Food & Drink

Pride of India Restaurant

The Pride of India is actually in KL. Just head to Sri Hartamas and nearby Karma club, where the North Indian fine dining restaurant is located, serving up colourful and aromatic dishes to work up your tastebuds. While some dishes are derived from the restaurant’s own secret recipes, most dishes are authentically North Indian.”The menu offers a variety of tastes, from the mild to the spicy, to cater to a wide clientele,” says Leslie, one of restaurant’s owners.

The main dishes both colourful and range from the mild tasting to the spicy. Milky looking, subtly sweetish yet rich tasting was the Chicken Lajawab-boneless cubed chiken grilled in a tandoor and added on with mild cashew gravy which goes well with Kashmiri naan (topped with almonds and raisins and mostly likely best eaten on its own). Also served is the Kofta Anarkali which tasted unusual for its cheese dumplings cooked in cashew gravy and also proved quite a novelty. The spices, Prawn Chettinad a dish from Andrapradesh, South India which has green chillies, coriander, mint, salt and onions blended into deep sunken green paste consistency and cooked along with fresh prawns.

The ambience is spacious and easy-on-the-eye. The decor is kept to a neat minimum, with colourful paintings depicting India’s cultural and religious history and values, even the wooden chairs are from Jaipur.

Prices of rice dishes range from RM4 to RM5.50; Briyani dishes RM12 to RM 14; breads RM2.50 to RM3.50; meats (chicken,beef,lamb) RM11 and RM12; Prawns RM15 to RM35; vegetables RM6 to RM10, and tandoori RM6.50 to RM30. Drinks are from RM3 to RM6.50. Australian red and white wine are available, from RM45 to RM50.

Specialties

Chicken Lajawab, Kashmiri Naan, Kofta Anarkali, Prawn Chettinad, Lamb Roganjosh, Tandoori Chiken, Baigon Mirchi Ka Salan, Promfet Dharbari Masala.

This article has been edited for Expatgomalaysia.com
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