Inside Punjab Grill, BKC | All The Deets
If you’re a Punjabi who lives in Mumbai, I can say with utmost confidence that you must be a regular at Punjab Grill. At least, I can say that for myself and that’s why I didn’t pass on the opportunity to check out their new outlet at Bandra Kurla Complex.
From the decor to the food, everything about their new outlet is unique! Instead of the traditional Punjabi craftwork of ‘phulkari’ and ‘jali’, this outlet uses a bold colour palette of black, gold and white with specially curated black and white photos of Punjab taking centre stage on the restaurant walls.
In terms of food, the outlet offers a multiple buffet menu and will soon be offering breakfast options. To make the most of our experience, we tried their set menu that includes some of our old favourites and new introductions.
I started my meal with their Mutton Paya Shorba, which was served with a side of oven fresh kulcha. The shorba was light and refreshing and the kulchas were soft and fluffy.
Moving on to the appetizers, we tried their Bhatti Da Murgh, Amritsari Machhi De Pakode and Tandoori Pomfret (which wasn’t part of the set menu). And, of course, we paired this appetising spread with their unique cocktails like the Jalandhar Express and Nimbu Ka Achaar Caipiroska. Both the cocktails were served in a quirky way but it was the caipiroska that won my vote for its taste.
Both the fish preparations were simply outstanding because the taste of the fish wasn’t overpowering and the flavours were perfectly balanced. But, it was the succulent murgh that won my heart and palate. Without a doubt, I am heading to Punjab Grill again for that chicken appetizer!
I was feeling stuffed already but I couldn’t skip the mains, so, I picked the Meat Punjab Grill, Dum Chicken Biryani and Dal Punjab Grill. If I had to choose, my favourites was the mutton gravy that was served with garlic naan and the dal. The biryani was pretty average but the raita with it was absolutely delicious. However, you can give this one a miss!
Finally, I got the opportunity to taste their authentic desserts – Gulab Jamun and Kesar Phirni. Both the desserts hit bulls eye in terms of flavour but it was the cold phirni that blew my mind, it was lip-smackingly delicious.
All in all, even this outlet didn’t let me down. If you’re on the hunt for good Punjabi food, head to Punjab Grill, BKC sooner than later.