Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there’s no way you’ve missed the newest trending topic in the city—it’s butter chicken, and it’s back with a resounding bang. Though North Indian cuisine as a fine dining experience has been fading from the scene, the trending hashtag #GoilaButterChicken proves that there’s no such thing as too much butter chicken.
What you should know
Even if typical North Indian fare isn’t that appealing to diners, home-style butter chicken always has its takers. Thank TV Chef Saransh Goila (and his business partner Vivek Sahani), whose take on this world-renowned Punjabi delight found such a fierce fan following among his friends that it resulted in the hashtag and the rest, as they say, is history.
The buzz, the curiosity and the enigma of butter chicken in a refreshing avatar had online Mumbaikars vying for a real, offline experience. What followed was the setting up of GoilaButterChicken.com, an expansion of the chef’s culinary offerings, an online order service and a take-away option for those beyond the delivery periphery (Goregaon West to Juhu).
Aside from the now-famous Goila Butter Chicken, the menu also features: Goila Butter Paneer, Sindhi Style Mutton, Anda Ghotala, Desi Ghee Rajam Chawal, Butter Chicken/Paneer Biryani, Beetroot Tikki Chaat, Keema Chaat, Paneer/Chicken Wraps, The 24/7 Dal (cooked overnight, à la the traditional Dal Makhani), roomali rotis, Baked Mango Rasgulla and Chocolate Golgappa.
What you really *need* to know
You can have something like a guilt-free meal. There’s no cream, no added sugar in either the base gravy or the dal—and this is what sets Goila’s prep apart from any other eatery. The result: The food is light and doesn’t leave you feeling so full that you can’t move. The outstanding dish of the day is the Butter Chicken Biryani though. I’ll be honest, this is the best biryani in the city. So, even if you have to trek all the way down from Malabar Hill, I suggest you do.
Why you need to believe it!
I’m (part) Punjabi and have been eating butter chicken since the first four temporary teeth sprouted from my tender gums. So, take my word, and pick up your phone/iPad and place your orders.
How to get there:
Where: Shop 26, Sai Kanwal Complex, Indira Nagar, Near DN Nagar Metro Station, Andheri West, Mumbai (Only Takeaway & Delivery)
Contact: +91 8767680980
Timings: Tue to Sun – 6 PM to 12 Midnight | Monday Closed.
Cost: ₹700 for two people
Find them on Facebook here & On Instagram here.