NH44 runs through the stretch of the country from Kanyakumari to Kashmir and crosses quite a few states en route. But this weekend is special as you can head to Pit Stop at Mazzo, the rooftop restaurant at Marriott Executive Apartments in Hyderabad, which is bringing flavors from Kanyakumari to Kashmir to food connoisseurs. The festival menu will have three dozen dishes curated from these states.
NH44 is India’s longest highway at 3745 km and covers 11 states starting from Srinagar and ending at Kanyakumari. For starters, there will be Aloo dabara from Kashmir, Tawa paneer tikka, Bhatti ka murgh, Hyderabadi Tala hua gosht in starters.
In the main course, one can try Jimikand ke kofte, gutti vankaya, langarwali dal, dhaba ghost, meen kuzhambu. For the unversed, Jimikand ke kofte is a popular vegetarian dish from Uttar Pradesh wherein yam dumplings are cooked in rich gravy. Langarwali dal, which is also known as Amritsari dal, is a Punjabi dish that’s served in Gurudwaras. It’s a thick lentil gravy made using split Bengal gram and black gram. Meen kuzhambu is a Tamil dish in which fish is simmered with onion, tomatoes, tamarind, and red chilies. The entire menu has been curated by head chef Raja Hegde.