I love desi food and Dubai offers a plethora of choices when it comes to desi food. I was craving for Indian food last evening and felt like visiting a good restaurant with authentic Indian food. Having eaten Indian food in fanciest of Indian restaurants to not-so-fancy ones in Dubai, I’ve come to the conclusion that good and authentic Indian food is mostly found in small and frills-free restaurants.
Along with my family I decided to visit Patiala House, a restaurant that I had visited couple of years ago and had not that great experience. Well, how was my experience this time? It was much better this time and I am glad that I gave them a second try.
The interiors of the restaurant is simple and rustic. It is modeled on the dhabas in India with coir-rope themed chairs and sofas, glass lanterns hanging from the ceiling and colorful posters on the wall. I found the ambience earthy and charming.
Patiala House is a North Indian restaurant specializing in Punjabi food. Their menu offers good variety for both vegetarians and non vegetarians. Being a vegetarian, I only ordered vegetarian dishes.
Started off with Patiala Chaach, it was a cool and refreshing drink. Chaach is a perfect drink for Dubai’s hot weather.
Hara Bhara Kabab was crispy and tasty. I liked the fact that it was not oily. Its a veg starter worth trying in Patiala House.
Paneer Achari Tikka is a tikka delicately marinated in achari(pickle) marinade. It was spicy, flavorful and delicious. If you love spicy food, then you’ll love their Paneer Achari Tikka.
Dal Tadka is a simple yellow lentil dal. At Patiala House, it had a homemade flavor and taste. No wonder, it is one of their signature dishes.
Veg Punjabi Kofta was a tomato gravy dish with Kofta. I found it too spicy for my taste buds.
Bhindi Katakat made with fried okra was just amazing, it was simple yet delicious.
We ordered Lachaa Paratha and Rumali Roti to go with our curries. While the Lachaa Paratha was good, the Rumali Roti requires improvement as it was too hard and dry.
Gulab Jamun was absolutely delicious and it had the melt-in-your-mouth quality to it. It was served hot.
Some of the dishes need to be improved. Overall, we had a good dining experience. The service was efficient and helpful. The pricing is reasonable. They also do home deliveries and catering.
Phone: 04 397 8639