Indian food is definitely delicious. Its flavors are intricate and fluctuating between sweet, savory, and spicy. The husband who was a fan of this cuisine and can judge this food rightly was excited with the thought of having a Diwali dinner at Bur Juman Arjaan hotel. Dinner night came and we experienced a little of the festivities.
Now if you are wondering where’s best to celebrate Diwali or mostly known as the Festival of Lights, we can tell you to celebrate and make it memorable at The Gallery of Bur Juman Arjaan by Rotana 🙂 an all-day dining international restaurant. Here are the reasons why.
Diwali Menu Bur Juman Gallery Dubai
Location & Ambiance
The restaurant is conveniently located and directly attached from Bur Juman Mall. It is accessible by train, taxi or drive your car as they provide a complimentary valet parking for those who dine in. The Gallery is at the third floor of BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana. We loved how the setting is informal yet stylish! Definitely, it’s a warm dining experience for couple like us, and definitely would be great for family or group of friends.
Food and Menu
We started with the welcome drinks – Lassi and Thandai. If I have to choose which one I like, ah… I cannot choose, sorry! I like Lassi as it was like the Laban drink in the market and Thandai because I loved almonds and anything with milk 🙂 But the husband wasn’t a fan of any yogurt so he preferred Thandai only.
Alright after a good warming up, let’s get down to the real thing – the four-course set menu! It lets you choose a soup, a starter, one main course, and one dessert from among 2-4 choices. We made sure to try small servings of each dishes from the Diwali menu to share you guys our tasting experience.
Tomato or Mulligatawny
For the soup i like the tomato soup and more tasteful when partnered with bread! My husband loves the mulligatawny soup which absolutely triggered his feeling of can’t-stop-eating :p its full of vibrant flavor (some are lentil, apple, carrot). According to him, it was warm and comforting. Perfect to start his meal 🙂
Mixed Vegetable Pakoras or Vegetable Samosas or Shami Kababs and Cucumber Salad
We loved the Pakoras! Crispy and mild spicy, just the way i like it 🙂 this finger food is made of onion with flour and spice seasoning. I ate ONE samosa only while the husband enjoyed the rest! I was about to ask him for another one but its already in his stomach 🙁 this vegetable spring roll like is his favorite among the starter (so obvious!:p )
The shami kababs is soft the way it should be, dip with the minty milk cucumber salad. It’s a new taste for me while the husband as usual enjoyed it. Do you still have a space for the main course husband?
- Chicken Biryani – served with papadum, mixed vegetable pickle and raita
- Mixed Kebab Platter – Tandoori lamb chop, chicken tikka, seekh kabab, hara bhara
- Paneer Butter Masala – served with basmati rice or paratha
- Navratan Korma – served with basmati rice or paratha
We started with the Paneer Butter Masala. I tried it with rice and paratha, and i can say that the award goes to paratha as it really goes well with the masala. I love how its creamy, slight sweet and mild spicy. The husband likes it more with rice like a typical Asian does! :p
The Navratan Korma taste good as well but we will not lie, we like the Paneer Butter Masala more or maybe we’re starting to feel heavier? :p
And the star of the show, Chicken Biryani! It’s the most presentable biryani I’ve ever seen! as expected, my husband forgot about me and started filling the remaining space of his stomach 🙂 while i enjoyed the grilled food – Mixed Kebab Platter. The lamb chop and chicken tikka are my favorites.
Ras Malai or Gulab Jamun or Gajjar Halwa
There are three options from the menu. Ras Malai which is a milk based sweet, Gulab Jamun is a sweet dumpling, and Gajar Halwa is made of carrot pudding. We both agreed that Gajar Halwa tasted the best. Surprisingly, my husband who hates carrots ate a lot of it not only from the dessert but from the other dishes too 🙂 now, I’m searching how to cook Indian dishes to feed him 🙂
Staff and Service
Besides the scrumptious and well-presented meal, another worth noting is the great service. We witnessed how the restaurant supervisor – Sadaqat and the server – Nancy who was really charming, assisted every guest who arrives. They made sure that all diners felt comfortable in their seats and enjoying the food. Though we are into tasting all the dishes, they make sure to bring it slowly so us to enjoy our food. Also Sadaqat never got tired of my questions about the ingredients 🙂 and chef Azeem for preparing amazingly delicious food. Thank you for letting us experienced a taste of Diwali festival! 🙂
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*We were invited by The Gallery. However, all opinions are our own.