Food & Drink Magazine

Zarin-Indo Persian Restaurant at Fairmont Jaipur

By Maneesh Srivastva @urbanescapades
Zarin-Indo Persian Restaurant at Fairmont JaipurSharing my experience of a different food review – unique and enticing! – The restaurant! We were invited by Fairmont Jaipur to experience their newly opened Indo-Persian restaurant -Zarin. As it was a short and hectic trip, we didn't get chance to explore, Jaipur city.Zarin-Indo Persian Restaurant at Fairmont JaipurFirst Impression:
The restaurant looks great with its interior, the seating, cutlery - everything has royal touch. Executive Chef Manpreet Singh who is with Fairmont from last three years has done extensive research, before opening this place. As the name suggests, it has cuisine from Persia and some Indian dishes. Persian cuisine originated from Iran (our ancestors are from Iran too) and has influence of Uzbekistan, Greek and several other cuisines.  Iranians were fighters so it was very obvious that their food should give them lot of strength. We tried multiple meat dishes including lamb and chicken. The Gusto food and My Take: Sheesh kebab – soft and succulent chicken kebabs prepared with rich olive oil, juicy tomatoes and hints of saffron.Mahi Zameen doz –The fish was cooked twice - first grilled and then baked with Persian spices -Flavorful, flaky and delicious.Tidbits: The original way of preparing this is  where the fish is marinated with spices and potters would prepare special earthenware, based on the size of the fish. It takes whole night to cook as it is cooked by placing cow dung cake fire on top pf it. The fish is kept under the ground, and the heat from above, captures the moisture and gives the fish a delicious earthy taste! 
Zarin-Indo Persian Restaurant at Fairmont JaipurIranian Haleem  - was excellent and has the texture and the flavor.Tidbits – Iranians cooked with turkey, wheat and slow cooked till we get paste like consistency. The spices blend slowly giving it a rich flavor. Haleem is a special dish prepared during Ramadan in Iran since its good for stomachThen came the dish of the day - Atta Raan, the royal cooked for more than two hours, A feisty leg of lamb, wrapped in sour dough. With loads of spices, marinated for almost six hours, first grilled then wraped in dough and cooked. It was fascinating to see when they cut it. Though after all the hard work, it didn’t work for me because I found spices were way undercooked and the meat was bland and undercooked.Sheermal and bakakhani along with saffron floured rice were good compliments to the main dish. Verdict:Fairmont was built as destination wedding place, and it worked for them as well. We tried food at both the restuarants -  Zoya and Zarin. Zoya was high on presentation but lacked the basic flavor and it has been customized for local palate. Zarin on other hand has great dishes and some of them are just ok. If you are in Jaipur and want to try something different – Zarin is the place to be! 

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • #HampsteadGardenSuburb – More Than A Village by @kpgtourguide

    #HampsteadGardenSuburb More Than Village @kpgtourguide

    DC Editor Adam writes… Karen's tour of little known Hampstead Garden Suburb goes this Sunday 29th April at 2.30pm from Golders Green tube. It, in a word, is... Read more

    11 hours, 5 minutes ago by   Lwblog
  • It's Official - Polish Ice Warriors Will Return to K2 in 2019/2020

    It's Official Polish Warriors Will Return 2019/2020

    This past winter one of the expeditions that we followed closely was the attempt by the Polish Ice Warriors team to make the first winter ascent of K2. Read more

    12 hours, 4 minutes ago by   Kungfujedi
  • Boho Chic Wedding in Santorini

    Boho Chic Wedding Santorini

    The boho chic wedding we are sharing today has mesmerized us! Taylor and Justin love exotic sunny destinations and during one of their trips they discovered... Read more

    13 hours, 21 minutes ago by   Eleni Balkouli
  • The Xroadie Files

    Xroadie Files

    Lord of Pagathorn – Diamono Philia Sedit – Bass, Hellwind – Vocals/Drums, Corpselord – Guitar/Bass/Vocals Intro Nietzscherion strange guitar sounds... Read more

    13 hours, 35 minutes ago by   Ripplemusic
  • Marvelous Mother's Day Gifts!

    Marvelous Mother's Gifts!

    Mother's Day is in a few weeks and I'm sometimes still in awe that I've been a Mom for the last four years now. As a parent, the kids and Zach always try to... Read more

    14 hours, 5 minutes ago by   Cait
  • Black and Gold Hues Wedding Inspiration with a Modern Flair

    Black Gold Hues Wedding Inspiration with Modern Flair

    Today, we’re sharing with you a wedding inspirational shoot that took place in Santorini, an ideal summer destination. An impressive table with black and gold... Read more

    15 hours, 1 minute ago by   Eleni Balkouli
  • A Fun Class


    Last night was the tenth and last meeting of my Wordplay class -- and what fun it's been! The students have written to prompts of taste, touch, smell, sound, an... Read more

    15 hours, 5 minutes ago by   Vickilane