Indian Food In Prague

Indian Food In Prague

With my extreme love for Indian traditional food and in general for good delicious food ,i planned to start a blog on the actual situation of the Indian food and restaurants in Prague and around.

I have committed to have a personal review and assessment for different Outlets and Restaurants and Options available in the town so as to have a true picture for  the people hunting and lusting for true and authentic Indian food rendered along with quality service

Keep visiting here to know for new and real time experiences on Indian food in Prague and around.

Bon Apeteit!!!!!

We are living in a time when the cuisines of other nations are taking hold of Western consumers and this is especially true in Prague with a booming Indian food industry that is partly driven by the Indian business immigrant population in Prague and other factors. There also seems to be a strong demand for Indian food throughout the Czech Republic according to some local consumer researchers. In fact, they say that there are just as many if not more Indian restaurants in London alone than in India and one of the best-loved dishes in the UK is curry as well as traditional British dishes.



Roots of Indian Food In Europe

The first Indian restaurant to open was in the UK was called the Hindustani Coffee House and it was founded in 1809 by a man who was of Indian and Irish ancestry, Dean Mahomet. It closed in 1833 and it was not until the 20th century that the UK started to see a boom in the rise of Indian restaurants and markets that specialized in Indian food staples. The word “curry” comes from the Tamil word “kari”, which means spicy sauce. Nowadays you can find an Indian restaurant in most neighborhoods across the UK.

The roots of Indian restaurants and food markets go back to the 1940s and today the tradition continues.

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Conclusion

Throughout the Europe’ss history there has been a love affair with Indian cuisine and it continues today. Nowadays you will see select British-Indian cooking TV personalities show viewers how to prepare authentic Indian food for those wanting to learn how to make authentic Indian food

Sada Punjab translated from Punjabi language in English as “Our Punjab”,Its a small and cozy family run Indian Restaurent where i enjoyed my lunch today.The place is so different than many of the fancy Indian restaurents in the town with their glamourous  business aspects.

 

Its run by a family who dedicatedly bring to the town a  close to the  home made Indian food with their  authentic home touch service.

The interior of the restaurent is so informal and ground to earth with the food  equally so tasty and close to what you would eat in a typical house in Punjab.

Like any where else they had the “all you can eat” buffet to my surprise which included of some Aloo baingan sabzi (Eggplant mashed with spiced Potatoes cooked so tasty with that home made touch),Chicken tikka  MasalaKala ChanaRaita  withVegetable Salad with the hot plain rice and Naans duly served separately to each of the guest .

 

This serving of the Naan separately to each Guest was so reminding of that very family and cohesiveness and of the home made meal back in India:)




 

Mr Rasal Singh with his wife and 2 beautiful kids have made the place so comfortable as home and you could feel it in the air of the place .The not so many guest sitting seemed to be pretty happy and content around.

I had some coke for the drinks accompanied and some sweet mouthwatering Rasgulla to finish the homely experience of lunch

Was offered a hot cup of tea immediately after the content lunch making it the true home expereince that i would have had back in India.

Shall be returning back here next time with family  whenever would have that Nostalgia of home back in India:))))

Enjoy your meals…….




Being in Prague 5 area today after meetings i decided to have a quick lunch at the recently opened Indian Restaurent Rangoli.

Rangoli in Hindi means an ancient traditional art form passed on from generation to generation.

The entrance of the restaurent looked attractive and beautifully designed but the hind side of it is that there is   no immediate parking place near to the restaurent.So after doing a little bit of spade work on the parking place i could finally get to the restaurent.

Right at the reception on the ground floor was greeted by the guy there and was directed to the basement for the Buffet lunch menu.

The buffet display of lunch menu was alluring with beautiful traditionally Indian  carved dish containers full of all the yummy looking dishes.

 

 

Was greeted by a staff incharge of the place with a some sort of tiredness in voice and face,but the plates on the table looked attractive and big:)))

This is the time of Hindu Navratari (when  non vegeterian including of egg is not eaten by many in India),so i went on filling my plate with  some vegeterian dishes in place.

To my delight ,There was RajmaDal channa shimla mirch (Capsicum)masala which caught my eyes immediately.On careful inspection i could find also a dish called Broccoli masala(not a traditional indian dish or perhaps i never heard of it ever).Never the less i had a   serving of it as well to get the taste.(Tasted good)

 

The Naans were brought in hot.The table had to my surprise some thing unique i had never ever seen at any other place in Prague,it had more than 6 varieties of  chutney (or sauces perhaps,i could not taste them all).

The menu had some good crispy papadums which were really yummy and to my full enjoyment.

The interior of the restaurent is decent and felt good but looked empty to my surprise (time was just 1:30 pm).The place had more of the working staff wandering here and there rather than the customers.




