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This first month of 2021 has started with several festivals as it coincides with the harvest period across the country. Indulging in delicious foods is part of Lohri, Pongal and Makar Sankranti celebrations. We list for you some of the nicest places that are offering harvest culinary delights.
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar (Mumbai)
The Sahar property brings an assortment of culinary masterpieces that has a specially curated menu which includes a mix of recipes from Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat and South of India using seasonal ingredients. The delectable spread includes delights such as pindi chole, Amritsari macchi masala, aloo ke gutke, daliya Pongal, mangodi pulao, Jodhpuri gatta curry, undhiyo, sev tamatar nu shaak, dal baati churma, puranpoli and tilgur laddoo. An added attraction is the Sula wine barrels on display and the grape stomping pad, which will be accessible to the guests. One can also order teh finest wines from Sula’s vineyards.
Details: Sunday, January 17, noon onwards.
ITC Kakatiya (Hyderabad)


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Award-winning speciality restaurant Dakshin is celebrating the goodness of the harvest season. Specially curated Sankranti lunch menu includes mouthwatering dishes like Naatukodi Pulusu, Mamidikaya Mudda Pappu and Chakra Pongal.
Details: January 14 to 17.
Taj Lands End (Mumbai)


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Toj’s Bandar property is serving Lohri special treat with exclusive delicacies of the first harvest with their specially crafted Lohri favourites at Masala Bay and Vista Alfresco. Expect Sarson ka saag, Gajar methi mattar, Wadi aloo chholiya, Amritsari ma di dal, Makai ki roti, Bathua raita, Meetha chaawal and Gajar gobhi shalgam achaar.
Details: Uptill January 17.
Oota Banglore (Bengaluru)


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Oota Bangalore is serving delicious food prepared Karnataka-style food. Made with traditional recipes, teh menu offers culinary delights like Mavinakai Bella Panaka, Ellu Kadle Bella, Sihi Matu Khara Huggi Anna, Avarekalu Payasa, Avarekalu Masala Vade, Menasinaki Bajji, Avarekalu Bath, Avarekalu Huli, Yenne Badnekai Sukkha and Kadle Genasu Kurma.
Details: January 14 to 17
Tanjore Tiffin Room (Mumbai)
The restaurant brings authentic Pongal feast from Tanjore! Keeping with tradition Tanjore Tiffin Room presents a Pongal special thali celebrating the multi-day harvest festival observed by the Tamilian community. Standing by the ethos of being traditional, honest and simple, the bistro is serving home-style food Pongal specialities made with recipes that have been passed down over generations. Expect food like veg stew, veg Madras curry, avial, flaky Malabar parotta, porial, the symbolic banana, papadum and Banana chips.
Details: January 14 to 16; available between 12 pm to 3 pm and 6.30 pm to 11 pm
Thangabali (Mumbai)
This Mahim-based restaurant is serving traditional dishes prepared in this harvest festival using flavours of southern India. Dishes like avial (Tamil style), siru kilangu poriyal, urlai battani kurma, pappadam, aambar, rasam, chakrai pongal, kara pongal, sadam, aval karmbu, kallu dosa and balai palam.
Details: January 14 to 16; 12 between noon to 4 pm.
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