If you are not a diet conscious person and would rather prefer ‘die eating’ just like me, then head to the all-new Punjab Bistro at Koramangala. The weather calls for tangdi, galouti and tikkas. I had dinner at Punjab Bistro recently and loved the all-new setup of this place. With neutral shades all around, this classy bistro has a peaceful atmosphere, despite the fact that it is located right next to the bustling Forum Mall signal – a perfect place to spend time with your loved ones.
My meal started with an Amuse Bouche made of yogurt and it gave me the feeling that I am at the right place. As it was a cold rainy evening, I ordered a ‘Tomato Basil Shorba’ which was just all right. It lacked the fresh basil taste. The accompaniments given with the Shorba were herbed bread and lavash which complimented well with the soup.
We were a small group of foodies who always say strictly no to vegetarian dishes especially when it comes to appetizers. But there are few restaurants in Bangalore where you shouldn’t miss the vegetarian dishes and it reminds you, veg is equally good as the non-vegetarian spread. Punjab Bistro is one such place. Here we tried the following – Amritsari special Tikki Chole, Punjab bistro special Chicken Tikka, Pathar Ka Gosht, Mutton Galouti, Amritsari Kheema Kulche, Chicken Stuffed Drumsticks (Tangri Kebab) and Palak Corn Quesadillas.
All the appetizers were brilliantly done, beautifully plated and blissfully amazing. Few dishes were plated using the topping of sirka wala pyaaz (Vinegar onion) which caught my attention and these small things enhanced the flavors.
I am a Vodka-Wine-Beer person when it comes to ‘responsible drinking’ and this time for a change I tried the Whisky Marmalade Crush and it was good. I ordered it without the egg white. I tasted my friend's drinks as well and Coffee-tini was the best out of all the blends.
After stuffing too much of heavy appetizers we had a palate cleanser before ordering the main course.
|Hand Model - Nita|
|My plate ;)|
For the main course I had the ‘talk of the town dishes’ – Dal Moradabadi, Laal Maas with Sheermal, Chur Chur Paratha and steamed rice. There are no words to describe this simple yet heavy Dal I had at the Punjab Bistro. It was just heavenly. Sheermal, an Iranian flatbread goes well with the fiery Laal Maas. Chur Chur Paratha too was good. Before visiting Punjab Bistro I have heard so much about these dishes and the quality and taste of the dishes were very impressive.
We shared a Bistro special Mille Feuille for dessert along with their famous paan shot. I loved the Desi version of Mille Feuille made of layers of Gulab Jamuns and fresh strawberries.
My experience at Punjab Bistro was really good and we were lucky to meet one of the Partners of this bistro, Mr.Sajjal; a gentleman with ample experience in F&B industry. If he is around, he will make sure that you have a great dining experience and leave the Bistro with a smiling face.
Ground Floor, SJR Primus
Opposite Forum Mall
Koramangala 7th Block