Though murgh malai tikka failed to impress, the menu at Reeve had several others dishes to rave about

Located at second floor, Reeve, an Indian restaurant-cum-café in the popular Green Park main market offers calm amidst all that frenzy. There was a unique delightin sitting quietly next to a glass window with a cup of tea in hand and watching the crazy traffic below. Waiting for my food to arrive, I listened to some classic Hindi film songs. Reeve has a simple menu having hardcore Punjabi dishes. Skipping tomato soup for a change, I ordered a sumptuous almond soup. It was a unique preparation having a milky texture with very tiny almond granules in it. As the options are limited the best way to sample all of them was to order a platter each of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Not a big fan of veggies, just to open my account I had a bite of surkh dal ke kabab. This chickpea variant was deep fried as a tikki and stuffed with some cheese as well. Honey filling in between gave a nice sweet flavour to the crunchy kabab.

In the non-vegetarian section, Reeve’s special chicken tangri stuffed with mince of chicken was good without being excellent. Murgh malai tikka which is usually the most selling appetiser of any eatery was under cooked and needed effort to chew. Gosht gilafi seekh was a seekh kabab which was made in Punjabi style with perfectly balanced spices. Tawa gosht was a take on burrah wherein lamb chops were marinated in Indian spices and finished on a griddle. Paneer bemisaal, an in-house signature dish, was really a good paneer preparation. I loved the huge triangular cuts of the cottage cheese. Lahori murgh and kadhai chicken hardly had any difference of flavours though the latter had boneless chicken pieces and went well with the missi roti. Lamb biryani served in a hot earthen pot had long grain basmati rice and was done well. I liked the lightness of the biryani served along with a thick raita. Chef reserved the best to serve right before leaving. Choco lava done in Reeve style, where the ras malai was totally made in chocolate syrup. Dark brown pair of ras malai was just heavenly.

Meal for two: Rs.1500

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