Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 30 November 2020

Celebrate Indian Independence Day in Dubai with these food deals

From tricolour cakes to special biryanis, here are some ways food lovers can mark the occasion

Several restaurants in Dubai have launched deals for India Independence Day, including Shamiana, Vego Cafe & Confectionery, and Bombay Brasserie.   
Several restaurants in Dubai have launched deals for India Independence Day, including Shamiana, Vego Cafe & Confectionery, and Bombay Brasserie.   

On August 15, India celebrates its 74th Independence Day. To mark the occasion, which commemorates the nation’s independence from the UK in 1947, a number of Dubai restaurants have launched special deals and menus.

If you’re thinking of celebrating the day with a culinary journey, here are some offers to get you in the festive spirit.

Vego Cafe & Confectionery

Vego Cafe & Confectionery has launched a limited-edition cake to celebrate Indian Independence Day on August 15. Supplied
Vego Cafe & Confectionery has launched a limited-edition cake to celebrate Indian Independence Day on August 15. Supplied

The vegetarian cafe in Mankhool has launched a limited-edition tricolour Independence Day cake, featuring fresh fruit and vanilla cream in between layers of sponge. The cakes are eggless, and you pay by the size, with one-kilogram (for Dh100) or 500-gram (Dh75) options available. It is recommended that you pre-order 24 to 48 hours in advance. The tricolour treat is available until Sunday, August 16 and orders can be placed by calling 04 399 2230.

Desi Junction

If you can’t get enough of the biryani, one of India’s most popular dishes, then head over to Desi Junction, an Indian restaurant that opened earlier this year in Al Karama.

Desi Junction has launched a biryani menu featuring six vegetarian and non vegetarian biryanis. Supplied
Desi Junction has launched a biryani menu featuring six vegetarian and non-vegetarian biryanis. Supplied

The venue is paying tribute to the country’s diversity with a biryani menu, with six non-vegetarian and vegetarian options. Diners can choose between options such as lagan ki murgh biryani (basmati rice cooked with marinated chicken on a dum, flavoured with saffron) and matka mutton dum biryani (basmati rice and marinated mutton cooked in a clay pot).

Available on Friday and Saturday, August 14 and 15, 1kg of any of the biryanis costs Dh79.

Shamiana, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai

Gajar ka halwa from Shamiana, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers. The restaurant is having a special three-course menu on the occasion of Indian Independence Day. Supplied
Gajar ka halwa from Shamiana, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Supplied

The international outpost of the famous Mumbai restaurant, located in Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers, is serving a three-course menu this Independence Day, with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available. Some of the dishes on the menu include mulligatawny chicken soup, paneer and chowki mutter tikka, tandoori lamb chops and zaffrani salmon, all served with freshly baked Indian breads. For dessert, guests can savour a trio of Shamiana’s signature desserts including gajar ka halwa and ras malai.

The menu is available for lunch and dinner on Saturday, August 15 (from 12pm and 6.30pm, respectively). Prices start at Dh195 per person for the soft drinks package. For reservations, call 04 574 1111 or email reservations.jltdubai@tajhotels.com

Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai

Bombay Brasserie in Taj Dubai has a three-course set menu to celebrate Indian Independence Day. Supplied
Bombay Brasserie at Taj Dubai has a three-course set menu to celebrate Indian Independence Day. Supplied

The signature restaurant in Taj Dubai is inviting guests to celebrate the occasion with a three-course menu.

With non-vegetarian and vegetarian options available, some of the dishes include lamb barra kebab and achaari paneer from the Rajputana region. Mains from Hyderabad and Punjab include kache gosht ki biryani and sarson ka saag, with makki roti. For dessert, guests can enjoy an assorted mishti platter, showcasing classic Bengali desserts.

The menu is available on Saturday, August 15, for dinner only (6pm onwards) and is priced at Dh225 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 04 438 3222 or emailing fbreservations.dubai@tajhotels.com.

Updated: August 13, 2020 07:50 PM

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