In the spirit of the Navratri celebrations, chef Vikas Khanna donned his apron to whip up a classic Odisha delicacy of Dahi Bara Aloo Dum in the kitchens of Mumbai’s Soma restaurant. Read to know more.
While the judges of Masterchef India – Ranveer Brar, Pooja Dhingra and Vikas Khanna seemed to get into the festive mood of Navratri by enjoying garba to the tunes of Falguni Pathak – Khanna’s love for food always brings him back to where he belongs. After an evening filled with dance, energy and plenty of fan interactions, the celebrity chef visited Grand Hyatt in Mumbai to get a taste of their delicious Navratri thali at Soma restaurant.
Before he could sit down to enjoy the delicious, vrat special preparations, Vikas made a quick dash into the kitchen and whipped up the delicious Odisha dish of Dahi Bara Aloo Dum, along with Reena Samby – the in-house chef at the restaurant. Khanna, who enjoyed plates of this lip-smacking street food on a recent trip to the state, had shared a video of himself gushing over the amazing flavours and textures of the delicacy. So impressed was he by the brilliance of the dish, that he was seen inquiring about its preparation techniques, components and ingredients.
Captioning the recent video where he shared glimpses of recreating the dish in the Soma kitchen, Vikas said, “Recreational of one of my favorite foods from Odisha. #DahiBaraAlooDum A magical culinary delight with most talented Chef De Cuisine @reenasamby at amazing SOMA restaurant @grandhyattmumbai.” The video showed Khanna immersed in some serious action as he hand-whipped the dough for the bara, plated the final dish and also shared a bite with the chef de cuisine. Tell us what your favourite Odisha food is and where to get a taste of it, in your city!