Summer Menu At Ananta-The Oberoi Dubai 

Authentic Indian Food,Summer Set Menu

As the temperature in Dubai is soaring high, many of the restaurants in Dubai are coming up with a summer menu to keep us cool. Ananta, the signature Indian restaurant at The Oberoi Dubai that offers authentic and traditional Indian cuisine has come up with a summer menu which will keep our body and mind cool in the summer heat.

Located at the Lobby Level of The Oberoi Dubai in Business Bay, Ananta has won many awards like BBC Good Food Award for ‘Best Indian Fine Dining Restaurant in the Middle East 2014’ and this year Ananta won the prestigious 3 Black Hats under the What’s On’s ‘The Black Hat Restaurant Guide’.

Ananta is a fine dining restaurant with elegant decor. The setting of the restaurant is gorgeous, the beautiful Indian paintings on the wall enhances the beauty of the restaurant.

This is my second visit to the restaurant. I’ve already reviewed the Royal Cuisine of Ananta on my blog. You can search for the Royal Cuisine of Ananta on my blog to read about it.

Ananta is helmed by the talented young chef Dirham Haque. The summer menu is curated by the Chef Dirham Haque himself. Priced at AED 250 per person it includes soup, starters, main course and dessert. You can choose to have the vegetarian or the non vegetarian option. Being a vegetarian I opted for the veg option.

Indian drinks Chaas and Jaljeera, Indian tomato shorba
We started off with the summer drink Chaas and Jaljeera. After that we were served the Tomato, Indian ginseng and cucumber soup. It is a cold soup that is enriched with garlic and olive oil. A refreshing soup to have in summer.

Next came our platter of starters:

Lotus Stem chaat,Dudi sharkara kebab
Lotus stem galletes and tomato chaat had a mustard flavor and it was served as a street food speciality chaat.

Dudi sharkara kebab had marinated picattas of cottage cheese that was stuffed with tangy potatoes and finished on dum.

The starters were served with amazing chutneys and a mildly spicy salad.

The main course came in a Thali.

Vegetarian Thali,Indian Thali
Amrut aur tarbuz ki sabzi is an unique dish made with ripe guavas and fresh watermelon cooked with dry ginger and turmeric. A must-have summer curry.

Khurmi palak was fantastic. It had a medley of veggies cooked with garlic and flavored with fenugreek spiced spinach.

Paneer lavang latika was made with fresh tomatoes and cashew nuts. An Indian veg thali is incomplete without  a paneer curry. Paneer lavang latika was rich, creamy and delicious.

Dal Makhani had a homemade flavor and taste . This scrumptious dal was thick, spicy and tasty.

The gravies were seved alongside freshly baked Khameeri roti, Cheese Naan and Taftan.

Forester’s subz  berry pulao was lip smackingly delicious. It had basmati rice and seasonal vegetables cooked with Indian spices and summer berries on a slow flame.

Shahi fruit cup,Kulfi,Gulan jamun
For dessert we were served Shahi fruit cup, Thandai kulfi and Gulab jamun in a platter. We liked all the desserts, but our favorite was the Shahi fruit cup that had fresh seasonal fruits layered with reduced milk and garnished with dry fruits. 

The summer menu at Ananta is a refreshing change from the usual Indian fare. A definite must-try this summer. Ananta serves up a royal Indian feast in a regal set up. You can expect great hospitality and flawless service.

The summer set menu is available throughout this summer. For reservations call 04 4441 407 or 04 4441 444 or email

Author: Meghana

I live in Dubai. I am passionate about traveling, food, reading, theatre, art, music, fashion, writing, tennis and photography. I love to explore new places, whether it is a country, restaurant, art gallery or a play. This blog will mostly cover food, lifestyle, travel and books. Come join me in my will enjoy the ride!

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