Trivandrum: Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel at Kovalam is hosting a food festival with a difference. This unique food festival is a tribute to the Border Security Force (BSF), the primary border defence organisation of our country and is dedicated to the heroes of BSF. It may be noted that BSF Day is celebrated on December 1st every year.
The four-day ‘Rang de Basanthi’ food festival from November 11-14, 2018 offers some of the best cuisines from our neighbouring countries especially those who share their international border with us. This is an excellent opportunity for the foodies in the capital city to check out some mouth-watering delicacies from different cuisines. There are dishes from Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Sri Lanka to give that international flavour while that from Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab gives the local taste.
Sebastian P Abraham, Executive Chef, Uday Samudra said, “We have been working on the ‘Rang de Basanthi’ food festival for about six months. The menu features dishes and desserts from ten international border cuisines. There are three sets of soups, salads, main course dishes and desserts from each cuisine and this would change daily this giving our guests a wide variety of food to enjoy. This food festival is our tribute to those who guard our borders for us.”
Machher Jhol from Bangladesh, Nihari Mutton from Pakistan, Butter Chicken Masala and Dal Makhni from Punjab; Orange Honey Chicken, Spicy hot noodle and stir-fried tofu from China, Ceylon Crab Curry and green mango curry from Sri Lanka; Jasha Maroo, Ema Datshi and Red rice from Bhutan, Veg momos and Aalu dum from Nepal, were the highlights of the main course on the first day of the festival. The live station, chat counter, dessert section and tea stall also offered various options for the guests.
B C Nair, DIG, BSF Kerala inaugurated the festival in the presence of Raja Gopaal Iyer, CEO of UDS and other dignitaries. Several Officers from BSF and their families were also present.
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