“Comorin celebrates the food of commoners”, says Masterchef Manish Mehrotra, the visionary behind this relatively new plush dining hotspot in Gurugram and rightly so! Combining an all-day restaurant, a cocktail bar, a coffee bar and a curated retail store under one single roof, Comorin boasts of an Indian-casual curation that does not conform to one uniform template but rather draws inspiration from home-grown innovations of mothers and regional street vendors across the nation. An ode to the country’s southern-most point, Cape Comorin, this one-of-a-kind restaurant, in all its glory, is a true celebration of diverse Indian flavors.
Comorin, in its own right, is an uber-chic home of a series of pleasant paradoxes in the sense that the entire space, which is spread over three levels, has a larger than life persona, but in spite of all that jazz going on, its earthy wooden interiors done up in warm muted tones help the place channel a very welcoming vibe that puts you at ease the moment you walk in.
The biggest flex of Comorin as a trending dining venue is that it serves a classic all-Indian spread but with a touch of modern flair to it. So, just when you think Indian cuisine is getting too predictable, Comorin’s brilliance leaves you poring over a selection of unusual flavors. If you are planning to visit soon, here are our top 5 ‘must-try' recommendations from Comorin’s extensive menu that you absolutely need to try to make the most of your dining experience:
This unabashedly Indian dish is a testament that sometimes, simple works best. A creamy blend of corn, topped with Sem Ka Beej and served with wafer-thin Khakhras is the epitome of Indian comfort food. If there’s one veg preparation you choose to order from Comorin’s ‘small plates’ selection, trust us, it should be this delish offering.
Comorin’s reimagination of this traditional dish is spot on! The Haleem carries a beautiful balance of spices, while two perfectly buttered toasties on the side elevate the entire preparation by combining the creamy consistency with crispy textures.
This quintessentially Bihari recipe at Comorin is nothing short of a gastronomic revelation. A hearty mutton dish served with Sattu Parathas and ‘ole ki chutney’. It's a stellar dish, likes of which you rarely expect to find on restaurant menus, and one that should not be missed.
Quite easily the hero dish in Comorin’s entire curation, this street food favorite here features oodles of irresistible flavor served with a pillowy loaf of uncut pavs- a total knockout of a dish, the taste of which will forever be etched in your mind.
Their Cheeni Malai Toast dessert is a simple dish that is taken up a notch with the quality of the malai (cream), juxtaposed with the light crispness of the toast. A modern take on a classic Indian snack, this preparation is truly nostalgia served on a platter that hits you with pleasant childhood memories of your favorite after-school snack!
Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.
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