Made In Punjab, Inorbit Mall, Malad West, Mumbai
Mumbai woke up to a brilliant downpour today and it immediately took me back to the brilliant, soulful and heart-warming meal that we recently enjoyed at Made In Punjab.
Clean, Honest flavours and impeccable service were the highlight of our meal.
Located in the food court of Inorbit Mall in Malad West, Made in Punjab is definitely your go to place for a touching, yet modern Punjabi meal.
What we had:
Pedhewaali Lassi: What’s a traditional Punjabi meal without any lassi, and this pedhewaali lassi that we began our meal with was luscious and delicious. There possibly couldn’t have been there a better beginning to our meal than this.
Popeye Paaji Ki Chaat: Also a part of the Made in Punjab this was served to us as our amuse bouche. Since I do not consume curds, I had well informed the server before our meal was served and they gave me one without curd. A very interesting take on the traditional palak paapdi chaat, this looked right out of a fancy star property that still tasted oh so good! A perfect balance of flavours and spices, the not loaded with besan palak truly was the highlight of the dish.
Our Appetisers followed and they served us a platter of the chef specials which comprised of small portions of various dishes like the Saddi Kurkure which were the vegetable and cheese fingers deep fried and served with a delicious gud – mirchi ki chutney; the Veg Galouti that surprisingly was not very strong on the khada masalas (YAY!) and melted in our mouth; the Karara Bhatti Paneer ka Tikka which was my favourite part of the platter; perfectly marinated and well cooked, this paneer was soft, well cooked and very fresh, unlike the dry paneer we end up getting often; and the Broccoli Badam personally was something I did not like, I love broccoli and eat it often but the almond marinate did not work for me.
We also requested to try the Dahee Pataka, Made In Punjab’s rendition of the dahee ke kebab. Having loved the dahee ke kebab at Punjab Grill, I was very keen on trying these out boy, I was not disappointed! Unlike the ones at Punjab Grill, but definitely not a disappointment, not very sour and the mint chutney that accompanied it matched perfectly.
Our mains followed and chef served our favourite breads (a hot, crisp butter naan for me) and some Maa ki Daal and Paneer Lababdar and both these dishes once again redefined perfection, you just cannot find any fault in these. One may feel am just praising all these dishes for the heck of praising them, but these were genuinely worth it and I simply cannot wait to go back to relish these again.
As stuffed as we were, the manager refused to let us leave without having any dessert and that’s when the gorgeous looking Nukkad Jalebi and the Stuffed Gulab Jamun. The Jalebi came in a martini glass on a bed of to die for rabri and the Gulab Jamun was stuffed with chocolate. Yes, you read that right, chocolate. Both of them were sinfully delicious and but of course difficult to put down.
Having been around for a couple of years, my meal at Made In Punjab mad me regret not having gone there before; but I now know where am headed for my meal the next time in Inorbit.
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