Farzi Cafe offers traditional dishes with a twist at the Mango Mania festival
Summer, for foodies, is synonymous with curated mango menus popping up around the city. Farzi Cafe, known for their unusual combinations and mashups of cuisines, now has a special festival dedicated to this king of fruits. From raw mangoes to the ripe varieties, there is a bit of everything in this menu.
We started by ordering something off the drinks menu. The cocktails are innovative with options such as Mango Magic, a mango jelly and basil concoction and Mangolicious, fermented mango with tequila and kala khatta foam. We sipped on the Mangosutra, red wine and passionfruit drink and the Mango Mocha, a mix of coffee and rum.
The food menu has salads, tapas, mains and meetha (desserts). We sampled the green mango and papaya salad. The topping of the crispy lotus stem made the dish a winner. From the tapas, we recommend the Ghee podi idlis with raw mango and cashew masala — just pure comfort food. The raw mango and mushroom stuffed kulcha was another favourite, with its tandoori crust and crumbly filling. The Spicy chicken meatballs with a raw mango core and the Ginger aam papad prawns were also delicious.
For main course, we opted for some classic Indian-inspired dishes. The Andhra fish curry with raw mango, served with coconut rice, was a tangy and hearty meal. The Kacche aam ki dal, with ghee pulav, was the usual dal-rice combo but with a sour twist. Their desserts are equally quirky. For example, the Mango and white chocolate popsicle, was served with a fresh mango falooda. We also loved the Vanilla pod cheesecake, with kesari amm ras.
Rs. 1,500 for two. At UB City, Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 7259400900