Monday, March 4, 2013

Copper Chimney

Looking back , I am stunned to realize that my last post was almost 3 months ago.Wait, it was not because I was dieting – in fact, far from it – I was traveling and eating with abandon. Well I guess the only reason would be writers block (sheer laziness :P ) !
I visited Copper Chimney a while ago with my friends for dinner, after some window shopping at Inorbit mall.
The ambiance is very warm and cozy – it’s not really bustling with people, but any way we had booked ahead to avoid any last minute disappointments.
We started off with Chicken soup.
Chicken soup
It came quickly enough but though it was packed with flavors, could not completely relish it due to the fact that it was just warm. Had it been served piping hot, we would have enjoyed it much more.
Next we had the Murgh Kali mirch , which was boneless cubes of chicken marinated in yoghurt and spiked with black pepper.
Murgh Kali Mirch
It had the distinct flavour of being grilled in the tandoor and was just melt in the mouth.
For mains , we had the butter naans along with the copper house specialty Chicken Bharta, which is shredded chicken cooked in a mildly spiced onion, tomato rich gravy .
Chicken Bharta and Butter naan
It went perfectly with the naan but I prefer my curries a little more spicy.
We couldn’t leave without trying the Dum Ghosht Biriyani – one whiff is enough to get your mouth watering. 
Dum Ghosht Biriyani
The lamb was tender and the biriyani had the rich flavor of saffron shining through.
No meal is complete without dessert and we were divided between the malai kulfi with falooda and the gulab jamun . Finally we ordered both.
Gulab Jamun
The gulab jamun was nice and not overly sweet but the star of the evening was the kulfi with falooda.
Kulfi with Falooda
We were a little surprised seeing it – I guess I expected it to come in a glass being falooda and all. We even cribbed about it being so tiny. But one spoonful and we took back our words. Easily one of the best Indian desserts I’ve had in recent times.
Copper chimney is on the pricy side, but then we enjoyed the food- we availed an ongoing offer of 15% discount on Citibank credit card so that made the bill more pleasing. I  must mention the extremely eager to please staff – almost on the verge of annoying ;) .

Location – 1st Floor, Inorbit Mall, EPIP Area, Whitefield,Bangalore
Price (for 3) – Rs 2100
Yum-O-Meter – 3.5/5