We all know that Citrus Limon is the botanical name for our very desi ‘Nimbu’- a pale yellow fruit with citrus juice. Lemon is rich in many food ingredients; of course, it is valued for its high vitamin C content which is especially great for the summer. Although the vitamin is much more concentrated in the peel and ‘albedo’ - the white layer just under the peel than it is in the flesh. Its juice is used a lot in salads, and the humble ‘Nimbu Paani’ is an excellent drink to kill the summer heat. Since the lemon has a good preservation quality, it is often used in the preparation of Lemonades, Squashes, Jams, Jellies and Marmalades as well. The lemon has a lot of medicinal value and curative properties. All in all, lemon in a dish can help you beat the heat!
Let us talk about how Dilli chefs are going creative with lemon!
MUST TRY LIME N LEMONY DISHES
WHERE? SPECTRA AT THE LEELA AMBIENCE, GURGAON
WHAT? Steamed fish with lemon chilli sauce and refreshing papaya salad with a lemony dressing.
WHERE? Threesixtyone Degrees AT THE OBEROI, GURGAON
WHAT? Steamed Indian Ocean sea bass with Thai chilli, tamarind & palm sugar, served with hot basil Quinoa and stir-fry of seasonal greens.
WHERE? Olive Bar & Kitchen, ONE STYLE MILE, NEW DELHI
WHAT? Caramelised lemon custard tart, meringue textures, passion fruit sorbet, basil and nori dust.
WHERE? Sorrento AT SHANGRI - LA's EROS HOTEL, NEW DELHI
WHAT? Asparagus Fritto with Amalfi Lemon dip.
WHERE? Bella Cucina AT LE MERIDIEN, GURGAON
WHAT? Oops, I dropped my Lemon tart.
WHERE? QLA, KALKADASS MARG, MEHRAULI, NEW DELHI
WHAT? The Palm reading on a monochrome, a seabass dish finished with a lemon beurre blanc.
Rupali Dean is a familiar name in Food & Travel writing. Her passion and work takes her on various travels across the world and her by-line is familiar to discerning readers of esteemed magazines and Newspapers like Uppercrust, Food & Wine, Discover India, Economic Times Travel, Hindustan Times City, Statesman etc to name a few. A trained hospitality professional, from the Institute of Hotel Management, Ahmedabad gives her an edge over any other food writer. She has also won the Best Food Travel writer award in India by Spain Tourism and has been Featured among India’s Top 5 Food Bloggers in India in the Hi Blitz magazine.
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