PUNJAB GRILL @KORMANGALA BANGALORE
My blogger friends had already made arrangements to visit punjab grill they invited me last minute and i couldn't say no just hopped in and wanted to savor true Punjabi cuisine.
Lot of people in my friends list may or may not know that I come from a army background Dad and my Grandpapas have served army one of them was a major general and they have been with their families to punjab my naani/grandma always used to make some of her authentic punjabi recipes which used to always have loads of mustard ginger or paneer my dad grew up eating punjabi food and till date has the habit of eating rotis in large quantity very unusual for a southie I had to take him along.
Me and dad were greeted and seated in a cosy corner i just couldn't resist clicking a few shots of the place before settling in. colors of reds and beige upholstered furniture crystal light fixtures chic and dramatic settings were appealing and inviting. rustic food in a modern setting was truly amazing the place is divided into 5 seating areas outdoor, bar, indoor lounge, private lounge area and a party area very neatly maintained with a huge variety of wines and whiskys on display through out the restaurant.
Our lunch service started with few drinks and wide range of starters followed by main course and a wonderful dessert.
FERMENTED KALI GAJAR KI KAANJI
Black/Purple Carrots are ground with spices and mustard and matured in earthen pots and served before a meal this kaanji helps in digestion.
MOJITO-like NIKI te TIKHI
Mildly spiced with cumin black salt chilly lime juice mint and ginger juice was truly refreshing to start with
CHANNA JOR GARAM, MASALA NUTS, ALOO PAKORE, MASALA MATTRA
Mixture of 4 taste test starters served in little cones were truly amazing and had authentic taste brilliant idea to start with few drinks
KURKURIWonton skin rolls filled with mushroom celery olives sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts dipped in corn flour batter rolled in sevian and fried crunchy bursting with flavors served along with sweet chilly dipping sauce.
AMRITSARI MACHILI & DESI ALOO CHIPS
This tantalizing fried fish is prepared with a basic spiced batter deep fried in oil and served with chips and radish chutney melt in your mouth moment.
SALMON TIKKASalmon fillets marinated in fennel dill ginger honey and a trance of mustard oil grilled in tandoor tasted yum spiced salmon perfectly smoked with indian flavors was a treat served along with mint chutney.
Tandoori Kukkad Wings
Chicken wings marinated with spices and yogurt basted with tamarind chutney/indian version barbecue sauce grilled in hot tandoor coals tasted absolutely amazing
GANNE ki MARGARITA
Ginger and fresh mint infused sugarcane juice topped with splash of vodka this is something very new to my taste palate quite refreshing and tasty
Twice cooked Kashmiri flavored rack of lamb is marinated with lot of ground spices fresh ginger and garlic its cooked till half done and then basted with a tandoori yogurt sauce and grilled on hot coals basted with ghee cooked till perfection
Cottage cheese marinated in spiced yogurt grilled in tandoor and served along with mint chutney was an amazing starter.
Chicken Keema with Fryums
Not so finely minced chicken keema was cooked to perfection in a reduction of spices and blanched onion was garnished with loads of mint and coriander and topped with sliced onions soft spicy keema with crunchy fryums you can imagine it was heavenly
Boneless mutton grilled with perfect amount of spices toasted in a pan with caramelized onion ghee and fresh coriander which was served inside a iron box contraption quite innovative the lamb was cooked to perfection
SARSON KA SAAG & ASSORTED ROTI BASKET
Blanched and mashed mustard and spinach re fried in ghee and spices makes a perfect side dish for makki ki roti tasted yum along with white butter and crunch jaggery. assorted roti basket had makki ki roti, laacha paratha, butter kulcha and tandoori roti
DEG HOT POT
An Exquisite mildly spiced meat koftas and bone marrow cooked to perfection in a apricot, carrot and radish gravy perfect side dish for lacha paratha.
BUTTER CHICKENMarinated chicken in turmeric yogurt tandoori masala is simply pan fried in butter till tender a tomato and onion sauce is reduced in spices and chicken pieces are added to the gravy this yummy gravy is always tasty with butter kulcha P.S dont mind the calories for once
These vodka infused pack of party pops were prepared from mango, pomegranate, sabja, orange and gol gappe ki pani quite interesting flavors and was intentionally served to cleanse my palate.
ADHARAK INFUSED MOJITO
After all the food i wanted some mojito before attacking pulao and dessert
The name literally means colorful this mildly spiced pulao is prepared with a mixture of veggies carrots beets beans broccoli and caramelized onions in ghee and spices long grains of cooked basmati rice is mixed in this masala and allowed to steam inside a clay pot
served with daulat ki chaat
Rice cooked with jaggery and flavored with cardamom powder garnished with ghee and nuts served along with saffron flavored skimmed cream which tastes like ice cream its flavored with saffron strands and garnished with loads of finely chopped pistachio apricots and almonds.
Thanks to Chef Gurpreet Singh and Mr.Deepak Bhatia Vice President Operations for inviting us to a wonderful spread we truly enjoyed and would love to drop in again with my family Pic Courtesy: Jeet Banik.
Value for money: 3/5
Valet Parking not available
Food for 2 will cost 1500 to 2000 including drinks
Honest opinion some recipes had authentic taste and flavors some were refurbished fusion versions i would have preferred traditional authentic punjabi cuisine more mustard oil and ghee (health aspect its not good who cares when your eating punjabi food) portion size the amount of starters served filled us up drinks were awesome it was truly an amazing experience excellent space to enjoy with family and friends I would recommend dinning in a large group.
Address: SJR Primus, No. 1, Ganapathi Temple Rd,
Koramangala Industrial Layout, Koramangala,
Bangalore, Karnataka 560034
Phone:080 4090 2161
Hours:11:00 am – 11:00 pm