Asha’s is a contemporary Indian restaurant chain by the internationally acclaimed singer Asha Bhosle. She is known to be very passionate about cooking and you will find some of those recipes on the restaurant menu. I took my mother to Asha’s for dinner and she was very excited to be dining there. The dark walls and the dim lighting gives the restaurant a cosy and yet a quirky vibe. Our server was friendly and helped us decide what to order. She interacted with the little one and got her a special treat when she finished her food.
While we were deciding on what to order, we were given popadum with pickle and chutney to nibble on. The mint chutney was really tasty. We loved the sweet and spicy papaya chutney – it was delicious!
What we had
Pineapple juice – We ordered a mango lassi from the menu however, they didn’t have it so we ordered a pineapple juice. It was freshly made.
Chilli Garlic Momos – This was from the specials menu. The momos were very tasty. They weren’t very spicy and I loved the garlic flavour.
Mushroom Kurkure – Battered and deep fried mushrooms stuffed with cheese and bell peppers. This was our favourite dish. It was crunchy and even with the cheese filling, you could still taste the soft mushroom inside. A must try!
Murg Malai Kebab – Boneless chicken breast marinated in creamy cheese and cashew nut paste. This was well marinated and cooked perfectly. We ordered this for the little one. She seemed to have loved it.
Nally gosht – Braised lamb shanks cooked in ginger and garlic in brown onion gravy. This was quite flavourful and you could get the hint of spices in it. However we were expecting a little bit more from it. The meat was cooked very well though and was falling off the bone. We had this with Rumali roti which was very good.
Malai Kofta – Cottage cheese and vegetable dumplings stuffed with almonds and dates in a rich cashew nut gravy. The creamy gravy was sweet but the spice came through as well. The koftas were melt in the mouth and very tasty. We had this with roti, which was nice and soft.
Kulfi – Homemade Indian icecream with reduced milk. We ordered pistachio kulfi and mango kulfi. It was presented well and looked very pretty. I would have liked it if the kulfis were served just by itself. The rest of the ingredients on the plate overpowered and dominated the dessert.
Chocolate mousse – Our server was very thoughtful and got this for the little one. The menu said chocolate mousse infused with chilli but this seemed to have been customised for her – it wasn’t spicy. She was very excited and ate all of it!
We had a nice, relaxing dinner here. The ambiance is really nice.
Child friendly – YES