As the festive season knocking at our doors many joints in Dubai is celebrating the grand Diwali with pomp and shows, with that in mind Antique Bazaar has come up with a set menu for both Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian foodies to enjoy their festival like home. Antique Bazaar is an award winning Indian restaurant that reflects the authenticity of Indian cuisines. Few restaurants stand out with the right delicacy and the perfect ambience, Antique Bazaar is one of such. Renowned for carrying on the legacy of serving cuisines that once ruled the hearts of the royal families of India who are still known for their respect for exquisite food.
The ambiance state backs to Rajputana aura with windows depicting palaces, walls had beautiful paintings, live music for the soothing evening and the whole ambiance was a reddish finished. You feel you are in a kings palace with traditional Thalis and Glasses placed on the tables for the welcome.
You cannot miss the Bazaar and ladies there is special for everyone here, handcrafted bangles, jewelries, earrings and the best part is that its made at the spot right in front of you. Next time you dine at Antique Bazaar do shop girly shopping from here.
I was overwhelmed by the welcome as they had my Blog Handle done on the beautiful Thali with Gajar Ka Halwa and Gulab Jamuns, all tasted divine in my mouth. for my entry. O WOW!!! What an entry, they even had traditional lights on the tables with Swastik done on a beautiful red sand with candles on it. Thank you so much for such a heart warming welcome by Antique Bazaar.
As the menu was already set by the restaurant I just told them to serves the best ones from it.
For the welcome drinks I tried my hands for the Mango Lassi, it was refreshing, thick and creamy an dthe flavor of the mango can be felt on every sip of it.
Papad with Mint Yogurt Chutney, Sweet Pickle and Chilli Pickle was served as a condiment to us.
Chatpata Lacha Salad, it had cuts of Red, Green and Yellow Bell Peppers with Cucumbers and Onions. The word chatpata is very well matching with the Salad as it gives you an instant taste, it perfectly went with the Lassi served.
Subz Ajwain ka Arg, it was a plain clear soup with Veggie cuts and the delightful flavors of Ajwain. The best I had in an Indian restaurant.
Mini Aloo Bonda, it was balls of potato smashed with lathered in batter and deep fried, served with a flavorful Mint Chutney. It was crisp from the outer layer and soft and delicious from inside.
Murg Anarkali Tikka, dilicious bites of sizzling Chicken Tikkas served hot and fresh on a wooden plate. It was delectable bites of spices spiked, perfect marinated, juicy, tender and moist. Laid on a bed of onions and cabbage.
From the mains we were served Murg Labadar Tikka, again delicious bites of tandoor grilled chicken as you can get the smoky flavor from it, which is always my favorite part. The gravy was rich, thick and creamy and perfectly mingling with the chicken pieces, it goes well with the Bread served.
Kaju Matar Malai, now this ones again one of my favorites white based curry with peas and cashew nuts. The gravy was sweet as the name depicts MALAI, thick and creamy, totally MALAI MARKE. This wa sthe hit of the evening as anything on a white based gravy with lots of cashews, creams is always on my list.
Panchratni Dal, is a Dal very popular in India. As the name suggests, it is made by combining five kinds of dal common to Indian households. It is also known as Panchmel dal. The word “Panchratna” means Five Jewels. Lentils are an integral part of Indian cuisine and this is a dish best served at special occasions. It is usually accompanied by an Indian flat-bread or Roti.Traditionally, a Panchratna Dal mixture contains equal quantities of Toor, Urad, Moong, Chana and Moath Dal. The dal mixture is first soaked in water to soften the lentils. This mixture is then pressure-cooked for 15 minutes till the dal is cooked. The cooked dal is then flavoured with Butter, chillies, Cumin, Cloves, Cardamom, Ginger and Garam Masala. (Information by Wikipedia)
The Dal over here was the best I have ever tasted, perfectly done with all the fresh spices and butter spiked on top just added so much to the character of the Dal.
Zafrani Subz Pulao, this is one of the famous dish from Kashmir where they use lots of almonds, cashews, saffron, Nutmeg powder , Green cardamom, Raisins etc to prepare this. As it was Subz cuts of carrots, beans, potatoes and peas can be found with cottage cheese. The rice was perfectly done and the all the ingredients left a very flavorsome aftermath to it.
Roti Ki Tokri, it comprised of Tandoori roti, Naan, Lachcha Paratha, all fresh and served hot from the kitchen of Antique Bazaar.
Pista Rasmalai, O MY GOSH WHAT A LOVELY!!! Soft bals of Rasmalai with lots of Pista, cashew, almonds on it and dipped on saffron milk, the description itself is delicious right??? You have to definitely try this beauty at Antique Bazaar.
Overall it was amazing experience and the new Diwali Menu was worth a try. If you dine on 29th and 30th Oct please use this code TSW001 to get 20% Discount, but pripr booking is recommended.
Highlights : Wheelchair Accessible,Full Bar Available,Wifi,Valet Parking Available
Known For : Lovely ambiance along with Indian music with traditional instruments
Phone number : 04 3977444
Cuisines : North Indian, Mughlai, Indian
Cost : AED 200 for two people (approx.) Cash and Cards accepted