Last weekend was a hectic one. I had lots of photo shoots for a client and really wanted to chill out with my family. So on Sunday evening, for a change we decided to take the Metro and go to Brigade Road for shopping. Brigade Road is a lovely place to chill out in Bangalore. There are lot of options to shop and also to dine. After shopping we decided to dine at The Yellow Chilli on Church Street, Bangalore. The Yellow Chilli and HongKong are MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor’s signature restaurants.
This place is one of my personal favorite. I have visited this place multiple times with my friends on several occasions. Birthday treats, farewells or just a place to meet, The Yellow Chilli is a place to be. This place is easy to reach as it is opposite to the M G Road Metro station from the back gate. (Church street side).
Ambience & Service:
As soon as we entered The Yellow Chilli, we were greeted with a warm smile. We reached a bit early and got to choose a place of our choice. The ambience at The Yellow Chilli was simple and elegant. The place was clean. The tables and chairs were neatly arranged and looked inviting. The service was a bit slow but the staff were polite. Soft instrumental music was being played in the background.
After settling down, we ordered soups – Tomato Basil Shorba for my hubby, Coconut Zaffrani Shorba for me and Sweet corn soup for the little one. The tomato basil shorba is desi tomato soup with a videshi touch. Though it was ordered for my hubby, I ended up having half of it. It was yummy.
Followed by soups, we ordered some starters – Peshawari paneer tikka and Sabuta chiosa. Peshawari paneer tikka had big chunks of soft and fresh cottage cheese marinated in spices and grilled in tandoor.
The chef then recommended us to try his signature dish – Sabuta Choisa which was made especially for the upcoming Ramzan Eid. “Sabuta” means tender and “Choisa” in Urdu means chicken. Unlike other dishes which are served in a plate or bowl, this dish was served on a big sword. This dish is a must try.
After the starters we ordered some mocktails. Chili guava is my favorite and I devoured it. Hubby loved the orange mocktail too.
In the main course we ordered Labta chicken and Lalla Mussa Dal – another 2 must try dishes from The Yellow Chilli.
Lalla Mussa Dal got its name from the North Western Frontier Province. It contains a blend of black and green lentils which are cooked overnight on slow heat with essential spices, cream, ghee and butter. This rich dal was perfect with naan. Labta chicken was delicious too.
We also ordered some Murgh Noormahal Biryani which had layers of aromatic rice studded with spices and flavourful chicken masala cooked on dum. The chicken was tender and rice was fluffy. We loved the biryani.
To end on a sweet note we ordered – Kesari Kulfi with Rabdi which is an Indian saffron spiked ice-cream with flavoured condensed milk.
Since the daughter did not have kulfi, the chef made a special ice-cream for her with strawberries. That was a nice gesture.
Soon after the dinner, we decided to return home by the metro. We caught the last metro to Baiyappanahalli where we had parked our car. The daughter also had fun travelling by metro too.
- Value for money. The portions served were ideal for two people.
- Place is ideal to have a nice meal with family or friends.
- Food served was delicious and met all the expectations.
- Food was nicely plated and gets full marks for presentation.
- Chef personally went to every table and got feedback from customers which shows that they care for their customers.
- Loud music from neighboring pubs was a bit disturbing at times.
- But overall, I had a good experience at this place. I will definitely will visit again.
Cost for 2: Rs.1800/-
Location: 2nd Floor, Building 3, MSR Westpark, Off Brigade Road, Church Street, Bangalore
Note: I was invited for dinner at The Yellow Chilli. All opinions mentioned here are my own.