Restaurant Review: Kangan at The Westin Pune Koregaon Park, Maharashtra in India
I have visited the refined Indian restaurant Kangan at The Westin Pune Koregaon Park several times in the past and have always come away impressed. This time I was invited for an interesting promotion called Sarhad Ke Pakwan.
The elegant authentic Indian restaurant is a place where you can sample a variety of North-Indian dishes. Winner of the Times Food & Nightlife Award for the “Best North West Cuisine”, a meal at Kangan is a gourmet journey that a food enthusiast in Pune cannot miss!
Kangan features delicate chandeliers reminiscent of decorative Indian bangles, or kangans, traditionally donned on women’s wrists for weddings and feasts—while kangan-adorned walls that evoke a distinct era al come together to create the ideal ambience for savouring authentic and delicious Indian fare. Kangan as the name suggests serves Indian cuisine specifically from Hyderabad and the North West Frontier.
While in Kangan, a meal becomes even more interesting as one gets to observe expert chefs dish up delicacies owing to the presence of a tandoor show kitchen. Those who enjoy royal cuisine such as biryanis, koftas and mouth watering curries that originate from the land of the Nawabs and Mughal dynasty are in for a treat here.
In a decorative and vibrant setting, Kangan features cuisine from the legendary North-West Frontier and Hyderabad that is aromatic, subtle and authentically Indian. A glass of wine or whiskey is a great idea to enjoy with a fabulous meal as Kangan’s beverage menu has an extensive selection of some of the finest wines and whiskeys.
A plethora of grilled meats, seafood, and vegetables enhanced by the use of spices make for a delectable meal at Kangan. The cuisine and ambiance is a great balance of the contemporary and historical.
Sarhad Ke Pakwan:
A mélange of Kashmiri, Rajasthani, and Punjabi specialties from the North West frontier at Kangan with Master Chefs Harpal Singh and Sadab Qureshi was on display during this unique food festival.
Creamy Kashmiri dishes with sprinkles of saffron, Rajasthan’s spicy curries with butter milk along with the stuffed parathas of Punjab, this festival was a fabulous showcase of some of the finest dishes the North West Frontier region has to offer.
Tabak maaz, dal-baati, amritsari macchi, and bhuna murgh which are all time favourites featured on the menu to entice the taste buds.
The chefs presented an elaborate meal which consisted of vegetarian and non vegetarian kababs followed by papad mangodi (a rajasthani delicacy of lentil flatbread and deep fried lentil dumpling with tomatoes), gatta curry (a gram flour dumpling preparation with yoghurt and turmeric), maa ki dal (a fine preparation of kidney beans and split lentil preparation with tomato puree and garlic) and peas pulao (a rice preparation of rice with green peas). I ended a great meal with the luscious Ghevar and Malai Kulfi with falooda.
Address: Kangan, The Westin Pune Koregaon Park 36/3-B, Koregaon Park Annexe, Mundhwa Road, Ghorpadi Pune, 411001, Maharashtra India