Mumbai known for serving best of food delight has one of the best restaurants that serve finest of cuisines. North Indian cuisine features both vegetables and meat, except beef, and seafood is a recent addition. The delectable cuisines of North India are characterized by their thick gravies enhanced with the liberal use of spices and saffron thickened with yogurt, nut paste and other ingredients. Dairy products are consumed liberally and included in the cooking as ghee and drunk as lassi, yogurt mixed with water, and served salted or blended with spices, sugar and fruit.
This Restaurant serves authentic Punjabi and North Indian food. Walk past the two almond trees into the charming small three-sectioned 76-seater eatery, with an open air, lantern-lit terrace. The home spun quality of the food and the warmth of the service makes it a memorable experience.
It’s noisy but for the consistently good and affordably priced fare, enjoy the colourful, mismatched crockery, the menu on the blackboard, the dholaks and charpais in this large, comfy, buzzing, air-conditioned eatery and bar.
Come for kebabs marinated to perfection, made on the sigdi (instead of the tandoor) and served on a sizzler platter. The first-floor restaurant of the Inter Continental, cheery and bright by day and candle-lit and sensuous at night, overlooks the spectacular Marine Drive bay.
A board on an Andheri building’s dusty side lane. You have to pass wash basins, kitsch, posters and there, under dangling ping pong balls of light, an interesting ceiling made of egg trays and a space with yellow-and-red wooden chairs every little thing they cook is magic.
A bit of green heaven in Goregaon – head over to the charming and quaint restaurant located in the terrace garden area of the Ozone Club for robustly spiced Indian fare, including seafood and sizzlers.
Pass the parathas please! Make a quick, nourishing and wholesome meal of the rounded yumminess with Dal Makhni, Masala Chhole and Raita, served throughout the day.
The interiors creativity takes many a stylish leap in the dark black tones (more of a glamorous nightclub) and pirouettes in black, magenta and dramatic gold flourishes everywhere. Pink and black chandeliers gleam. Gold leaf trim on the bar which serves premium drinks and cocktails.
Northern Tadka has moved closer down South with a new location in Andheri. Enjoy complimentary pitchers and glasses of Draught Beer, a tawa look-a-like menu and authentic Punjabi food amongst bamboos, ropes and lanterns.
A must on foreign tourists’ maps! Rugged frontier charm with opulent highlights, traditional cooking that has adapted itself to the times and private dining areas.
Pritam Da Dhaba
Sprawl on charpoys under the stars at this 200-seater VFM ethnic Punjabi place in Dadar and gorge on Sarson da Saag and Makki di Roti.