In a city dominated by mach loving Bangalis and where love for Biriyani overpowers love for just about everything else, Casa kitchen has been arguably one of the pioneers of pure veg food. If this was not commendable in itself, they are running frequent food festivals to explore the many dimensions veg food truly has to offer.
The festive cheer of Christmas is upon us and this time around Casa Kitchen is running this Escapade to Sizzlers festival where the food does indeed sizzle!
The special menu which will be available from the 22nd of Dec up until the 1st of Jan has about 17 options covering starters , main courses and even sizzling desserts. Indian, oriental and continental all the major genres are included in the extensive menu leaving something in it for every palate.
Among the starters, we started with the crispy chilly broccoli (yes, you heard it right! Crispy chilly broccoli and not the crispy chilly babycorn we have gotten so used to). This was not only something different but it was tasty too.
The paneer shaslik was next up. The crunch of the capsicum and the tad sweet dip to go with the lovely paneer was delicious.
The bar-be-que soya steak was served and it was probably the showstopper! If I am being very honest, the hardcore non vegetarian that I am, this was one dish that didn’t seem all that appetizing and I for one was apprehensive. But buoy I was surprised. Very pleasantly so. They just nailed it. I didn’t miss my meat and I loved it!
Next, came the vegetable lollypops which were basically crunchy fried vegetable drumsticks on sugarcane sticks and with barbeque sauce. They looked exactly like chicken drumsticks! To all vegetarians, if you have ever fancied having a chicken wing or a chicken lollypop you must have this dish. This is your chance. You cannot afford to miss this!
For mains we tasted the cottage cheese lasagne. It was another unique concoction where they replaced the layers of pasta with sheets of paneer and in place of the meat in between the layers they have put in exotic vegetables. It was a dish that fascinated me. I loved it. The concept. The taste. The presentation. Beautifully done. Hats off!
It is worth mentioning here that they make their paneer in house and they do a fantastic job at it. I simply loved the paneer here. Other main course options featuring paneer are all highly recommended.
If you are looking for something Italian, the Italian Tropicana which is a combination of tomato spaghetti , cheesy potatoes and parsley penne should be your pick. The classic cottage cheese steak with parsley rice and arrabiata was also pretty nice. For the record, I feel this place is one of the rare places that does a decent arrabiata sauce.
Among the oriental options, I tasted the Soya Manchurian which was more or less standard fare.
We finished a hearty meal with an exquisite custard pie which with the custard and the plum make it a must have dessert this Christmas season. The Mountain lava with its melted chocolate is one sinful dessert you just cannot go wrong with.
Disclaimer: Team Hungry Hallows were invited by the management for a tasting session.