Hyatt Place Hyderabad’s new low-carb menu aims to rustle up guilt-free delights like samosas and tarts
Hyatt Place Hyderabad in Banjara Hills has introduced and a new menu at their 24/7 diner Gallery Cafe that is likely to make fitness enthusiasts grin from ear to ear. Powered by special low carb atta (wheat flour) derived from Bengaluru-based Lo! Foods, founded by Sudarshan Gangrade. He says, “We created our products using healthy ingredients like superfood seeds.”
This ingredient is high in fibre and protein,diabetic-friendly and even apt for the keto followers.“The idea was to make the dishes palatable because people often think what’s healthy can’t be tasty. We want to change that so the á la carte menu will have everything from panini to samosas,” says Gaurav Ramakrishnan, the head chef of the outlet. He maintains that although he was initially apprehensive of how the dishes would turn out, constant improvisations have led to better tasting healthier options.
The chef recommends that one must try the Barbeque Chicken Panini and Gobhi aur Pyaaz Ka Samosa when they come in for the first time. We listened to him and first tried the samosa. This baked short-eat does not leave a film of oil, which feels good, as we don’t remember eating a samosa without that. Pair it with the mint chutney (prepared in-house) and enjoy the light snack that is filling but won’t have you feeling uncomfortable even if you have the entire plate by yourself. Moving on, we also try the Barbeque Chicken Panini with a bowl of colourful kale, bell pepper and cherry tomato salad. This is a meal in itself. But we must mention that even though the panini made from Lo Food! atta was softer than we expected, we wished the chicken pieces inside were a little more succulent. However, the freshly-chopped veggies offered a delicious and wholesome ending to this dish.
We saved the Peach Tart for the finale. The dessert is plated in a way with blueberry compote and icing that you might not want to disturb — Instagrammable to the hilt! We liked the fact that the sweetness was quite subtle and the compote created a burst of flavours in our mouth. The dessert was an absolute fulfilling end to the meal, and we walked away with the thought that maybe one can sin in moderation after all.
Price for two: Rs 1,200 ++.
Pics: S Senbagapandiyan