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What: Hyderabadi food festival

Where: Samrat restaurant at Chanakya BNR Hotel, Ranchi

On till: December 29

Relish a slice of Hyderabad sitting in the heart of Ranchi. Hotel BNR Chanakya on Station Road has brought the best of Nizami cuisine at a 10-day food festival that kicked off on December 20.

“Not only Charminar and pearls, food is the other royal treasure of Hyderabad,” said Dharambir Kumar, food and beverage manager of the hotel.

“Since winter is the time for savouring rich and spicy food, we thought of holding a festival to tickle the taste buds of capital residents,” Dharambir went on to add.


Ghazals play in the background as guests dine, a perfect way to spent the chilly mornings and evenings while digging into spicy kebabs

On the platter

Vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes along with sea food for lunch and dinner

Menu for the day

Dum ki Biryani, Patthar ke Gosht, Andhra Mutton Curry, Nihari Gosht, Dum Ka Murg, Murg Ghazala and Nawabi Lobster will be the pick among non-vegetarian dishes.

Kotmiri Sabji, Khatte Aloo and Tulsi Paneer Tikka will be exclusively for vegetarians.

Among kebabs, the special ones will be Murg Rosani Kebab and Phaldari Kebab that will be stuffed with raw fruits and come with a spicy tang.

Anjeer Ka Halwa and Gile Firdaus will be the perfect desserts to end the meal.

Pocket pinch

The à la carte dishes are priced between Rs 125 and Rs 850. If a family or group of four to five persons opt for a decent mix of dishes, the cost will come around Rs 400 per head

Chef speak

“Addition of certain herbs, spices, condiments or an amalgam of these will make the dishes more tasty,” claimed executive chef Uttam Sarkar, who has 17 years of experience in dishing out this cuisine

t2 advice

Be a true connoisseur of Hyderabadi food and ask for a mitha paan after the meal.

Toast to talent: Be it academics, sports, co-curricular activities or social work, students of Dhanbad Public School have proved their excellence in almost all spheres of life. The achievers were feted at the 24th annual day celebrations of their cradle on December 20 and 21.

While guest of honour Aruna Bhagania handed over certificates (above) to as many as 203 students, the tiny tots matched steps with each other to present a welcome dance. Dressed in emerald saris, the senior girls performed a classical dance
(in picture left).

Anjali Rana, who represented the country in the 8th Asian Youth Netball Championship, was elated to receive an award from her cradle. “I am proud of my school, which not only provides me the best education, but also encourages me in taking up sports and other extra-curricular activities.”

Principal DA Chetal welcomed the guests and proposed the vote of thanks. “A school is a mini world where one receives
training for life,” Chetal said.

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