We are a gourmand couple who love to discover new places and eat our hearts out. Follow us for a guilt trip along the food road.
With Quick Service Restaurants being the game changer in the food industry we were not too surprised when we reached the small quaint kitchen cum dining called the Indi Kitchen. As the name suggests it seemed to be an hard core Indian joint but it was all about a quick fix meal or take away. An open kitchen where your meal is cooked right in front of you. At such places you can be doubly sure that the ingredients used are fresh. The dining space is not too big and can be easily be misunderstood as a café, but Indi Kitchen has much more to offer than just that.
Being part of a Bloggers Table the advantage is you get to taste a large variety and not just stick to what you order. The basic concept is you get to choose the base first. The options being the Rice bowl, Roomali Roti or the Naan bowl. The next step involves in you choosing your favorite greens . Following this is the protein intake, i.e. potato, chicken, paneer etc, and the last and most important step is to choose your gravy, which would be a Triple Theeka , Bhuna Masala , Makhani , or the Madras curry, etc
The “Bhuna Gravy”. Bhuna means to fry, and fry literally really well till the gravy is nice thick and has the right amount of oil oozing out of it. The one we had here with the bhuna gravy was the aloo tikka. Indeed the best choice with the naan bowl. The nans were soft and went perfectly well with the thick gravy. The Allo seemed to be marinated and then tossed in the gravy. Hence the spice was perfect with no complaints at all.
The “Madras Curry” with a healthy mix of the green veggies were a perfect match to the rice bowl. This could definitely be called one full complete meal. Lots of veggies in a coconut based gravy. Very south Indian in nature and the aroma of coconut oil made it authentic to the core. But our suggestion is not many might like the taste of coconut oil and maybe the taste of the same madras gravy can go up notches without the same.
The “Makhni” – We opted for the Paneer Tikka in Makhni gravy. Yummy is just an understatement. As was the paneer so was the gravy. Soft, mild, creamy tomato onion gravy. Thick yet a perfect consistency to dunk your naan into. I guess this would have been even more tastier as a Roomali Roll. The gravy was so perfectly cooked that one could just scoop it out by itself without any sides.
The “Veg Biryani” was not an out of this world one. It was the basic tasting one with nothing extra worth mentioning about. Thought the rice was well cooked and the base of the biryani tasted nice.
All our meals came with paper boat. Refreshing and worked more as a Palate Cleanser for us.
Our meal ended with the much anticipated “Chocolate Samosa”. Chocolates being used in every form, shape and size. This one was indeed an distinct innovation as a Samosa. Tiny hot samosas filled with chocolate brownie and topped with loads of chocolate sauce. These were as good to eat as they were to taste. Like we always mention no meal is complete without dessert, but this was a tad bit different. These samosas were sweet but not the kinds which make you full right after first few bites. The covering of the samosa was salty and balanced the sweetness very well.
To grab a quick health fulfilling bite when around Andheri, one now knows where to head to.
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