NH-17 an Indian restaurant serves you the traditional and famous cuisine of Mangalore, Kerela, Goa and Mumbai in short it offers you the best from coastal region of India.It is aptly named after NH-17 highway that connects all these 4 coastal states. I was invited to try this place,located at the ground floor of the Sea View Hotel in Mankhool with valet parking facility.
Stone embedded at the entrance gives you the feel of highway journey. Controlling our speed limit we entered to the restaurant and welcomed by the staff. The restaurant is done up well.Brightly lit ambiance with soothing voice of waterfall in the background sets your mood right.
After going through the menu which is surprisingly vast was a bit task to select what to try but with the help of the restaurant manager we got to try the best of the best from the menu. We started our session with ,Nariwal Neembu Neer a concoction of coconut water with hint of lemon. Flavor of lemon was dominant that I couldn’t get the taste of coconut water still it was refreshing and a good start to the tasting session.
While waiting for our food we were served roasted papad with green cutney.
We got to try Palak Ki Galouti a dish from mumbai. By its appearance I was hesitant to try but as it says never judge a book by its cover. I hadn’t tried such flavorful melt in the mouth spanish kababs. I could keep on eating it.
Tandoori Pomfret, whole silver pomfret marinated in yogurt,ginger garlic paste with in house special spices and char grilled in tandoor. Succulent pieces of fish with bang on flavors .
Murg Kurchan Kebab, another spectacular non- veg dish.Soft and well marinated piece of chicken simply leaves you craving for more.
Murg Lababdar, this was suggested by restaurant manager to try as its not listed in the menu. We tried this dish with garlic naan which was simple irresistible and could be eaten alone. This creamy and thick gravy of chicken couldn’t impress me that much as I found it a bit sweet to my liking.
Prawns Koliwada, fried balls of prawns with balance taste but found them over fried.
Chicken Ghee Roast, spice lover will surely like to try this version of chicken roast. We were asked to have it with neer dosa. Neer is a manglorian soft thick rice dosa.
For the first time I tried Kerala’s famous Appam. Those lacy soft hoppers which is usually eaten in breakfast, I tried them with chicken lababdar.
In other round of drink we got to try kokum,famous as digestive and body coolant.
In desserts gulab jaman and caramel custard hit our table. We both relish and ended our session on a sweet note with happy tummy.
I would definitely recommend this place and the highlights of the session were Palak Ki Galouti,Tandoori Pomfret and Murg Kurchan Kebab. Do try them and let me know,until next food discovery Ma’Salama!!!.