No matter where you go, Punjabi’s like me are on the lookout for good Punjabi food. And being who I am, I love fine dine. Punjab Grill is a wonderful combination of the two. The big powerful logo is too difficult to ignore right in front of Forum Mall, Koramangala. As majestic as the logo is, the ambience is equally classy. And food is absolutely delicious and trend setting.
I’m a Punjabi foodie in Bangalore. I have certain expectations when someone calls themselves a Punjabi Restaurant. And you just cannot screw up Dal Makhani. Food is an emotion for Punjabis. So when I went to Punjab Grill to taste the signature dishes on an invite, I was so glad that each and everything was just nothing short of perfect.
We started the meal with a glass of a gulaab and paan martini which was such a relief considering the weather. The collection of mocktails and alchoholic beverages is very extensive here. A shot of dahi bada for kick starting the meal in the right direction
So customary starting with the review of the veg food. I had the best Dahi k kebab so far in Punjab Grill. Just so beautifully put together and it melts in your mouth. Yumm!!! And of course, there is the very famous vegetarian option “Panner”. If you still love Paneer, go for Multani Paneer Tikka. It is very soft and marination is brilliant. And if you’re already done with Paneer and want something new for once, try the beetroot peanut tikki. I’m not a beetroot fan as such, but this is one delicious preparation.
Moving on to Non-vegetarian starters, there is obviously the staple Punjabi non-veg Murgh Malai Tikka. They did justice to the sacrifice of the Murgha. Tandoori Pomfret for fish lovers is the representation for north Indian seafood. A mouth-watering preparation of India’s most popular sea fish is an utter delight. But my favourite out of all these fantastic dishes was Chaamp Tajdar. I fall short of words to describe how much I liked it. Lamb rack pot roasted and braised slowly in infused spices and then cooked in Tandoor. It was just mind blowing, very soft and very scrumptious mutton.!
Now as I mentioned before Dal Makhni has to be right, and Punjabi Grill’s dal makhani was up to my expectations. Just like in Amritsar, it is cooked overnight which gives the required creaminess to the dal. Love! Another popular vegetarian main course is Sarson ka Saag. A Punjabi delicacy made with mustard leaves, popularly eaten with Makki ki roti and white butter.The dish is very popular in Punjab in Winters and in Punjab Grill it is an instant trip back to North.
Amongst non-vegetarian starters, Murgh Lababdar and Rarhya Meat are noth must try. Murgh Lababdar is the chicken in tomato based gravy is very pleasing. Rarhya Meat is a mutton dish. Rara or Rarhya basically means fried on low heat so that all the ingredients become one with the meat and the flavours seep into the meat. That basically explains why I love the dish.
Moving on to desserts, I loved the Kulfi. It’s so gratifying, with nuts and cornflour noodles, just amazing. But, the showstopper was the Rum Flambe Gulab Jamun. To start with theGulab Jamun is gigantic, with the chocolate filled centre and a rum Flambe. If your dessert stomach allows, go for it.!
We ended the meal with a paan shot and I found a new favourite fine dine. I highly recommend the signature dishes at Punjab Grill.
My rating 4.5!