“It’s still magic, even if you know, how it’s done” – Terry Pratchett
Now isn’t that true? There are sometimes when, things just happen. The beauty of it lies in savouring the experience. Something of that sort happened when I found myself at “Kopper Kadai”. While I walked up the stairs, the cognisance of a good evening meal, had already framed up in my heart.
Gingerly, I slipped my hand into my pocket and felt the edges of my iPhone. “Let me take a picture”, I think fiddling with the passcode. *click click* Yep! I’m done capturing the entrance.
About Kopper Kadai :
Appreciated by Masterchef Matt Preston, Kopper Kadai, though a new entrant has already gained a lot of appreciation for being one of the best in the city. The chef who curates the menu, is none other than “Chef Akshay Nayyar”. Isn’t that a novelty enough? Kopper Kadai believes in proffering, usual traditional dishes with an unusual twist. The curries at Kopper Kadai are usually braised in Copper utensils, as well. There are about 172 spoons 🥄 adorning the entrance, which are representative of the 172 spices that are collectively used in the cooking.
Decor : You really must visit “Kopper Kadai”, in the evenings to imbibe the beauty of it. The colour palette is an elegant teal, creams and black. Plush and opulent seating is found, uplifting your experience. Immensely beautiful, gold calligraphic “KK” nestles on your stoneware plate. Minuscule details are given attention and any keen eye will detect them. This is dining with all senses.
Hospitality : Nothing less than perfect. The staff was extremely well versed with their menu, knew what they were talking about & certainly knew how to serve the customer. Special mention to “Mr. Manpreet”, who was keen to assist us in ordering our dishes. His immense expertise in describing the dishes was such a welcomed move. Please, do ask for his assistance, if you visit the restaurant.
The Grub Story : As the cuisine is Indian, I plonked comfortably in my chair. Me, the hubster & little one had placed our order and it was just time, for it to start flowing across.
- LPG (Rs.222/-) : A harmonious concoction of Litchi, Peach & Guava with the kick of green chillies and peppermint. Loved the khatta-meetha flavour & the presentation was bang on. It literally came in a mini LPG looking cylinder. Hearts out!
- Smoked Chaas (Rs.141/-) : Your run of the mill Chaas with the smokiness infused from the charcoal burning in the copper urn. This was such a visually captivating feat.
- Limca Bhel (Rs. 161/-) : Puffed rice, tossed in a sweet and salty kinda dressing. The total khattas (sourness) of Limca-ish flavour couldn’t be felt, but yes, the subtleness made this enjoyable.
- Tandoori Mushroom Gulgulay (Rs. 282/-) : Lemme, get this clear. This was one of the best tandoori Mushroom, I’ve had. Period. Nothing more, nothing less. The beautiful grilled blush on the juicy mushrooms & in combination with that cheese, was just amazing. Must must must have, if you love Mushrooms.
- Challi Kolmi Pasht (Rs. 323/-) : What a gorgeous looking plate of happiness. These are potato and crispy corn kebabs, made to mimic a chicken tangdi (leg). The luscious kebabs were beautifully spiced, extremely flavourful and very light on your stomach as well.
- The Ganna Chicken (Rs. 353/-): This is their signature and both the boys, were in love with it. The chicken mince was shaped into a sheekh and wrapped around sweet sugarcane sticks. The magic was, when you took a whole bite and the sweetness of the sugarcane came through the spicy chicken mince. Another must have.
Main Course :
- Ameeri Tawa Tarkari (Rs. 343/-) : A very subtle dish, in which veggies were tossed in a creamy pan curry, with Paneer and egg. Nothing extraordinary, but yes, very delicious mix of veggies. The cuteness quotient lay in, the mini fake rupees that came stapled with the Curry.
- Laal Maas (Rs. 464/-) : Laal Maas, is something the hubster enjoys immensely. This beautiful Curry was so delectable. The tender lamb was cooked with red chillies and yogurt & spices. Yep! I did try the Curry. Yum yum yum.. the deep brown colour with a hearty flavour profile and perfect pairing with rotis was just what a hardcore non vegetarian would love.
- Gulab Jamun Biskit (Rs.191/-) : Such an innovative one, baked gulab jamun with Rabdi and cookie crumble. Oh god! Did you just read that? Like how can someone not fall in love with this? The sweet baked jamun was complemented with a not so sweet Rabdi and crumble.
- Nutella Dhodha Lava (Rs. 222/-) : Dhodhaburfi muffin with oozing Nutella inside. Enuf said? I guess so too. Again very subtle flavour, the sweetness isn’t overpowering and is certainly not gonna hit you palate. Great dessert 👌🏻
Verdict : The place is just perfect for a special date or any such occasion. Being a fine dine, the prices are a little steep but the dishes are amazing. It’s the most understandably great way to spend your day, if you’re in and around Koramangala.
Their buffet prices are extremely reasonable, priced at Rs. 599/- + taxes from Monday-Thursday and Rs.699/-+ taxes on Friday.
4.5 stars for Kopper Kadai.
P.S : The logo has been sourced from google images and is used for representational purpose only.