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We went to Jal, a brand new restaurant that has opened its gates in juhu.
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Newest fine dine restaurant is all ready to set fire in one of the plushest areas in the suburbs of Mumbai. Jal, a fine dine Awadhi cuisine restaurant, part of the Z luxury residencies in Juhu, has a soothing ambience with indoor seating as well as cozy outdoor seating, both AC, dim lighting with candles lit on tables and is perfectly set up with cushy chairs and couches.
There are hardly any restaurants in Mumbai which serve authentic Awadhi cuisine. But at Jal, they have a not-so-long menu consisting of some authentic Awadhi dishes.
Also, being in an area like Juhu, it is celebrity spotting. We came across many celebrities dining here.
The staff was very friendly and recommended their specialties to us.
We started with cocktails. We ordered a red wine sangria, which was oh-so-yummy! And a caramelized pineapple cocktail, which you will enjoy if you like really sweet drinks!
For starters we had –
Chandi Murg Tikka, which was boneless chicken breast pieces, marinated with cream, cheese and mild spices. It was not very spicy but looked delectable and tasted even better!
Galouti Kebabs were delightful. So soft they will melt in your mouth. It comes with a small base of roti topped with kebab. Delicious!
Kasundi Macchi Tikka was fresh Basa fish cooked in oven and marinated with honey and mustard! It was so heavenly and extremely soft. It is a must have if you are a fish fan!
Ajwaini Rataloo, which is a specialty at this place, is sweet potatoes marinated with spices and carom seeds. With a hint of ajwain and potatoes cooked to perfection, this dish was a total thumbs up!
Peshawari Paneer Tikka is authentic cottage cheese cooked in Peshawari spices. Highly recommended if you like paneer starters.
Soya bean and mutter ki shammi is soya, green peas and cottage cheese cooked on a tawa. This was the best vegetarian started I had that night. Perfectly cooked with perfect blend of spices, it was so soft and totally delectable!
Their main course has a variety of Awadhi dishes which makes you wonder what should you order. Ask the staff for recommendations.
Burhani Pasliyan are slow cooked, ginger infused lamb chops, and these are juicy and luscious, elevated by thick and delicious gravy. The dish was rich in flavors and savory!
We ordered this with Bakarkhani, which is sour dough, made of whole-wheat flour. The bread was very soft and went well with the gravy.
We also ordered, Dum ka paneer which is cottage cheese in a pumpkin and tomato based gravy flavored with putli masala. We ordered this with Jeera rice and the combination was sheer delight!
We were so full after eating all this, because the quantity they give is quite good and filling.
But, as we all do, we obviously had that special place for desserts.
So we ordered their dessert of the day, which was a chocolate cake with butterscotch ice-cream. The cake was soft and gooey.
And we ordered their Zafrani Phirni. What do I say about this? Garnished with saffron and pistachios, this phirni was everything that I wanted. It was creamy, soft, and it would actually melt in your mouth. Not too sweet like they have it in most of the places. I would say, perfect!
We ended out meal with chocolate paan, which was served in the end with the bill.
A must visit if you are looking to spend a lavish time, fine-dining on authentic Awadhi and north Indian cuisine. The combination of a great ambience and amazing food makes Jal a truly unique experience.
- PRIYANKA BAKSHI