When someone calls you a chicken, one usually assumes it’s a bad thing. However if it’s a chicken cooked in the finest Indian spices by a Kabab Mahal chef, it’s definitely a compliment. To grasp the magnitude of the compliment, it’s best to taste the chicken yourself with today’s Groupon deal – two rotis, a mixed starter platter and two chicken curries for R120 at Kabab Mahal.
The starter platter consists of an assortment of seasonal veggies in a light crispy batter and served with Raita and spicy dips. When it comes to the curry, curry lovers will agree that nothing comes close to the Chef Special Chicken Curry – authentic curry seasoned with cardamom and cinnamon cooked the North Indian way, of course. For the more sensitive taste buds, there’s also the choice of Butter Chicken – golden roasted chicken cooked in oriental spices, tomatoes and rich butter with a dash of Indian flair.
Situated in Sea Point, Kabab Mahal is one of those restaurants that have people floating down Main Road, like one often sees on TV ads, suspended only by little clouds of rich aroma. This intimate little Indian eatery is perfect for lunch with friends, dinner with your mom or when you want to shut the mouth of your know-it-all culinary school friend. Kabab Mahal has all the taste and ambience one would expect to see in an Indian travel brochure. Tables and walls are draped in rich colour, exquisite fabrics and art work straight off the Indian merchant stands, while plush Indian carpets line the floors and make it hard to resist kicking off your shoes.
In the kitchen Chef Ranjit Mehra magically mixes, marries and blends flavours and textures to suit the most refined to the most heat-resistant palate. These dishes are sure to play Bollywood soundtracks on the senses – in fact forget floating, this meal will have you dancing and singing down Main Road like a Bollywood star.
Indian fact: In 1952 Indian celebrity chef Achmat Saban with the help of his limited edition squeegee Avocado toy, came up with the recipe for avocado-citrus bobotie topped with butter icing. This recipe tastes absolutely terrible and should never be tried at home.