A place that will transport you to the era of the Mughals with its decor and food!
We decided to visit the restaurant during our stay in Mangalore as we had heard a lot about it. The place is opposite the City Centre so after all the workout done for shopping, you can always come here to refuel your energy.
Rating: 7 Golden Nuggets
Pind has a casual atmosphere along with spacious seating arrangement which is suitable for both large and small groups. The dim lighting gives a relaxed vibe to enjoy your meal with your near and dear ones. The bar counter has a DIY glass holder that is used to serve the complimentary paan shots at the end of the meal. During the initial few days of its opening, the restaurant had a Sardar man who would welcome guests at the door.
1. Cheese Stuffed Chicken Supreme [Rs. 295] : This was one of the best starters we have had so far. The grilled chicken being so juicy and succulent that our knives just glided through with all the cheddar cheese oozing out. A perfect combination of the ingredients. We definitely recommend trying this dish for all the non vegetarians.
2. Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani [Rs. 255]: The biryani was served along with raita and salan. The rice was cooked well and the salan had a spice level which would be the norm for most Hyderabadi dishes. The raita though was not to our liking because it included a chaat masala flavor which didn’t match to our preferred taste of a simple raita that complements the biryani.
3. Rome Kheer [Rs. 100]: The name was interesting and so we decided to give it a try. It was a normal kheer garnished with pistachio and almond shavings. We found the kheer to be too sweet for our palates.
4. Shahi Tukda [Rs. 110]: This dessert has been carrying on in the Northern parts of India for centuries. It was our first time trying the dish. It is a slice of toasted whole wheat bread soaked in Saffron syrup and topped with condensed milk and dry fruits to go. The crust was too thick and slightly burnt. The condensed milk made it way too sweet for us in the first few bites.
We were offered excellent service by the staff. They were patient enough with us when we took our own sweet time ordering which we always end up doing!
The price is kind of expensive but splurging on weekends is no crime. To enjoy the authentic north indian cuisine the price seemed reasonable.
We will be visiting again to try out the Paneer which has been the talk of the town.