In a NUtshell
A beautiful cuisine Mis-represented & turned into mindless nightmares on tables in most mainstream eateries in india & abroad, thankfully given a new lease of life at curry singh kitchen – a fab job of presenting home like punjabi food in a restaurant, including a section on seasonal vegetables.
Address & other details: curry singh kitchen
Meal for 2: ₹800 onwards
Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian
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I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster
Short description- in case u r in a hurry
It’s a small, ‘No frills, neat & clean, good food’ kind of place. The kitchen is as big as the dining area & is spotless clean – u can see thru the glass wall at any point in time.
The decor is nice. Loads of frames awards adorn the wall.
The only staff member who was around on the evening we went, was quite ordinary & occasionally messed up the orders.
The magic conversation was with the chef herself. She was coming in frequently to the dining area & interacting with the guests. Loved the multiple chats we had with her on food in general & punjabi food in particular.
It’s a breath of fresh air to have restaurants serve ‘home like’ punjabi food as opposed to Moti mahal variety of food served in most restaurants- poultry chicken, mindless cream on everything & huge amounts of ghee/ industrial butter/ oil in everything.
We were super impressed with the short menu card. The section of seasonal vegetables was commendable & brave as well – brave coz these are day to day dishes & not necessarily ‘occasion’ food.
Loved the food here. Must say that home Chef sherry malhotra (a girl from the hills) who is currently based out of pune, surely does a much better job with ‘home like’ punjabi dishes at her pop ups in mumbai, pune, KOlkata etc.
Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
Bharva tinda – small seasonal tinda filled with split chana dal & cooked. Tinda in a restaurant. Rare. Excellent tinda in a restaurant- never heard. The texture of the tinda was perfect – soft enough for a bite, crunchy enough to be enjoyable. Rate it 4.5/5
Sukha rarha murg – chicken curry with minced chicken was excellent. The flavours of good ghee made its presence felt thruout the dish. The meat pieces were supple & good. Rate it 4.5/5
Dhein chicken – chicken in beaten curd, brown onions, spices & garnished with ginger juliennes. It was a bit more sour than comfortable. Dunno how the original dish is, but the salt vs sour balance was surely not right. Very good otherwise. Rate it 3.75/5
Meat curry was slow cooked in spices. The meat flavours were overpowered by spice flavours. The meat pieces were soft but they did not taste beyond ‘good’. Rate it 3/5
Kaali daal was very good. Intense. No faltu industrial cream on top. Rate it 4.25/5
Soyabean chaap is a dish which I have never been able to appreciate. Most of the places I have had this dish, I have wondered what is the purpose of the dish. So when during our conversation chef said ‘please try our soyabean chaap. It’s good’, we said ‘we don’t like soyabean chaap’.
To prove a point she sent a free sampler of soyabean chaap & wow, she changed our perception. This one was fabulous. Nice texture, not slimy, no spices on the face, no extreme flavours, rather juicy, crisp outside & soft within. Rate it 4.25/5
Overall rating of food at this restaurant averages out to be 4/5
Wud surely revisit to try out more seasonal food.