Tasty Event: Indian Vegetarian (Home Cooked) Regional Food Festival

So after long holidays we are back and almost adjusted to everyday home life, juhhuu. And what would be a better way to spend your first weekend at home after a break than to go to the food festival. (Well, I don't know any better way :P, Do you?). Especially to Indian Vegetarian (Home Cooked) Regional Food Festival, and yes the event's name is quite a mouthful, but the content of the venue was very tasty and interesting one.

Indian Vegetarian (Home Cooked) Regional Food Festival highlights

Indian Vegetarian (Home Cooked) Regional Food Festival highlights

So to go back to the start, the event itself was taking place the second time around and it was organised by HSS Denmark. (Last year, I also eyed the event ad and wanted to go, but then we had other plans that prevented us attending :(, but this year I was determined to reach there. And we did :)).

Atmosphere at the food festival

Atmosphere at the food festival

The main idea behind this event is that home cooks from different Indian regions team up and prepare some of their regional dishes, and visitors (after purchasing food tickets) will wonder around the venue and try dishes what catches their interest and eye. (It is also a way how to introduce different regions). So it is not the place where to expect restaurant food, but it is a place where to go with open mind and taste buds to experience the authentic culture. Also, people, who have been preparing these dishes are super nice and warm, and genuinely interested in sharing their food and culture with you. (So for me it is the best way how to gather inspiration for future travels or kitchen experiments). 

Happy Telangana team ready to offer you their dishes

Happy Telangana team ready to offer you their dishes

So what I have on my plate? (Mirchi Baiji, Vegetarian Biryani, Badusha (sweet), semolina ball (also sweet, but have forgotten the name :S)

So what I have on my plate? (Mirchi Baiji, Vegetarian Biryani, Badusha (sweet), semolina ball (also sweet, but have forgotten the name :S)

Finally tasting Puri - I have heard about it so much, but now I finally tasting it

Finally tasting Puri - I have heard about it so much, but now I finally tasting it

Wada Paav- Potato burger  

Wada Paav- Potato burger  

Another version of Vada Paav

Another version of Vada Paav

Dabeli (burger) another new consept for me

Dabeli (burger) another new consept for me

And the festival ends for me with Mango Lassi (off course ;))

And the festival ends for me with Mango Lassi (off course ;))

To sum-up, it was a very interesting event to gather some good food inspirations and widen a knowledge about Indian regional cuisine. (I do have some knowledge about Indian food and cuisine, but I think it is still rather limited and that there is so much to still explore. Also, I am not very familiar about sweets at all). Also, it confirmed again our (me & E) feeling that when you want to make very tasty vegetarian feast go for Indian, as it is packed with flavours that will pleasantly surprise you. 

For us, it was a great way to explore new tastes and we look forward to the next year. 

Namaste :)