I loved the Bright ambiance and the choice of Music. The seating was comfortable. Though I did think the seats were a little too close to each other (though with the kind of rentals in Malls I don't blame them :-D)
Since i waltzed in late after my evening clinic I missed trhe soup and the welcome drinks. Though I did make it a point to ask them to bring the 'Paan Mojito' drink which the fellow bloggers were raving about ! It had a lot of 'Gulkhand and Paan' ..It was different and is definitely worth a try.
After the Mohito, I dived straight into the array of starters.
Salmon tikka : This was the first starter i tasted and it literally blew me away. Absolutely delightful salmon imported from Norway which was slow cooked in a tandoor. The spices were just about perfect. Perfect melt in your mouth stuff.The best dish of the night by a mile.
We were served two versions of Dum Biryani : Tarkari Kesari biryani and the Chicken Dum Biryani. It was a very Mildly spiced biryani which reminded me of the 'Lahore' Biryani , with a lot of Saffron. I liked the biryani. (though patron who like their Biryani really spicy may be a little disappointed )
We were also served a variety of breads, I liked the Lehsuni Nan and the Khasta Roti.
We were served the following four dishes as the main courses.
Paneer lababdar : Which was definitely a "Zabardar" dish !! Was very thick in consistency and a right blend of spices with paneer. A 'Must try' for the vegetarians.
Dal punjab grill : This was their version of the D'al makhani'. This was definitely their weak link of the evening. (I personally think it was one of those rare days, becasuse it takes a lot of effort to mess up this dish :) )
Meat punjab grill :Lamb shanks cooked over low heat. I liked the dish !
Dhaniya mirchi da kukkad : Chicken drumstick pieces cooked in a stock rich in cinnamon, coriander, mace and green chillies.
We were served three desserts
Litchi ki tehri : Milk reduced in a 'Lohi kadai' topped with litchi, sultanas,almonds and pistachios. It was delicious with the right amount of sweetness.
Gulab jamun: This stuffed the gulab jamun with was no ordinary Gulab Jamun. The Chef had stuffed the jamun with nutella, white chocolate, almonds and pistachios. This was also excellent.
Phirni : Phirni (Sweetened Rice soufle) stuck to being a traditional Phirni without any 'twist' from the Chef. Did not disappoint.
The Punjab Grill is a fantastic place. It is here to stay and goint by the response we saw on a tuesday evening (there were people waiting for tables) ..They have a winner.
Do reserve in advance. A meal for two would put you back by Rs. 2000.
Bon Apetit !