Indi Kitchen a newly opened North Indian Join. To activate my taste buds I headed there.

It’s a small outlet located in Lokhandwala.
They have indoor as well as outdoor seating, however the seating indoors has a long narrow table attached to the wall with a few high chairs and outdoors have long tables.
The place introduces the Subway or the “Wok it yourself” concept to Indian food, however Indi Kitchen serves Indian food instead of Chinese which was something different than the usual.
The first step is of deciding your base, Roomali roll, rice box or naan bowl with options of Chicken, Mutton Veg.
The second step involves choosing vegetables like carrots, onions, peas, corn, capsicum and mushroom.
The third step is choosing your protein, Aloo tikka, Malai paneer, Chicken tikka, Paneer Tikka, Malai chiken, Seekh kabaa.
And the last step involves choosing your gravy, Bhuna masala, Tikka masala, Madras Gravy, Makhani, Palak and Triple Teekha.

Along with this the menu offers Indulgence like Biryani- veg and non-veg and Dal makhani.

And Desserts!!!! A new concept of Chocolate Samosa.
I was handed a form to fill in and I selected my base, protein, greens and gravy.

Veg roomali roll with paneer tikka and triple teeka gravy- The roomali roll was yum and had all my desired veggies. The paneer was soft. The gravy tasted good.

Naan bowl with chicken tikka and bhuna masala gravy- Whip, wham, sizzle, fry and I see my Chicken Tikka plus a bit of Bhuna gravy with Roomali Roti get made in front of me. This allowed me to see what goes into me grub. This is an interesting exercise for those who wish to see how Chicken Tikka is made. The Chicken was really good and the quality mimicked the grub found in North Indian fine dines for INR 160.

Chicken Biryani- It was one of the finest Biryani preparations that I have ever had. Smooth aromatic rice with succulent pieces of well cooked chicken. Topped with fried onions, greens and the best spices – This item exceeded my expectations. Indi makes a good stop for a Biryani fanatic. The portion size was quite generous at INR 149.

Chocolate Samosa- was the lone dessert on the menu. It was intriguing since Chocolate Samosas sound a bit, different. But if one can plug chocolate into bagels, doughnuts and croissants – then samosas should not be a big problem, yes? Well the answer is a mixed one. As a dessert, this fusion works. For INR 49, this item is worth the novelty.

Indi Kitchen seems to be built on a self-service model. Though, I was served my items by a server.

The pricing is quite low at the moment. For the food they serve, I’d say it’s one hell of a good deal. Like all good things, it’s likely that the prices may go up in the future so it seems logical to hog as much grub as possible now!!!

I know, I will!!!



Swarovski Gemstones presents National Jewelry Awards 2015-16

A Glamorous Evening. Awards given to 29 Categories amidst an entertainment filled evening. The event managed by Wiz craft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

The 6th edition of the National Jewelry Awards 2015-16 (NJA) organized by All India Gems & Jewelry Trade Federation (GJF)

The Award categories were- Retailer Awards – Jewelry (For Gjf Members Only), Manufacturer Awards – Jewelry (For Gjf Members Only), Jewelers Awards – Jewelry (Open To All In The Industry Fraternity), Students Awards – Jewelry (Open For Students Presently Studying In Gems And Jewelry Institute)

The Retailer Awards compromised of -Best Diamond Jewelry Of The Year-In Vogue, Best Diamond Jewelry Of The Year-Bridal, Best Gold Jewelry Of The Year-In Vogue, Best Gold Jewelry Of The Year-Bridal, Best Jadau Jewelry Of The Year, Best Jadau Jewelry Of The Year, Non- Precious Stones, Best Colored Stone Jewelry Of The Year, Best Unique & Innovative Promotion Of The Year, Best Advertising Campaign Of The Year, Best Advertising Campaign Of The Year, Audio/Visual, Best Single Store Of The Year, Regions Pan India: North, Central East:, West, South and  Best Retail Chain Of The Year.

The Manufacturer Awards – Jewelry (For Gjf Members Only) compromised of Best Diamond Jewelry Design of the Year Categories:  Best Gold Jewelry Design of the Year, Best Jadau Jewelry Design of the Year, Best Platinum Jewelry Design of the Year and Best C Z Jewelry Design of the Year.

The Jewelers Awards-Jewelry (Open to All in the Industry Fraternity) compromised of Paramparik Jewelry of the Year, Regions Pan India: North, Central East, West, South, and Unique Jewelry Design of the Year.

The Students Award – Jewelry
(Open for Students Presently Studying In Gems and Jewelry Institute)

NJA is the Industry’s most prestigious annual awards show, organized by GJF and a platform to recognize and honor talent with unbiased and relentless efforts for the welfare of Gems & Jewelry industry in India.  Honoring the works from 34 categories, the Awards comprised of 16 Jewelry Award Categories, Excellence Awards – 9 Categories, Artisan / Craftsman / Designer Awards – 3 Categories, Student Awards* – 1 Category, the winning Students received Scholarships from GJF to pursue a career in Jewelry industry with a total scholarship of Rs. 15 lacs, Gem of the year award and Anmol Ratna Award amongst others.

Remarkable and motivating speech given by renowned committee members like Mr. G V Sreedhar – Chairman, NJA Committee Convener and Director of GJF– Mr. K. Srinivasan, Mr.Rajendra Jain – M.D., Swarovski Gemstones India quoted

Presence of noted Jewelers, Designers, Celebrities and Socialites were part of the evening in their best Jewelry attires. Bollywood divas Daisy Shah, Ayesha Takia, Ameesha Patel & Shriya Saran walked the ramp in a beautiful ensemble collection put together by Designer Archana Kochhar.

The audiences were captivated by glamour packed performances by Lauren Gotlieb, Manasi Scott and the Glamour – Humour combination was presented by Manish Paul who constantly kept the laughter riots on.

The NJA Committee comprises of NJA Committee Convener – Mr. K. Srinivasan , NJA Committee Members – Mr. G V Sreedhar (Chairman of GJF), Mrs. Nirupa Bhatt, Mr. Dinesh Jain, Mr. Rajendra Jain, Mr. Pramod Agarwal, Mr. Ashok Baradia and Mr. DD Karel.

The Awards are being Presented by Swarovski Gemstones, World Gold Council as Associate Partner, Platinum Evara as Platinum Partner, Logistic Partner: Sequel Logistics, Co-Supporting Partners: GRT Jewelers and MMTC PAMP, Trade Media Partner: Heera Zhaveraat International, Outdoor Media Partner: Art Media Advt.

Review Credits: Chandni And Sanskaara