Masala Pot takes you on an ethnic journey through the diverse, rich and fascinating streets of India.At times after all this gastronomy hypes, 5 star hues you want to go and have home style cook meal with your loved ones and that’s why Masala Pot has bought you unique dishes touching almost every nook and corner of India. I was lucky enough to try this place during the festival of lights Diwali and they offered me special Thali which had real mouthwatering dishes, the festive mood got even better after this.
The festive season had begun and as Masala Pot serves Thalis mostly on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with complimentary Buttermilk during lunch and Mocktails during dinners but in special occasions too this place surprises you with their food and presentation.
As it was lunch time were served Butter Milk (Chaas) done with green chilies, pepper, salt and curry leaves. What a refreshing way to start of your meal.
In the starters we were served Paneer Tikka Masala, tender cubes of cottage cheese with the perfect marination of spices from India, grilled and served with salad.
The Mint Chutney served on the side was house made and immensely delicious.
Chicken Tikka Masala, boneless chicken marinated and grilled with perfection. The meat all juicy, tender and moist, very well mingling with the chutney served which gave a lot of character to the dish.
From the Mocktails section I was surprised with Bloody Melon, fresh melons blended with a bit of spices to revive your senses.
Now here comes my Veg Thali for the evening and it comprised of :
Aloo Gobi, delectable bites of potatoes and cauliflower in a spiked spices dry gravy. This one goes best with Indian Bread.
Veg Hyderabadi, Its a mix of delicious vegetables some were my favorites in a light gravy based curry.
Paneer Butter Masala, delectable bites of cottage cheese laid on a bed of thick tomato gravy with coriander leaves used for garnish.
From the Non Veg Thali all items from the veg dishes were served along with a Chicken Butter Masala, tender and juicy boneless chicken, very delectable laid on a thick tomato gravy.
Mix Dal, 5 to 6 mixes of lentils soaked overnight and prepared with perfection.
Served with a bowl of Fried Rice.
Here goes the Non Veg Thali.
From the Dessert we were served
Peda, is a sweet from the Indian subcontinent, usually prepared in thick, semi-soft pieces. The main ingredients are khoa, sugar and traditional flavorings, including cardamom seeds, pistachio nuts and saffron. The color varies from a creamy white to a caramel color.
Coconut Barfi, barfi is a dense milk based sweet confectionery from the Indian Subcontinent, a type of mithai. A few of the famous varieties of barfi include besan barfi (made with gram flour), kaaju barfi (made with cashews), pista barfi (made with ground pistachios), and sing barfi (made with peanuts), Coconut barfi (coconut, sugar, and milk) square and yellow colored. The main ingredients of plain barfis include condensed milk and sugar. The ingredients are cooked in a vessel until the mixture solidifies.
Information by Wikipedia.
Overall it was an amazing experience with home style cook food and the Thalis were served on a steel plate with Coconut leaves. A must try and I know you will definitely go back for it.
Highlights : Home Delivery,Outdoor Seating,Kid Friendly
Phone Numbers : 056 3696413 04 3962526
Cuisines : Indian, Chinese
Known For : Serving conventional Indian street food
Cost : AED 90 for two people (approx.) Cash and Cards accepted
Opening hours : 11 AM to 12 Midnight
Address : Next to Heera Madeena Supermarket, Meena Bazaar, Dubai