” The essence of great food, is in the revoking & relishing of the memory when you ate it”- Noorain
For me, i have almost always gingerly caressed the memory of the first time i relished the “Lehsuni Palak Chenna” at Made In Punjab. It was one of those delicate dishes that left a strong impression on my memory. Post a few visits, they unfortunately closed down and i tried to recreate that dish at home with no success, whatsoever.
Recently, my ears picked up some news from the grapevine that said that ” Made In Punjab”, was going to be revived and it was going to happen at BBQ’D. My joy knew no bounds when it was confirmed that the news was as true as the rising of the sun each day and then the a quiet lunch at BBQ’D on a breezy day, revoked the memory of the first time i had that “Lehsuni Palak Chenna” after all.
About BBQ’D : It’s a restaurant on the 2nd level of UB City, located where MIP* was. The food is predominately served as a buffet and the cuisine is North Indian. They are hugely popular for their grills and happy hours.
BBQ’D, revived MIP* after a huge demand from their patrons ; who just missed MIP* and their signature dishes a tad bit too much. BBQ’D listened and got back their signature dishes on the a la carte menu.
Decor & Ambiance : The decor is done tastefully with the amber lights to superimpose an ambiance of relaxation while you dine. Equipped with plush sofas in stone grey hues & contrasting wooden parquet flooring, rest assured that your dining in style.
Hospitality: Always done perfectly. The staff are well groomed, ready to help and always smiling. Special mention to Mr. Joyjit Bannerjee & Chef Mahabir for looking after us so well.
The Grub Story : The MIP* menu, that you can find on the a la carte menu is as follows :
1.Palak pata Chaat.
3.Chicken Tikka Chaat.
7.BBQ’D special Paneer Tikka.
8.Karara bhatti Paneer.
12.Legacy Tandoori Champ.
16.Lehsuni Palak Chenna.
17.BBQ’D Special Butter Chicken.
18.Murgh Dum Biryani.
My favourites out of the list are the crispy yet flavourful Palak Pata Chaat with the delicious potato mash to bind the mouthful. The Dhansu Aaloo was just another treat with baby potatoes basking in glory with little sesame seeds over them. While the Tandoori Mushroom created an uproar on my tongue with extremely power packed flavours, the BBQ’D Special Paneer Tikka soothes it down with the creamy and melt in the mouth marinated cottage cheese.
Last but not the least, the stars of my show ” Lehsuni Palak Chenna” & “Dal Makhani”. Allow me the privilege to tell you that nothing has changed with these, if it has ; then it’s only better. Must must must try! Your meal is incomplete without these beauties when you pair them with a crispy & hot Garlic Butter Naan. What’s life, without some indulgence?
Close the feast with some crispy Nukkad Jalebi and Rabdi and maybe silently engrave another day in your memory to speak of, to people when you meet them.
Verdict : A delight to indulge in. Their MIP menu must not be missed, feel free to try them and thank me later.
Rating : 4.5/5
*MIP : Made In Punjab