Let me take you on a food journey to Punjab with some good Punjabi Khana 😀
Thank you to my blogger friends The Scrumptious Scavengers for taking me along for a tasting at Chawlas2, I’m so glad to discover an authentic punjabi restaurant. We were welcomed by Mr.Arvinder, the franchisee/owner of Chawlas2. He took us back to the history where all the magic started and is still going on very strongly!!
Let me quickly jump to the food, because I can’t wait to tell you guys what all I ate 😀
I started off with two beverages, 1 was the Sweet Lime Soda, which took me back to India!! Ah so good and refreshing, the soda had some soda masala too, bonus points for that. 😀
Lime Soda (12dhs) and Salted Lassi (15dhs)
My 2nd beverage was the Salted Lassi, I’m a crazy lassi person, because it’s just a little thinner version of yogurt and I love it so much, and literally this lassi was hands down my favourite, so fresh and so thick! Loved it! A must try to both the beverages!
Salted Lassi (15dhs)
Mr. Arvinder was very kind to serve me the whole Vegetarian Platter which consisted with different assortments like
Paneer Tikka – Very flavorful, paneer was fresh not rubbery at all, soft and tasty.
Veg Seekh Kebab – Were a little dry but tasted good.
Tandoori Gobi – Totally Masalaidar and properly tandoor’d
Tandoori Mushroom – Very standard and tasted good.
Stuffed Tandoori Aloo – I would write a whole para for the Aloo’s, they were my favorite on the platter, they were so good! The aloo were scooped and filled with crushed sesame seeds, spices, and bits of paneer and tandoor’d so well, oh so good! A Must Try!
Veg Tandoori Platter (39dhs)
I dint go for a lot in mains, because by the time I got done with the platter I was full and also I was the only vegetarian 😛 So dint order a big portions, went for small portions. Pls remember when you order the quantity will differ for the mains.
Up – Non Veg Platter(69dhs) , Middle – Tandoori Mutton Burra (41dhs), Down – Veg Platter (39dhs) *The quantity may vary
Insider to the Restaurant –
Chawlas2 is very well known for their signature dish “The Cream Chicken” where everything started, back in the days in Ludhiana they only use to do take away of their signature dish with a loaf of bread. Everybody instantly fell in love with their cream chicken and today they’ve almost 100 branches across the globe, like North India, UK, USA, Australia and 2 years old in Dubai, UAE 😀
The restaurants name, Chawlas^2 which is actually Chawla’s Sqaure, where the veg and the non veg authentic punjabi food meets, how cool and unique is thatt?? 😀
I would like to add a fun fact about their spices used in Cream Chicken or Cream Paneer for the vegetarians, literally nobody knows what are the secret spices, they’re freshly made in India and sent them over here!! Wow, that’s a big secret right here 😀
Okay, let’s get back to my mains, shall we ? 😀
I tried the signature dish – cream chicken gravy (don’t worry I dint eat chicken, they removed some gravy for me before adding the chicken, haha 😛 ) It is an off white colour gravy, which is thick and spicy. The gravy is slightly spicy but the spice doesn’t give you burning sensation in your throat, that’s win for me! A Must Try
Signature Dish – Cream Chicken(37dhs) Gravy with Laccha Paratha(6dhs)
I also had Paneer Tikka Masala with laccha paratha and butter naan. The paneer was soft from the inside that it melts straight away and a little hard from the outside because it tandoor’d at the right heat. Paneer Tikka Masala is slightly pink gravy and not like our normal Paneer Tikka Masala. The spices in this gravy was also not over powering the paneer. I had two breads, from which I really like the butter naan because it was softer than the laccha paratha. Laccha partha got a little difficult to break as it got colder.
Paneer Tikka Masala(33dhs)
My favorite sabzi would be the Cream Paneer if you’re a veg and Cream Chicken if you’re a non veg, it an absolute Must Try!
We ended our tasty punjabi food journey with some lip smacking dessert!
Dessert – Gulab Jamun (Happy dance)
I loveeee Gulab Jamun so much!!! They served us some warm Gulab Jamun’s which were so soft and stuffed with kesar and pista! I had one 1 jamun because we were sharing 😛 If we weren’t I would have eaten two of them 😛 A Must Try!
Gulab Jamun (15dhs)
Lovely ambience, good seating and beautiful interior, very energetic and friendly staff! They’ve outdoor seating also, which you can take advantage in this lovely weather 😀 Wifi is also available with some good punjabi ganai 😀
Very good authentic punjabi food, good staff and not too difficult to find them! They also do home delivery. And surely looking to come back with other friends, totally recommend it!
Comfortable seating with good seating.
They’re located in JLT, Cluster M, ground floor. You can also call them up on 04 5149271 or check them out on zomato/chawlas2 😀
Free Stuff –
-Good Punjabi Songs
-3 hours free parking 😀 (tip – do not park for more than 3hrs otherwise you would have to pay a 200dhs fine :P)
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