Since we moved to Dubai last year, we have wanted to visit Peshwa restaurant. We had heard so much about it and when we did go here, I was glad it did not disappoint. We went for lunch around 12.30 and there were only a couple of tables occupied but it got very busy later. Peshwa serves Maharashtrian cuisine (cuisine from Maharashtra, a western state in India) along with North Indian food. As soon as you enter, you are welcomed warmly by staff who are dressed in traditional Maharashtrian attire.
What we ordered
Mango Mastani – Making the most of the Mango season, we ordered mango mastani which is a mango milkshake with ice-cream topped with fruit and nuts. We ordered this for the little one and she seemed to have liked it.
Kokum soda – I ordered this and absolutely loved it. It was very refreshing and wasn’t too sweet which was good. It was also a good drink to have with fish fry we ordered.
Solkadhi – This coconut milk and kokum drink goes very well with Maharashtrian style fish and chicken dishes. This was quite nice.
Surmai rava fry: The fish was cooked well and the rava (semolina) coating was perfectly spiced – enough to complement the fish without overpowering it. We loved it. Even the little one had a few pieces of the fish (without the spicy rava coating).
Prawns Koliwada: I have always loved Prawns Koliwada (batter fried prawns), however this was the only dish that was a little disappointing. It was still tasty but the prawns were a little overcooked. We still enjoyed it but not our favourite.
Bharli bhendi (Stuffed okra) – We ordered this for my mom (as the veggie option). I had some of it too and liked the flavours. However I wish the okra was a little crispy.
Prawns Kalvan – Although we had ordered prawns as a starter, I couldn’t resist ordering this when we saw it on the menu. This prawns curry was delicious and the more I ate, the more I liked it.
Aamras poori – We found this to be a good option for the little one. She didn’t eat much of the aamras but ate a couple of pooris. We had the rest of the aamras as a sweet dish as we didn’t want to order any desserts.
Chapati and Naan – I found the chapatis to be a little bit dry. I prefer to have chapatis with Maharashtrian style curries so my mom and I ordered a few for us. My husband ordered naan for himself.
Overall a good experience. The ambiance is nice, staff is very friendly and food is really good. The lighting wasn’t very good to take pictures so apologies if they don’t look very good. The menu is extensive and I would have loved to try a lot many dishes but it would have to be for next time.
Child friendly – YES