Indian Food Festival at InterContinental Jeddah till Oct 10

The first edition of Indian Food Festival held at the Tea Garden restaurant in The InterContinental Hotel Jeddah will conclude on October 10, 2018. “The festival will further help strengthen the bonds of ties between India and Saudi Arabia. Indian Cuisine reflects on 8000 years history of various groups and cultures in directing with the Indian Sub continent leading to diversity of flavors and regional cuisines found in Modern day India. Indian Cuisine consists of a wide variety of regional and traditional cuisine native to the Indian subcontinent. These cuisines vary substantially from each other and use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits,” said Dr. Noorul Hasan, Consul commerce at the Indian Consulate in Jeddah, after opening the festival.

“Indian food is liked by most of the people, which is why we are conducting the festival at our hotel. We are getting good feedback from our customers and have a good reputation with this experience. We will be repeating the same festival again very soon in our hotel,” said Haythem Al Ayoobi, executive assistant manager at InterContinental Hotel.

The food festival, held under the patronage of the Consulate General of India Jeddah, portrays the rich culture and brings forward the true essence of Indian cuisines from all across India.

The first day of the festival started with authentic and rich cuisines from the state of Rajasthan and Punjab. Visitors enjoyed food dishes from Mumbai and Goa on the second day. The aromatic Delhi and Lucknowi cuisines were showcased on the third day. Visitors enjoyed the exquisite Kashmiri specialties on the fourth day. Authentic with rich culture and aroma from the kitchen of Nizam which tastes the blend of Mughlai, Tandoori and Iranian cuisines are served during Hyderabad special on the fifth day. The traditional South Indian dishes from the state of Tamil Nadu will be offered on day six. A unique culinary journey of Bengali dishes will be served on the last day of the festival.

The staff of InterContinental Jeddah, along with the Master Chef Manpreet Malik from InterContinental Mahabalipuram, Chennai is bringing a host of authentic Indian dishes to the food lovers in Jeddah. “This is my first visit to Saudi Arabia, and I am happy that people here love Indian food. Some people are complaining that the food is very spicy, however, Indian food does not get the touch unless it is a bit spicy,” said Manpreet, who is specialized in Punjabi, Rajastani, Lucknowi and Hyderabadi cuisines.

The festival is open for public from 18.30 hrs to 23.30 hrs till October 10, 2018 at the Tea Garden under the patronage of the Consulate General of India Jeddah.