Restaurant Review: Samaroh at The Bay -RMZ Ecoworld, Bangalore |Bangalore
Samaroh – the celebration of north Indian pure vegetarian cuisine , as they call it, has a exciting collection of dishes across India , primarily from north , as part of their prix-fixe daily changing menu.
Having visited their first outlet at Lavelle road for the delicious meal , I was ecstatic over the news of opening their second one close to my residence. Located at the picturesque “The Bay” at RMZ Ecoworld , dining with a lovely water-body view , is a pleasurable affair.
The specially crafted inexpensive cutlery and dining-ware ,custom made from Rajasthan adds to the entire gourmet experience. When I met the one of the owners , Seema Bhutada, I was amazed to know about kind of minute details and time has been devoted to source the these dining ware that cost close to 13 thousand in Indian rupees.
The Samaroh Menu
The daily changing unlimited prix-fix menu , served on the table , comprises of 7 course culinary heritage experience of India ,focusing on the authentic, traditional and nutritious aspects of the entire meal , with great presentation.
The first course, I am very tempted here to call it a Indian amuse-bouche, was the Gulab Boondi , a rose petal infused sweetened chickpea flour dough fried in oil at high temperature , resulting in the small roundel, that are later sweetened in the sugar syrup and served in various forms , including Laddu , a well known Indian dessert. Most Indian meals start on a sweet note , and even Ayurveda , the ancient vedic medical science propagates the same.
It was followed by the Dhaniya Tamatar Shorba with namkeen hara ,the coriander infused tomato soup served with savoury
It was followed by the Indian light snacks, the grilled Kali Mirch Keshar Paneer Tikka , the vegetarian kabab of Methi Makai Seekh , the Gujarati signature snack , Sandwich Dhokla and the Surti Plaza, a Gujarati green-pea snack from the diamond city of Surat., served with Gulab Sharbat, the rose petal flavoured drink.
It was followed by the two kinds of Chaat from the north ,namely the Samaroh Pani Puri and the mouth watering Palak Pakoda Chaat.
After a enjoying the delicious chats, it was time for the arrival of the main course. The all time household favourite Dal Fry , flavoursome Paneer Tikka masala, the 5 vegetable Panchmel Ka Saag from Rajasthan, the signature Gulab Jamun ki Subzi from Jodhpur in Rajasthan were served in a thali with Raita , along with array of Indian breads from the region , like Tandoori & Phoolka roti and Butter Naan. For rice lovers, they have options like Tawa pulao , steamed rice and southern must have curd rice. The Indian cooler, Masala Chaas is also served with the mains.
The Phulkas (above) and my main course thali (below)
Among the desserts for the day,we experienced one of the best and elegant looking and of-course deliciously crispy Kurmuri Jalebi , the cottage cheese delicacy from Bengal and my favourite , Cham Cham , the strained yogurt dessert from Gujrat, Gud ka Shrikhand and north India’s favourite winter carrot & milk pudding, Gajar Halwa.
The dessert platter (above)
We culminated our Samaroh culinery journey on a high with a Magdhi Paan.
The Seven course meal at Samaroh , is indeed a divine vegetarian experience for a food lover like me, who hails from the same region, having grown up ,eating most of the delicacies served here today. I enjoyed the attentive hospitality by the staff. Priced at INR 699 for unlimited meal , it is a value for money deal and must visit for vegetarians. I feel even non vegetarian should not miss their signature experience in a beautiful environment.
The Bay,RMZ Ecoworld Rd,
Adarsh Palm Retreat, Bellandur,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560103