Restaurant Review: Indiana Delights

purva@khaleejtimes.com Filed on February 9, 2021




Now and then, you want to indulge in some ghee-dripping and spices-oozing goodness. But you don’t want to fret in the kitchen or spend a bomb at the curries. And that’s why ordering a meal from Indiana Delights sounded like a good idea. Why they call themselves Indiana is something we’re yet to discover. An Asian fusion restaurant with two branches in Dubai, we opted for a home delivery and decided to stick to the staples of Indian food – yes, they offer to turn the curries into burrito bowls, but we weren’t tempted to blend in Mexican with Indian taste buds.

The tanginess of the acidic tomato-onion gravy in the Chicken Kadhai is just what you need when you’re in a mood and have the appetite for a heavy main course. A dish popular in both North India and Pakistan, it was soul-satisfying courtesy of the spices. We relished ours with a portion of Namak Mirch Paratha. Shallow-fried and flaky, it did lack the chilli though.

For non-meaters, Navratan Veg Korma with its sweet, creamy gravy loaded with vegetables like peas, cauliflower, and more; with cottage cheese was rich in every bite. The soft and fluffy Garlic Naan served as a good accompaniment. No Indian meal is complete without a dessert, and a winter-special portion of Gajar ka Halwa did justice for us. A fresh carrot preparation, with the right kind of sweetness, and excess of ghee (clarified butter) left us amply full and content.

Overall, what worked for us was the fact that we could eat a rich Indian meal at an affordable price.

Taste (4.5): Medium quality ingredients. Since, we stuck to the Indian fare, we were happy that there was no attempt by the chefs to tweak these recipes.

Ambience (5): We ordered-in and enjoyed the relief and comfort. Felt safe, so yes full marks on that.

Service (4.5): Your meal is a click away, and we're relying heavily on deliveries these days. It would arrive at the doorstep in standard plastic and cardboard boxes.

Value for Money (4): Good quality food, which can cost you a lot more at fancier places, a meal for two here costs Dh85.

author

Purva Grover

Purva Grover is a journalist, poetess, playwright, and stage director. She made her debut as an author, with The Trees Told Me So, a collection of short stories. She is the editor of Young Times, a magazine that empowers the youth in the UAE. She conducts fortnightly writing workshops, author interaction events, open mic sessions, etc. for the writing fraternity in UAE. Her stage productions have been recognised for their boldness, honesty, and unique voice. She is backed with a post-graduate degree in mass communication and literature. Born & brought up in colourful-chaotic India, she writes in English and currently resides in Dubai, UAE. You can stalk her on Instagram @purvagr and say hello to her at purvagrover.com





 
 
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