It’s been a year since BKC restaurant Dishkiyaoon opened, and as part of its first anniversary celebrations, its menu has seen an overhaul. The new-look list features dishes that are Indian at heart, but fused with elements from two nations known for their culinary prowess – Italy and Japan. Unconventional? Yes. Does it work? Mostly, yes.
It’s filled with quirky dishes, with options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Even the desserts have been given similar treatment, which means you get a decadent gajar halwa served to you in the form of a tart, or a tiramisu that makes use of traditional filter kaapi.
We sampled a few dishes, including the Vada Pao Panzanella, which takes the classic salad from Tuscany and gives it a smattering of Bambaiyya flavour with chunks of some good ol’ vada pao, and the oh-so-comforting Chicken Tikka Lasagne. Here are our favourites.
FROM: May 11, 12 pm to 1 am
AT: Ground floor, The Capital, BKC.
Goan Tempura Prawns
There’s something wonderful about biting into a crunchy, tempura-coated crust and finding a big, juicy prawn inside. This dish takes the Japanese favourite a notch higher by serving it in a Goan prawn curry, fragrant with spices and rich with coconut milk. Douse it on steamed rice, and tuck in.
COST: Rs 465
Edamame, that perfect pick-me-up in a pod, finds its way into this Indian street fare-inspired dish. We like the texture the beans add to the kebabs, which, although a tad dry on their own, are improved by a minty dip.
COST: Rs 325
A popular Sicilian dessert, the cannoli gets an upgrade on this menu. The light and flaky tubular shell is as Italian as can be. However, it’s the filling the shell encases that makes the dessert a must-have. We also like that the creamy mixture of shrikhand and fresh ricotta isn’t too sweet.
COST: Rs 295