8 Mediterranean Dishes to try in Mumbai

With over sixteen years of experience and work spanning across various five star hotels, Chef Nishant Pawar brings the best of world cuisine on your plate. Having received accolades for his ability to offer Asian and Mediterranean specialities with authentic ingredients, Chef Nishant continuously strives to add new ingredients and regional style to his cooking.

A graduate from the Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Mumbai, he has been trained in the kitchens of The Taj Mahal Palace & Towers; and Turkey’s most famous Chef Vedat Basaran’s restaurant Nar Lokantasi at Istanbul.

During his tenure at Dusit Dubai, he was greatly exposed to a lot of different foods from all over the world, owing to the import of diverse ingredients for the expats in the city. It was here that Chef Nishant got an opportunity to showcase his skills of Indian cuisine served in a designer style and at the same time, learn and experiment with other Asian cuisines including Thai, Malaysian & Indonesian.

Chef Nishant believes that there is a gourmet in every guest and it is this globetrotting foodie that he likes to please with his varied knowledge of cuisines. At Holachef, we are head over heels for his Mediterranean platters! Here are some of his signature ones, take a look.

Lamb Barbacoa with Mexican Bean Rice



Braised lamb marinated in red chillies, garlic, herbs and spices, drizzled with olive oil and roasted to create a delightful dish; accompanied by a delicious Mexican bean rice.

Spinach Fatayer



Lebanese style baked triangular pastries stuffed with spinach & cheese and served with spicy harissa sauce.

Chermoula Baked Fish with Paprika Potato Wedges, Grilled Vegetables and Halloumi Sauce

Moroccan chermoula marinated Basa fish fillets, baked and served with a side of paprika seasoned potato wedges, grilled vegetables and halloumi sauce.

Roasted Beet Orange and Chives Salad

A fibre-rich salad comprising of roasted beetroot chunks and orange segments tossed with chives and mint leaves.

Chicken Shawarma Pockets with Side Dip

A delicious and healthy preparation wherein grilled chicken is mixed with spices and roasted to perfection, topped with vegetables, wrapped in rolls and served with a dip.

Spinach & Cheese Gozleme with Harissa Sauce and Broccoli Almond Soup

A Turkish dish of pastry stuffed with spinach and cheese and served with a side of garlic bread and a healthy broccoli almond soup.

Mediterranean Cold Mezze Platter



An exotic Mediterranean platter consisting of hummus made from protein-rich chickpeas, baba ghanoush prepared from eggplants, vegetable crudites (sticks) and pita bread.

Lamb Burger with Tzatziki and Turkish Lentil Soup

Lamb pieces minced and cooked with Mediterranean spices, topped with rocket leaves, tomato slices and sumac onion places in buns and served with a side of Turkish lentil soup.

All of these dishes are available on Holachef.com; listed from time to time basis user ratings.

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