TWIST TO TASTE
Made in Punjab celebrates Punjabi food but in a fine dining avatar
Made in Punjab, Masterchef fame Zorawar Kalra’s Punjabi restaurant which is just a few months old in the city is at first reminiscent of Punjab Grill from the same family. At its core, it is Punjabi food albeit presented in a fine dining avatar, often with a peppering of unusual flavours.
The fun begins with the menu and continues throughout the meal at your table. The cocktails with generous levels of alcohol and their sharp kick are where the stereotypes end. The rest of the meal is understated and subtle. Happy Singh, a gin cocktail laced with egg white and flavoured with orange blossom comes in a feeding bottle and can crack you up almost instantly. The menu is vast; you’ll find everything from burgers to Chinese preparations (with a Punjabi take) alongside traditional ones. Popeye Paaji Ki Favourite Chat with spinach papdis, yoghurt and tamarind is easily one of the best things you could try here and the tandoori chicken with home ground spices and grilled to perfection was a refreshing departure from the usual restaurant versions. Every item on the menu is rich in flavour without being an overload of spices and every gravy unique. Made in Punjab at the end of the day is all about little surprises and none you’ll be too disappointed with. MEAL FOR TWO Rs 2,500 AT Made in Punjab, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road