Yeh Ticca Tikka kya hai..
Yeh Ticca Tikka….
Jab Koi Accha Lagta Hai, Bada Pyara Lagta Hai,
Toh Dil Karta Hai
I know you have many questions. Some of them on the lines of ‘have you lost it’ and ‘why did you do this to me!’
We promise to answer none of them!
I have no idea why this song struck us when we first saw the bright yellow board saying ‘Ticca Tikka’ as we drove past Lokhandwala. What next? Mental bookmark to visit this place! And today, we did!
Ticca Tikka, The India Bistro is exactly that, a chic and quirky bistro with kick-ass Indian flavours! The restaurant is well lit and really spacious. Bright yellow and blue tables complement the earthy wooden ones. Writing on one of the walls say ‘Serving Good Food Always’ with a white-yellow cycle completing the word ‘Food’. A board on the cycle says ‘ We offer 3 kinds of service – Good, Fast, Cheap. You can pick any 2’. Low hung chandeliers, funky lights, a beautiful painting, metallic plates decorating the walls, colourful floral tiles on the floor make up the multifarious decor here. Their outdoor seating is equally appealing, with hanging planters and similar seating as inside.
Low hung chandeliers, funky lights, a beautiful painting, metallic plates decorating the walls, colourful floral tiles on the floor make up the multifarious decor here. Their outdoor seating is equally appealing, with hanging planters and similar seating as inside.
They have an extensive menu, from Chinese to pasta and pizza, to rolls and wraps and also North Indian cuisine. The food is well presented and totally worth every penny! The service is friendly and prompt.
We started our meal with Masala Papad Cones. Small papad, rolled up into cones and stuffed with mildly spicy tomato, onion and coriander filling. It was topped with pesto mayonnaise and served in cute colourful buckets! Leave the masala papad aside, can I take those buckets home, please?!
Stuffed Cheddar Mushrooms came next and blew us over with their cheesiness! The filing was cottage cheese (paneer) based and had very mild flavour totally letting the melted Cheddar steal the show! Yumm!
Malai Paneer Tikka is one of the recommended dishes here and how could we not try it! Incredibly soft Malai Paneer pieces marinated in a creamy gravy. The subtle flavours coupled with the melt-in-the-mouth texture just did wonders! Loved it!
Chole Paneer Adraki is a spice-packed chakna! Crunchy Chole, paneer and crispy juliennes of ginger in a delicious and spicy masala. The combination of these three could be so good and the pungent, bold ginger could be so tempting comes as a surprise! One can just sit back and keep munching on this one!
Paneer Tikka Bunny Chow is another dish that has been receiving insane buzz here!
A Bunny Chow is essentially an Indian Origin dish from South Africa, consisting of a hollowed loaf of bread filled with curry. Paneer Tikka Bunny Chow at Ticca Tikka was just lip-smacking! The gravy has strong flavours of garam masala and really soft paneer. It is stuffed in a very modestly crisp bun and served with crisp bread pieces! You can add our name to the list of people who recommend this! Just hop there already and give their bunny chow a try!
We ended our meal with Pina Colada Lassi and Rabdi. Served in these cute glass jars, the lassi was delicious and perfectly flavoured. The mouth of the jar was covered in soft coconut crush that added to the delightful taste! The rabdi was good too.
Overall Experience: Flavourful! Unlike the board on the yellow-white cycle, you don’t have to choose two, ‘coz they deliver on all three fronts!
The Battle: The Easter Bunny in you will turn to the Warrior Bunny if someone tries to take a bite of the Bunny Chow on your plate! Don’t bunny-lieve us? Give it a try!