Delicious Diaries Spiced Up : Masaledaar By Mini Punjab Food Review
Mini Punjab is already established as a legendary place in Mumbai. It was therefore an utter pleasure to be a part of their food blogging review invite at Masaledaar outlet in Thane, situated on the first floor of Thane Club. Fret not, there is no entry charge whatsoever for this foodie heaven, and what a heaven it is. While Mini Punjab has a lot to offer to hardcore non-veggies, even a devout vegetarian family like mine had excellent fare that would certainly bring us back here again and again.
Right from their jumbo glass of Chaas (served in typical GIANT Punjabi glass, this is enough as a meal in itself) to refreshing mocktails (for that much-needed sugar rush), from creamy Paneer Tikka (100% melt in mouth!) and cheesy stuffed Mushroom Tandoori and from fragrant Veg Biryani to oh-so-divine Gulab Jamun for dessert, we could not find a single false note be it in quality & quantity of food or warm and fast service by excellent staff. My parents especially loved the mildly spicy Veg Manchow Soup, hearty Dal Tadka and stuffed Veg Kulcha and my sister absolutely adored Moong Dal Halwa in the end, being the dessert obsessed person in the family that she is :D Oh there were Rasmalais too, pretty decent, especially for someone like me who doesn't like too sweet dishes :) We also had dahi vadas that actually looked like Rasmalai,but they would taste better if allowed to soak in the dahi a little bit longer. My mom however says this is exactly how she had dahi vadas at her childhood punjabi friend's place, so yup, Masaledaar is definitely THE place to be for a hearty authentic Punjabi meal.
The ambiance is elegant and relaxing and the place is huge enough for a complete wedding party. Not to forget, the gorgeous view of the swimming pool from the seats by huge windows instantly putting everyone to ease. Masaledaar ticks all the right boxes to become one of my family's favorites in Mumbai & Thane areas :)