Weekends always turn both of us into gluttons, not that I’m complaining 🙂 And since it’s a mandate to have pizza on Friday/Saturday, we ordered from good ol’ Domino’s after noticing high delivery times for other places.
After polishing down food from Domino’s with some beautiful Sula Dindori Reserve Shiraz(yes, wrong pairing I know!), we felt the need to have something spicy.
And so I placed an order from Empire, HSR for dosa chicken. Hubby of course being mostly vegetarian, opted for jeera rice and paneer butter masala.
Somehow I’m always at a loss of options, when everyone at home decides to have good North Indian food. This Saturday for a change, the laborious task of choosing a restaurant was taken over by Mr. H and he suggested Roots in Koramangala.
I remembered crossing this place many times, but never paying much attention. It’s a comparatively new place, and last I checked it didn’t have great ratings, but this time it had got amazing reviews and ratings had shot up!
So we booked a table for four at 8 p.m. (thank goodness we did!), and reached the place on time to find it completely packed. The place was extremely noisy, and their tables were not placed well making the dining area somewhat cramped. We even started contemplating moving to another restaurant for main course, though that never happened 🙂
We woke up a little late on Day 3, courtesy all the partying last night. For lunch we went to Fisherman’s Cove, on my BIL’s recommendation.
The restaurant is shaped like a huge hut with comfortable seating. It was not so crowded when we visited, and we got a big table of our choice.
We ordered for a round of beers, masala pomfret, chicken xacuti curry with rice, mackarel curry with rice, dal, palak paneer and some breads. Service was good and our food arrived soon.
Pomfret was coated in an abundance of spices, accompanied by fries and salad. It tasted good, though personally I’m more into the bong style of cooking fish 🙂
Chicken xacuti curry was average and the gravy lacked flavour, I had had better ones in Goa last time.
Mackarel curry was delicious and flavoursome. The fish was perfectly done and spiced.
Palak paneer here deserves a special mention. It was surprisingly good, and tasted just like what you get at typical North Indian places. It was mildly creamy and paneer was fresh & soft. Dal was good too.
We polished everything off and went to Mario Miranda’s gallery in Calangute for a while. This is a small gallery which sells Mario Miranda‘s paintings(not originals though), with a variety of other things with fun and quirky quotes, like postcards,t-shirts, bags, cups etc. Do visit if you are nearby.
Mr. H had been eyeing this place since its inception. He used to be quite fond of 49 Parantha Gali (which was located here), and was heartbroken when it closed its doors 😀 Soon after, this new place with a quirky name and interesting menu opened at the same location. There are plenty of interesting and tempting things to choose from, and everything from North Indian to Chinese to Continental and much more.
This place has been garnering a lot of attention on Zomato since its inception, and we hadn’t visited it yet. So the next day after Diwali, we decided to take our parents out here for lunch.
The restaurant has very simple decor, and looked rather dark and gloomy for a bright afternoon. There were not many customers, so we got a table easily but the place seemed to be down with a Diwali hangover 😀 Their valet was missing, dishes from menu were unavailable, and the service was very slow.
We were ravenous after visiting pandals in Ulsoor and Jayamahal Extn. For dinner, we both wanted to have North Indian food, and I suggested we try out the much hyped Farzi Cafe. We reached UB City, but unfortunately the place was packed and there was no hope of getting a table.
We had started walking towards the other eateries in the courtyard, when my eyes fell upon “Made in Punjab“. This is also a brainchild of Kalra family and I remembered reading about it a couple of days back.