The Food Prowl Team was invited by the owner of Chutney Sauce Murabba – Dinesh Maheshwari. He was our fantastic host and in our conversation with him we understood the immense hard work and thought process that has gone into turning normal run of the mill dishes into exciting ones by experimenting with the three core elements that are the focal point of this restaurant – Chutney, Sauce and Murabba.
Normally at a restaurant you may come across 2-3 different types of Chutneys, Sauce or Murabba’s, this restaurant has 17 of them and yes, they have pet jars kept on the table for you to taste them all!1. Apple cinnamon murabba 2. Pineapple murabba 3. Pineapple peanut murabba with thai red chilly 4. Khajur murabba 5. Aam murabba 6. Green mint chutney 7. Peanut coriander chutney 8. Red chilly thecha 9. Tomato salsa 10. Mint mayo Sauce 11. Tarter sauce 12. Honey mustard mayo sauce 13. Ker achaar 14. Karvand achaar 15. God kairi achaar 16. Gajar Achaar 17. Haldi achaar Let’s move ahead to the food served. Starters: Chicken Satay
Mostly a lot of restaurants serve this dish with peanut sauce but here its served with the Pineapple Peanut Murabba and it simply gels well with the Chicken Satay, which was well prepared and succulent. Like all the dishes to follow, such unique a combination might not be available anywhere in Pune.
Another rollicking dish with the twist of having Orange Murabba in the toppings. It also included Chicken, Mozarella Cheese, Semolina, Green Chillies, Garlic, Basil and Black olives on open slicked bread that was quite crunchy but not completely dry.
Nacho Nacho (made of Rajgira flour) with salsa and hummus
Some restaurants serve this dish with in house made tortilla chips and many with readymade packets available in the stores. Chutney Sauce Murabba takes it to a complete different level with their out of the box creativity. Here the chips are made in house with Rajgira Flour (Amaranth grain). It is served with Salsa and Hummus and despite not being the run of the mill Nachos it is one of the best you can get taste wise as well as crunch wise and those who take their diet very seriously, basically health freaks can probably dance in joy!Main Course: The main course served was a mix of both Continental, Middle Eastern and Indian. Takatak Chicken Croissant
The pastry might not be as flaky and buttery as Croissants are normally and devoid any Vennoiserie lamination but that did not matter much as this in house baked Croissant has a stuffing that makes it satiable. It is stuffed with marinated chicken in Indian spices, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and of course, the CSM treatment was meted out – Pineapple Murabba which gives it a completely new and refreshing twist.
Takatak Paneer Croissant This is as takatak as its Non-Veg counterpart. Chicken is substituted by very soft marinated Paneer but taste wise it’s the same or perhaps even better.
Iron Man Sandwich
There might be more than a thousand types of Sandwiches served around the world and there might be hundreds of types that you may try in a life time. The point being is make sure you include this on your wish list too. This superstar on the CSM menu that is made out of in house multigrain bread stuffed with Spinach, cucumber, mozzarella cheese, tomato and a concoction of chutney and murraba. This appeal to both the health conscious and those who really don’t care about diet charts and restrictions. It’s a Sandwich that can impress anyone and everyone even those who are finicky of seeing greens in their food.
These wheat Pita pockets are stuffed with falafel tikki, salad and hummus along with bell peppers, red cabbage and lettuce. It is accompanied with peanut chutney. Yet another dish that holds fort in taste.
Chhole Curried Rice
After the food journey through Europe and Middle East, we are back to India. This would rate as the best Chhole Rice combination in Pune. It may come as a surprise but in fact you need to try it to make your own judgement. Everything is so perfect with this dish, it is unimaginable. Normally nobody would praise such a humble dish, but this was easily the Dish of the Day! Rice had curry leaves and indian spices but not very overwhelming. The chhole was simply fantastic but what made the dish absolutely sublime was the Papad Churi served along with it.
Indo Thai Curried Rice Chicken
The Rice is tossed with herbs and the curry is prepared with a lot of ingredients mainly Indian spices, broccoli, zucchini, bell pepper, baby corn, mushroom and coconut milk. Chicken being the meat of choice. This was nicely done and the Papad Churi elevated the taste for this dish was well.
Palak Paneer Paratha
A paratha that might not be visible on the menu of many restaurants including those who specialize in parathas. Palak Roti with Sesame Seeds is stuffed with Cottage Cheese (Paneer) and a blend of Indian Spices. Served along with Curd and peanut chutney, green chutney and pickle. Vegetarians will be happy to find something different than the usual parathas.
Chicken Kheemedaar Paratha
Stuffed with Chicken Kheema, it is served with curd and peanut chutney, pickle and green chutney. This is a nice option for Non-Vegetarians.
No meal is done until desserts arrive at the table. Chocolate Brownie with Ice Cream and Pineapple upside down with Ice cream topped with Toffee Sauce were served. Both are good.
Along with the food we were also served mocktails at regular intervals – Pan wan shake, Khatta Meetha Virgin Mojito, Ice Tea, Thandai and Mango Saffron Shake. The Thandai and Pan Wan Shake are highly recommended.
Chutney Sauce Murabba is a must visit for those who want to try out experimental dishes beyond the realms of authenticity and to avoid the usual conundrum of finding anything new to try. This place can surely appease your taste buds.
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