Zaica e Delhi Festival
New Year Menu
New Year Buffets & Celebrations
Christmas Buffets Specials
Zaica Fine Dine: Our Specials
Zaica Specials are sought after by guests who want excellent food and quality service. Here at Zaica Fine Dine, we offer a wide range of specials for every occasion. Take a look at our Zaica Specials and let us know if you’d want to book a table now!
Kindly note that all Zaica Specials are subject to our terms and conditions. All prices are inclusive of tax. Kindly let our staff know if you have any concerns or questions.
For more information about our terms and conditions, kindly refer to our website pages.
The Zaica e Delhi Festival
Do you love North Indian food? What about buffets? If you answered yes to both then you are in luck! Zaica Specials is now offering the Zaica e Delhi food festival buffet!
This buffet is an ode to the wonderful and vibrant flavours of Northern India. Our spread has:
- 5 vegetarian starters
- 5 non-vegetarian starters
- Your choice of soups
- 5 vegetarian mains
- 5 non-vegetarian mains
- A selection of desserts
Not only does this buffet offer the best of what North India offers, but it also features seafood items! We offer guests a selection of fresh seafood live counters such as:
- Stuffed parathas
- Sarson da saag
Great desserts are also included such as:
- Dahi jalebi
- Tawa mithai
- Chocolate pani puri
All buffet items are unlimited and are subject to our terms and conditions. Our Zaica e Delhi food festival special is available from May to June. Our buffet prices are inclusive of tax.
Kindly call us through our hotline if you wish to book a table or if we offer this buffet special in your nearest Zaica branch.
Zaica Christmas Specials
It’s the season to be jolly and hungry! Zaica Fine Dine welcomes all our guests to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with our very own Christmas Specials!
Treat your family and friends with a wide selection of holiday favourites! Our Christmas buffet features culinary delights from live Tawa counters to fusion dishes! Guests will also enjoy our selection of street food choices that will surely remind you of home.
Our Christmas buffet spread has:
- 6 vegetarian starters
- 6 non-vegetarian starters
- Tawa live counters
- Street food choices
- Indian bread
One thing that make our Christmas special the best buffet this season is that it is very affordable! This special is available on the 25th of December this year. Call us and make your reservation now!
New Year Special
If you missed out on our Christmas special, then book your table for our New Year special! We offer one of the most vibrant buffets to celebrate the new year.
Our New Year spread has:
- 5 vegetarian starters
- 5 non-vegetarian starters
- Tawa items
- Street food
- 10 different types of salads
- Unlimited IMFL drinks
We aim to give our guests an unforgettable experience. Book a table now and let’s celebrate another year of blessings and good food!
For a complete list of buffet items and dates, kindly refer to our New Year Menu page on our website.
All About North Indian Cuisine
North India is home to extreme climates and topography. Due to the region’s location, seasonal fruits and vegetables are bountiful. There are hints of Central Asian influences in their culture and food.
North Indian cuisine is a collective of cuisines of its states namely:
- Jammu and Kashmir
- Himachal Pradesh
- Uttar Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh
You may already have an idea of how diverse North Indian cuisine is. Apart from the staple dishes of the states above, North Indian cuisine also has sub-types like:
- Awadhi cuisine
- Bihari cuisine
- Bhojpuri cuisine
- Himachali cuisine
- Cuisine of Kashmir
- Kumauni cuisine
- Mughlai cuisine
- Punjabi cuisine
- Rajasthani cuisine
- The cuisine of Uttar Pradesh
Indian staples like curry are cooked differently across regions. In North Indian cuisine, they cook curries in a thick broth and have a creamy texture to them. The people of Northern India also enjoy dried fruits and nuts in their daily diet.
Dairy products also play an important role in North Indian cuisine. They often make savoury and sweet dishes with dairy products like yoghurt, ghee, and cottage cheese. Thanks to the climates of the region, fruits and vegetables are available all year round.
Unlike the other regions, North Indian cuisine makes use of Indian bread more than rice. Tandoori delights such as ‘roti’ and ‘naan’ are native to this region. While locals prefer bread more than rice, biryanis and pulaos remain popular in the region.
The most popular North Indian dishes
With many states in one region, you can expect that North Indian cuisine is packed with different styles of cooking and flavours. Here are some of the traditional dishes you can commonly find in some states in the region:
- Butter Chicken (Murg Makhani)
Butter chicken is a staple in most Indian restaurants worldwide. Northern India makes their butter chicken creamier than how other regions prepare it. They created butter chicken in the 1950s at the Moti Mahal hotel in Delhi!
- Rogan Josh
Rogan josh is a staple in the state of Kashmir. They make the stew from dried red chillies, giving the sauce its infamous red colour. If you have a tongue of steel, grab a bowl of this spicy lamb stew!
- Fish Amritsari
This dish is native to the city of Amritsar, in the Indian state of Punjab. This dish is made of fried white fish smothered in herbs and spices. They commonly eat it as an appetizer to the main course.
- Lacha Paratha
Lacha paratha is crispy and has lots of layers. The flatbread is best paired with North Indian gravies like tikka masala or masala gosht.
- Palak Paneer
Another staple in most Indian restaurants worldwide is palak paneer. This dish is made of spinach and cottage cheese and is commonly enjoyed with Indian bread. Dairy-free options include using tofu or potato instead of cheese.
- Mutter Paneer
Mutter paneer is a favourite vegetarian dish in Indian restaurants. They make it with cottage cheese, peas, and some tangy gravy.
- Rajma Dal
Rajma dal is a red kidney bean curry that is thick and delicious. It is best paired with rice and salad.
Chole is a curry made of chickpeas and is served piping hot with fried Indian flatbread.
Kheer is an Indian rice pudding that is delicately flavoured with spices. They often eat it with dried fruit and nuts. Kheer is known as a dessert and is popular across regions in India.
Jalebi is likened to the funnel cakes people enjoy in North American fairs and carnivals. This sweet treat is fried and then soaked in a sugary syrup.
Facts about Indian food
Are you a big fan of Indian food? Here are some fun facts about the beloved cuisine:
- India is called the ‘Land of Spices’.
India is the largest spice producer, exporter, and consumer in the world!
- Chicken tikka masala is not Indian.
In fact, it was said to be invented in Glasgow! There are debates on the origin of chicken tikka masala. Today, it remains to be one of Britain’s most popular dishes.
- The delicious kheer or payasam is a staple in Indian weddings.
The delicious rice pudding plays an important role in important ceremonies. It is so important that in traditional South Indian fashion, a wedding ceremony is not over until they serve this dessert!
- Kashmir has a strong Central Asian influence in their cuisine.
North India is home to a diverse set of cuisines. Due to the region’s location, it shares a lot of influences from its neighbouring countries. One of the most distinctive traits in cooking style is that in Kashmir, spices are boiled instead of fried.
- We find one of the hottest chillies in the world in India.
Northeastern regions in India grow bhot jolokia or ‘ghost pepper’. It is considered to be one of the hottest chillies in the world. They say it to be 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce!
- A lot of Indian staples did not originate from India.
Chilli is one of the most widely used ingredients in Indian cuisine but it was only introduced to the country around the 16th and 17th centuries. Even the sweet jalebis are of Middle Eastern descent.
- There is almost always a non-vegetarian and vegetarian menu.
India has one of the lowest rates of meat consumption in the world. Almost every restaurant you find in the country has separate menus for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
- Fast-food chain items are incredibly localized.
Don’t be surprised if you can’t find your regular order in a fast-food restaurant. A lot of popular food chains localize their menu items to cater to the Indian palette. They can get creative too!