Chak De Phatte @Made In Punjab, UB City
Good things come to those who wait, the eternal saying is proven true one more time as I embarked on my way for a much awaited tasting at undoubtedly the best Punjabi Fine Dining in Bangalore-Made in Punjab at UB City. No introduction is needed for the same. Being another feather in the cap of Zorawar Kalra from his chain of Massive Restaurants, Made In Punjab aptly lives up to its name.
I was welcomed by the ever smiling and gorgeous Rekha Ghosh, a dear friend and Joyjit, the restaurant manager. As we sat down, I decided to start my journey with a sip of the eponymous Nasheli Chai, an absolute favourite. The presentation of this masterpiece of a drink is unmatched and is not definitely meant for the mild drinker, in true Patiala Peg style. The Appetisers started appearing and I was awestruck by the detail that went behind the plating of each and every dish.
The Poppeye Pazi Ki Favourite Chat and the Tokri Chat formed the first two entrees in the chat category and were simply relish to start with. The Tokri Chat was the sure winner among the two with its myriad flavours reminding one of the good old Delhi 6 lanes.
The Saddi Kurkure, Jau Mushroom Ki Chakli and Paneer Barrel Tikka formed the rest of the Vegetarian appetisers served thereafter. It was the Saddi Kurkure with its unique resemblance to a traditional Jalapeno Finger, but only more flavourful that mesmerized me.
It was insatiable to watch the Non Vegetarian appetisers making their way and the Legacy Tandoori Champ kept its appearance up matching its royal title and presentation. The Fhareed Tikka, a succulent version of Chicken Tikka was best enjoyed with the Coriander Chutney and the Sarson Olive Macchi was something that delighted the Bengali bones inside of me. It was reminiscent of the very popular Fish Tandoori served in Kolkata and is presented on a bed of Coal and a hot plate to savour the taste and succulence. It was however the aptly titled Gabbar Prawns which took my breath away and simply melt in my mouth.
We decided to take a break and ordered another round of drinks with their version of the Bloody Mary-Tandoori Mary and a very humorously titled Siyappa.
The Mains started making an appearance with the quintessential Maa ke Daal, Nalli HardKaure and Lehsooni Palak Chenna and a very generous portion of Bread Basket. There is something about the Punjabi Dal that makes me hungry immediately, and this one was no exception.
It was however the very regal and flamboyantly titled Luxury Butter Chicken which is undoubtedly the dish I order every time I visit MIP. The concentration of the gravy and the succulence of the Chicken is beyond perfect and the secret ingredient is something that makes this dish stand out from everything else. Undoubtedly the best Butter Chicken in town, this one is a masterpiece and a gourmand’s delight. The RaanYani or the Ran Biryani is best enjoyed with the Raita and is another signature pick.
It was time for the desserts and I adored the Date Rasmalai with its unique taste and flavours. It was however the Stuffed GulabJamun, another MIP Exclusive which will make one jump in joy. Stuffed with Chocolate, this innovative dish is something to be relished by one and all. I was able to finish both the portions as there is always room for desserts, and more so for divine ones.
MIP has a lot more options to choose from and each and every dish is innovative and thoughtfully plated in true Zorawar Kalra style. It is a great delight to drop in every time and try something new in the warm presence of their hospitable staff and my dear friend –Rekha Ghosh who also heads Sales for the Group.