Trishna @ Istana Hotel

May 31, 2013

Quite a pleasant option for North Indian food in the city center, with a sterling service team that really knows its menu.

Keeping things light at the outset of a heavy meal, starting with fresh, crisp papadum.

Chicken drumstick stuffed with minced mutton (RM14++). Desecration? Complementary, actually; two meats sometimes do work better than one.

But for customers who want only one type of meat on each plate: kebab-like boneless chicken, seasoned, skewered & grilled with an egg coating (RM19++).

Parantha, laced with cauliflower for thicker texture (RM9++).

Keema egg curry (RM20++). Creamy, ideal with rice or bread to soak everything up.

Paneer makhani (RM18++). Trishna claims to make its own cheese. Smooth stuff.

Good gravy: Black lentil daal & Green spinach mutton saag.

Trishnas triumphant triumvirate: chicken, mutton & veggies _ layered, rolled & grilled.

Cant beat a combo of chicken, creamy sauce & rice, especially when the fowl dish is called "Chicken Maharaja" (cooked with cashew paste, nuts, poppy seeds, saffron & milk) while the grains are Jeera Rice, laced with cumin seeds.

Wine or cocktails? For the latter, this Cranberry Martini (RM25++) is worth a shot.

Chivas & Black Label 12 Years Scotch Whisky (RM18++ per 30-ml glass).

Trishnas motto is "spice, rice & everything nice at a reasonable price." Run by a couple whove been married for three decades, this certainly is a place that deserves some attention.

Trishna Indian Restaurant,
Level B1, Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2142-1575

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