Owned by the same group that owns Bombay woodlands (also in Tanglin Shopping Centre), this excellent restaurant specializes in the meat-dominated Awadhi cuisine of Uttar Pradesh in north India (although it has a lot to offer to vegetarians).
The roots of this cuisine are going back to the Mughal invasion, hundreds of years ago, when simple BBQ meat dishes were first introduced to the locals by the invaders... Indian kebabs and grilled dishes have developed a lot since then and today, they are among the most flavorful in the world.
The menu presents a wide choice of scrumptious Kebabs and Tandoor-grilled items, Chicken, lamb, fish, seafood and vegetarian selections... everything is good and it's really difficult to decide... Grilled-meat lovers should consider the restaurant's flagship, Dum ki raan (whole leg of lamb, marinated with ginger, garlic, garam masala and spices... and then slow cooked to perfection in a tandoor and served with salad and sauces...) or other tandoor delicacies like Pathar Kebab (marinated slices of lamb, grilled on a volcanic stone grill), Murg Hariyali Tikka (chunks of boneless chicken, marinated with spinach, mint and coriander paste and cooked in a tandoor), Murgh Afghani (Afghan style chicken, marinated with cheese, cream and spices and cooked in a tandoor), Thika Murgh Korma (chicken cooked in a rich cashewnut based gravy) and Fish Armitsari (Armitsar-style fried fillet of red snapper - marinated with lime, chilli and Ajwain...).
Vegetarians too are not going to leave empty-stomached... Malai Broccoli (Cheese & cream marinated broccoli, cooked in a tandoor), Vegetable Sheekh Kebab, Paneer cheese kebabs, Subz Chaman (Mixed vegetables with spinach and Methi gravy), Aloo Udaigiri (small potatoes tossed with cumin, garlic, mustard and curry leaves) and Kadai Paneer (cubes of Paneer cheese, with roasted peppers, onions and Kadai masala) are just some of the dishes you should take note of...
Prices are not particularly low, but are not outrageously high either... and the food is really fantastic, which means there is a good value for money: around SG$ 30-50 for a full a-la-carte dinner
Open daily for lunch and dinner
B1 - 01/02, Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road
Phone: 6235 2712