Jodhpur , Journey through a royal path

I love to call Jodhpur, a ‘fine-dining Family’ restaurant rather than just fine dining. It is quite conveniently nestled in Roda Al murooj, a beautiful property in Downtown Dubai. The Charioteer ‘Chef Pradeep Khullar’ with his own gastronomic techniques and skills has created some amazing dishes and we were completely carried away by it. Last Friday afternoon, we decided to dine in there with family and to check out what they had in store.

Surprisingly we met Chef on our walk to Jodhpur and he welcomed us to his empire. It has two levels of dining area with cozy and comfortable seating. The staffs were friendly too. It was almost packed when we entered.
As PRE-STARTER we got Jeera Khari with Herb Yoghurt- An Indian version of mini puffs which was served with a herb yoghurt dip. It was quite crispy and the dip well complemented it.18159995_10158563075695405_1351045494_o
Tiny little Macaron chaats were served as amuse bouche which gave us a package of all the elements like sweet, sour, crunchy, chewy- All in one. No wonder it has become the crowd’s favorite. For our son we got a chocolate filled macaron.18175796_10158563075475405_995380915_o(1)
They do have some interesting mock tail mixes, and we got to have raspberry mojito and lemon-mint mojito. Loved the way it was served in a tray of bubbles and smokes.

Moving on, an array of cold and hot starters arrived one by one and we started off with
Beef Short Ribs with Aam Papad Glaze. An unexpected combination of tanginess and crispiness on the outer and soft perfectly cooked meat inside was a perfect win.

Nimbu Jhinga, Pan Grilled, Beet Carpaccio – Again a well presented dish with Pan grilled tiger prawns marinated in lemon pickle marinade & served with beetroot carpaccio. The prawns were perfectly cooked though I felt the marination was little overpowering the flavor of prawns. But my husband liked it.
Chicken & Chestnut Kulcha with Sumac Laban- Chef described how those delectable kulchas are made with melt-in-mouth chicken and water chestnut filling and carefully cooked in tandoor. Another highly recommended dish here at Jodhpur. I can’t wait to try it again.

Kale Patta Chaat with Chatpata Tarbooz and Feta Curd- Flash fried kale leaves served in a watermelon and feta salad. The curd was frozen using liquid nitrogen and it looked quite appealing.
Mango, Cranberry & Kaffir Lime Sorbet – This sorbet served in toy pressure cooker made with Fresh Alphonso puree spiked with kaffir lime leaves & de-hydrated cranberries. We were ready to have the main course after this amazing palate cleanser18120193_10158563073425405_1966859920_o
Keema ‘Pygmy’ Pao with masala Hari Mirch- The mutton keema was done so well with butter and masalas that even after finishing the pao, I could not stop having the keema.
Faux Dal Makhni- Here the moong Dal is replaced with Black Urad & cooked exactly the same way Dal makhni is made so that the taste is not compromised. It was thick and creamy but we did not feel bloated after eating since the black urad was used.

Chur chur kulcha- Crispy kulchas stuffed with paneer and other masalas were a good combination with dal makhni.
The most awaited part, Desserts. I have heard a lot about the desserts and the drool worthy pics my foodie friends have posted and was eagerly waiting to try it out.
Lotus Treacle Tart, Salted Butter Scotch Ice Cream- I am a die-hard fan of anything lotus and I can’t ask for something better than this. Even after these many days I am still dreaming of this particular dessert and I highly recommend you all to try this out.

Saffron Jalebi, Mascarpone Rabdi- Another impressively presented one with jalebis hanging in metal tree. Well after having my lotus tart, this tiny little jalebis gave a twist in flavors.
Thanks Chef Pradeep Khullar for this amazing experience and most significantly the warm hospitality and giving importance to customer satisfaction.
Verdict: A great place to visit on all your special occasions and enjoy the delicious masterpieces they offer.

Jodhpur Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Absolute Barbeque,Dubai media city

Absolute barbeque also known as AB’s barbeque is a well-known name in India serving good quality dishes consistently across all the outlets. They started the first outlet in Dubai, Sheikh Zayed road around two years back and went on to open yet another one last year in Deira. The specialty of this restaurant are the live grill tables where in different skewers are grilled directly on our table. The skewers are filled with versatile items such as prawns, chicken, fish, mushrooms, corns and even watermelons. Another innovative one is churrasco pineapple which is grilled pineapple with flavors of cinnamon.

Some of the starters were served at our table too. One of my favorite among them was American cheesy potatoes. It was finger-licking good.I also loved the lamb chops and tandoor chicken. Other starters which were served are fried corns and kebabs. They also have a wish grill counter where we can customize the ingredients we want to grill together. The most desired one was with quail, mushrooms and baby corns.

We decided to order some of the drinks from the menu.My favorites were hazel(a chocolate based drink) and virgin colada(pine apple based)

They also have a good spread of non-veg and veg items in the buffet. The salads variants were also worth mentioning.
The chicken chettinad soup was very authentic and full of flavors. Among main course, I started with mutton dum biryani.The pieces were cooked to perfection and blended well with rice.Another dish worth pointing out was grilled fish with cilantro and lime.The fish was super soft and the flavors were on spot.

Other dishes in the non veg section were kadhai egg masala, Amritsari fish curry with bones, Mongolian chicken, murgh bagmati, gosht begum ki pasand, chicken dum biryani.
In the veg section, the mushroom & spinach lasagna was so appealing. It was creamy and done flawlessly. I also enjoyed the vegetables in butter and herbs. There were more in the route such as aloo gobi mutter masala, khatal do hara pyaza, AB’s special dal.

For the desserts, they did have some interesting options such as kulfi, customized icecreams, some cute pastries and mousses. A must try among this section was the mini gulab jamuns.It was well complemented with icecream.
They did have some live stations for golas and sugar candies as well.

Verdict: Golas, Sugar candies, Kulfis and some yummy food will definitely take us through a gala of colors and flavors.

AB's Absolute Barbecues Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato