Get ready for some royal treat coming your way!
“For the revival of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Era , Jaypee Siddharth launches Royal Table at Paatra.
Experience a unique Royal dining experience with rich Indian service. The menu is a reflection of victorious journey of Ranjit Singh with influence of Peshawar, Kashmir, Khyber, Attock, Jalandhar , Lahore, Afganistan etc. The dishes are simple yet carefully formulated by our Master Chef. This delightful innovative menu that promises to achieve royal perfection with its extensive choice of savory like Peshawari Bharwan Tangri, Machchli Khasa, Jalandhari Arbi aur Meve ki Seekh, Lahori Peeli dal etc.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh (13 November 1780 – 27 June 1839) was the founder of the Sikh Empire, which came to power in the Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century.”
A bunch of bloggers were invited to the first preview of The Royal Table last weekend, to get a taste of royalty. An entire table was done up in the royal theme with luxurious velvets for throws and other luxe decor. Everything from the logos on the crockery to the menu served in an antique silver scroll lent a serious luxurious touch to the table.
And coming to the food now, the menu was quite elaborate with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options to choose from.
Kick-starting with the starters- Peshawari Bharwan tangri (stuffed chicken leg-piece), baluchi surkh gosht, Murgh-e-Khyber and Macchli Khasa (not in pics). Really enjoyed the stuffed chicken, witha delicately flavored stuffing inside it which made for an enjoyable starter! Definitely made me crave for more from the menu.
For the vegetarians, they have Teh-te-teh paneer, Chandni tikki, Kishti Dilruba and Arbi aur Meve ki seekh. The tikki was my favorite amongst the lot.
Next up was Paaye ka Ras for soup for the non-vegetarians. I am generally not a fan of ‘Paayas’, but I still tried the soup and surprisingly quite liked it, though I’m not sure if even after tasting this one, I’ll be a convert anytime soon in my life 😛
The vegetarian counterpart was ‘Bhune bhutte ka ark’- a delish corn soup! Yes, I tried it! 🙂
Love how they serve salads and papad at Paatra. Always!
Next up was the elaborate main course.
Lehsun ka raita– This was only my second time trying out a garlic-raita. The last time I had this was in Lucknow. Is lehsun-ka-raita a royal thing? I don’t find it too often here in Delhi (most places have regular pineapple, mixed veg, boondi raita 🙁 ), and I loveee it! This one too was fab! Craving again!
And okayyyy. I have to admit that this Lahori Peeli Dal (yellow lentils) was probably the tastiest dal I’ve tried. Ever. Second only to what Mom makes, of course. I am someone who- when eating out- totally underestimates Dal. Unless it is Dal Makhni. But this yellow dal took me by surprise, and how! You MUST try this out when you go there!
Chowlai aur Chaney ka saag– more of a seasonal thing, I loved how this packed a nice punch on the palate, without being too over-powering.
PS: When I go for food reviews, I like taking smaller portions of certain food items, since I do not like wasting food at all. The quantities that you see here are NOT all the original portion sizes, like the one below. 🙂
Attock da Keema Hari Mirch– another favorite from the menu. Delicate yet slightly spicy. Yumm. Best had with their Peshawari Naan.
Also on the menu was ‘Mardan Malai Bater‘ (quail). I’ve had quail eggs earlier, and this was the first time I was trying quail. The flesh is so much more softer as compared to chicken, and the dish tasted nice- delicate quail with a creamy topping. Indulgence! 🙂
Alsso on the menu were Sunehre Macchli ke Kofte (fish nuggets in red gravy)- I wasn’t too wow-ed by this coz there were other things on the menu that took over my senses! Badaami Kofte– the vegetarian counterpart- tasted good!
Apart from these, the menu also has some tangy chatpate aloo (spicy potatoes), Kaju kishmish aur matar ki subzi (dry fruits and peas- WOW), and 4 types of assorted breads along with rice.
Take a look below. Does the whole platter not look too tempting? And I waited for the whole main course to be served before I could click a pic for you guys! 😛
Ohh, and let’s talk about the desserts now!
One of my favorite ice-cream flavors is Paan. And when I saw Paan Bahaar on the menu, I couldn’t resist but have two portions. It was yummy! You must try this!
The overall ambience and live ghazals playing in the background just add to the experience of having your meal at Paatra.
The Royal Table is a permanent menu at Paatra- Jaypee Siddharth now. You need to book a table about 48 hours in advance (the whole preparation takes that much time!), and you can go in a group of 8- 12 people.
The menu is priced at approx. Rs. 2500 per person.
Do give The Royal Table a try for a luxurious, royal indulgence for your palate!