Holi Brunch at MoMo Cafe, Courtyard by Marriott, Hinjawadi – Reviewed!

Holi is the most fun-filled, lively and exuberant spring festival which is sometimes tiring too. People are all coloured and unidentifiable that day. Basically, a festival of colours, food, fun and togetherness. Traditionally, Gujhiya, Gheevar, Malpua, Chaat, Kachori, Thandai are served on the platter. People visit each other's place and exchange sweets. I usually like to spend my 'Holi - day' quietly at home only.

Sometimes, something you can't refuse and one amongst that is Holi Brunch at Courtyard by Marriott, Hinjawadi, Pune. Holi was celebrated very decently with music, dry colors, thandai and jalebi. In house guests enjoyed a lot and danced with joy. I reached at around noon and Holi themed Momo Cafe was ready to serve us. A cart with pichkaris, gujhiyas, boondi laddoos and colors were placed at the entry. A grand buffet was waiting ahead. Super excited about the food, I took a round to check what is all gonna come on my plate.

Was super happy to see live Jalebi, Pakodas and Chaat counter. Hot aloo, mirchi, baingan bhajiyas were tempting me. Few starters that came to our table were Hara Bhara Kebab, Achari Paneer Tikka, Mirchi Bhajiya, Bhelpuri, Sev Potato Dahi Puri.

Thandai was the first thing served to us. It was chilled and a perfect drink to start with. Many people might not know what Thandai is, for them, Thandai is a chilled drink prepared with a mixture of almonds, fennel seeds, magaztari seeds, rose petals, pepper, vetiver seeds, cardamom, saffron, milk and sugar. Post Thandai, starters were served on the table.

Hara Bhara Kebab was made of balanced flavours and grilled perfectly; chaat masala sprinkled on it was adding tanginess.

Bhelpuri and SPDP was customised accordingly. Achaari Paneer Tikka was fresh, nicely marinated in pickle masala and grilled beautifully! Mirchi Bhajiya was just WOW! Chef took extra effort to use 'Puneri Teekhat Mirchi' rather than 'Bhavnagri Mirchi' which was used for other people. I was so touched by the hospitality of the staff. Eveready and enthusiastic.
Buffet had exotic spread of salads, so colorful and healthy. I liked each and every bit of salads.

Main course buffet had a huge range from continental to Indian to Italian. I tried Schezwan Rice, Dal Makhni, Lachcha Parantha, Palak Mutter which were good and yes how I could I forget Curd Rice – It was just lip-smacking with right amount of sourness in curd.

Vegetable Au Gratin was super yumm but my palate was alluring towards Jalebi and voila it appeared on the table! But could you believe they had n number of desserts like pastries. cakes, mascarpone, angoori rasmalai, pudding, beetroot halwa. I skipped all those items just to have my favourite Jalebi.

Jalebi with two flavours of Rabri–Malai and Strawberry was on the live counter. Jalebi was thin, hot and crispy, the way it should be. Rabri accompanied well with it. Not really a rabri fan but the malai rabri was thick and made a great combination with Jalebi.

Just in like that, we decided to try the Italian snack and ended on Cheese Chilli Toast. My God! What a Toast! Superbly generously made with cheese, onion, tomatoes and served with salsa. It should not be missed whenever you visit this place.

If you think you missed it..Don't feel sad, they have Sunday Market Brunch where in local kiosks are put and recreate market along with scrumptious food. Will visit the place for Sunday brunch and share my experience soon. I must say, this was a memorable holi!

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