On my quest to try the Best Indian restaurants, Dubai has to offer and to explore the finest Indian food today I was at Amala in Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Aloof on the wide horizons of the Palm is this fabulously amazing hotel who’s restaurants have either been awarded or atleast been nominated for one or the other category I know. Infact recently Amala was one of the nomination for Times Out Award so this made me even more curious to go and try this restaurant.
Traditional interiors at the same time modern enough to make you feel the magic Jumeirah group does when you are part of their dining experience. Looking at the menu I was a bit taken a back since it has a vast variety to offer but Abbas the friendliest manager helped solved my dilemma by suggesting us the tasting menu. Amala’s tasting menu is more like a sit down buffet where you will be treated with some never ending food at the comfort of your table.
For starters appeared before us some Tandoor meats like Tandoori Chicken, Prawns, Kali Mirch Chicken, Seekh Kebeb and some Lamb Chops. Apart from the Cauliflower being a bit dry all the other dishes were juicy especially if you have it with the mint dip. Makhani Paneer too was soft and had a good amount of ‘masala’ which made it enjoyable to chew. Besides this we were also served their Chaat and Potatoe Tikki which reminded me of the numerous street food India is popular for.
After these infinite appetizers we skipped the soup and when directly for the mains which were a mix of some classic Indian curries and accompanying that we had some crisp hot naans. My favorite curry of the night was the tangy Chicken Tikka Masala and their signature Rogan Josh. And finally arrives the aromatic Biryani, it was decent but not exceptional.
Masala Chai accompanied with Rasmalai and Shrikhand to end the night were the best choice since having this makes you realize how a king ends their meal. So to experience some quality time with marvelous ambience Amala should be a great choice to end a lovely night.