Rasam Whiskey To Gola Cocktails: Load Up On Desi Cocktails And North Indian Food At This New Bar
For all you homesick North Indian folks, we present to you Desi Deck. The menu is fuelled by favourites as well as some chef’s specials. Plus, there’s alcohol too!
This dhaba meets bar meets dining space on Brigade Road is below Double Decker, and it’s called Desi Deck. Perfect for after work dinner with your buddies and Sunday lunch with the fam, it also works after a night of partying — nothing like a solid North Indian fare to end your revelry.
The menu is straight out of a ‘Must-Try North Indian Food’ list and we were immediately drawn to favourites such as Dal Tadka, Rajma Masala, and Chole Masala. Start off with the Palak Shorba, a thick broth with peppery flavour before tucking into Corn Patties, Paneer Methi Malai and Afghani Murgh. The patties win for their crunch, but we are in love with the butter soft paneer and the juicy, char-grilled chicken.
Dose Of Desi
For the mains, the chef suggested Paneer Butter Masala. And we were in for a surprise. Instead of the sweet, tangy flavour that we are used to, we get a smack of masala with a greasy (the good kind) gravy and melt-in-the-mouth paneer. Mop it all up with Amritsari naan or just by itself, it’s a sure-fire winner. A special shout out to Aloo Achari that you can order when you are in a group and need some extra carbs. Plus, it goes with the Ice Gola cocktail that we ordered. And yes, the drink comes with an ice gola that you can suck on. Not a fan of ice? Order the Jal Jeera Vodka then! The alcohol menu embraces desi flavours happily. We also sampled the Whiskey Rasam; at first we didn’t like it, but the sharp flavours of the rasam, went rather well with the whiskey.
For the carnivores, try Dhaba Murg Rasewala, Mutton Rogan Ghost, and Tawa Mutton, all of which get our nod. If we have to be really choosy, it’s the Tawa Mutton that really won Dish of the Night, with tender pieces and how well it paired with the jeera rice. It even went well with light-as-clouds phulkas.
Wrap up your meal with the Gulab Jamun Cheesecake, the only desi-meets-fusion option in the menu and a change from the Gajar Halwa option they have.