My mother and sisters joint birthday and a busy friday saw us dining at Tansen , after a change in venue from Khansaab.
I have been to 70mm numerous times but the time after that was either spent in packing or travelling.
Having relocated from Pune, one of the main objectives of mine will always be to visit all places serving good food. 6 sept was the start.
Having endured a tiring drive from Hitech city to Necklace road on a Friday evening ( I am not used to such traffic from here I come ), i was super hungry by the time i reached Tansen. Lucky enough i had parking right in front of the hotel and food was already ordered
Murg Chandi Kebab
Stir Fried Baby Corn
Dal Makhani / Tansen
Mix Veg in Garlic Sauce
Roti Basket ( laccha paratha, garlic naan, naan )
1 - dessert platter
All restaurants by Ohris have a laid back feel, Tansen is a notch ahead. The Interior is beautifully done. Had it not been for 2 naughty kids, i would have enjoyed the ambiance as well.
The strategically misplaced water pools are a complete no-no for families with toddlers. It adds to their work of keeping a check on their wards.
There was a sitar and flute recital going on that night and every now and then - Happy birthday was played by the artists. To entertain the kids, on and off rhymes were also played and it was a joy to watch the kids enjoy them.
Coming back to the food, the murgh chandi tikka is a chiken reshmi sort of a kebab wrapped in what is a thoroughly beaten egg white, which acts as a contraption for the kebab. This was the first time i had eaten anything like that, the combination of chicken and egg was delightful. This should be called the chicken and the egg problem. The beaten egg white was like spooning out a cloud.
The chicken hariyali was the normal boneless chicken pieces tandoored .
The tandoori/amritsari fish was a dissapointment. It was rather salty that night. On being pointed out, the steward apologized and offered to make up by asking us to choose a complimentary dessert. I asked for 2 but was served only 1.
Very soon the main course was served.....the Dal tansen was to die for. I will not describe it, it was simply divine.
The murg mangalram was pretty good. Some was left over and i took it home and ater it the following day and it was still good.
I did not try all the veg dishes, but the baingan bharta was liked by all and so was the lasooni palak. The mix veg curry in garlic sauce was ordinary.
The service was prompt and the huge brass glasses kept getting refilled on the dot. Each section of the hotel was being looked upon by someone and he kept directing the waiters to attend to tables and was doing a good job.
The last was the dessert platter. It was a platter of 12 types of desserts. I dont remember all of them but here goes the list
Blueberry cheese cake - ordinary
Paneer and carrot halva - very nice
Khubani ka meeta - lacked the ice cream
and a few others. It was worth a picture but the hand that shoots was busy dunking in the desserts.
The place is costly. The entire meal cost close to 4000 INR for 8ppl but i guess it was worth it.
Out of all the good places in Hyderabad, 1 down and countless new ones to go....