Punjab Grill epitomizes fine dine and takes the classic take of a typical North Indian fine dine restaurant complete with courteous servers, finely dressed table and a general air of comfortable family places. The chef has taken the classics and created them beautifully and has thrown on some excellent fusion additions.
Start by a papad basket, masala onions and a welcome drink – a fusion of masala lemonade and mint mojito.
We started our gluttonous meal with the Dilli favourites – aloo chaat and chicken chaat – the chicken chaat with a slight cool palate, sweet and spicy dressing with peanuts and lettuce made it for a great start.
Paneer tikka multani, Murgh tikka Punjab Grill and Raunaqueen Seekhan – we started off with the paneer, cut and lined with coriander masala and sealed back together with cream and grilled, the paneer need a tad more dressing to make the mark. Murgh tikka was nicely dowsed with spices and grilled to yumminess. The Raunaqueen Seekhan however was the star of the appetizers – mutton seekh with masalas, distinct flavors of onions and tomatoes and a creamy topping leaving a lacey after taste.
The main course was extensive and the curries were all simply impeccable! Dal makhni, kadhai paneer, murgh makhni, Meat Punjab grill, garlic naan, laccha parantha and tandoori roti. All the curries were so well prepared, what stood out was the murgh makhni with its gravy just the right potpourri of sweet, masalas and creaminess. The mutton again was so well done – topped with ginger juiliennes, the sapid mutton makes the meal all the more gratifying. And not forgetting with breads – the garlic naan topped with fresh garlic chunks and lightly buttered has to be declared by fat THE BEST EVER.
We finished with phirnee and gulab jamuns – both the desi desserts were well prepared and I was especially diggin in the gulab jamuns.
Punjab Grill for a gorging on meaty fare and a perfect place for a family meal.