Winters are ideally my favourite time of the year, mainly because you won’t find me sweating bullets after walking just about 5 steps. Seriously, it is like THE BEST time of the year because I can jump, run, skip and hop without even a drop of sweat dripping from my forehead.
Maybe I need to to STOP with the sweating story!😀
The other reason why I love winters is basically because you tend to feel a lot more hungry and that is just perfect for me because I can eat every 5 minutes!😀 haha
So, when Rutuja Marfatia and Meghna Shah sent me an invite to attend the winter tasting menu at Punjab Grill, I had to agree! I just HAD TO!
The fare here is phenomenal!!! Trust me guys! It is one of the best!
It is essentially, heart Punjabi food cooked in the most traditional way to deliver flavour that warms your heart and soul.
Delicious warm stews, soups and warming kebabs and cutlets are the key highlight of the winter menu.
You absolutely CANNOT MISS the “Kaali Gajar Kaanji” – a matured tangy black carrot juice (Rs. 195/-)
and the truly delightful “Shakarkandi Kamrakh ki Chaat”- which is apple wood smoked sweet potato and star fruit tossed in sweet and sour tamarin (Rs. 225/-) This was beyond delicious and something I would definitely want to go back for. The smokiness from the apple wood is evident but not overpowering which gives your palate just the right amount of tingle, thanks to the star fruit and tangy tamarind sauce.
There was also a non vegetarian version of the stew called “Kharode ka Shorba”- gently simmered lamb trotter soup tempered with fenugreek(Rs. 225/-)
My non-vegetarian palate begins and ends in chicken and eggs so I obviously did not have this. But my friend who accompanied me to the tasting was beside herself with joy since she was longing for something so meaty and warm for a very long tome. This trotter soup was accompanied by 2 tiny ball sized naans and the delicious burst of cheese that you get as you bite into it is beyond delicious!
This image that you see above, is called “Chukandar ke Kebab”- crisp beetroot kebabs, hung curd and pine nut stuffing (Rs. 395/-).
This is MUST HAVE and I totalllly recommend it even IF YOU ARE NOT A BEETROOT person! You will fall in love with this blood reg veggie that has been combined with hung curd and pine nuts. It has a distinct sweetness to it, thanks to the fresh beetroots that made this kebab a real winner for me!
There was also lamb’s brain masala served with bread, that I was happily ready to pass since like I said, I am not a meat person, let alone OFFAL!!!! But then again, my very reliable friend loved the brain masala and definitely recommends it to you! *double thumbs up*
Apart from that we were also served Tabak Mass”- succulent lamb ribs simmered in fennel flavoured milk, finished on tava (Rs. 575/-), “Methi Chicken Takka”- Char grilled Chicken tikka infused with fresh fenugreek (Rs. 495/-), of which I had the latter and fell in love with how creamy the chicken tikka was and when combined with fenugreek, it just took the tikka to a whole ‘nother level.
That is all I could really manage since it was getting late and I had to go back to the other part of the city and with no reliable vehicle to fall back on, my friend and I had to take the local train at 11 in the night *creeeeeepy*
These are some of the really cool stuff that I missed :
“Sarson da Saag (Rs. 495/-) with “Makkai Tava Roti” (Rs. 125/-), “Bahurangi Biryani”- basmati rice cooked on dum with winter vegetables (Rs.595/-).
PUNJAB GRILL DEG “HOT POT” – a Punjab Grill signature Hot Pot with mutton kofta, mutton jus, and winter vegetables (Rs. 695/-).
I MISSED DESSERTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😦
“Gurh Wale Chawal”- jaggery sweetened basmati flavoured with black cardamom & fennel coconut chips, homemade vanilla ice cream (Rs. 225/-), and “Bajre ki Choori”- Grandma Style pearl millet roti and crumble lotus seeds and chiroli nuts (Rs. 225/-).
The creator of this brilliant menu is the amazing Chef : Chef Gurpreet Singh, Brand Chef, Punjab Grill, “The exuberance of flavours from the state has been brought forth in a variety, with an ability to transport and bring back memories of childhood. Keeping the forgotten culinary treasures from the region of Punjab, I have created this special winter menu.”
Here are some additional details that you need to know about Punjab Grill’s newest Winter Menu:
January 10th 2014
January 13th to January 19th 2014
ONLY AT JUHU OUTLET
One word of advice:
DO NOT MISSSSSSSS IT!!!!!
PS: A special Thanks to Rutuja Marfatia and Meghna Shah🙂
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