New menus always spell excitement, for both the diner and the chef. Chefs need to constantly reinvent menus today, in order to spare diners monotony. Menus must be trendy with exciting offerings to keep diners interested, else they seek other options. Restaurants in Mumbai are thus keeping themselves relevant with new inclusions in their menus, often with seasonal ingredients. The dishes in these menus are varied and aim to cater to a wider array of palates. Some are limited edition menus, others, operational for a few months or a year at least. These 5 are worth trying:
This new, specially curated degustation and a la carte menu by Chef Mukhtar Qureshi offers dishes that will appeal to the taste buds. This fine-dine provides a Ramadan Dastarkhwan which includes vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes like Aloo Bukhara Kofta Curry, Gurda Kheema Masala, Kathal Haleem. Bhopali Dum Gosht Ki Biryani.
Kangan, The Westin Mumbai Garden City’s Indian Specialty restaurant, has unveiled a new menu by Chef Danish Mohammed, to add more depth to the authentic yet innovative gourmet flavours of the North West Frontier and Awadhi cuisine.
Moong Dal Bhari Tikki
Murgh Angara Biyadgi
Some must-haves from the menu include - Mutton Galawati Kebab with Warqi Paratha and Dum Gosht Biryani, amongst others
This summer at Neel, the speciality Indian restaurant, indulge in a palate-pleasing Business Set Lunch Menu.
Hare Channe Ki Galouti
To begin the royal experience, cleanse the palate with the Raw Mango Granita which enhances one’s taste buds to accurately assess a new flavour. For your first course, savour a bowl of Roasted Pumpkin and Fennel Root Shorba to really set off the lunch on a hearty note. Devour Malbari Singhada or the succulent Murgh Gilafi Seekh Kebab. Feast on Paneer Gustaba, Mahi Kaliya, as the main course. Pair these with assorted Indian breads. End the meal on a sweet note with the Seb Aur Chukandar Ka Halwa or the rich and delicious Kulfi Falooda.
Copper Chimney, serving North-West frontier cuisine, has launched a special Flavours of Copper Chimney menu, for summer. The menu offers everything from hearty biryanis to refreshing summer drinks. Diners can enjoy the seasonal jackfruit, best eaten during the summer months.
Options include Tawa Kathal Biryani, Bhuna Kathal Kofta, and Dhaba ‘Anda' - a trucker favourite boiled egg in tangy onion-tomato masala. Pair these with Low-Gluten Roti or Naan; Old Delhi ‘Lal’ Kulcha, brushed with a red-hued spice mix; and Chunda Malai Kulcha. To wash down the hearty main course, are Summer Coolers, which feature detox drinks like Summer Breeze, Chaii Thandaii and Tropical Fusion.
Carter's Blue Kalaghoda, famous for their Mughlai and Lebanese cuisine especially Shawarmas, has an all-new menu.
Mandi Rice, with your choice of meat, Chicken Tikkas, Nizami Kebab, Tandoori Raan, are the highlights of the new menu. For vegetarians, there is creamy Palak Paneer, Dal Makhani, Hummus with Pita, Falafel, all kinds of vegetarian rolls and Shawarmas and of course the unforgettable Lebanese Zaatar Naan, a Cheese-stuffed Naan topped with Zaatar herbs, that will leave you craving for more.
Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.