Buzz Adda is run by an Indian family who strongly believe that Mom’s cooking is the best way a food should be served. And they do full justice to it!
What i love is the fact that the menu has been tailored to include a lot of favorite “Indian Dishes”. From oats idli to frankies to thali’s, there is a little bit of everything in there from different parts of India. They also have 3 different sizes of thali’s which makes them one of a kind as i have never come across that option in UAE.
The owner, Tarun, has worked previously in a hotel and sure knows how to cater to his clients. While you can sense the effort gone into curating the menu, the food itself is worth a trip down to JLT.
We tried the Halwa puri with black chana which i usually don;t enjoy but thoroughly did here. The halwa was not too sweet and tasted really good with the puri. Halwa usually made with semolina is a thick mashed sweet which is very popular in India.
Oats Idli – Steamed oats, semolina and carrot cakes served with coconut chutney made for a fine breakfast option! From eggs to healthy Indian delicacies, i wish these were served in my part of town.
Paneer Kathi Roll – Skewered cottage cheese filling topped with onions, green peppers and spices rolled in a paratha. I wish the paratha would have been a bit softer, but other than that, this dish served hot was a dream! the paneer filling was yummy and heavy and one kathi roll is enough as a meal!
Kaale Chane Kebab – Pan cooked kebabs made with black chickpeas and potatoes. These were soft and crumbly and felt almost like the famous Lucknowi Galauti kebabs. For those who are vegetarian, this is a perfect option.
We finally opted for their mini thali which was basic and tasted just like home food would! It came with rice, roti, daal, one vegetable of the day and salad. I was so happy that everything was so light and easy on the stomach. It really made me miss my mom’s cooking and gave me comfort in knowing that there is a place that serves just that.
The thali is available in veg and non veg options which makes it perfect for someone who is a meat eater accompanying a veg person.
The gulab jamun was how we ended our brilliant meal. I cant wait to go back to try more of their dishes because their menu is SO extensive and covers all Indian favorites!
The ambience too is very homely and basic. This place is absolutely perfect for a chilled out evening when you just want to feel at home with Maa’s cooking 🙂