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Take a look at the exciting dishes on offer today. Photo courtesy: The Bombay Canteen

This year on Independence day, while we may not be able to visit restaurants due to the ongoing pandemic, we can surely order home our favourite dishes. Eateries all over India are doing their best to curate delectable dishes for guests to enjoy from the comfort of their homes. Here’s where you can get a taste of the best Independence Day offerings:

Qualia

The Mumbai-based, award-winning restaurant Qualia by Chef Rahul Akerkar is offering an Anglo-Indian themed brunch for delivery. This special menu is a family-style meal and is available for two or four people. The brunch showcases Qualia’s trademark cuisine—dishes with Indian roots and a modern European flare. The meal includes Anglo-Indian dishes such as Tamarind Coconut Pomfret Curry, Brinjal Potato Vindaloo, Railway Vegetable Cutlets, Halwa of Goan red rice, coconut and black jaggery along with a range of chutneys. The menu also features an in-house cocktail mix called The Teatotaler, a concoction of Earl Gray, hibiscus, lime and tonic, which can be mixed at home with the alcohol of your preference.

Taj Hotels

This Independence Day, Taj Hotels is providing guests the opportunity to order their favourite dishes from iconic Taj Hotels’ restaurants across Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad with its newly launched, food delivery website known as Qmin. A repertoire of culinary experiences, Qmin brings signature dishes from the hotel chain’s celebrated eateries to guests’ homes. The chain has also launched the Qmin app, which is currently available in Mumbai and will roll out in nine other cities including Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai in the coming weeks. Some of the restaurants available on Qmin include Golden Dragon, Souk, Thai Pavilion, House of Ming, Celeste, Cal 27, Southern Spice, Masala Klub and Yellow Brick Road.

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Crispy Prawn Butter Chilli Garlic – The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

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Kibbe – The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

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Steamed Pomfret – Taj Lands End, Mumbai

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Truffle Edamame Dumpling – The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Kappa Chakka Kandhari

Kappa Chakka Kandhari in Chennai has unveiled a delivery-only offering this week called ‘KCK FoodPack’ with a menu of home-style, comfort food from South India. The first edition of the ‘KCK FoodPack’ launched in time for the Independence Day weekend, includes dishes from Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The menu comprises a wide selection of seasonal and regional specialities such as the Malabar Bento (a bento box inspired set meal with a biryani, three dishes, Malabar Parotta, accompaniments and dessert), a selection of biryanis, vegetarian starters, seafood and meat specials including Prawns Roast, Alleppey Fish Curry, Chicken Ghee Roast and desserts including Caramel Custard and Payaru Payasam.

La Folie

La Folie in Mumbai is a chocolatier that sources single-origin cacao ethically from around the world and pairs it with local, natural ingredients to craft its chocolates. On 15th August, for every chocolate bar purchased from the La Folie website, the company is giving 10% of the sales proceeds to GoGround, a farming cooperative in Kerala that La Folie sources their Indian cacao beans from. Through GoGround, these funds will go towards distributing pumps that enable farmers to spray fungicide in the fields, thus preventing the ‘black pod’ disease, which is the main threat for crops in that region as well as to support the women that work at the cacao farms.

The Bombay Canteen

For the last five years, the Bombay Canteen, has been hosting an Independence Day Dawaat in support of various social causes. This year, they are bringing their popular Independence Day celebration to guests’ homes. The Bombay Canteen has partnered with the eco-conscious design firm—Corugami, to re-imagine what the daawat would look like at home. The proceeds will support the Naandi Foundation, a social sector organisation and Araku Coffee, with their campaign to help independent farmers through the planting of trees. Each meal will feature scrumptious regional Indian delicacies and will amount to the planting of 10 trees. Additionally, the culinary team of the restaurant is conducting online cooking workshops, proceeds of which will also support local farmers.

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Dawaat Box Designed by Corugami

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Beyond Designs Bistro

Luxury furniture and lifestyle brand, Beyond Designs’s New Delhi based eatery offers healthy, mindful and experimental food. For Independence Day, this multi-cuisine restaurant has curated a special Tricolour menu, which comprises some of its most popular dishes that feature the Indian flag’s hues. These include Spinach and Pumpkin Tricolour Quiche with House Salad, Tricolour Terrine, Roasted Pumpkin and Kale Salad, Spinach Ravioli with Homemade Cheddar Sauce, Carrot Soup with Peas and Basil Bruschetta, Thai Green Curry and Thai Massaman Curry. Beyond Designs Bistro’s Tricolour menu is available for in person dining as well as for delivery and takeaway.

SOCIAL

Ahead of Independence Day, SOCIAL has launched a special Mumbai street food menu. This menu is available for home delivery through six Mumbai SOCIAL outlets, with all safety and hygiene protocols in place. The eatery has replicated Mumbai street food vendors’ most famous dishes. The offering includes favourites such as Andheri Station Bhaji Pav, Sindhi Paani Puri, Kandivali Fried Chicken, Mr. Dabolkar’s Dabeli, Ek Number Vada Pav, Azad Nagar Ragada Pattice, Paaji’s Pav Bhaji, Mhatre’s Misal Pavi, Naan-stop Chap, Kandivali Fried Chicken and Virarcha Chicken Bhujing.


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