Biryani Khaas at India Palace

India palace has  been celebrating Mughal heritage for nearly two decades through its traditional cuisine , intricate decor and award winning hospitality.India Palace as a brand echoes the tradition and cultural heritage of India adorned by the royalty, richness and diversity of flavors found across the country. Biryani-e-Khaas is an extension of their commitment of introducing the flavors of India, in all its glory to the residents of UAE.17837478_10158461263770405_1516277874_o.jpg

They launched an event called Biryani-Khaas, the gala of authentic heritage biryanis on the 6th of March 2017 where a special menu was specifically designed to highlight the flavors and variety of biryanis found across the different regions; each packed with its own spices and flavor profile. The menu boasts four outstanding biryanis and select desserts that complement one another and pleases the palate.
The menu includes:
1) Noor Mahal Biryani:It was indeed a treat for the eyes; one of my favorite among all with stuffed chicken koftas tossed in aromatic sauce. The flavors were so rich .
2) Murgh Coorgi Biryani: Each biryani was quite different from each other.This was quite unique well prepared with juicy chicken & freshly grinded whole spices.

3) Bohri Chaamp Biryani: This splendid dish is prepared with spicy Bohri Masala blended with mutton chops & marinated for a whole day. The meat was tender soft and was delightful to our tummies.
4) Subz Qabuli Pulao: This renowned Afghani delicacy is a mix of rice, warm spices & Chana dal, decorated with caramelized fruits & vegetables. A good option for the vegetarians out there.

We ended our dinner with a traditional Indian falooda with kulfi icecream, vermicelli, dried fruits and nuts.17797145_10158461262715405_1706628634_o.jpg

The selection of the biryanis included in the special menu for Biryani-e-Khaas took months of research in finalizing the four that we had that day. Each dish speaks of the region it represents, the diversity in the spices used and the type of rice and meat used.
Verdict: All the four varieties specially the Noor Mahal and the Bohri chaamp biryani had the richness of flavors and a royal touch of those particular regions.

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Local Bites Cafe,Jumeirah

Local Bites Café as the name suggest is a place to hang out with friends in Jumeirah to have some small bites.It was recently renewed and got a fresh look after new owners took over the place.We got to taste some new and old dishes from the menu when we lately visited the place.

We started off with the drinks and we called for the Jumeirah special which is cold coffee with date syrup as sweetener.A good one to start with.We also had a Lotus biscoff shake.It was rich and creamy too.We also got to try the Namlet which is a local fizzy drink,It tasted different from the typical ones and I liked it too.

We wanted to try out the salads too but didn’t want to waste a lot so the staff suggested to have a combo of Fattoush,Muttabal and cauliflower rice salad.i loved the Fattoush as it was fresh and crispy too.15409463_10157827142035405_1979526853_o.jpg

Among stuffed parathas, we opted the pizzatha and mash and cheese paratha.Pizzatha had pizza sauce,cheese filling and it just tasted like pizza .Mashed potato with minty flavour was the filling in the other.It had an Indian touch too.

They also had pasta in the menu and we chose to have Mediterranean one.It was prepared with cheesy tomato sauce, broccoli and chicken.It had a nice tangy flavor and was perfect for my liking.15409837_10157827155365405_345342816_o

We tried the Jumeirah khameer sandwich too which is made of special marinated chicken stuffed in Khameer bread.

For dessert again we had stuffed paratha and being a Nutella lover,this time we had Nutella and strawberry filling.It is a must try in the menu and I will go back again just to have this one.
We cannot go without trying the Lugaimat which is a local sweet dumplings drizzled with date syrup.It is something I always have from local restaurants and I quite loved it here too.

Hats off to the whole team for bringing in the changes and giving us another delightful place to spent our leisure time.

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