Fusion with Indian food is difficult – given that people have grown up eating that food, changing it completely to make it visually and gastronomically appealing is a difficulty task and every time we go to restaurant serving this genre of food, we are awed by the creativity that lies in the mind of the team in the kitchen. We recently visited Masala House, Sunder Nagar and were super impressed by the creativity and fusion that is presented on the plates.
It’s just not about the presentation that makes this place special, the food is top notch as well. Take for instance the Dora Kebab, served by cutting with a thread (dora) – it’s perfect – the blend of spices, the marination and the grill – melt in the mouth. Anarkali Tikki is made with beetroot, quinoa and peanut butter and is pan seared – the combination is interesting. Pulled Chicken stuffed in a filo pastry comes when you order the Murgh Luqmi – again the filling is flavorful and the filo pastry is crisply baked.
Kathal Vurqi and Silbatte Ki Shammi are gems from the kitchen. Masala Jackfruit in a filo tart brings crunch and tenderness at the same bite. Silbatte Ki Shammi is probably one the best we have had – hand minced meat, perfect blend of spices, and the perfection in cooking them brings out the best.
In the mains, we tried Palak Moti, Dum Ki Daal, Amritsari Wadi Tarkari from the veg. section – beautifully presented, Palak Moti was the choice of the table with creamy spinach and mascarpone and ricotta cheese cake served alongside. Amritsari Wadi Tarkari is worth trying too. From the non-veg. section – Rawa Meen Moily was the clear favorite – the semolina crusted fish along with the creamy coconut curry is a perfect combination.
Do try the Chur Chur Naan they have to offer – just ignore the loads of butter/oil on it, after all it’s a day of indulgence, Their Dum Biryani is made in the awadhi style and is quite flavorful.
Gulkand Firni and Gajar Halwa Kunafa came for desserts. While Gulkand Firni was the clear favorite, Gajar Halwa Kunafa fared well too, with the twist being the crunch provided by kunafa.