Desi Culture – RestoBar at Kamala Mills

True to its name, Desi Culture is everything Desi. At Desi Culture the Indian cuisine meets west without compromising on its ethnicity or taste. Another amazing resto bar opened in the already bustling location of Kamala Mills. The restaurant is located in the middle of Bar Stock Exchange and Kaboom and is just 1.4 kms away from the lower Parel Station, making the destination easily approachable.

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The restaurant is set in the basement; the entrance lets you enter a fairy tale kind of a set up. The décor is pleasant, well-lit and eccentric.


The entire Resto Bar is divided into two huge sections; both leading to the bar counter and right next to it on the left is the live dessert counter. Chefs Kshama Prabhu and Gaurrav Gidwani have given soul to the Indian fusion theme.


The place is predominantly made up of wood and has a nice collection of crockery décor.

The place has some fascinating liquids; Jaljeera Mojito :

It’s quite stimulating due to the presence of Fresh lime juice, it’s spicy and tangy because to Jaljeera and chat masala. This slush based drink can get tangy so ask the sweetness and tanginess according to your taste.

Jaljeera Mojito

Shikanji Strawberry Mojito and Shikanji Kiwi Mojito:

Quite different and appealing at the same time, the taste stands out due to the presence of homemade spice (like Jeera, Chat, Coriander, etc), with fresh lime juice, sugar and salt. The slush is blended together, depending on the season you get different fruit flavor Shikanji. If you order cocktail, then Bacardi is the add on to make the perfect cocktail.

Shikanji Strawberry Mojito
Shikanji Kiwi Mojito

Lassi Shots:

One of the highlights of the evening, taste it to know it. From the right you have; Peach, Blue Berry, Kiwi, Strawberry and Chocolate.

Lassi Shots

The Ice Cream Martini

2-3 scoops of the selected flavor of ice cream like Strawberry, Chocolate and Vanilla with a base of Vodka and flavor liqueur.

Vanilla Ice Cream Martini
Chocolate Ice Cream Martini

Trio of shots:

Each of the 3 flavours to give you options like Pan flavor with Vodka, Chocolate and Vodka, Strawberry and rose with Vodka served with dry ice.

Trio of shots

Minty Melon:

It’s a whisky based drink having fresh pulp of melon, with lime mint, little bit of sugar, Mango Juice and served with pour over ice.

Minty Melon

Each of the signature chats, that we drool over is given a twist. So we called for some Desi-Chats like Hajmola Dahi Bhalla with Jaljeera Sorbet. A twist to the normal Dahi Bhalla chat. This one is quite tangy and unique, with enriched pickle beans and Jaljeera taste.

Hajmola Dahi Bhalla with Jaljeera Sorbet

Red Velvet Dhokla – Just extraordinary!

In the form of a Dhokla, which looks like a pastry, it has jalapeno cream cheese and garnished with the tadka and served with Lassun (Garlic) and Imli Ki Chutney(Tamarind). They have some extraordinary and never heard before fusion.

Red Velvet Dhokla

Jalapeno Cheese Ragda Pattice:

Cheese form with Jalapeno is garnish on the normal Ragda pattice which is again stuff with cheese. Totally worth a try!

Jalapeno Cheese Ragda Pattice

Sev Puri with  Iced Anar & Aam Wafer:  

It’s got Masala Lavash as the base, with normal Sev puri constructed and garnished. On one end you have two skewers of Chicken. It’s serve with 3 different chutney’s in Jelly form; namely Lassun chutney, Imli ki Chutney and Green Chutney.

Sev Puri with Iced Anar & Aam Wafer

Kasundi Fish Tikka:

One of the highlight of the evening with basic tandoori red marination. The dish is serve only if they can procure fresh Ravas, else you won’t be able to taste it. Definitely a must try for seafood lovers.

Kasundi Fish Tikka

Resham Murgh Tikka:

Its serve with an egg white masala soufflé on top. The chicken is succulent and tender and cooked perfectly.

Resham Murgh Tikka

Tandoori Veg Chat:

This chat has everything from Paneer, sweet potato, apple, to Pepper and Tomato. The veggies are spice with crush peppercorns.

Tandoori Veg Chat

Mutton Galouti Kebab:

The kebab are finely cook and serve with a Shermal base. It’s totally a melt in your mouth feeling. Try to know what I mean.

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Mutton Galouti Kebab

From the Thali section, we tried Raju Chinese:

Which basically gives you the street Chinese food taste at your disposal.  The Thali has Date pancakes, Vegetable Wanton, Manchurian, hot garlic chicken, crispy veg, fried rice, fried noodles and Sabudana Wafers, quite filling for one person.

Raju Chinese

Coming down to the end of the meal, we called for Chocolate Bon Bon:

It’s a volcano of chocolate including Chocolate Gaato, White Chocolate Mousse, Dark chocolate Belgium ice cream, Gems, Bourbon biscuit, bon bon ice cream and dark chocolate Ganache.  Totally a must try.

Chocolate Bon Bon

Desi Culture Resto Bar, a perfect destination to eat, drink and repeat. Their chats, kebabs, thali’s and desserts are a must to try. The larger question is going to be what to order from the plethora of good options available. So visit the place and decide yourself, until we meet again

For more details or reservations;

Desi Culture Resto bar;
C Wing, Trade World, Kamala Mills,
Lower Parel, Mumbai
Contact: 022 30151744

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