Regional Specials at Park Balluchi:
Just as in culture, geography and climate, diversity can be found in India’s food as well. The delicious Indian recipes, as rich and diverse as its civilization, have been passed on through generations. At Park Balluchi, we endeavor to present to you different strokes of regional Indian cuisine – authentic delicacies and street food as they are relished in India.
This month, we are showcasing two such dishes. Amritsari Kulche Chole and Mumbai Pav Bhaji.
In the holy city of Amritsar, nobody can go hungry. For pilgrims and the poor, there’s the divine langar at the Golden Temple. For tourists and the locals, there are dhabas – a hole-in-the-wall eatery that dishes up the most flavorful food at the humblest of prices. The Amritsari Kulcha is worth devouring, certainly – it’s this plump, yet flaky flour flatbread, soft with potato and onion, spiced with pepper, chilly, cumin and dried pomegranate seeds on the inside and crunchy with oodles of butter on the outside. It is served with ‘chole’ and tamarind chutney, jaggery, onion and green chilies.
Pav Bhaji is almost synonymous with Mumbai Street food. It is said that the origin of this dish can be traced back to the rise of the textile mills in Mumbai. The impoverished mill workers preferred to have a cheap light and nutritious lunch during their short lunch break, so a vendor created this innovative dish. Initially, it remained the food of the mill workers. With time the dish found its way into central Mumbai and other parts of the city, and then to the restaurants all over the city. It’s popularity grew and Pav Bhaji is now available in almost all Indian fast food restaurants across the globe. Enjoy this melange of spiced vegetables topped with chopped onions, lemon and cilantro served with soft buttered pav at Park Balluchi.
March 8th is Women’s Day:
Women’s History Month highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. This March 8th, we are celebrating International Women’s Day by offering a complimentary Mango Lassi to all women who visit Park Balluchi on this day.
Holi Specials at Park Balluchi:
Holi is the festival of color celebrating the beginning of warmer weather, the triumph of good over evil and the importance of love and of happiness. The festivities of Holi bring thousands of people out onto the streets in a dazzling display of color and good cheer. And how can food be far behind? We will be serving Holi specials on our Lunch Buffet on Wednesday, March 23th. Come, celebrate with us and enjoy Pakoras, Jalebi, Gujjiya, Puri and many other traditional foods.
Mon – Fri – $12.99 + tax
Sat-Sun – $14.99 + tax
Includes complimentary drink!