Finally a good restaurant in forum!
We went here with parents over the weekend, thoroughly enjoyed our meal and left with smiles and happy tummies 🙂
This place is located right next to Toscano, and has an interesting menu of different Indian dishes, desserts and a special Punjabi menu for the weekends.
Their decor is simple and neat; classy furniture, a beautiful bar on one side and a wall decorated with beautiful creepers in white planters.
We ordered for a papdi chat, dahi kebab and a couple of beers. They got us some complimentary fryums as well.
Our appetizers arrived soon and were beautifully plated. Papdi chat was average in taste, somewhat sweet for my taste. Dahi kebab was well done and soft, but the filling was probably more of khoya than curd. And I thought to myself “this is turning out to be just another nice looking place, but nothing special with respect to food so far”.
For main course we ordered paneer makahana gravy, house black dal, veg biryani, some breads and a grilled chicken platter. We were blown away by the food, especially black dal, paneer and chicken platter.
Black dal was excellent, slow cooked, creamy, delicious and not overly spicy. Paneer was one of the freshest I’ve ever had, and makhanas (lotus seeds) tasted lovely in the rich white gravy. Biryani was not impressive, it was not layered as claimed on their menu and didn’t taste that nice.
Chicken platter was a meal in itself, tender chicken breast grilled to perfection served with kulcha, black dal and spinach kedgeree. I absolutely loved the chicken, it was juicy & tender, and covered with tandoori spices. Spinach kedgeree was interesting, slightly creamy spinach rice.
Now the best part of our meal. I had spotted an interesting dessert on their menu- jamun tiramisu, it was their twist to the hugely popular tiramisu. The dish arrived looking exquisite and delectable. Coffee flavored gelato was delicious. Tiramisu was excellent, and I loved the espresso which the ladyfingers were soaked in. The gulab-jamun sitting on top of this delicious dessert was equally drool-worthy. It was a perfect ending to our delicious lunch.
A splendid meal and a beautiful place with good service. Will definitely go back for more.
Curious what a kedgeree is? It originated from our very own khichdi! Apparently the British took this dish to UK and tweaked it according to their taste. Read more about it here.