The Farzi Cafe – Mango Mania Food Festival!

The Farzi Cafe is a Contemporary Indian Bistro and Tapas Bar, best described as a gourmet experience and serves traditional global cuisine with an Indian touch. The Farzi Cafe is the place you would go for a get together with friends or with a loved one or go out for a family outing, all of which promise to give you an exceptional Indian dining experience. The restaurant has a laid back and a fantastic ambiance with amazing interiors. The nearest landmark is Times Tower.

Summertime, for foodies, is compatible with curated mango menus popping up throughout the city. Farzi Cafe, known for their incredible combinations and mashups of cuisines, now has a unique festival dedicated to this king of fruits. From raw mangoes to the ripe varieties, there is a bit of everything in this menu.

I started by ordering from the drinks menu. The cocktails are innovative with choices such as Mango Magic – A vodka cocktail mixed with in-house mango jelly & Basil Concoction. The classic combination of Mango & Basil in Farzi Style. Mangolicious – Fermented Mango infused tequila with vodka & mango puree & Kala Khatta foam over the top. Mangorita is tequila shaken with Mango Marmalade & Mummy’s Mango Chutney served with ice Popsicle. Mango mocha – One of the rare mix of Fresh Mango Pulp with coffee & Lime. Mango Mania (Mocktail) a little concoction of Mango Puree, Mango Chutney & homemade peach soda.

The food menu has salads, tapas, mains and meetha (desserts). I first tasted the green mango and papaya salad. The topping of the crispy lotus stem made the dish a conqueror. Pan Tossed Aubergine & Asparagus, Cherry Tomato & Mango Masala, Dhaniya Kulcha.

From the tapas, I suggest the Ghee podi idlis with raw mango and cashew masala — just pure happiness food. The fresh mango and mushroom stuffed kulcha was another favorite, with its tandoori crust and soft filling. The Spicy chicken meatballs with a hard mango core and the Ginger Aam Papad Prawns, Roasted Fish Tacos, Shredded Greens & Mango Salsa. Tandoori River Sole, Kacchi Ambi Ki Chutney, Popped Amaranth were also delicious as my friends said.

For the main course, there were some classic Indian-inspired dishes. The Andhra fish curry with raw mango, served with coconut rice, was a tangy and hearty meal. Kacchi Ambi Ki Dal, Ghee Pulao was the usual dal-rice combo, but with a sour twist, it stole my heart. Their desserts are equally quirky. The Mango and White Chocolate Popsicle were served with a fresh mango falooda. I also loved the Vanilla pod cheesecake, with Kesari Aam Ras.

Avg Cost: Rs. 1,500 for two.
At UB City, Vittal Mallya Road.

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