From Amritsar to Bombay Kulcha King got its waive in the heart of suburbs serving the authentic Sarson ka Saag & Makki di roti. It introduced in Dubai in the year 2010 and has got the “Best Asian Restaurant 2015” at Masala Award. The name gives us an impression of the Desi food with lots of butter and spiciness to it. It has got 10 branches in Dubai and i must say these whole lot of places have attracted crowd from all genres of people.
I was invited for a menu tasting at the JLT Branch and it was worth a visit. The ambiance shouted out aloud of the desi (traditional) look with a mud finishing walls found in most villages in India, the comfy blue seating added so much to the ambiance of the place.The artifacts collected and placed were typical local attires, souvenirs, decorative and it was like India united in one place. If you miss your Indian Punjabi food and the ambiance then this is the right place for you to revisit.
The entrance itself is a depiction how much Punjabi the place is with a colored and bright truck placed with local artifacts in it, a Punjabi boy and a girl placed to give you the mouth freshener after your delicious meal.
The staff were so friendly and polite and i simply love the service. I gave them the option to serve me their best and i must say a worth trying this outlet.
We ordered for Jaljeera and Sweet Lassi.
The drinks were served in a traditional Indian glass and the size too remains the same. The Sweet Lassi was terrific with a thick creamy layer its best to drink without a straw.
Then comes Papad served with a mint chutney to start of our dish with.# served in a bamboo based bowl for the traditional look to it.
To start with the starters we were served Machchi Koliwada, fish marinated with spices and deep fried and served with a house made fiery chutney. The fish was juicy and tender and the spices so well blended along that it could be felt on every bite of it.
Murg Gilafi Seekh Kabab, Chicken mince mixed with spices and cheese finished with a gilaf cover of onion and capsicum served with a mint yogurt based chutney. The more beautiful it sounded the more tasty and delicious it was.
Aloo Angara, stuffed potatoes cooked in clay oven, the look of it was WOW from me and it taste delicious and unique.
Then comes a big plate of Pickles & Chutneys and to start with there was Ginger Pickle, Green Chili Pickle, Kashmiri Chilli Pickle, Emli Chutney, Mango Chutney, Garlic Pickle etc. It was perfect for an Indian dine out and this plate made the dishes even more lively and traditional.
For the main course we were served Amritsari Murg Briyani, an aromatic delicacy of chicken and rice infused with saffron and seasoned with selected spices and rose water, very delicious and yet a very unique plate of briyani.
The bread served was crispier and fresh from the ovens of kulcha king kitchen.
Murg Lababdar, chicken pieces marinated in tandoori masala and cooked in onion, tomato and cashew based gravy, it was thick, creamy and too delicious. It went very well with bread served.
The place signature Mix Kulcha served with Chole and a Tamarind chutney. The kulcha was stuffed with vegetable and cheese and a generous amount of butter was topped up with. It was so delicious and perfectly mingled with the Chola served. The sweet Tamarind chutney played so well with both the kulcha and the chola served. A must try out Kulcha in Kulcha King.
The most traditional look that can ever get to Rajma Chawal, served in a tradition tiffin back in India people use it for school and office purpose and it did literally reminded of my college days in Delhi. The rajma was too terrific and the thick creamy gravy was perfect with the rice served.
For starters we had Gulab Jamun, is a milk solids based sweet traditionally from freshly curdled milk. It is often garnished with dried nuts like almonds to enhance flavor. This place had some real bad boys, the gulab jamun served was hot and delicious and the stuffed nuts added so much to it.
Rabdi, sweet dish made with yogurt,flour, and a combination of bajre ki roti. Flour of pearl millet (bajri) is mixed with buttermilk to make a thick sauce which is kept in the sun to ferment. It may be mixed with yogurt or buttermilk. Cumin seeds, dry fruits, etc., can be used as garnish. The rabdi was served in a clay pot and it got enhanced its flavor even more.
The combination of both a cold and a hot dessert was perfect to end our delicious meal!!
As i mentioned earlier mouth freshener and house made date Jagger was placed on the colorful truck so that once you are done and about to leave you get to enjoy this traditional Indian way of ending any meal.
Overall my experience was terrific, it was so Indian in it specially the North Indian cuisine so very well served and presented. I would love to visit the other outlets in the near times. A worth night spend with the most delicious delicacies from the North.
HIGHLIGHTS : Lunch,Dinner,Home Delivery,Seating Available,Wifi,Kid Friendly
CUISINES : Indian, North Indian, Chinese
KNOWN FOR : Authentic Amritsari Punjabi food
OPENING HOURS : 12 Noon to 11:30 PM
ADDRESS : O2 Residence, Cluster O, Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), Dubai
PHONE NUMBER : 04 3518709 , Table reservation recommended
Valid till: 21st November, 2016
Website : http://www.kulchaking.com/index.html