On a cloudy afternoon, we head to lunch at the JBR, The beach. If not mistaken I believe House of Curry is the only Indian restaurant on The Beach. It is inspired by and designed like the ancient Havelis (Palaces) of India. The interiors are welcoming and calm blue walls are soothing to the eyes and boy we had a feast..
We sat and were instantly served Poppadoms along with 3 different chutneys. We placed an order the drinks. A Traditional Mango Lassi (Buttermilk based) and a fresh Pina Colada. The mango lassi was very rich and heavy. Gulping this before your meal may fill you up so wait til the end.
We were served two starter samplers. A Vegetarian and a Non vegetarian platter. The veg plate had 2 vegetable samosas filled with potatoes which tasted excellent. A small serving of fried spicy potatoes, two fried paneer pieces and a large serving of pakoras.
The Non veg platter had two Seekh Kabab, Tandoori Prawns, Malai Boti, lamb chops and cup of fried shrimps. All the items were very good and my favorite would be Seekh Kabab and the Chicken.
Additional drinks on the house. Icy cool drinks – Berry Delight and the Sunset. The drinks were soda based, tangy, had bits of fruits and very refreshing.
After finishing the starters and the drinks, our FEAST arrived and the table looked so colorful and impressive. The aroma in the air cant be described.
We ordered our food a little more spicy as we like it. Started off with Chicken Mughlai which had tandoori chicken with bone and thick spicy gravy.
Tandoori Prawns, a specialty from Amritsar. The dish had fresh prawns cooked over the coals. It was one of our favorites.
We ordered the Signature of dish or the Chefs special, Mutton Rogan Ghost which is part of Kashmiri cuisine and everyone loved it. Lamb was tender and the gravy was thick and rich.
The Black Dal is also a specialty where the manager explained how they soak the lentils over night and cook it slowly. Topped with a dash of cream gives it a nice touch.
The Fish curry was a coastal style spicy green gravy. The fish was fresh and cooked perfectly. The dish was very pleasant. All the curries pair up excellent with the Nans and the rotis.
They have a variety of breads and Naans to offer. My usual and the favorite on it Garlic Nan. It goes best with any kind of curry and is soft.
The Chicken biryani was one of my favorites. I was not expecting it to be that good but the flavors were amazing. Combine it with Raita and you would love it. I would highly recommend it! If not for the curries, you should definitely visit for the Biryani.
Tender Cottage cheese with spices and cooked over tandoor. These are succulent slices of heaven. Combine it with the mint sauce to maximize the taste.
The serving for the salad was huge. Shredded tangy chicken over iceberg lettuce was very treat to the tastebuds.
Warm rich dessert made with Carrots, nuts and raising. Could not get enough of it.
The stuffed Gulab Jamun was a treat! I don’t enjoy them very often as they tend to be way too sweet but House of Curry had it perfect.
Hands down the best Jalebi in Town. It was crispy and juicy at the same time. I have usually seen it very soggy even in the fanciest of restaurants in Dubai but the chef nailed it.
The desserts also included Hand churned ice creams in unique flavors. Coconut, rose, Kulfi and yes the green one is CHILLI.
Finished off the tasting with Masala Chai. Rich aromatic tea with spices.
The restaurant surpassed beyond my expectation. The service was excellent and so was the staff. The food was freshly prepared and outstanding. The tikkas, kababs and the curries were all tasty. Really enjoyed the desserts. House of curry has potential to start its own Sweet shop.
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