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With a name as delicate as Almond Flower one would expect an Oriental menu but this restaurant is all about bold robust Punjabi and North Indian food. This is a small but charming eatery with a low wooden bench-like tables and a tiny al fresco area adorned with lantern lights at night. This fairly inexpensive restaurant serves some superbly-spiced mutton bhuna, a home-style rajma chawal (not something you see on many menus) and their lasooni chicken is another tasty dish. They have plenty of starters including tikkas if you want to snack. Do ask for their special pickles as an accompaniment with your meal.
There can never be shortage of curry houses in Mumbai. The city simply adores curry and loves to soak it up now and then in the company of friends and family. The warmth of spices gives a sense of comfort to many, transporting them back home in the kitchens of their grandmothers sniffing on the delicious aromas of every day meals. If you are a northern expat living in Mumbai then you will instantly be filled with the craving for curry at this description. Satisfy your hunger for butter chickens and biryanis at ‘Almond Flower’, a cheerful restro-bar with a fantastic North Indian spread, which attracts local gourmets to it constantly. The eatery is just off Lokhandwala in Andheri West and starts service from 11 am. They provide their patrons with board games and Wi-Fi to keep them occupied.
Don’t get confused by the name ‘Almond Flower’ into thinking this being a Chinese restaurant. The menu is completely North Indian with smattering of Mughlai and Chinese as well. Seafood preparations are plenty and is definitely worth looking into. They organize fun live entertainment to enliven things up a bit, remember to ask about that before going. You can even get the food delivered right to your doorstep. To enjoy your meal even more pair your kebabs with a heady drink of your choice. A beer or cocktail will do nicely. Munch on, rajma ki galouti, murgh kasoori kebab, dal chini boti kebab, tandoori jhinga and dahi kebab. Each section is varied and extensive, choose liberally. Make the main course of, paneer makhani, mutton bhuna masala, chicken in black bean sauce, Punjabi machchi masala and malai kofta.
Ask for a basket of assorted breads to go with the main course or, if you are a rice person, a platter of biryani. Do sample Almond Flower’s tangy pickle range. They stock on a wonderful variety made of different vegetables. When you come to final dessert course pick between, moong dal ka halwa, gulab jamun, matka malai kulfi, gajar ka halwa and ghee shakkar parantha. Almond Flower is sprawled across a rooftop but in a casual laid-back setting. Light wooden furniture is laid across the rooftop cushioned with bright colored upholstery adding to the otherwise dull scene a vibrant contrast. The ambience is relaxed and happy here, an ideal spot for friends to get together. Plus, it’s a pocket-friendly place.