Are you so much in love with food that it feels like you are in an intimate relationship with it? Do you get these food cravings at anytime in the day? Does the idea of eating at your favorite restaurant feel orgasmic? Are you ready to explore uncharted paths to discover that special dish that will make you go “Yum!”?
If the answer to all the above is a Yes.Welcome you've reached the right place.
The word Golkonda
derives itself from Golla konda literally meaning shepherd's hill. It is a
ruined city of south-central India and capital of ancient Kingdom of
Golkonda somewhere in the 16 century
about is situated 11 km west of Hyderabad.
The time you enter
Golconda Bowl its hard to not take the cognizance of the walls painted scarlet,
matching wooden tables and chairs of chestnut hues. Brass cutlery laid out well,
that add to the earthy ambience of the place.
It’s taken me a
couple of phone calls and tweets to book a place here. They do not do bookings
on weekends due to past experiences of customers not turning up. But post my
tweet the owner himself `sweet enough to call and book a table for me.
So here I am with
my family on for our Sunday brunch ritual, my dad a bit cribby for making him
travel all the way to Bandra (in the Bandra fair traffic). I do a quick prayer
that this meal is worth it.
A look at the menu
and the contents are as Hyderabadi as the name would suggests. We proceed to
order with much consultation from our courteous steward.
The Pathar Gosht – succulent pieces of meat, minced to very fine
consistency, Our stewadrd later described that that dish derived its name
because pounded meat is roasted on a fiery granite stone. Beautiful, melt in
the mouth! A must have dish in my opinion.
We then order for
a Nalli Nihari, which sadly is not
How the Pathar Gosht cooked
The next dish – Haleem –
again very finely pound mutton cooked with barley & lentils till it’s a thick
meat stew. Have it with Roomali Roti and that will be the most immaculate
moment of your life. The sweetness of the caramelized onions on top combined
with slight hint of lemon juice and the spicy flavor of the condiments makes
for a ephemeral combination.
The Kache-Gosht-Ki-Biryani here comes with
Raita and a curry sort of a thing. Not to mention it is topped with boiled egg
to maintain an authencity. The meat well marinated tasted succulent with the
long grain basmati. Although I’d expect some more of the masala/gravy to coat the
meat inorder for it to entice me more.
Golconda Bowl is
truly gives you that regal – Food For the Nawabs kind of feel. I could see it
with me family, even my father seem to be satisfied with our feast.
A meal at Goconda
Bowl w/o alcohol would cost anywhere between Rs 400-600 per head
Service: Very Helpful
Quick Tip: In the mood for some really exotic Indian
food, go get yourself food for the Nawabs at Golconda Bowl
Hotel Metro Palace, Hill Road, Bandra
West , Mumbai