Khandani Rajdhani is well known for its traditional vegetarian food served on various occasions all through the year. Quite famous for their service and hospitality, Rajdhani is frequented by patrons for its North Indian specialties.
With the onset of Mango season, Rajdhani opens its curtains to unveil their annual mango festival named – Aamlicious Thali festival. I visited Rajdhani on an invite to taste the special Aamlicious Thali and share feedback.
Welcomed with the traditional way of applying sindoor on the forehead with aarti, we were promptly taken to the area where a huge variety of dishes made with Mango are displayed. I was awed to see so many traditional dishes that predominantly are from Rajasthan and Gujrat.
As we seated to begin the dinner, welcome beverages that included Panch Phoron Kairi Panna (Raw mango juice) and Kesari Aam Thandai are served. While the aam panna was good, Kesari Aam Thandai was a very pleasant drink to start with.
After the pleasant drinks, then started coming in different varieties of chats – Jodhpuri Mango Dal Dhokli, Aamras Khasta Kachori Chat, Bikaneri Palak Aamras chat and Kairi Bakharwadi chats. Followed by chats are the specialties – Mango Khandvi, Cheesy Aam Pizza Dhokla, Kacha Aam nu Muthiya, Rasila Aam Papad Samosa and Kaala Aam Papad Potli Kachori. A single bite of these amazing dishes is good enough to fill your tummy.
But, there are many more specialties/regulars to come from the main course that included poori, bhakri & thepla with the spicy achar is different varieties. The curries that went well are the Rajasthani Kaju aur Aam ki subzi, Kairi Samose ke Subzi, Ker Sangri Ambolia and Goonda Kairi nu Saag.
As always, ended the sumptuous meal with tasty sweets that included Mango Rabdi Jilebi, Gulkhand Paan Malpua, Aamrakhand and Mango Basundi.
Such seasonal food festivals that come from the house of Khandani Rajdhani are truly amazing and I look forward for such events to savour the tasty food. Kudos to the chefs and management for dishing out such wonderful dishes.
P.S: The mango fest is on till end of May.