If you are looking to try new restaurants, there is a brand new one all set to open its doors in Koramangala called Punjab Bistro (Before Punjab Grill). MacroTraveller was invited for an exclusive sneak peek into the menu, and I tried several vegetarian options that were lip-smacking and delicious. The hottest food destination in the city, Punjab Bistro oozes sophistication with the finely done interiors, giving diners a feel of the sensorial experience.
Punjab Bistro makes a delightful mark in the city by bringing together the merriment and food culture from the land of five rivers – Punjab. Punjab Bistro serves contemporary versions of their rich heritage. The amalgamation of the royal tastes along with the flavors from every nook and corner of Punjab will be showcased on a high culinary pedestal.Sajal Jassal, Founder & CEO Punjab Bistro says, “We have built this place on the principal of 3 Ps – Purity, Pride, and Passion which will be reflected in our service and food. Culture evolves with time, and so does food habits. We understand the changing taste of people in modern India and Punjab Bistro will showcase the fine balance between traditional and contemporary.”Executive Chef Masaroor Waris Khan has conceptualized an exciting menu with a fresh take on typical Punjabi food and has a mix of lip-smacking grills and appetizers, delicious mains, varieties of bread, eye-pleasing desserts and matta, lassi, smoothies, milkshakes as well as hard drinks Punjabi style. A real representation of the Punjabis – rich, robust and full of life!
Veg Starters I love their veg spread, wish they have more options for veg starters. I started with Chilgoza Paneer– It looked excellent it tasted great – a beautiful combination of Paneer and pine nuts. Lasooni Khumb– mushroom tossed with garlic and spinach puree, it was delicious. Beetroot Peanut Tikki– roasted peanuts powder gives a lovely nutty flavor to the cutlets. A delightful, colorful and healthy snack. Palak Corn Quesadillas – corn palak tossed with spices, cheese, and butter, pan grilled, served with tandoori tomato chutney.
You can try Lahore Charga, Chicken Stuffed Drumstick, Pathar ka Ghost and Kebab ka Baap. My fellow friends enjoyed it, and they told kebab was melting in their mouth.
Veg Main Course
The Punjabi mains are all about flavors, not from any exotic sauce but full-blown Indian spices, desi ghee, and butter. I sampled Dal Moradabadi and Firangi Subzi. Moradabadi Dal is more of a starter than a part of the main course. Its moong dal tempered with authentic buknu masala, saunth chutney, and mint chutney. It is finger licking and lip-smacking dish. Next Firangi Subzi- made with English vegetables like zucchini, baby corn and bell pepper simmered in cheesy gravy. It’s a perfect savory dish to celebrate summer. This gravy dish that is an ideal combination with roti varieties or even rice!
Non-Veg Main Course
You can enjoy Murgh Makhani also known as Butter Chicken, a spicy tomato based curry cooked with chicken. Packed with spice and a creamy sauce it is authentic curry.
Being a predominantly agricultural state, the staple food of Punjab is Wheat. Punjab is known as ‘India’s Bread Basket’ thereby reflective of the intrinsic character of different zones of Punjab. From Makai Di Roti to Chur Paratha, Onion Kulcha to Missi Roti, Lachcha Paratha to Sheermal and Stuffed Paranthas to Roomali Roti – they have it all.
In Punjab Bistro, they have you covered with some lip-smacking desserts with a hint of fusion. My meal ended on a sweet note with the Mango Panna Cotta– a simple, light and creamy dessert. This is a great no bake dessert for summer, but once you get addicted it becomes a fabulous staple all year long! The tartness of the mango balances perfectly with the smooth and sweet pannacotta. I also tried the Malpua pudding bread and fruit layered dessert that never felt too sweet and yet the flavors came together excellently, much like the rest of this meal. The liquid pan in a shot glass at the end was the perfect finish.
MacroTraveller love to visit again soon. So the next time you are craving for authentic Punjabi Food, do drop into Punjab Bistro. I know your heading there, so get ready for a gastronomic journey at Punjab Bistro.Address: SJR Primus, Ground Floor, Opposite Forum Mall, 7th Block, Koramangala, 20th Main Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095.
Time– 12 noon – 11 pm
Phone Number– 080 – 40902161/62