-By Karen Anand
Smart, yet unintimidating, the new Copper Chimney in Koregaon Park, is to my mind a better version of the old icon started in 1972 in Worli Mumbai by the Kapur family. Beautiful hanging copper lamps are the signature of this large space with simple wooden floors, tables and chairs which make this a warm yet quite bright restaurant.
There is much debate about what is 'authentic' and 'traditional' North Indian food. Clearly restaurant food in India is miles away from what people actually eat at home. This is especially true of North Indian / Moghlai which has developed into a restaurant cuisine of its own. Having said that, Copper Chimney does a fantastic job of meeting and exceeding your expectations, if rich North Indian food is what you are looking for. The stable of kebabs are all outstanding - chicken, mutton and vegetarian. However, if anything shines above the rest it has to be an old signature dish of Copper Chimney called Reshmi chelo - a succulent boneless chicken kebab mildly spiced topped with a sort of savoury rice pudding. I have never tasted anything like it in any other restaurant. The burrah chop (double lamb chops) though highly marinated is also a signature which they manage to repeat with great authenticity. Copper Chimney is known for its butter chicken (murgh makhani) and this one is certainly one of the best I have had. Also try the rogan josh which is quite true to the original Kashmiri flavors and the classic palak paneer (where the spinach is actually green as a result of the correct cooking/blanching of the vegetable). The paneer is soft as a pillow and perfectly seasoned. Desserts are mouthwatering but you'll have to leave the calorie count at the door. Try the muzzafar (a rich thick rabdi topped with roasted vermicelli), the malai firni and the ras malai.
Plus and Minus
The food is excellent and the portions quite generous. Service boys are well trained. The only negative is perhaps the level of noise when the restaurant is crowded.
Reshmi chelo, dal maharaja, murgh kali mirch, achari mushroom, muzzafar.
Review posted within last 6 month
smart, classy and elegant ambiance....went to the place with a friend...she loved it and so do i.....calm, soothing and serene place to be at....food was undoubtedly good and service was perfect...waiters were fast and friendly...they were at the service and were serving with warm smile on the face....great place to be at....
Favorite Dishes / Drinks: Reshmi chelo, dal maharaja, murgh kali mirch
Review posted more than 6 month ago
For me Copper Chimney is a apt for eating spicy, hot north Indian food. Reshmi Chelo is my favorite any day and also Rogan Josh tastes much better here. Copper Chimney is friendly, comforting and the food is something i have rarely tasted.
Review posted more than 6 month ago
We went to Copper Chimney last week in a group of around 5 people. We opt for some of the signature dishes of the restaurant as suggested by the chef. Some of them were Reshmi chelo, murgh kali mirch and muzzafar. The food was excellently presented and tasted even better. I must appreciate the service, it was prompt and amicable. Copper Chimney also has an outstandingly done ambiance.
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