WE MAY be mostly stuck indoors this Deepavali but it does not mean you have to forgo the expansive spread that is an anticipated part of the celebrations.
With concerns over large gatherings in public spaces as well as the movement control order, families’ celebratory dining options may be limited this festival.
Not to worry though as the meals can now come straight to your door — courtesy of Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s Lemon Garden.
Its festive set menus are now available for dine-ins, deliveries as well as takeaways with four variations to choose from.
They include two vegetarian sets which are each priced at RM65 nett per person and two non-vegetarian options at RM88 nett per person. However, there is a minimum order of two sets for these set menus.
The set menus are available until Nov 30.
All the set menus are paired with raita (an Indian condiment made from yoghurt and mixed vegetables), Kachumber which is a salad dish comprising mixed greens with a lemon and chilli dressing as well as papadom.
Even with a minimum order of two sets, there is plenty of food and can easily feed three to four people.
The Vegetarian Set B for example, includes Dhal Pudiney Ka Ras which is a mint-flavoured lentil broth cooked with Indian spices and paired well with the sesame seed naan bread.
The broth was light and fresh with the mint, however the bread was slightly chewy as it had cooled down by the time it reached us.
I recommend reheating the bread and other dishes as they are best eaten piping hot.
The Til Ke Bharwan Tandoori Aloo, which are sesame-coated stuffed potatoes with tandoori spices, offered great texture with the crunchy seeds and soft potatoes.
A favourite was the Dahiwali Bhindi — okra simmered in creamy yoghurt gravy with a hint of fennel.
The warm spices in the gravy were complemented by the cashew and raisins pulao.
Also included is the Paneer Butter Masala — cottage cheese cubes cooked at high temperature with a smooth onion and tomato gravy.
This particular set also comes with Pistachio Phirni — a sweet and creamy rice pudding with pistachios.
The non-vegetarian sets include options such as Zafrani Murgh Shorba which is an interesting, rich and aromatic Mughlai soup, oven-roasted Fish Tikka Panipat, Lucknowi Murgh Korma, Subz Mutton Ka Shorba, Bhatti Ka Murgh Tikka and Goan Fish Curry.
Lemon Garden 2 Go is offering a selection of Indian sweets, which are available for delivery and takeaway in two options of beautifully designed compartmentalised wooden boxes that can fit 20 and 30 pieces of sweets at RM48 nett and RM60 nett respectively.
Advance order is needed and delivery will take about an hour from time of placing the order. Orders can be placed between 8am and 8pm.
Additional charges apply for delivery service, but it is free for customers within a 3km radius of the hotel.
To order, call 03-2074 3900, WhatsApp 019-390 2257, or visit www.shangri-la-specials.com
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.
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