How many of us have had that craving for some hearty Indian meal to get our dose of tenderly cooked meats and veggies soaking in lip-smacking curries? Well I know I do, almost everyday. None of my meals in Dubai have been satisfying as my recent visit to House of Curry on the Jumeirah Beach Walk.
Well frankly, why not? They have an assorted variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian curries that leave us all craving with options galore.
Drooling over the Ambiance
The restaurant is one of its kind when it comes to it’s interiors depicting the look of a courtyard that certainly does not fail to charm you. It draws heavily from the spacious aangans present in old time bungalows where not only does it have it’s very own fountain in the centre donned by real trees but, is complete with jahrokhas (small windows), railings, sacks of grains and other knick-knacks that transport you right to India. Complete with shiny chandeliers, large portraits and quirky seating, you are sure to have a pleasurable dining experiencing with the family.
P.S. Make sure you make a trip to their washroom and check out the intricate jaal (mesh) covered mirror, bicycle wash basin stand or the quirky take on Grant Wood’s American Gothic‘s characters donned in Indian apparel.
About the food..
Following tradition of every restaurant in India serving regional food, we were started off with a basket of roasted papads and bowls of mint chutney, tamarind chutney and mango pickle. We got ourselves two curries from their extensive menu.
The Mirch ka salan promises to bring you a rich, thick gravy complete with the mix of Indian spices yet packing a punch in the end with the large green chillies in the mix. Hyderabadi flavours come alive with the use of fresh aromatics and a hint of tamarind. Their Prawn Goa curry promises to transport you back to this favourite coastal destination that sings of glorious seafood preparations. The prawns are cooked to tender perfection and that gravy was absolutely lip-smacking. Made with rich coconut milk and undertones of tamarind, they reinforced our belief in definitely being the spot to get your curry fix!
What Indian meal is complete without breads. Order from their selection of tandoori roti, roomali roti, naan or tawa roti to mop up these delicious gravy servings. Also do try their selection of kebabs which are equally great as compared to the curries! We tried the Veg seekh kebab with a mix of finely chopped veggies, grilled over charcoal.