India Palace is serving this Ramadan a specially designed Iftar buffet in Holy Month that will also include healthy food and beverage options for guests with true taste of India. This Indian restaurant is a popular spot to enjoy authentic cuisine. We were warmly invited by the marketing team to experience their iftar at Mazyad Mall. They have same set of iftar menu across the different branches. Food spread was built in convenient way at Mazyad Mall branch where venue is buzzing with many returning diners from the resident location and others. Upon arrival we were welcomed by the polite staff and been seated near to the buffet.
Before we start to dine on the array of their yummy appetizers and main courses along with accompaniments, they served dates & selection of fruits including watermelon, orange, grapes and apples. Vimto and Namkeen Lassi (Yougurt / Laban) is been presented to cater the fasting diners.
There were 2 kinds of soups, lentil and murgh malai shorba both were creamy and full of taste. I like their sweet yogurt with pineapple in salad section which has a mix including Indian pickles. Salad bar also has Indian twist with Nawabi sabz salad. Pappar and pickles added the essence to Indian food style and taste while leafy salad is an healthy option for calorie conscious people. Three moong ki chaat is a must to try.
Hot appetizers have mixed veg pakoras & mava & butta (corn) ka seekh (kebabs), though best was chicken pakoras. Shami kebab was ok-iesh however with so many winning starters was not required either.
In main there are variety of dishes, starting from Chicken haryani kebab full of flavours and aroma, then murgh makhani (butter chicken) was also there with assorted Indian breads and more. Haleem was so well cooked and was rich in all its ingredients. Paneer tikka masala has its own distinctive style having the right texture of cottage cheese with detactable gravy.
For non-veg there are 2 -3 more options along with paneer masala and both were equally good , bhindi hara masala (okra) and maa ki dal with tarka aloo (potato). I tried each item literally as the aroma and flavours were oozing out from the dish kept me indulged.
In rice we tasted Kashmiri Pulao & Chicken biryani, the premium quality of rice they used has definitely enhanced the flavor and both the items have their individual outstanding taste.
In desserts they offered three options, Mango kheer, Gulab Jamun (it’s my favorite dessert hence I can surely suggest you its one of the best I have tasted here in UAE, hands down). Last but not the keast was double ka meetha, an extra sweetish take on shahi tukra but very well crafted.
This Iftar buffet specially crafted with souly indian food and beverage options and is available across all India Palace outlets throughout the month of Ramadan. The daily buffet set up for Iftar – priced at AED 75 for adults and AED 40 for children which is so economical and a definitely a saver on your budget with this much variety.
All in all it was great experience where we enjoyed a buffet with finger-licking North Indian specialties and worth mentioning chicken pakoras (tastiest of all, It’s more of chicken Popsicle), haryali chicken tikka & Haleem.