As I've previously written and said in my earlier interviews that JW Marriott, Chandigarh always comes up with new and innovative ideas of conducting several food festivals to attract it's valuable gourmet guests not just from Chandigarh or Punjab, but also from other parts of India and the world. Same thing they did this time by inviting Master Chef Sweety Baluja to present Purani Dilli food festival, where he has showcased the authentic cuisines of actual Punjab, that too with his ancestors way of slow cooking process. This food festival began on Friday, February, 17, 2023 and lasted on Sunday, February, 26, 2023. For Master Chef Sweety, its always said that he is a sweet person with gifted hands and believe me who so ever has said this, was absolutely true about him.
This was not the first time I've tasted his food but, earlier also I tried his Punjabi cuisines. He always welcomes his guests with his very famous Kesar Lassi, which is my all time favorite. Everytime I meet him, that becomes my must to have thing. For me, how can I leave the authenticity of Punjab? The Kukkad Murgh of Chef Sweety is all time loved by his guests. I've travelled to so many places round the nation and had tried several versions of butter chickens but, none can beat his way of cooking. Mutton was so tender that we hardly get that quality here in this cold region, what I realised was that, it's possible only because of an experienced chef like, Chef Sweety! Lahori Chicken Tangdi was absolutely mouthwatering. He is not just the master of non-vegetarian cuisines but, also prepares delicious delicacies for vegetarian ones.
I tasted his sarso da saag and paneer bhurji, they both tasted out of the world. Speaking about Paneer Bhurji, it was not dry at all, as usually we used to eat at other joints. It was full of colours and nothing was artificially added to make it delicious. Praising Master chef Sweety Baluja will never come to an end. I would just say to my readers and viewers that, keep on visiting JW Marriott Chandigarh, as you never know when they come up with new, innovative and tantalising ideas. So, instead of missing that chance, kindly pay your visit here. Last but not the least, I would like to thank the Marcom team of JW Marriott, Chandigarh who is always very supportive with team REFT Today, specially Ms. Nikita. We all thanks her from the bottom of our hearts. Hope we will be associated with each other like before.
INTERVIEWED: Master Chef Sweety Baluja.
PICTURE COURTESY: Marcom team of JW Marriott, Chandigarh.
INTERVIEW TAKEN BY: Khatibah Rehmat (Senior Journalist)