One thing that Punjabis are particular about is their food. We want the curries to be rich, flavours to be powerful, spices to pack a punch, quantity to be generous and choices to be unlimited. Coming to the rescue and feeding the soul of hungry Punjabis in town is Punjabi by Nature located in Oud Metha. I am sure the restaurant doesn’t need much introduction as the name captures the essence of what to expect from them.
With well spaced out seating, the interiors are full of bold colours, eclectic prints and quirky messages that are true to get the North Indian in you to feel just at home 😛 The menu is as diverse as one could hope for. The choice of options is unending and we were tempted into trying quite a few. Can we say that they are pretty awesome at most things and we simply ended up falling in love with all their Punjabiness!!
Get Set Gobble:
~ Chatti waali lassi pede de naal – As an amuse-bouche we were served shots of this rich concoction. I would actually describe it as a scrumptious solid shake rather than a lassi. It is rich and thick with an explosion of flavours. This is certainly something we have had the pleasure of trying for the very first time!
~ Bharwan aloo tikki di chaat – Beautifully fried potato patties covered with yoghurt are served with tangy tamarind and spicy mint chutney. The curd was ladled generously on top with a sprinkling of the spice mix. Make sure you dig into it quick (read as don’t take forever to get that insta worthy shot like us :-P) else the tikkis loose out their crispiness.
~ Amritsari paneer tikka – This dish a must try for all the vegetarians in the house. The cottage cheese is marinated with a tantalizing amritsari masala and roasted in a tandoor. It looked absolutely drool-worthy! The pieces of paneer were so tender and had beautiful char marks on them.
~ Bhatti da murg – This dish totally exceeded our expectations! The quintessential smokey flavour of the roasted chicken had us salivating. Marinated in mustard oil and a spicy masala, the taste was so satisfying. You are bound to fall in love with the first bite. It is best eaten with mint chutney and the mustard covered onion slices.
~ Chutneywali machhi de tikke – If you plan to order fish from the menu, we strongly recommend this dish. John dory fish is covered in a green chutney flavoured marinade and roasted to perfection. The beauty of the dish is that not only is the fish soft and tender but it doesn’t have a very fishy smell at all. Full points for that!
~ Wadiyan wala paneer – With tons of delicious options to choose from, picking a main can be a tough job. In these situations, we always look to the server for suggestions and got to try this paneer gravy with wadiyan which are essentially spicy lentil dumplings. This dish was another first for us not having come across the combination before.
~ Maan sabat – Once spotted on the menu, no true North Indian can resist ordering the Dal Makhani to complete their meal. What gives the dish it’s flavour is the overnight cooking of urad daal. Finished off with tomatoes, dried fenugreek, butter and cream, the dish is delectable in taste and the aroma is amazing!
~ Angrezi chicken tikka masala – Having tried a couple of dishes, we were confident with the restaurant’s tandoor skills so we decided to try this roasted chicken dish from the menu with boneless chicken chunks simmered in an onions and tomato gravy. As soon as the dish is served, the aromas of various spices hits you and you just know you’re going to have a lip smacking meal.
~ Bhuna Gosht – This stir fried mutton dish with caramelized onions has a thick masaledaar gravy. The dish tasted good but was a bit on the spicier side for us.
~ Breads – We ordered the Lachha parantha and Garlic naan as accompaniments to soak up all those rich gravies. The portion sizes were good and were enough for two.
~ Gajrela – If you happen to have a sweet obsession like us, this dessert made with grated carrot cooked in milk happens to be just perfect. With a balanced sweetness and the crunch of chopped dry fruits on top, it’s a great way to end your meal.
~ Phirni – These guys have the most mouth-watering Phirni with tons of cardamom and saffron infused into this rice dessert. We give a heartfelt thanks to our server for suggesting this from the menu 🙂
~ Rasmalai – If you are in the mood for some Rasmalai, then this is the place to go. These miniature poached dumplings of cottage cheese dipped in saffron and cardamom flavoured milk make for the perfect sweet ending.
We suggest you head there right away and enjoy all the goodness. Also, if you like our yummy clicks, stop by on our Instagram page as well 🙂
Wanna bite?! 👆🏻This Bhatti da Murg we ate at @punjabibynaturedubai totally exceeded our expectations! 💁🏼The quintessential smokey flavour of the roasted 🍗chicken had us salivating😋 Marinated in mustard oil and a spicy masala, the taste was so satisfying😍👌🏻 Price : AED 32 . . #grubafare #grubgoddess #getsetgobble #Food #Foodstagram #Foodporn #Foodie #Foodgasm #Foodblogger #InstaFood #InstaDaily #Instagram #Instagrammers #InstaGood #InstaDubai #IgersDubai #MyDubai #DubaiFood #DubaiBloggers #DubaiFoodie #Dubai #TasteDubai #DubaiFoodblogger #UAEBloggers #FollowMe #Like4Like #Follow4Follow #eeeeeats #delhifoodblogger #PicOfTheDayy
We devoured 👆🏻this delicious rice based Punjabi dessert called 💖Phirni [AED 14] at @punjabibynaturedubai. Flavored with aromatic 🔸cardamom and🔸saffron, this dish has a thick creamy texture😍 and is very popular during 🎉celebrations in North India🇮🇳 . . #grubafare #grubgoddess #getsetgobble #Food #Foodstagram #Foodporn #Foodie #Foodgasm #Foodblogger #InstaFood #InstaDaily #Instagram #Instagrammers #InstaGood #InstaDubai #IgersDubai #MyDubai #DubaiFood #DubaiBloggers #DubaiFoodie #Dubai #delhifoodblogger #DubaiFoodblogger #UAEBloggers #FollowMe #Like4Like #Follow4Follow #eeeeeats #GetInMyBelly #PicOfTheDayy
Where: Opposite Lamcy Plaza, Oud Metha, Dubai