Review: Talli Turmeric- a delicious explosion of tastes, aromas and colours

We recently tried Talli Turmeric at Atria Mall – a nouveau restaurant that embodies the beating heart of India. As the name suggests, the menu offers a variety of small plates that center around Turmeric– celebrated for centuries as the golden coloured. The menu captures the real essence of the country and helps you venture into its very belly, ranging from smash-hit Indian delicacies to juicy charcoal-grilled tandoori kababs; from curries of royal kitchens to classic dishes from secret family recipes; fresh bread from the tandoor to authentic, slow-cooked biryanis.

We heartily recommend the perfectly-flavoured Manglorean Kozhi ghee roast that packs the right punch. The delicious Galouti kebab and bhutte di seekh are a melt-in-the-mouth affair. For mains, the Laal Maas from Rajasthan and Awadhi Gosht Biryani are culinary stars in their own right.

From the timeless classics to Talli Turmeric, signature cocktails that all are handcrafted with a tinge of turmeric at the incredible 50-feet long showstopper bar with floral motifs and fluted wooden corners, there is a desire to introduce Indian flavors at their ethical best.

Signatures inclue Aamchi Rita, Tequila infused with Kokum, lime and grape juice – shaken, served on the rocks, Imli Sour, unusual and delicious mix of whiskey and sweetened tamarind, with lemon juice, Iced Talli Latte, the signature drink with a twist of vodka with iced turmeric latte. From the Pardesi cocktails you must try The Wicked, tequila, triple sec and lime juice, muddled kiwi and jalapeno shaken together and Two to Tango, which is a perfect marriage of whiskey and wine blend sweetened with allspice and lemon juice.

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While the menu takes you on a journey through different states in India, the desserts have a different culinary surprise in store for you. The Crisp Hot Jalebi with Rabdi made by the Halwai and Motichur ice-cream are delightful desserts that will leave you in dessert coma. We also recommend the strong, aromatic filter coffee. The restaurant does a great job of bringing traditional dishes prepared by ancient methods into a contemporary setting which is not an easy task. Talli Turmeric gets it deliciously right.

Where: Talli Turmeric
Ground Floor, Atria Mall, Dr Annie Besant Rd,
Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018
Phone: 022 6736 3601

Note: The critic was invited by the restaurant but all the opinions expressed herewith are her own

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