Arunachal Bhawan serving traditional food items has become a favourite among food enthusiasts in Delhi. The bamboo shoot thali with chicken and fish has become a big hit, which brings in foodies from all over the city. Chef John of the canteen shared that the food in Arunachal Pradesh is very low on spice. ‘It can be prepared with basic ingredients like garlic, salt, tomato and some green chilli unlike other states in the country, hence, people in Delhi are liking the dishes.’
He also revealed that the only ingredient that the kitchen sources from Arunachal Pradesh is the fermented bamboo shoot, as it isn’t prepared in Delhi. The shoots are first dried in the sun and then soaked in water overnight or so, and then used it in the canteen so that the authenticity is maintained.
The customers especially love the Chicken Boil with a healthy portion of bamboo shot packs a lot of flavour that makes the thali such a hit. The Arunachali thali basically pairs rice with meat, fish, green vegetables and other organic herbs. The kitchen also offers interesting, delectable dishes during festival time.
Source: The Sentinel