The quality of the food i enjoyed in general if only the simla mirch masala had some more capsicum in it than the load of potatoes it had.Also if the Rajma  (really yummy cooked) container was refilled etiquettely while the customers were still enjoying meals  and not left empty.

The experience was more or less good with me finishing the lunch with some sweet kheer they had on board.

 

I did not order any thing to drink as usually i do with my non alcoholic beers or some mango/salted  lassi this time(could be due to the level of service not with standing what i had expected)

I do hope this shall improve in the times to come for them till my next visit there.

 

Enjoy your meals……….




Last week  during my hectic schedule with the launch of our new Digital marketing company at www.victoriadigitals.com ,I saw my self landing into Nebusice,just outskirts of Prague.I hit into the famous and the so in news Nebu Restaurent.This is a Pan Asian Grill Restaurent with whole range of Indian food on their menu and not only…

The place is situated in  a peaceful surroundings with all the greenery around with sound of birds enchanting.As entered the place was greeted by the guy at the reception with his warm smile embracing full hospitality.

Nebu boasts of the true Gastronomy experience ensuring it to be cozy and comfortable of a true eat out with fancy interiors which would  awaken the appetite in you instantly.And that’s what happened with me😊)))

So,I chose to try their so prowdly advertised Nebu Thali(Non vegetarian version),which was served in a short span of time with the big smile and love rendered.

 

I ordered for some Non alcoholic beer as usual  which they had served chilled on their in-house bar (wide spectra of cocktails and wines).The experience of the Thali was awesome with some fantastic mouth-watering Roghan josh ,Chicken tikka,and some truly made to feel you good  Naan and few other dishes accompanied.

 

While enjoying the fantastic dish ,I was greeted by the Owner of the place Mr Sunil Chawla,who happens to be a dynamic man of all flares  and taste and a true party man who is indeed fond of fine dining and drinks and a true experience creator as per the short chat we had with him😊

The Nebu thali experience was unique,one of its kind and I was so ever happy dropping in here and shall look forward to the future meals here with family and friends.

 

Enjoy your meals………

 




Yes ,Its the start of the spring we have now.The time and mood is so ideal for some good food,take a breath back  and gather all your energies to hug the upcoming summers…….

And when we talk of food and in my case if it is Indian food,what could be  better than a mouth watering plate of Chiken Tikka served hot with some fresh Naan coming straight from the oven on to your plate.

So here i was on this day  today for it at the Indian Jewel Restaurent for lunch enjoying their renowned Chiken tikka Masala Menu served every afternoon. The food i loved every bit of it along with my evertime childhood favourite lemon onion and green chilli salad and a glass of Non alcoholic beer.

 

What is remarkable of this place i have always loved for is the muticulturalism.It is one place in Prague where you would find people of different cultures and nationalities enjoying the prowd Indian food (My respect and love to you all).

This time it was an arabic family enjoying the food along with a small child who was asking more of those hot Naans they had ordered and behind me a group of chinese enjoying the same:)

Ordered for a similar take away for a friend of mine whom i was seeing after lunch in his office and whom i have not met for quite some time.

I love the place as much as i would want my next meeting to be here with my friends and loved ones.

 

Enjoy your meals…….

 



One thing i love living in Prague is that you have the options to eat at  all the new Indian Restaurents opening all around the town(and the country) at this beautiful time of the year.

And once again i  invited few my friends for the long asked for Indian meal,that i decided to finally take care of during the end of the year.

The place we chose was the new Indian Restaurent Namaste India for a quick lunch in between the work schedules.

 

 

The place is recently opened and have a proud all you can eat lunch buffet for 135 Czk (Around 6 Euro)a plate.I was so surprised to see the wide range of dishes they have on board  starting chicken and vegeterian dishes to an original Lamb dish (Yes you read it correct,Lamb dish )included right in the cost of the buffet menu. This has never been accomplished in Prague earlier to my knowledge:)))

I must give a big applause to the owners of the Namaste India  for this acheivement. The menu had good choice of vegetable salad  and a quick milk kheer to go as the dessert.

 

There is a decent bar available for the drinks to order from with a pretty decent service rendered.The bar has on board 3-4 different types of freshly made juices which can be ordered separately as a supplement to the buffet menu.

 

The restaurent as whole can boast of an excellent service on board they have and i shall look forward to be back here soon with more time at hand.

 

The lunch was quick and enjoyable with my friends all happy and content leaving with good memmories of the time spent together:))))

 

 

Once again i do feel so proud and honoured to see the Indian food loved and enjoyed by the global community from all around the world.

 

Happy Meals……

 




I have always been in deep love with the Momo  ever since my child hood and that part of life spent in the east of India.(The momo are a common dish in eastern India like in Tibet and Nepal).

