Monday, July 16, 2007

Pride of India @ Desa Sri Hartamas

I have been dreaming and craving for indian food for weeks but i couldnt satisfy my cravings anywhere until my friend mentioned about this place. So it was a friday evening after work, my girlfriend and i visited this place to satisfy my daily nightmare of butter chicken and garlic naan. Stepping inside, you can immediately hear indian music and looking past the see-through glass panel of their kitchen. I was pretty much satisfied with the ambience.. so how about the food then??

Mango Lassi (RM 5), a thick mango laced yoghurt drink. Very good so far..

A complimentary basket of papadum..

The Afghani Sheesh Kebab (RM14). We actually wanted to try tandoori, but didnt want to order chicken and instead ask if it could be substituted with lamb, *thinking of lamb chops too much* and was bombarded with what looked like lamb sausages...it was very meaty and definitely no rubbish contents inside..abit on the spicy side again mixed with the mint sauce given, it was a decent start

Garlic Naan (RM 3), the naan bread was slightly on the crispy side and i would have prefer it on the softer side..Taste wise, it was comparable to the one i had at Arumugam opposite Ampang Point..

Palak Paneer (RM 12 ) Simply put, this is a blended spinach served with cubes of cheese.. Although it does looks unappetizing it was very good to serve with rice..One complaint though is the cheese they put inside, it was slightly chewy and i would have prefer it to be on a softer side again.

The butter chicken (RM 16 ) which was came out flavourful but sometime was different from the taste that my memory has stored. It was creamy enough and it was more of a tomato based sauce. The dish wasnt awful but i didnt like the style they cooked their butter chicken..

The last dish and the saviour as well, is the fish, Dharbari Fish Masala (RM 16 ). This dish was full of spice and slightly on the spicy side as well. The fish chunks was also very fresh and i thoroughly enjoyed this dish with both the naan and rice..

They served a complimentary plate of sweets..It was coated seeds, the same seeds that you find in your papadums..Abit too sweet, i guess indian desserts is not my game..

Still i thought to myself, i need to try a proper one before i leave..The Gulab Jamun (RM4.50) which was two balls doused with a very sweet syrup. The chewy balls were very again very sweet minus the sweet syrup..

Overall i found myself disappointed more then i was excited at satisfying my cravings, mainly because my cravings were at the highest point and expectations as high as Mount Everest. The food is decent nonetheless and if you really want to have some indian food, you can give this a try. Available during the weekends at lunch time, there is a RM15++ buffet that would be able to give you an idea what kind of food is being served and satisfy your cravings cheaply..

Address and contact details:
7G, Jalan 22A/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Wisma CKL, Malaysia 50480
Tel: 03-62014477
Fax: 03-62014478
(behind True Fitness)

Rating: A 7 out of 10

24 comments:

xiu long bao said...

there is this indian rest in Sri hartamas--Saffron dat all my big bosses (really big one) luv to frequent.
That complimentary sweets look like fish food...LOL

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

xlb: yes i forgot about this place when my friend mentioned about it..sigh i heard that is much better..

boo_licious said...

Heard abt this place because everyone was going on abt their cheap lunch buffet. Yes, Saffron's food is excellent. I love the bathuras they serve.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

i think the "fish food" is actually jintan manis (fennel?) which is supposed to be a breath freshener, especially after eating all that spicy food! hehe.

Gulab Jamun is one of my favourite desserts, but after that, must swim an extra 25 laps.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

boo: yeah..but i never believe in buffets especially with my expanding waistline..darnit..i need to go Saffron now..

ll: hahah i have been enlightened.. the gulab is damn sweet but damn good though..

jason said...

Wow.. that's a good start of Indian cusine. I must admit that I've no idea what is Gulab Jamun.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jason: haha theres more to it..much more..dis is just the 1st inch of a 6 ft swimming pool

AngryYoungChild said...

What balls are those..*-* hah!

Ampang Point's naan is lovely! XD

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

angryyoungchild: haha sweet balls..hahaha..glad u like the ampang point's place as well..

Timothy said...

Paiseh man ... I don't really enjoy Indian food, hence my site actually seldom feature any indian food, which is bad right? I shall ... from today on, try some indian food and write about them....

The Cooking Ninja said...

I love mango lassi and papadum. :) Hey, if you ever go to Singapore, you should check out this Indian restaurant Shahi Maharani - very good food and great service too.

JingFei said...

joe, i think it was more like a 5 or 6.

Kok said...

joe,
the butter chicken indeed look a bit different from what I have tried. Should be called tomato chicken. haha

New Kid on the Blog said...

hi, good post, good pic... swing by from Ipoh Mali Talak Sombong!

wmw said...

Covering what other countries next??? :p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

timothy: haha no worries..wat else you dont like to eat?? let me encourage u..

cooking ninja: will keep that in mind although i haven drop by singapore for eons..

jingfei: dar..must give face to ppl mah...give 5 or 6 i scared he close shop..

kok: i have the same feeling too..

newkidontheblog: thanks! hope you stay too!

wmw: i dont know lar..have to find sommore exotic countries to cover..taiwan perhaps?

tigerfish said...

I don't like indian desserts as well. Too too sweet! Eat gulab jamum eat one can make one suffer from diabetes liow! Buahahahha!
But I simply love indian food - tandoori, masala, briyani etc etc

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tigerfish: haha i might need a full body check soon..

SuLee said...

hey your photograph skill had improved alot!!

im serious, those food looks 10 times better! and that explained how much it is torturing me right now........

teckiee said...

hmm i do agree that traditional Indian dessert is sweet. very very sweet. but hor.. if it was less sweet... i wonder if its nice or not lo.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sulee: thanks alot haha..torture..

teckiee: true lor..after all diet coke is not the same as original coke..

Lee Ping (Mrs. HBT) said...

I think Gulab Jamun is too sweet as well.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lee ping: agreed...

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