The Yellow Chilli by Sanjeev Kapoor

After being a regular at their branch back home in India there was no way I could have missed visiting them when they opened in Dubai. You can’t expect anything less than superior food when it comes from the veteran celebrity chef, Sanjeev Kapoor’s kitchen.

The place is done chic with minimalistic interiors yet classy and the service is great.The presentation of the food is great and reflects the standards set by the chef. We had Pramit serve us and Rohan the restaurant manager,both of them are extremely friendly and helpful. Seems like the restaurant has hand picked staffed with great knowledge on customer service and hospitality.

We started with the drinks by ordering for a Peru Pyala and a Tarbooza juice. The Peru pyala was a fresh guava juice, lemon and mint served in a chilli rimmed glass. The Tarbooza as the name goes was a fresh watermelon juice with fresh mint and black salt. Both these drinks were amazingly refreshing and tasteful. These recipes are unique and I haven’t tasted anything so good.

Then followed the starters with the Santra Murg Chaat – a combination of citrus fruits and shredded tandoori chicken in a tangy chaat masala. I loved the flavour and the taste. We also called for a mixed non-veg platter with Murg Angari, Tandoori Murg, Tandoori Basil Prawns, Haldi Chilli tawa Fish and Pudina Seekh. In the veg. starters we called for an Aloo Nazakat. All of them were extremely fresh, tasty, flavourful with my favouritest being the Murg Angari and the Haldi Chilli Tawa fish. The portions are generous where a friend and I could share these dishes and yet had a lot of leftovers. With the starters we also called for a Tomato Basil Shorba which was extremely fresh and had a perfect consistency – not too think nor too thin and has great flavour with a hint of basil.

For the main course we called for the Chicken Tikka Biryani that was exceptionally good. Being a huge biryani fan, I am extremely particular about it and this one is for sure going to be on my list of great Biryanis. Tender pieces of chicken tikka in biryani rice that was full of flavour and delicious.

For the dessert we called for a Gulab E Gulkand and a Walnut Brownie and ice cream. I couldn’t get over how amazingly creative this Gulab E Gulkhaad was. It was a Gulab Jamun filled with gulkand in it. There are some dishes where words cannot explain the taste until you’ve experienced it and this is one of them. This was “one of a kind” for sure. The Walnut brownie and ice cream tasted great too. We ended the fabulous meal with some black tea with mint, it was much needed after all the amazing food.

I already can’t wait to go back to try the rest on their menu. Wishing Yellow Chilli all the success with their new ventures. I was told they would have a lot more outlets in the city soon. Cant wait!!yellow-chilli-chaat

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