In a line: Serving Indian and Mughlai food with some unique and interesting twists in a chic ambiance.
Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai
Price for two: Rs. 1500(approx)
Location: M-60, Main Market, Greater Kailash (GK) 2, New Delhi
Must haves: Bacon wala prawn, tashani mutton tacos, sous vide nalli curry, Bhuni Roti ka Halwa
The key to catch public eye is to offer something unique, something that one cannot get anywhere else and something that makes one come back again and again.
Being different is what makes one stand out in today’s food industry and this is something that the owners of Tashan are well aware of.
A restaurant with a quirky name, Tashan has successfully replicated the element of quirkiness in their menu that is all set to tease your tastebuds and leave you aching for a bit more of the toothsome dish.
Serving up some amazing North Indian and Mughlai dishes with a twist, this fine dining restaurant in Greater Kailash: 2 market is the perfect place to catch up with friends or family over a delicious meal. A place where the interiors are marked by simplicity, Tashan is done up in warm wooden and yellow hues along with dim lighting that make it look very chic and elegant.
While I generally don’t opt for soups, I made an exception and decided to start my meal with the delicious Rasam da Tashan. The South Indian soup was served in three separate jars, each having a different flavour of pineapple, pepper and Thai. Strange as it may sound, their baingan ki chaat redefined the humble brinjal and could give any street chaat a run for its fame. The cheesy broccoli cooked away in tandoor and the melt-in-mouth mushroom galauti weren’t something that I’d look forward to but on the other hand, the bacon wala prawns and tashani mutton tacos are the dishes that will bring me back to Tashan. Salty bacon wrapped over moist prawns that were cooked to perfection in tandoor, the dish was completed with a unique wasabi raita. Tashani mutton tacos came in the form of rice pancakes or appams with mutton mince, cheese fondue, tomato salsa and sour cream to bring the whole dish together.
The main course has some amazing dishes to offer but to highlight a few, for vegetarians, palak aur goat cheese cannelloni with makhni sauce can be a great pasta dish to order. The nadru kofta, or crunchy lotus stem balls in kashmiri gravy can be paired with a garlic naan for an epic combination. Non-vegetarians shouldn’t miss on to the sous vide nalli curry that is loaded with spices and has chunks of slow cooked lamb shanks in a rich crimson gravy. My palate wouldn’t agree with mucking around with butter chicken and hence, the lemongrass butter chicken didn’t go down my alley.
The dessert menu is probably the most interesting amongst the others. The dishes may by the sound of it seem unappetising, actually churns out to be rather good. Be it the caffeine kick from their Jor Bagh ka Affogato or the simplistic baked yoghurt with honey and figs, everything is distinct and away from the customary chocolate-laden desserts. While it was detested by everyone on the table before ordering, the Bhuni Roti ka Halwa turned out to be the perfect show stopper dish that marked the success of the meal. Rich in ghee and similar to a aate ka halwa, this dessert is hands down a must have at Tashan.
Confession: Overall, Tashan is a very promising place with some amazing dishes up its sleeves paired with swift service and soothing ambiance. The food preparation takes a while but the wait is worth it.
Value for money: 4/5