Last week I was invited by Tiger Trail, Ramada for tasting the special menu. So we decided to spend the Sunday morning shopping at Commercial street and Shivajinagar and later to spend time at the restaurant which is very close to New Indian Express building at Shivajinagar.
Ambience: Tiger Trail looked like a cosy place. There were posters of tigers and quotes on the walls which suited the theme. The decor was contemporary.
Service: The service was prompt and food was served on the table with a smile on the servers face.
At Tiger Trail, we went on a Royal food safari, tracing the tiger’s trail across princely states of India from Rajasthan to Bengal to Mysore. Various delicious dishes from these states were served to us at the table.
Food: As soon as we settled down, we were served sweet and salty lassi. My little one ordered watermelon juice. Both lassi and juice were refreshing. These were served from a bar named Tiger’s Den.
After the drinks, they served us with papads and 4 different types of chutneys/dips. The different types of chutneys were grape chutney, mint/pudina chutney, hung curd dip and tomato chutney. The grape chutney was unique and was a delish. It was sweet, tangy and finger-licking delicious.
After having the papads, we ordered some pani puri. The pani puri was served with 4 different types of masala water. I tasted all the 4 types, but I loved the chatpatta one the most.
Followed by pani puri, we were served with veg and non veg kebabs. Kastoori Kebab which is a Tiger Trail Classic is made with peas, potatoes, cottage cheese and an assortment of tasty spices and fried together in a “tikki”.
Mazedar Bhuttay which is kernels of sweet corn, capsicum, tomatoes and onions stir-fried with mild spices was also a delicious dish from The Tiger Den which is the Tiger Trail Bar.
Cheesy baked Broccoli tasted heavenly too.
Paneer Takatak i.e. cubes of paneer cooked on tawa with coriander and freshly ground spices.
We also tasted some non-veg starters.
Chicken Chatpata is a recipe which has been passed down for generation among Awadhi chef’s.
– Succulent chicken sauteed with capsicums, onions and tomatoes in a tangy gravy.
Dohra Kadak Kabab is a mutton sheekh kebab from dhabas around Sariska, stuffed with cheese, spices and fried until golden brown.
Tawa Murgh which is a Punjabi specialty was heavenly. It was made with stir fried chicken with traditional Indian spices, julienne of garlic and onion.
Followed by the starters, we ordered the main course.
I just loved the Dal Makhani which is a specialty from the kitchens of Punjab. Awadhi Nahari is Tiger Trail’s secret recipe which is a twist on traditional Roghan Josh. We also tasted Kadai paneer from the heart of Punjab. This was made with fresh cottage cheese, onions and bell peppers coated in a wok with spicy tomato sauce , aromatic Indian herbs.
Chicken Biryani tasted delicious too.
Along with the curries, we also ordered the Tiger Trail Roti Ki Tokri which had the Awadhi special Sheermal, Taftan Naan, Chironji Naan and Ajwani Naan. The Sheermal was really delicious. To people who don’t know, a Sheermal is a saffron flavored flatbread baked in royal kitchens of Awadh, the Lucknowi region and Hyderabad. This is an integral part of Awabhi cuisine and are enjoyed with meat delicacies. I could eat the Sheermal even without any curry.
My mom-in-law wanted to eat a thali, so we ordered a Veg Tiger Trail Thali for her. She said that it was delicious.
Following the main course, we ordered some desserts.
Khubani Ka Meetha which is a Hyderabadi delicacy made with juicy apricots stewed with cardamom and layered with a delectable custard and fresh cream was truly a delight. I loved the Rasmalai which is a Bengali delicacy. “Chena” cooked with saffron and pistachios in thickened milk. Phirni from the Awadh region was also a treat by itself. It was a perfect melange of milk, long grained basmati rice, saffron and cardamom and was served in a clay pot.
The North Indian classic ice-cream With Falooda was delicious too.
My daughter loved the Gulab Jamun from the royal kitchens of Rajasthan.
The Tiger Trail team curated delectable royal Indian dishes,a feast fit for Kings and as unique as the trail itself. They have created a lavish spread of gastronomic delights, with royal thalis, succulent kebabs, refreshing drinks, sinful, rich desserts and much more.
Thanks to Royal Orchid and Ramada Hotels for hosting us for a royal meal.
Address: Ramada, 11, Park Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560051
Average meal for 2 people if 1200 with taxes
Note: I was invited for a review. All views and opinions expressed are my own.