-By Suresh Hinduja
One destination - two cuisines in Koramangala. Peshawari Tandoor(earlier Turquoise Indian) and its twin restaurant - Turquoise Bar and Grill offer fine dining across the continents.
High back chairs and ceiling suspended fibre optic chandeliers complete the plush look. This 125-seater restaurant is expansive, with a bar counter on one side.
Khumb khazana(175)stuffed with creamed spinach and cheese; and Peshawari paneer tikka (325) flavoured with ajwain are clearly the winners in the vegetarian starters category. Carnivores can delight in the well prepared chandi, chakori and seekh kebabs, all ranging from 325 - 355. The galawati kebab (455) is made with very fine lamb mince and exotic spices, and served atop a miniature paratha. Paneer is made fresh in house. Recommended are mirchi ka salan(255) and nargisi kofta (255), both go well with dum saffron rice(155) or vegetable paneer pulao(175). Rotis and naans are reasonably priced(65-75) and if in a group you may want to order the huge naan changezi(125) which can be shared by three diners! Expensive but popular are the jhinga rada masala (625), made with big prawns in a thickish gravy and nalli ka salan(595), slow cooked lamb shanks. Try these with a simple khameeri(fermented) roti (65) or a cheese garlic naan (75). A delicious mutton dum biryani(395) is served with a purdah to retain the aromas. The desserts section features the sinful baked anjir halwa(175) and khubani ka meetha(175) both served in a martini glass.
rnWaiters are smartly dressed with waist coats and the suited stewards are well informed about the menu offerings.
Plus and minus
All the dishes are well prepared, reflecting the owner's passion. The large size of the restaurant may give the impression, on week days, that it's not popular, but that should not detract from the good quality of food.
Review posted more than 6 month ago
Peshawari Tandoor is the place where my friend took me to give his birthday treat. The ambience of this restaurant is more like a lounge than just a restaurant. There are couches as well as white and blue lightening and décor items to set up a relaxing atmosphere. The menu seems a bit over priced but after tasting the food quality I must add that I am ready to pay that extra cost. The Peshawari Chicken of this place is out of the world and the aroma of Mutton Dum Biryani is just intoxicating. The menu of Peshawari Tandoor is full of some amazing North West Frontier dishes to hog on. I love the place and I loved the treat.
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