I have a soft corner for Delhi food and when I heard that there is a new place in town which is trying to replicate the ”taste of Delhi food in Mumbai without compromising on the Quality and Richness in the food”, I had to be there. Thus I and P reached Indie Villa which has opened on 15th of May. It is a tiny place in Andheri West, near Lakshmi Industrial estate. The wall near the counter is adorned with some interesting number plates which are actually so Delhi.
We started with Kababs; here we would recommend the Paneer Roller Coaster ( Rs. 259), Hara bhara kabab ( Rs. 219) in vegetarian, and in non-vegetarian Rosali Kabab (Rs.249) and Irani Chicken (Rs.239). The kababs had the right spices and they surely reminded us of our Delhi days.
They have a very interesting dish called Naan Turnover which are stuffed cheese naans with filling of your choice. We had the Mutton Bhuna Naan turnover (Rs. 229). We came to know this was an accidental discovery in the kitchen. One day the hungry Chef and the cooks, in a hurry to grab something to eat, came up with this idea of making a cheese stuffed naan;they cut it into 2 pockets and stuffing it with some fillings. Both P and I agreed that this could be a perfect midnight snack.
For mains we had Pindi Chana (Rs. 229), Mutton Rogan Josh (Rs. 299) and Palak Paneer (Rs.249). I love Pindi Chana and I usually do not try it at places where I am in doubt about whether they would get it right. But the starters in Indie Villa had already impressed me, and hence I went ahead with that and I am glad I did. It was just the way I liked; not too overtly spicy nor too salty. The Rogan Josh had the right kind of spices and the mutton pieces were really tender. I have to make a special mention of the Paneer. Both as starters and mains; the Paneer stood out. It was fresh and melt in the mouth quality. I sincerely hope they maintain this once they get busier and more popular. We had Lacha Paratha plain / pudina ( Rs. 59/79 ) and Missi Roti ( Rs.69) too as accompaniment to the mains.
To wind up a great meal, we opted for Beet Root Halwa (Rs.109). This was really very well done not too sweet. Again that’s something I prefer.
The evening was made special by the presence of Mr. Majid, one of the 3 pillars of Indie Villa. Good conversation accompanied by good food can make everyone happy. We were glad to know that the Chefs have been scouted from the capital, so that they can give Mumbaikars the authentic taste of Delhi food. What we liked about the food in Indie Villa is the fact that they used the right spices and in right amount.
Ratings out of 5
Food: 4 | Ambiance: 4 | Service: 4 | Overall: 4
Meal for Two: Rs.1000 Approx plus taxes| Alcohol: No | Credit Card: Yes|
Timing: 12 Noon to 4 PM, 7 PM to 12 Midnight | Wheelchair access : No
Address: Shop 13, Mayfair Building, Oberoi Complex, Near Laxmi Industrial Estate, Andheri Lokhandwala, Andheri West
Telephone : 022 33715965
Disclaimer: This review was done on an invitation from the restaurant. Due judgement and care has been applied by the author to remain objective and unbiased in the review, but readers need to consider this review keeping this fact in mind.