Celebrated every year on April 4th, International Carrot Day is an interesting food-related occasion that honors the eponymous zero-calorie vegetable that packs a powerful punch of good nutrients. Carrots may seem to many like a run-of-the-mill plain jane of a veggie, but believe us when we tell you there’s a lot that you can do with this humble root vegetable. So to help you arouse the same fervor in your little foodie hearts as us for this interesting day, here is a curation of the best Carrot containing delights and the top restaurants in Delhi NCR where you can sample them this International Carrot Day. From salads to carrot desserts, this list has a bit of everything for everyone and If nothing else, you can use this day as an excuse to embark on a fabulous dining adventure that is bound to take you to some of the most foodie favorite destinations in the city!
Olly's signature salad features a hearty medley of root veggies like carrots sweet potatoes and beets along with baby spinach, feta cheese, hummus, crispy chickpeas, walnuts, orzo and pumpkin seeds drenched in Sumac Vinaigrette and slow-roasted until soft, tender interior and a slightly crispy exterior are attained. This wholesome preparation is truly the thing you need to kick off your International Carrot Day celebrations the right way.
Other recommendations: Super Bowl Salad, Burrata Salad and Halloumi Bowl
Cost for two: ₹ 1400
If you are a resident of South Delhi looking for a healthy cafe near you then Fabcafe is the place for you. Besides serving delectable healthy food, they also cater to people with special dietary needs by offering gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, sugar-free, and keto options on their menu. Their Ladakhi Thukpa (available in both vegetarian and chicken variations) is the ideal guilt-free indulgence you can slurp your way through this International Carrot Day. Packing the goodness of carrots, cabbage, spring onions, mushrooms in its broth and delicious grain-free zucchini noodles that are tasty yet light on the stomach, this one is truly a culinary gem worth trying.
Other recommendations: Six-grain Parantha, Vegan Cold Coffee, Sparkling Kombucha, Jack Fruit Flour Chicken Momos.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
Best described as a gourmet experience, Farzi Cafe amalgamates traditional global and Indian classics, with Indian influences, contemporary presentations, culinary styles, and chic ambiance. Farzi's Indulgent carrot dessert, Ras Malai Tres Leches, which is a modern take on the eponymous Indian classic featuring carrot cream and rose petals, is a sinful delight that is sure to make any dessert lover go weak in the knees.
Other recommendations: Grilled Bombay Decker, Lemon Quinoa, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Shawarma Biryani.
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
Set'z is a contemporary restaurant with seven kitchens cooking world food with a bar & al fresco terrace. This place specializes in an array of cuisines such as Thai, Italian, Continental, Indian, Japanese and more. A meal at Set'z is always a fancy affair and If you do decide to visit the place this International Carrot Day, we recommend you try their simply delicious Uramaki Roll with carrots, shitake mushrooms, asparagus & iceberg, which is coincidentally also a chef's special offering here!.
Other recommendations: Som Tam Salad, Avocado Sushi, Shirazi Salad, Mix Kabab, Ghorme Sabzi, Charoli Kabab, Murgh Tikka
Cost for two: ₹ 2800
Café Mez is a relatively new restaurant that has won the hearts of the city's gourmands with its delicious offerings and stunning decor. Their Root Vegetable Lentil Pilaf cooked in a rich stock served with confit root vegetables and a black pepper sauce is a wonderful comfort food creation you should be feasting on this International Carrot Day.
Other recommendations: Mint Falafel, Kofta Hummus, Persian Seafood Stew, Mezze, Buttermilk Donuts, Tahini Cheesecake and Rum Mousse.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
Enjoy this conical vegetable with The Imperial Spice’s indulgent Gajrela Kunafa. This innovative take on the legendary ‘Gajar Ka Halwa’ is to die for. Dense and sweet Gajar Ka Halwa cake served in Kunafa Style, yes you read it right. An unbelievable combination of the best of the textures and flavors simply melts in your mouth. You cannot get enough of this!
Other recommendations: Rabri Éclair, Sundried Tomato Ice cream and Chocolate Rabri Decker
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
This dreamy-velvety pie is something that should not be missed. A luscious Pot Pie, loaded with veggies and a creamy gravy tucked in between the flaky folds of this remarkable dish, it’s the best of both worlds, a creamy pie that packs tons of flavor and the wholesome goodness of veggies. Also, their Carrot cake is hands down, one of the best in all of Delhi NCR and one tasty treat you must try this International Carrot Day.
Other recommendations: Green Greek Sandwich, Elma’s Slow Roasted Tomatoes & Cream Cheese and Mixed Green Salad
Cost for two: ₹ 2100
Not including everyone's favorite Gajar Ka Halwa in a curation of carrot-based delights will be a gastronomical crime we do not intend to commit! And if its good old and desi Gajar Ka Halwa that your heart desires then there is no other destination like Bikanervala to satiate your cravings!
Other recommendations: Dal Makhani, Paneer Tikka, Aloo Tikki, Raj Kachori, Moong Dal Halwa, Malpua, Kesaria Jalebi, Emarti, and Ras Malai.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
Getafix is a casual dining cafe in Gurgaon known for serving an amazing spread of healthy preparations. With a lively ambiance, this place promotes clean eating with its usage of superior ingredients and alternate cooking methods. Their house special, the Vegan Carrot Cake is one of the healthiest and best options in all of Delhi NCR. Sweetened with Jaggery, made with whole-wheat, flaxseed oil, and freshly grated carrots, this is the ultimate carrot dessert that delivers oodles of decadence.
Other recommendations: Diet Vanilla Pound Cake, Date Cake, Apple Pie, Sunshine Smoothie Bowl, Avacado Toast Topped With Marinated Tomato, Japanese Soba noodle Bowl, and Whole Wheat Pita with Homemade Hummus.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
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