EATING OUT Even a die-hard non-vegetarian can't resist the vegetarian spread at MGM Mark Whitefield
I t is located on a small lane near the SAP offices in the normally bustling Whitefield Road and offers an instant getaway from the dust and grime of the city. With its comfortable couches and soft music wafting from the public address system, MGM Mark Whitefield offers the perfect ambience to have a nice meal in privacy. A massive screen beams live cricket.
We start the meal with a refreshing ginger mocktail. We also sample a selection of kebabs and an assortment of vegetarian starters. The chicken malai tikka is done very well. The chicken is marinated well and in this case able to provide something close to the much-clichéd melt-in-the-mouth sensation. Another must try from the starters platter is the seekh kebab, which is soft, moderately spiced and tastes heavenly with the green chutney that is offered alongside. The chicken drumsticks, that consists of spicy chicken winglets cooked in American barbeque sauce is worth checking out.
If you are vegetarian, try out the subz khana, a combination of vegetables and paneer tikki served with mint chutney or the mushroom bharwan — stuffed mushrooms with cheese. The crackling spinach starter is suitably crunchy and scores high on the taste scale.
I am not a great fan of north Indian vegetarian dishes, but the mildly spiced darbari subzi kadai, an assortment of veggies cooked in onion sauce and the rich paneer makhani with thick pieces of fresh paneer cooked in gravy consisting of tomatoes and butter blew my mind away. Each bite offered something new and the combination tasted excellent with the selection of rotis and parathas on offer. Another highlight of the meal is the chicken tandoori murgh, chicken marinated, skewered and roasted in a tandoor. The chicken is smoky, tender and tastes excellent. The sweet murgh makhani, chicken cooked in a tomato base, provides a different aroma and flavour to the palate and is sweet, with a slight hint of sourness and the sting of the tomato gravy which all come together to provide an excellent meal.
MGM Mark is located at # 23, EPIP Zone, Whitefield. Call 4198 5555