit sour and spicy. The momos were filled with cabbage, carrots among other veggies.
Chaap Platter – The Chaap Platter from ‘Chandni Chowk 2 Bangalore’ was a combination of some of the best chaaps be it masala, malai, peri peri or tandoori. If you don’t know what chaaps (basically soya bean chunks) are then it should be on your must try list. The masala and the malai was simply out of the world due to the smoky flavor of the tandoor.
Grilled Veg Burger – The Grilled Veg Burger from ‘Biggies Burger n more’ was filled with two patties, veggies and a lot of barbeque sauce. The burger was truly American in taste and size. Enough to fill one’s stomach.
Mix Veg Kulcha – The Mix Veg Kulcha from ‘Punjab Food Corner’ is one of North India’s favourite food. The Kulcha was stuffed with aloo, onion, gobi and paneer and is served with Chole and a special tamarind and onion chutney. The Kulcha was very filling and when tried with these condiments, takes the whole experience to the next level.
Willy Wonka – The Willy Wonka from ‘Cream Stone’ is a combination of chocolate ice cream, brownie and sauce. These 3 chocolaty items come together beautifully in this dessert. The ice cream is created in front of you and is served in a wafer basket.