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The Grill Kitchen, Malviya Nagar

Food, food and sometimes too much of it. Don’t we all get bored of the same chicken tikka or daal makhani? It is cooked at our homes by us and our parents and served at all the north Indian restaurants and weddings. Sometimes, I wonder the sheer monotony of the same dishes.

To break this drudgery, The Grill Kitchen has come up with a novel taste to the same old dishes. A slight twist in the recipes and boom, you have a different conept. Not like serving the old wine in a new bottle and not overhauling the traditional recipes.

The food explorer in me was delighted to savour their lovely preparations:

Prawn dimsum: Who says that dishes fashioned out of smelly prawns need to have a strong whiff of sea? Subduing that unwanted aroma is where the skill of the chef is tested and if he/she is able to achieve this, then hats off! These prawn dimsums tasted like prawns but did not smell too much like them. The thin skin enclosing excellently flavoured minced prawn is a paradisiacal dish for prawn and dimsum lovers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Bhatti chicken: It was way too tangy and dry. There was rum added in it but that should have made it a bit bitter not tangy.

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Galouti kebab: Mellow and melt in the mouth made with the finest mutton mince – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Kadhai chicken: The dhaba style chicken served here is pure love. The medley of juicy chicken pieces drenched in a thick gravy of green bell peppers, tomatoes, onions and cumin seeds is sure to entice you. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Daal makhani: Decadency at its best! A hard core non vegetarian like me does not drool over daal makhani but this one forced me to. The daal served here was so flavourful, hot, creamy and spicy with every aspect in balance. Once I started having this with their chewy maida naan, I could not control myself. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Roasted chicken in herbs: This one should be on your priority tasting list if you love the sort of chicken in which the juicy flesh falls off the bones. This one was a s succulent as a chicken can get and was roasted in tangy Zaatar herbs and Indian spices. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Johnny Rockets, DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

When a restaurant serves the freshest made to order burgers in addition to healthy salads and mesmerizing appetizers, in addition to the staff dancing jubilantly on a few songs, then that place is a force to reckon with. We all are familiar with Johnny Rockets, the international chain, reputed for their burgers and shakes and their ohh-so-American way of life.

They have recently introduced a festive menu where you can have a six course meal at drop dead prices. Seriously! The copious quantities of appetizers, pre-appetizers, shakes, burgers and salads are available just under 500 bucks. Difficult to believe? Go visit the Vasant Kunj and Gurgaon outlets to experience the unbelievable.

Following are some of the items I tasted from their new menu:

Strawberry shake: So finally someone knows how to whip up a subtle strawberry shake with the freshness of the miracle fruit intact. The freshly crushed strawberries lent their sweetness to a rich milk based concoction with no extra sweeteners and fresh smooth whipped cream on top. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Onion Rings: Good. Not too burnt or too soggy or even too oily. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Chicken bacon cheddar whole wheat burger: So when I am ordering a burger with a bacon based patty, I would expect a moderate quantity of bacon. Here the case was opposite. Just one small strip in addition to brittle buns. But the chicken patty was grilled well and drenched in melted cheddar. I loved the fact that it was not too cheesy.

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Hot n spicy chicken wings: Not hot or even spicy at all. Though they were tangy and juicy.

Rocket tenderloin burger: An average burger to me. Buns were brittle and the patty was chewy.

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Carl’s Jr., Saket, New Delhi

When it comes to mean and decadent burgers, Carl’s Jr. is the go to place for burger lovers. Within a short span of time, this burger joint has made a name for itself in the Indian market as well apart from being the conqueror of the American fast food industry. Needless to say, we can not help falling in love with their sinful preparations specially when they are launching four new flavours, especially suited to the Indian palate.

They have started a “muttonisation drive” where they are introducing four meat patty burgers with customized sauces for Indians. After devouring on their paradisiacal burgers, I can safely conclude that this drive is going to be successful.

Few fun facts about Carl’s Jr.: Their mutton patties are grilled in their own juices which makes the patty so light, chewy and juicy. Their trademark sauces are light with a medium consistency and are not too heavy. So the burger experience you get is out of the world. And their patty recipe, sauce recipe and bun recipe is patented, so the taste you get has been worked upon by professionals after thorough experimentation and research.

Technicalities aside, let us move on to the our point of discussion:

French Fries: Not your ideal and usual French fries but good. They have a light crispy exterior with soft insides but not too soft. RECOMMENDED.

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Famous Star Burger: A chewy and juicy mutton patty lightly topped with a sweet sauce enclosed in soft buns will transfer you to the wonderland of heavenly burgers. The patty is made from a fine mince of mutton which is moist but not soggy. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Famous Onion Burger: This one is for the folks who crave the fieriness in their burgers. The patty is again chewy and juicy but in combination with sauce, it is quite hot and heavy. The patty is topped with fried onion rings which lend their sweetness and balance the hotness of the burger. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Special Tomato: Burgers with multi grain buns? Way to go Carl’s Jr. For the health freaks out there who do not wish to consume refined flour buns, this burger is made for you. The buns in this one are too an extent brittle but the patty is so meaty and flavourful with the added sweetness and hotness of sauce and sliced tomatoes. RECOMMENDED.

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Special Mint: Mint sauce with mutton patty? You won’t like this combination in the first bite, but in the end, you will relish your experience. Mint sauce is pretty creamy and fresh but not too heavy. Patty is again chewy and juicy and the use of multi grain buns which are soft is commendable. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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