Once upon a time, this was our favorite place for North-Indian/Punjabi food. Without a slightest hesitation, we would head there most of the time. Call it monotony, or whatever, we gradually stopped going here and it has been many months since I last visited. A friend and I were supposed to catch up with one of our friends who had come down from the US. We decided to try Pind for lunch. I was actually looking forward to the experience, just to see if it was still how I remembered it to be.
We were there around 13:45hrs and were immediately seated. Chilled syrupy welcome drink was served, it was decent. We went full throttle on the Chaas, that was yummy! Told them our preference, that we were there to try the buffet. Its basically a sit-in buffet where all the courses are served on the table.
We loved the starters, Gobi Delight, Paneer Tikka and Corn Malai Sheek Kebab. I have to reiterate that this is one of the best paneer in the town, hands down! Absolutely melt-in-the-mouth. Corn Malai Sheek Kebab was very tasty, initially it came disfigured, but the next round was perfectly in shape and that’s when I clicked it. Pani poori and Sev Sandwich were served on the table. The Pooris were quite a lot in number, and the water was topped with Boondi and tasted good, a tad spicy. Sandwich was decent. Service was excellent and the waiters were very pleasant and courteous. Most of these starters were repeated without any fuss, and it felt good!
Finally decided to go to the main-course. We got a Dal and three gravies – Subzi Mili Juli, Paneer Hyderabadi, Veg KOlhapuri. All of them tasted good, Paneer Hyderabadi was a bit salty to my palette. Somehow it was a slight overdose of Paneer as it was present in all three gravies. Would have been good to have three distinct gravies, for variety. The bread basket had Butter Naan, Rotis and Papad, perhaps paratha too. All of them were freshly made, hot and soft. Quite stuffed by now, we actually decided to skip the Rice and Noodles. Our waiter insisted that we try the peas pulav and it was yummy too. We pleaded with them not to serve us noodles as we were literally about to explode 🙂
Just some place in teh tummy for desserts. The choice was Gulab Jamun with Ice cream. They had two flavors – Vanilla and Strawberry. I wanted Vanilla, Friend wanted Strawberry and another friend wanted only Gulab Jamuns. It tasted good, not extraordinary, the jamuns were a bit hard and too sweet to my liking, again, not worth complaining!
Friend had a repeated refill of chaas all throughout the meal and it was flavorsome.
Overall, it was a very satisfying lunch, and I was very happy to see Pind maintaining the same standards I have seen long time ago.
Paid 1572 bucks in all including taxes (a buffet is priced at 499 plus taxes), and it was well worth it!
It is worth mentioning that the access to this place is much better now as the road off Taramani Link road has been reopened and that makes it a lot easier to visit!
I’ll gladly recommend this place for yummy food! Don’t miss their paneer !