The launch of Punjab Grill in Hyderabad had created a buzz among the foodies. Punjab Grill is well known in the metros for serving authentic North India Cuisine.
The interiors have a classy wooden work and the ambiance showcases the feel of a fine dining experience.
We started off with the MOCKTAILS: Anari, Dhaniya Patta, Meeta Pan Mojito, Pineapple Coconut Mojito, Nimbu Achari Matka and Fire N Ice. Anari juice had a very strong flavour and the taste resides on your taste buds for a while. Meetha Pan Mojito does give the kick of chewing a meetha pan along with savoring lime soda. The combination of Meetha Pan with Soda is just amazing. Pine Apple Coconut Mojito also had a strong flavour of the fruit; All of the mocktails were worth tasting. For me, Meetha Paan Mojito & Anari are class apart.
Next come the STARTERS: Tandoori Murgh was the one to start with. The speciality of the Punjabi cuisine can be felt while tasting the Tandoori Murgh. Big pieces of chicken were well marinated with herbs & grilled in the tandoor till they become soft & tender.
Chaam Tazdar: Lamb chops aptly marinated with cloves, black cardamom and grilled. The size of each piece is huge and the quantity of meat in each piece is awesome. The taste of the spices were very well blended with the meat.
Tawa Jheenga: Large sized prawns slit in the middle without breaking the meat and marinated with Nimbu Achaar and grilled on the tawa. Unlike the regular grilled prawns, the pieces are juicy and the flavour of the meat can be felt.
Fish Amritsari: Boneless fish pieces dipped in Ajwain flavoured gram flour batter and aptly fried to make it crunchy. Since there is hardly any flour on the pieces, the flavour of the spices when deepfried is awesome.
Salmon Tikka: HUGE HUGE pieces of Boneless Fish are marinated with spices & mustard oil and grilled in the tandoor. The portion size included 6 huge pieces and it is priced at Rs895.
Paneer Tikka Multani: Soft chunks of Paneer marinated with herbs and coated with a mild layer of batter and grilled in the tandoor. The flavour of the herbs were a little strong.
Paneer Ka Soola: Hugh pieces of Paneer infused with cheese and marinated with herbs and grilled to perfection. When the paneer is infused with cheese & grilled, the paneer becomes even more softer and just melts in the mouth. Truly an amazing dish.
MAIN COURSE: What more can anyone ask for in a typical Punjabi Restaurant: Dal Makhni and Murgh Makhni. Dal Makhni is the typical urad dal well cooked with tomato puree & cream and loaded with tons of Ghee. Murgh Makhni had the tandoor grilled chunks cooked in tomato gravy and rich kaju paste. These dishes can be relished with different varieties of breads. Among the breads served, the butter naan was split into layers like the lachcha paratha. The butter sinking into the layers of the naan added more taste while having the bread with the curries.
DESSERTS: The assorted dessert platter included Phirni, Chocolate Gulab Jamun and Litchi ki Tehri. Three pieces of Jamun were served each stuffed with Dark Chocolate, white Chocolate and Nutella. Litchi ki Tehri – Shahi Litchis well blended with Rich & Thickened Rabri is amazing. Not too sweet and satisfies the taste buds after a heavy meal.
Overall : Nice ambiance, authentic Punjabi cuisine, tasty food and amazing hospitality.