I was invited to Desi Village for an event over the weekend. As we entered we were greeted warmly and shown to our table. We were seated at a cosy corner so we could sit comfortably with the little one. The decor is inspired by villages in India. The art work on the walls drew my attention and were a beautiful addition to the decor. We were soon given the set menu so we got an idea what we would be feasting on.
What we had
As soon as we were seated, we were offered masala chaas and our server was very sweet to get plain chaas for the little one. Both these were nice.
A little after we had our starters, we were served Desi Mojito. It was very refreshing and a good drink to go with the main course.
Dahi ke Sholey – This was my favourite dish of the evening. This was sort of like a bruschetta. Crispy but yet melt in the mouth with a creamy filling and crunchy peppers on top, it was perfect. It was served with a mint chutney on the side, which complemented it very well.
Veg Kurkure – These deep fried vegetables were crispy, well flavored and were nice to nibble on. We quite liked this too.
Tangdi Kulfi – This was a very unique dish. A chicken drumstick served with a malai kulfi dip. You could get the flavour of the malai kulfi even though it wasn’t actually sweet. It had slight notes of pepper in it. The drumstick was cooked well and tasty.
Aalishan Kakori Kebab – These kebabs were cooked well but lacked spice and flavour. Not our favourite.
Gosht Galawati Kebab – These Galawati kebabs were quite nice. They were soft and melt in the mouth.
Paneer Taka tak – The sauce was mildly spicy and very tasty. The vegetables in the dish had a nice crunch. However I thought the paneer pieces were slightly dry.
Dal Punjabi Tadka – This was another favourite. The dal was absolutely delicious with a generous garlic tempering. It wasn’t spicy but was very flavourful. I loved it!
Lagan ka Murg – Chicken in creamy, mild sauce. The chicken pieces were succulent and were tasty. The little one quite enjoyed eating the pieces.
Bhuna Gosht – The Bhuna gosht had a lovely smokey taste and a good depth of flavour. My other half loved this dish.
Raan Biryani – We really liked the biryani. It was flavourful and cooked very well. The crispy fried onions on top gave a nice crunch and flavour in every bite. It was served with a cumin and chilli raita which was a little bit salty. The biryani though is a must try.
Shahi Tukda – This was unlike the Shahi tukda you would usually get. It was creamy but yet light and very moreish. It wasn’t too sweet which was perfect.
Sheer khurma with gulab jamun – My first thought was that this would be too sweet but it was really nice. On their own they were both very tasty and when had together, it was a treat!
We had a wonderful evening here. The ambiance is very welcoming and relaxed. The service was quick and friendly. They ensured our little was comfortable and interacted with her. Although we got to try lots of dishes, I would love to visit again and try more from their extensive menu.
Child friendly – YES