Brimming with new eats all the time, Connaught Place sees yet another name with a larger than life ambiance, a groovy playlist and of course the only thing that restaurants strive at – good desi food. Master of malts is spread over two floors, with teak interiors, outdoors seating and a feet tapping DJ. The menu is very elaborate and it is always a safe bet to bank upon the classic grub in times like theses.
We started with rounds of drinks – the cocktails we tried were just about decent – Whisky sour and Irish Blue. The alcoholic milk shake – Naughty Angel is some what a respite but definitely go for the classic nutty choco chip shake.
Appetizers included the nibble favourites – Fish Tikka, chicken wings, chicken tikka, dahi ke kebab (variant of course) and dal makhni shots. What really stood apart was their dahi ke kebab or the Hung Yogurt papdi fried tomato walnut tapinard – flat yogurt patties, shallow fried and topped with crunchy papdi bits. Both the fish and chicken tikkas were well marinated on the outside, the flavors went a little down the hill as we dug into the meat. The chicken tikka could definitely do with more succulence. The dal makhni shooters, always a delight to savor were spot on the hot cheesy naan, the dal should have been thicker to compliment the shot but was delectable all the same.
For mains for we gobble on Jerk Caribbean Chicken, Sliced fish in black mushroom oyster sauce, pesto cottage cheese steak and Indian Platters. Starting off with the Caribbean chicken which came in hanging off the hook, quite literally – tender, juicy and grilled to perfection, the subtle flavors and green went very well together. The fish and fried rice were sort of a classic combo, what was the bouncer was the cottage cheese steak. Grilled cottage cheese, flavored with pesto sauce was an absolute delight paired with the chilly rice and tomato reduction. The platters were again a classic phenomenon with dal makhni, meats and choice of bread – the rogan josh was a tad too heavy on the salt but the murgh makhni was impeccably done.
Master of Malts for their version of dahi ke kebab, dal makhni shooters and cottage cheese steak. Their cocktails need a bit of work just yet.
Where? Scindia House, KG Marg, Connaught Place
Price for two – 1800INR
Cuisine – Bar, North Indian, Italian