#FoodReview | Here’s what we tried at Sanjeev Kapoor’s restaurant | The Yellow Chilli, JLT

Most Indian mothers, including mine, have grown up watching Sanjeev Kapoor’s cooking shows. It has been a resource for women all over the country to help learn new recipes and take their cooking to another level.

I was quite excited to visit a restaurant that carries the cooking legacy of this great master chef. Though I hear the other outlets are much bigger and popular, I visited the one in JLT owing to the fact that it was a stone’s throw away from my home. this outlet tends to have more delivery and pick ups owing tot he neighbourhood it is situated in.

IMG_9271The restaurant has a spacious interior and when the weather is pleasant, you can choose to dine outside with a beautiful view of the Lakes. The servers are amicable and pleasant.

 

Get Set Gobble

IMG_9256~ Drinks – It was a hot summer day so we started off with some coolers. The Peru Pyala is a mix of guava and lemon served on a chilli rimmed glass. The kick of spice with every sip of the juice is the perfect combination. The Massakali is a rose flavoured lassi that is fragrant and refreshing.

IMG_9259~ Mix grill veg – This vegetarian platter has great options like the Aloo Nazakat that has a stuffing of sweet corn and nuts inside crispy potato, Harippa paneer tikka with a tomato, chilli & garlic marinade and Hare masaley ka bhuna paneer in a mint and coriander marinade. Chana Jor garam tiki was a new item for me to try and was probably my favourite among the dishes in the platter. They were deep fried potato cutlets covered in a chickpea crust. Crunchy and flavourful!

IMG_9258~ Frontier mix grill – We ordered their Non vegetarian platter so that we could sample all of the delicious kebabs on the menu. With a lot of options to sample from like Chandi kaliyan, Tandoori basil prawns, Murg angar bedgiKali mirch methi fish tikka and Pudina seekh. I highly recommend ordering the platter as it allows you to sample the variety that you would otherwise miss out on and go back tasting only a single item. From hot and spicy to mint and creamy, the platter has it all.

IMG_9273~ Lalla mussa dal – This is their twist on the regular dal makhnai. It is made with a combination of black and green lentils and is absolutely delightful.

IMG_9263~ Shaam savera – This dish is probably the most signature dish created by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. The wonderful combination of creamy cottage cheese filled inside spinach koftas served in a tomato gravy will leave you licking your fingers with every bite. The tangy velvety gravy gives a beautiful flavour to the dish. Definitely one item on the menu that you must order when you visit the restaurant. Full marks to this dish!

IMG_9274~ Sarson machhi – I was quite eager to try a seafood curry for the main course but extremely skeptical when the server suggested I try this dish. This is a favourite dish in the Eastern parts of India but has never suited my palatte as I find the mustard a little strong. Sarson or mustard can have a very overpowering taste. However I was completely blown away by this dish. They have completely adapted this dish to suit the taste buds of North Indians like me. The curry is creamy and velvety enveloping tender pieces of soft fish. This dish was a winner for me!

IMG_9261~ Bhuna Gosht – A mutton dish is always a must for me when I visit an Indian restaurant. Indian mutton has a different flavour and taste profile and I thoroughly enjoyed their preparation. The meat was quite tender and served in a rich curry.

IMG_9265~ Hyderabadi dum gosht biryani – What is not to love about biryani prepared dum style that is fragrant and vibrant. Served with raita, the biryani was presented in a clay pot and the dum covering was opened on the table before service.

IMG_9260~ Breads – They have some unique breads on the menu that are definitely worth a try. We tried the Cheese kulcha that was a soft and fluffy preparation. The Peshawari naan is prepared with a topping of saunf, pistachios and black sesame. The naan is really loaded and quite a sight when served.

~ Desserts – It is essential to end an Indian meal with desserts. We tried the Zauk-e-shahi that had layers of shahi tudka, mini gulab jamuns and rabri presented in a glass. The Gulab-e-gulkand is a monstrous gulab jamun stuffed with candied rose petals. Also the Rasmalai was quite delicious with loads of chopped nuts in it.

Where: Al Seef 3, Cluster U, Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), Dubai
The Yellow Chilli by Sanjeev Kapoor Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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