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Paan Shots once again at the Punjab Grill.


 Its an oft heard story, new restaurants open, offer fabulous food to the point that you count the days to going back, even though you and the restaurant are physically located on two different continents, and then when you go back, POOF!.. either the the food quality or the service has degenerated down the tubes.
is located in Bangalore at SJR primus, ground floor, Koramangala, 7th block, Bangalore 560095
Tel +91-80-40902161/62.. Reservations recommended.. - See more at: http://www.panfusine.com/2011/09/paan-shots-at-punjab-grill-restaurant.html#sthash.DViJjXBA.dpuf



It was by sheer serendipity that I ended up dining once again at Jiggs Kalra's restaurant 'Punjab Grill' (the Bangalore branch) yesterday. It was G's (the other Half) birthday and we initially decided to walk up to another restaurant closer to home that previously had served up great food, Just as we finished toasting our wine glasses and were contemplating what to order, there appeared a nasty unwanted pest of the 6 legged kind right on the table, the one that makes you scream and hop onto chairs. We called up Punjab Grill right then and there, made a reservation and set off immediately.

As I walked into Punjab Grill almost 2 years to the date of my previous visit, the first thing that struck me was that the decor was as elegant as ever, with minor re arrangements of the seating. Since the kids were getting peckish, we settled down to ordering food almost immediately.


The appetizer we picked was Paneer Tikka Multani, Huge morsels of smoky grilled Paneer cheese marinaded in a green blend of chile, cilantro and mint, washed down with a glass of chilled 'Shikanjvi' . Shikanjvi is a tangy Indian style lemonade spiced with salt, pepper & cumin. The version this time around was more of a delicious slushie made with crushed ice as opposed to the straight forward version chilled with ice cubes.


 There are some classics that one looks forward to eating again and two dishes certainly qualify as signature dishes in my book. One is the Dal Makhani, a blend of slow cooked lentils & dal in a creamy sauce. Rich, yet subtly spiced, it is a 'MUST ORDER' at the restaurant.


In contrast to the creamy Dal, is the other signature dish that is worth visiting the restaurant for is the Malerkhot de Achari Aloo -  Potatoes cooked up in a tangy lip smacking gravy of Indian pickling spices. Perfect for waking up your palate to the other offerings although I would have preferred more potatoes in the gravy.


The other dishes we ordered were the Pindi Channa, the drier version of Channa Masala, piquantly spiced with generous amounts of Dried mango & Pomegranate powder.

 The surprise was the Mixed vegetables, the Subzian de Milliyan, a mix of vegetables cooked along with crumbled paneer. The vegetables were cooked perfectly, retaining a light crunch and their characteristic flavors stood up and yet complemented the flavors of fresh ginger that dominated the dish.



 Dessert was a trio of Gulab Jamoons, the classic version with Pistachios, and the others flavored with white and dark chocolate. (Disclaimer: it was just one serving ordered for my 7 year old, who promptly dispatched them, Considering that he also happens to be one of my Taste testers, I'm going to conclude that they must have been delicious)


 And of course their ultimate signature sign off shot that beckons the diner for more visits in the future..The Freshly blended Paan shot, with fresh betel leaves, fennel, cardamoms & other spices.


It is a rare pleasure indeed to visit a restaurant the second time around and savor the same amazing food and service. If you're ever in Bangalore, Treat yourself to a meal at this wonderful establishment.  Punjab Grill's Bangalore outlet is located at SJR Primus, Koramangala , 7th block Bangalore 560 095, Tel: +91 80 40902161/62. Reservations recommended.
Punjab Grill is located in Bangalore at SJR primus, ground floor, Koramangala, 7th block, Bangalore 560095
Tel +91-80-40902161/62.. Reservations recommended.. - See more at: http://www.panfusine.com/2011/09/paan-shots-at-punjab-grill-restaurant.html#sthash.DViJjXBA.dpuf

Punjab Grill is located in Bangalore at SJR primus, ground floor, Koramangala, 7th block, Bangalore 560095
Tel +91-80-40902161/62.. Reservations recommended.. - See more at: http://www.panfusine.com/2011/09/paan-shots-at-punjab-grill-restaurant.html#sthash.DViJjXBA.dpuf

Punjab Grill is located in Bangalore at SJR primus, ground floor, Koramangala, 7th block, Bangalore 560095
Tel +91-80-40902161/62.. Reservations recommended.. - See more at: http://www.panfusine.com/2011/09/paan-shots-at-punjab-grill-restaurant.html#sthash.DViJjXBA.dpuf

Punjab Grill is located in Bangalore at SJR primus, ground floor, Koramangala, 7th block, Bangalore 560095
Tel +91-80-40902161/62.. Reservations recommended.. - See more at: http://www.panfusine.com/2011/09/paan-shots-at-punjab-grill-restaurant.html#sthash.DViJjXBA.dpuf

Punjab Grill is located in Bangalore at SJR primus, ground floor, Koramangala, 7th block, Bangalore 560095
Tel +91-80-40902161/62.. Reservations recommended.. - See more at: http://www.panfusine.com/2011/09/paan-shots-at-punjab-grill-restaurant.html#sthash.DViJjXBA.dpuf


is located in Bangalore at SJR primus, ground floor, Koramangala, 7th block, Bangalore 560095
Tel +91-80-40902161/62.. Reservations recommended.. - See more at: http://www.panfusine.com/2011/09/paan-shots-at-punjab-grill-restaurant.html#sthash.DViJjXBA.dpuf

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