Traditional(desi) food is all about spices,colors and aroma. Being a Pakistani,trying out desi food is always a delightful rather effortless experience because you are already well acquainted with the taste and dishes.If you are a true desi food fan I have got another place for you to try and this time it is CLAY POT.
Clay Pot is tucked in City Max Hotel- Bur Dubai. We got there early before the opening time but happily waited to start our session.The interiors are warm and welcoming, in the very apt shades of pale yellow and feature ethnic memorabilia from the Mughal Era.
After settling down in one of their cabana,which is good for private affair. If you don’t fancy such setting worry not they have other open tables too. I got to know that this place has been revamped,it was my first time and liked the ambiance instantly.
We started our session with chaat counter,we got to try spicy yet tangy bhel puri and ser puri. Bhel puri was finished instantly from our table and that explain enough.
The courteous staff brought papads with assorted chatni for us to munch while waiting for our main course.
What we had as our main course?
- Milli Juli Masahari Peshkash
- App Ki Pasand Palak
- Gosht biryani
- Assorted Breads
- Mango Lassi (In drink)
Milli Jhuli Masahari Peshkash was a sizzling combo of prawns,fish,mutton and chicken kabas. Rather than ordering everything separately it was platter of assorted items,perfect for hearty meal. Out of all I relish fish it was soft as clouds,prawns were well marinated and kababs were decent and with right kind of spice kick. I was half way full after eating such succulent pieces of meat and fish.
Tawa-e-Murgh A very rich chicken curry with a semi-dry, fiery hot gravy, this classic dish goes perfectly well with the Garlic Naan that were served on the side.
App Ki Pasand Palak was a veg option I preferred to try,it was a melody of garlic flavored spinach gravy and you can have it with paneer/corn/mushroom/potato/veg and I opted with potatoes.
Gosht Biryani who doesn’t like biryani and I am not exception. On our server’s advice we ordered gosht one rather than chicken and we didn’t regret at all. It was saffron infused aromatic rice with tender lamb,flavored with homemade spices. A must try!!
For drinks we sipped on Mango Lassi and it was amazing,I can easily have this by the pitcher-full!
You can even dedicate song to your loved ones through their live session of music fare. That goes from 8 to late night.
Absolutely stuffed after a very filling, satiating meal, we were served a platter of traditional sweets. Our dessert platter had Gulab Jaman,Rasmalai,Gajrela and Mong Dal Halwa. Everything was good but Mong Dal Halwa cause of balanced sweetness,won my heart instantly. I could have eaten all of it if I hadn’t been avoiding sweets in my diet.
They have this deal for Friday brunch
Overall, clay pot was a lovely treat. The fuss-free dishes are simple yet delicious, and the casual, laid-back ambiance is the perfect setting for catching up with friends and family for loud, cheerful banter.