This one’s a new restaurant inaugurated just a month ago and located at Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown. One of the most beautiful restaurants that you could find in that area. Really matches to the name of boulevard. The interiors were mind blowing. I was a little surprised to see an indian restaurant dressed this way. It actually gave me more of a feeling entering a british home in an invaded India. You can find traditional indian bicycle parked in there along with Mona Lisa dressed in a sari. I think she looked prettier in a sari 😉 Nice wooden flooring with artificial trees inside the restaurant. I specially loved the tree that had rose flowers on it. Not sure what’s the actually name of the tree. My little one had a great time walking around the restaurant. He specially enjoyed feeling the cold air from the AC below as the cooling came from the floor :p
The 3 sides of the restaurant is surrounded by tall glass and so the experience you have during lunch is really nice with sunlight shooting in from all directions and yet you don’t feel the heat from the sun but you enjoy the light coming from it and that does glow the restaurant too. I am not sure how the night would look like in here but I think you should be here atleast once for lunch. By the way the exteriors of this glass restaurant is often a site on all magazines, newspaper or even their website. So I thought I should save my photos for something else that you don’t often see.
One thing is for sure they’ve very well taken care of the ambience. It’s an excellent restaurant for families and specially a restaurant where you can impress your guests and when it’s new it’s even better. The earlier you visit the the better, as you get to use everything that’s brand new like their silverwares which were all shining and pretty with no scratches on it 😀
As expected from an Indian restaurant we got pappads and chutneys to begin with. My son ofcourse took this opportunity and ensured he ate as much as pappad as he could before the main dish came in. The drinks we ordered were:
- Monsoon Twist: Appe, carrot, beetroot with a dash of pomegranate syrup.
- Mango Lassi: Buttermilk based on mango flavour
Both drinks had it’s own taste. As for me I enjoyed the Lassi more but the monsoon twist was a unique one which I tasted for the first time. It was interesting that I could enjoy the drink even though it was mainly just apple, carrot and beetroots. I guess it was the pomegranate syrup doing the trick.
For me the most favourite part about the lunch at their restaurant were the grills. It had the color, taste, softness, smell to entice you by just sitting their on the plate.
- Panner tikka: Cottage cheese cubes marinated with spices and cooked in tandoor.
- Tandoori Lamb Chops: Lamb Chops marinated with dry spices and grilled over charcoal.
First came the Paneer Tikka and yum yum. It was actually my starter at House of curry along with those deadly Lamb Chops. Let me tell you out of all the grills we ordered the Lamb chops was my favourite. Infact everybody was of the same opinion. Really tender and was literally melting in the mouth. A must try if you are here. By the way, for those of you who count how many calories you intake they do have a calorie counting menu which again is a rare section for an indian menu.
- Tandoori Prawns: 4 Tiger prawns steeped in a marinade of fresh ground spices, cooked over glowing embers. A speciality from Amritsar.
- Murg Achaari Tikka : Chicken pieces marinated in a combination of chilies and other aromatic spices.
Tandoori Prawns was really big in size. I haven’t eaten in a long time such a big prawn. It definitely tasted fresh and just out of the sea. I really regret not taking this picture with me lifting them so you get to actually see the real size of it. Ahh what can i say sometimes you lose your focus especially when you see prawns looking like tigers on your plate :p. They could have been better with the Murg Achaari Tikka though. Somehow the spices on it just didn’t rub with my taste well. The chicken could have been tender too.
The Rotis we ordered:
Pudina Roti: A simple wheat flour based round flat bread
Roomali Roti: A large round flat bread tossed to make very thin and cooked on a dome.
Garlic Naan: A triangular thick flat bread cooked in a tandoor giving it crisp edges and a soft center
They made good rotis here but i’d pick Garlic Naan as the man of the match from this section. Thin, soft and easy to chew.
You know, the name of the restaurant itself is house of curries. So it wouldn’t be fair If we didn’t try their curries. We had 3 curries on our table and one came complimentary as chef special.
Black Daal Makhani: Ancient rich and creamy recipe of black lentils cooked over a long period toped with a dash of cream.
Mutton Rogan Josh: Aromatic Lamb in rich red gravy. A signature dish from Kashmiri cuisine
Black Daal Makhani is one of my favourite vegetable curry so I try to order whenever I find it. My guests enjoyed the Black Daal Makhani the most. I enjoyed the Mutton rogan Josh. Both these curries came thick. Even the mutton that came along rogan josh was tender good. The chef special was a green chicken curry which I felt was a little too thin.
Mutton Biriyani: Flavoured rice with array of spices and slow cooked mutton.
Mutton biriyani was on par with taste and didn’t disappoint any of us. The masala and the mutton was nicely packed with flavour and taste.
Desserts were the typical Gulab Jamun, Gajar Ka Halwa and Kulfi ice cream. Out of these 3 I’d prefer to say Gulab Jamun was the better one. Big and little bit of pista filling in it. The kulfi ice cream even though enjoyed it, I was disappointed it was not made in house. It was similar to the kulfi ice creams you get from super markets. Dessert section is one area I think they need to catch up to make an impression.
I did enjoy their masala chai. One interesting part about having tea at House of curry is it’s unlimited refill! Hehe I haven’t seen that perk before anywhere for tea. By the way it’s a nice tasting masala chai.
From pricing perspective it’s a little on the higher side and you can see where they recover the cost of their interiors :p Parking is a little tricky in this area. You take the first right after Dubai Mall cinema parking and then go straight until you find PARKING 2 on your right. That’s where you need to park your car and it’s on floor 11. The standalone glass restaurant should be right in front of you once you come up the underground parking.