On our recent staycation at Danat Alain we discovered this lovely Indian restaurant called Tanjore. North Indian food like how it’s supposed to be with real spices, herbs and strong flavours that will just get your mouth watering for more. The restaurant is open for lunch(12:30pm to 03:00pm) and dinner(07:30pm to 11:00pm). The restaurant had won awards in the past for it’s authentic and flavourful cooking.
Tanjore has very much made the interiors feel traditional. It was never crowded but food does take some time to reach your table. Considering they have to be oven baked and grilled fresh, I can bear to wait for this one.
The creamy chicken soup was wonderful. Delicious and ever so luscious in taste. It was thick and rich in taste. We also got complimentary papads along with 3 different Indian dippers(Pickle, chutney).
Starters were mesmerizing. I thought we nailed it here by ordering the right ones. The char grilled stuffed spinach mushrooms were tiny in size yet felt grand in the mouth and it’s interesting to see how these mushrooms have been stuffed with lovely mix of spinach. The soft tandoori paneer starters were straight forward and you just wouldn’t stop with one.
The special platter consisted of chicken, fish and prawns mainly. It was the murgh tikka achari marination that I really enjoyed. The fish hammour tikka wasn’t as impressive as I expected, somewhere the taste of the hummour was not connecting well with the marination. I think it had to do with the freshness of the fish as well. But this platter is not to be missed if you love chicken and prawns.
The real highlight of our dinner or talk of the dinner were the Tandoori smoked Lamb chops. Everything from marination, tenderness, taste was just perfect in this one. It was one of the best lamb chops we’ve had. A 5 star rating for this one.
They had a yoghurt made with dates and nuts which was a unique one and ordered out of curiosity. It taste different and nice to try it for a change. The Lamb curry to be honest was not up to the mark. I thought it could have been better. The meat inside it was fine but the curry as such didn’t have the bells and whistles like the other items on the table. The rotis were nice but 15 AED for a roti is an expensive one.
From the indian desserts we couldn’t resist ourselves from trying the traditional Rasmalai and Gulab Jamuns. Rasmalai was not the best we’ve had but you will enjoy it anyway. The mega sized Gulab Jamun was ok and again there is a scope of improvement here. Click here to visit their official webpage. Click pictures below to see them in full screen view: