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5 modern Indian dishes still worth trying in Mumbai

No foam, no deconstruction. Just simple tasty food.

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Nov 16, 2016 14:26 IST
Compiled by Meenakshi Iyer
Chaap Kheema: Ginger lamb chops, walnut potato toss, kheema mattar horn, rogan josh coins at Ziya, The Oberoi, Nariman Point
Chaap Kheema: Ginger lamb chops, walnut potato toss, kheema mattar horn, rogan josh coins at Ziya, The Oberoi, Nariman Point(Photo: HT File)

Modern Indian food may have helped us put India on the global culinary map. But with bizarre combinations such as sambar risotto and dhoklizza popping up across restaurant menus, we may have taken the trend a bit too far. However, all is not grim. Here are five modern Indian dishes in Mumbai that are still worth trying.

Seafood Konkani: Grilled Chilean seabass, curry leaf prawns, dhokla-prawn pickle kokum moilee served with sagoo noodle crisp.

Where: Ziya, The Oberoi, Nariman Point

Call: 3312 6894

Arbi tuk: A simple, yet convincing showcase of seasonal ingredients; radish kachumber is served with spiced curd and imli chutney.

Where: The Bombay Canteen, ground floor, Process House, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel

Call: 4966 6666

Read more: Sambhar risotto, dhoklizza: Has modern Indian cuisine gone too far?

Laal maas phulka: Succulent braised lamb served with ker sangria sabzi, mirch achaar mayo, and white radish slaw.

Where: Monkey Bar, Summerville, junction of 14th & 33rd Road, Linking Road, Bandra (W)

Call: 3015 1853

Ghee roast chicken: Fragrant rice accompanied with traditional ghee roast chicken.

Where: Hitchki, Dr VB Gandhi Marg, behind Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda

Call: 4612 9999

Kerala coin parantha: This bite-sized appetiser comes in chicken sukka, paneer bhurjee and lal maas variations.

Where: Across various Social outlets