Being a kebab lover in Hyderabad is more difficult than you'd imagine. While on the quest for relishing different kebabs, I came across Kebabs, Kurries & Parathas Festival at Qube Café, Kondapur. I was surprised to see that this buffet is priced at just 549 INR per person.
As soon as I reached the venue, I was welcomed warmly and ushered inside the restaurant. The restaurant Manager Basudeb was very efficient and friendly and arranged a comfortable table for me.
I started with soups first. The event had two soups – Yakhani Shorba and Tamatar Dhaniya Shorba. Being a non-veg lover, I preferred the Mutton soup, Yakhani shorba. The soup had a simple and perfect taste that perfectly went well before a lavish meal.
Then came the starters. There were a wide range of kebabs available and I didn’t hesitate to have a bite of almost all the variants.
Of all the kebabs I had, I must admit that Malai Mahi Fish tikka was the best. The fish is as tender as butter and absolutely loved the aromatic taste. From the Mutton variants, I had Mutton Sheek kebab, Mutton Shammi kebab and Pathar Ka Ghosh. They were absolutely vibrant, bold and lip-smacking. There were lots of varieties in the Chicken category which were blissful in their own way – Chicken Kebab, Tangdi Kebab, Tandoori Chicken, Lahori Murgh kebab and Shan-E-Murgh kebab. The chicken was grilled to perfection and had a unique smokey flavor. I then tasted the various Veg kebabs like Hara Bara kebab and Paneer Zafrani tikka. They were awesome and mouth watery. All of these Kebabs were served with a variety of salads that include Assorted Green Salad, Greek salad, Healthy Bean salad, Saint German Potato salad, Kuchumber Anar salad and peeled Onions.
Without any delay, I moved on to the Main Course. The Main course of this festival is an excellent blend of Parathas and Kurries. The Parathas were of many variants and I had a slice of each of them. They include Kheema Paratha, Aloo Ajwani Paratha, Piyaz ka Paratha, Hare Mutter ka Paratha and Malabar Lachha Paratha. The chef hailed from Punjab and was successful in bringing out the aromas of Parathas with a Punjabi touch to this festival. All the Parathas were moist, juicy and very tasty. These Parathas when served with Kurries are an absolute treat to foodies. The Kurries are also served in many variants of which I tasted Mutton Rogan Josh, Badami Machhi, Murgh Meti Lazeez, Shahi Dum ki Mughlai Paneer, Khattey Chatpati Bharwan Karaile and Aloo Hara Piyaz.For rice and Biriyani Lovers, Hyderabad Dum ki Chicken Biriyani, Veg Dum Biriyani, Steam Rice, Sambar and Dahi Bath were available. There is also a counter that serves Chat, Pani Poori, Samosa, Kachori and Cutlet. Among the desserts, there was Gulab Jamun and Double ka Meetha available along with other barfi sweets.
Overall, it is one of the finest buffets I came across the city and is very cost-effective. The perfect blend of spices that created a unique taste for all the items make this buffet an absolute recommended one. Go for it, you will not be disappointed.
– By Ajay Mudunuri