Ramadan Kareem from Dubai, UAE. Its that time of the year, where I look forward to every evening after sunset to visit a Ramadan tent or a restaurant for Iftar. Yesterday, we visited Jodhpur Royal Dining, an Indian fine dining restaurant for Iftar.
Jodhpur is a popular Indian restaurant that is located in the sprawling property of Roda Al Murooj. We have been to Jodhpur many times as we love the food, but for the very first time we tried their Iftar.
You don’t have to queue up in a line for buffet, Jodhpur offers a sit-down Iftar. So you can relax and enjoy your meal at your own pace.
Jodhpur’s new chef Dhan Singh has curated their Ramadan menu which is an amalgamation of cultures. Staying true to its roots, it offers a world of flavors with Indian twists.
As soon as we were seated, we were served their refreshing and fruity Mocktails along with Khari Biscuit and Yogurt Dip.
Their Ramadan menu has vegetarian and non vegetarian set menu options, being vegetarians we went for the veg option.
Both vegetarians and non vegetarians are offered Texture of Dates and Macaroon ke Chaat as a pre starter. The dates were presented in a dramatic fashion and their Macaroon ke Chaat is legendary and a dining experience at Jodhpur is incomplete without it.
After the pre starter is the cold starter where we were served Gul Gul ke Chaat, a molecular gastronomy creation with lentil dumplings with crispy vermicelli nest that is topped with tangy chutney and yogurt. I’ve never been a fan of these nitrogen infused chaat trolleys, I would definitely go for a simple cold chaat option than something like this.
I liked their other cold starter option- Falooda Badam Milk, a delicious blend of falooda and badam milk. You can choose between their chaat or falooda badam milk.
Next is the hot starter and there are three options and you can choose one from Curd ke Kabab, Portobello Mushroom Masala Poha or Paneer Barrels. As we were three of us, we chose three different hot starters.
Each one of the hot starters was deliciously different and bursting with flavors. Hands down our favorite was Paneer Barrels that was made with paneer and had a filling of spinach and saag. It was garnished with pineapple chutney. I am sure even a hardcore meat lover won’t be able to resist their Paneer Barrel and they should also introduce it in their regular a la carte menu after Ramadan.
Main course again has three choices to choose-Italian inspired Black Gram and Mint Risotto or Bocconcini Makhani or Gatta Curry Nadru Masala Chips. All the three dishes were distinctly different and had one thing in common- they were packed with great taste and flavor. It is difficult to choose one single favorite.
The side dishes were spicy and perfectly cooked Vegetable Biryani, traditional and thick dal from the state of Andhra Pradesh in India called the Dal Tadka Pappu which was superb. Simple Chestnut and Cucumber Raita and assorted Bread Basket.
For dessert there were two choices and we ordered the Gulab Jamun Mango Mousse, Gulkand Ice Cream. It was beautifully presented. The warm gulab jamun just melted in our mouth, the mousse had a fresh mango flavor and gulkand ice cream with its rich rose flavor and creamy texture was exceptionally good.
Excellent food, avant-garde plating, innovative and refreshing drinks, impeccable service and beautiful ambience that sums up our experience at Jodhpur Royal Dining.
Their amazing Iftar is a must-try and comes highly recommended.
Timings: Sunset till late
Price: AED 199++ per person
For reservations: 04 355 9846 or 056 414 6553