This was the destination to grab some hearty Indian food for my fathers birthday. We made a reservation in advance as I’ve seen the tables fill up fast on a Sunday night.
Grabbing a bite:
~ Papad, green chutney, masala onion – When you enter a restaurant with only one target, that is to satisfy your hunger pangs immediately, I have seen that it always takes you the longest to browse through the menu as every single dish looks more appealing than the last 😛 Hence these munchies come to your rescue to help you nibble your way across while making the tough selections.
~ Paneer tikka – Super soft. Well cooked. The paneer pieces were a bit chunky and I always prefer them to be a bit smaller as it just gives you more coverage of the marinade across the plate.
~ Dahi ke kebab – Well prepared, weren’t too oily and always a hit with the vegetarians and non vegetarians alike.
~ Amritsari fish tikka – The fish was a bit dry overall though it was cooked thoroughly. A squeeze of lime on the top helped.
~ Dal makhani – Great thick texture but the flavour was way too sweet for my taste buds. Decadent topping of cream and a dollop of butter to finish it off.
~ Paneer makhani – Smooth tomato gravy with big chunks of paneer though again this was slightly on the sweeter side. Again the decadent cream and butter topping finished it off.
~ Pindi Chana – My favourite item in the whole meal, the dish had just the right blend of spices and a thick no-gravy texture. Cholas were boiled perfectly with flavour coursing through them.
~ Amritsari potato kulcha, lachha parantha, tandoori roti – The breads were soft and slightly crunchy. The kulcha had a tasty filling and was a hit among everyone at the table.
Huge Punjabi style portions. The mini Brewery. Buzzing atmosphere. Quick kitchen to table time.
Tips and tricks:
Order a small quantity of breads as their sizes are huge! One stuffed kulcha is as big as a medium sized pizza…I kid you not! If you need small bowls for your dals and gravies make sure you ask for them as soon as you are seated. They stock only a limited quantity (which is just so strange) and I had to use a serving bowl to eat instead (didn’t mind it much as I managed to get a few laughs going around the table :-D).