The new ‘Feel Good’menu available for home delivery in eight cities focuses on healthy grains, seasonal ingredients and slow cooking
ITC Hotels has a strong responsible luxury philosophy and the latest offering from them, the Feel Good menu, launched on World Environment Day across eight cities further enhances it.
The innovative and mindfully-curated menu focuses on responsible sourcing and highlights vocal for local initiative by supporting local farmers and producers. Healthy grains, seasonal ingredients and slow cooking are the three pillars of the new Feel Good menu.
Manisha Bhasin, Corporate Executive Chef, ITC Hotels said, “The Feel Good Menu focusses on authenticity, responsible sourcing, health ingredients and craftsmanship. The dishes are made with forgotten grains and super foods using age old cooking methods in keeping with ITC Hotels’ ethos of responsible luxury.”
Some of the ingredients used are fresh press mustard oil — rich in mono unsaturated and omega 3 fatty acids, raw turmeric, cardamom, leaves of the drumstick tree, sorghum, basil, barley, gooseberry, and mangoes. All these are rich in a variety of vitamins, magnesium and iron and act as antioxidants and help improve metabolism.
I tried the kathal pulao, which was rich and aromatic. Kathal or jackfruit is known for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant qualities. I also had the doodhi kofta salan which was basically lauki (bottlegourd) kofta in yoghurt onion gravy essence with mustard oil. I loved the kachhi haldi parathas –whole wheat parathas with fresh turmeric. Turmeric, as we know helps boost immunity. The only non-vegetarian dish I tried was the thande masala ki machhi, a freshwater fish simmered in tomato gravy. It was beautifully prepared. The highlight of the meal was the muletthi badam kheer – barley and flaked almonds simmered in reduced milk, flavoured with liquorice and green cardamom. The anar shikanji that we drank along with the meal was refreshing with a distinct flavour of mint.
The menu also has various immunity-boosting preparations such as kachchi haldi ka pulao, murgh moringa made with the goodness of drumstick leaf and amla ki launji made with Indian Gooseberries.
All spices are hand pounded to retain the essential oils.
The menu is available as a combo that comes with six dishes and serves two and also as a la carte.
Guests can place their orders on Zomato, Swiggy and EazyDiner between 11.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. daily. The Feel Good menu may also be ordered via Gourmet Couch on the ITC Hotels F&B App, takeaway from the hotels or direct delivery by the hotels. All food is hygienically packed. The packaging has been thoughtfully done and put together after thorough research on temperature, distance travelled, mode of transport, consumption techniques, re-heating norms, and more. The food is packed in environment-friendly corrugated paper boxes.