Pind da dhaba is famous for its authentic punjabi food with quirky ambiance. The moment you enter here your mood transported to the era of romantic punjabi character heer ranjha with all big wheel, rustic stairs,manjhi(wooden stool),kite and manjhas,hand pump and colorful bangles. The posters on the wall brings the feel of 80’s cinematic scene. The whole concept of bringing Punjab to Dubai in dhaba style with bona fide taste of food makes it standout among many desi eateries.Staff is attentive and courteous.
I was invited for reviewing limited edition menu of Independence day. The theme showcase tri colors of Indian flag,visually appealing, presenting from starters to the dessert without compromising the taste and you get the real spirit of patriotism .
We started our journey with Lassi which came with tri-colors of indian flag,upon asking got to know that they use natural ingredients for colors like mango for yellow and kiwi for green color. Lassi was thick,creamy and very filling, I deliberately tried not to finish it completely as wanted to keep space for the rest of the course.
We were served the Daal Palak Soup,just to give it a look according to the theme palak and cream was added on the top but they all were amalgamated in a balanced way.Hot light in texture this soup not only reminds you homemade exquisite daal taste but makes you to keep on sipping without petrifying about calories.
The menu comprised of both veg and non-veg items. We were presented both the varieties for reviewing. In starters we had
- Tandoori fish
- Murgh malai tikka
- Murg phadi tikka
Being a non veg,my interest in this part is obvious the platter came again in three colors garnished and separated with veggies.Tandoori fish was marinated well in spices and was soft like pillow. I could even break it with lips. Murgh malai tikka again soft chunks of chicken infused with in house spices and charcoaled well. Murgh phadi tikka green in color due to the spices like mint and coriander was succulent pieces of chicken.
- Paneer Malai Tikka
- Makhmali Seekh
- Haryali Paneer Tikka
Although am not a big fan of non-veg items and I usually shy away to order but this tarangi platter won my heart instantly all the variety of paneers were cooked to perfection. Soft chunks with right punch of spices,that will make you to crave for more. Specially paneer malai tikka was the highlight of the platter.
Now come to the main course
- Punjabi Kukkad
- Murg lajawab
- Gosht Saagwala
Punjabi kukkad means chicken it was a treat to my palate.Juicy and well marinated and spice level was not too high,which is good, as a non desi person can equally enjoy it too. Murg lajawab again a chicken dish souse well in spices with tomatoes and cream. Gosht saagwala was a melody of meat and boiled spinach.Meat was tender and the creaminess of the dish leaves you to lick you fingers.
- Paneer Taka Tak
- Sarso Ka Saag
- Methi Muttor Malai
Paneer taka tak it was my first time trying veg version of taka tak. It couldn’t impress me as I could find it a bit sweet coz of good amount of red onions. Meethi muttor malai green peas sauteed and simmered with cashew paste and seasoned with white pepper and fenugreek. Sarso ka saag Punjabi food is incomplete without sarso ka saag, mustard leaves boiled and mashed to the thick paste,cooked with Punjabi spices topped with sizzling ghee.
I paired all gravies with garlic naan,it were so delish and soft. The buttery garlic ambrosial would make you to eat it alone.
Now,come to the part for which I was waiting to try the famous kulfi of pind da dhaba. They offers you many heavenly flavors of kulfi but for the independence theme, they have special presentation, a three flavor kulfi in one stick. It came in mango,plain and pan flavors. I thoroughly enjoyed pan flavor being unique and tempting.
The special menu for independence day is available from 13th to 17th August and I would definitely recommend it to. Go and grab this opportunity of celebrating nationhood with authentic and well-prepared punjabi menu with vibrant and desi ambiance.
Thank you deepti for the invite it was indeed a delightful experience.