In Prague did try it a few times in one of the Chinese or Vietnamese food joints but that satisfaction of the true authentic Nepalese /Indian momo was never there.

Recently came to know that Indian and Nepalese Restaurent Kathmandu has it on their menu  and here i was landing up there along with my wife for the momo treat  today.




The restaurent although not easily accesible by car as the street in Prague 1 where it is  situated is one way and the parking car  is a big issue here.But my lust for the momo with spicy sauces was so high that i did finally resolve it by getting a parking place right at the corner of the street:)

The restaurent manager was smart and communicative Nepali who greeted us with full welcome and affection.

They have usual day menu of Indian food being served during the working day,but my target was only to try the true Nepali Momo here and no more.

We ordered for a 2 plates of Chicken momo with the spicy nepalese sauce with it.For the drinks ,my wife ordered for the draught Czech beer dark Svijany (her favourite) and myself a non-alcoholic Birell as always …

 

The Nepalese music was on play which was some what reminding me child hood travels to the hill stations in India  where you would find similar type of atmosphere in small food joints .

Although it was  pretty long wait before the wonderful dish came in front of us and was served along with the secret Nepali sauce(chutney made from cashew ,sesame seeds and other spices) .The sauce to my amazement was light green in colour as to usual red coloured spicy sauce we are used to back in India.But to my amazement the taste of the sauce was so tasty and spicy as it was the way how it was eaten in true hills of Nepal.

 

The portions of the momo were big enough but since the wait for them was long and the taste so yummy that we ordered for a second additional plate for each of us….

 

This is actually how i have been programmed to eat momo since child hood.Always eat 2 portions of it,nothing less:)))

The wait again was worth its time and here we had another portion of momo for us to enjoy.

We enjoyed the plates served along with the second round of respective beers for us  and to our content…..

 

 

Although,the service not so fast as should be,the manager was talkative and humourous guy who kept the wait pleasent.

 

I shall definitely pop in here again for the Yummy Spicy authentic Nepalese Momo and tasty Indian dishes what they have on board.

 

Enjoy Your meals……..

 



 

As a child,i have  always been fascinated by the tasty mouth watering Rural Punjabi dishes.And when the opportunity came this weekend to enjoy it once again ,i was all out for it with or without company what so ever.This much is the love for the Rural Punjabi food in me:))))

 

This time it was the Indian Aroma Restaurent in Krizikova,Prague 8

The restaurent was as should be in the late sunday evening a quiet place to be with few guests scattered on tables across the place duly served and enjoying the enchanting Indian food.

The staff taking care of the guests carefully and sincerely..

A mind soothing Indian soundtrack played at the back.

 

 

I ordered for  the weekly menu of  “Makki ki Roti and Sarso ka Saag with  lamb meat” . This is  rural Punjab dish in the Northern India which is usaully served with temptating home made clarified butter called Desi Ghee

 

 

The dish was served  so well that it brought in me the true emotions of being in India any where at one of those indigenous restaurents serving the true north Indian Punjabi food.

The Lamb meat chunks were so well and tenderly cooked in the Spinach with the butter Ghee floating over it ,that it did not take me long to finish with the yummy 2 chappaties made of Makki and order for another 2 extra.

 

The extras to my surprise were so tender and soft and came on just within 5 minutes.A mind boggling show for me:)

The menu as well included some salted with lemon fresh Radish and Onion and green chillies (This is how its originally eaten in the Rurals of Northern India)

I had the full enjoyment of the tasty Makki Ki roti menu for the next 30 minutes along with the Non-alcoholic Beer (Staropramen,Czech beer) what they had on board.

 

To end up the lovly experience of taste fantasy and reminicenses from child hood,I ordered for some freshly made Mango kheer which was such an add on  topping to the mind boggling expereince.

 

The staff was polite with good service oriented.

I shall be looking forward to their new menus in times to come.

 

Enjoy your meals……

 




After my prolonged sudden unforseen health issues with leg nerval compression and time of Navratri being now,when only vegeterian meal is  what i could look for ,i invaded  for the recurring  vegetarian meal this week (alone by myself) at one of my  favourite restaurents IBN-2 in Prague 6.

 

Since i reached the place by almost 2:30 afternoon,i was expecting to be late for the daily all you can eat buffet menu (They  close by 3 pm on weekdays).To my surprise the restuarent was still full with enough people eating and enjoying the yummy food there.

The smooth soothing Indian music was playing ,keeping the emotional atmosphere alive as usual .This is what i love the place for always…

The vegeterian part of the buffet was Aloo mutter ( Punjabi dish from the Indian subcontinent which is made from potatoes (Aloo) and peas (matter) in a spiced creamy tomato based sauce.) , Rajma (Red kidney beans in thick spiced gravy). This was accompanied by hot crispy butter Naan (oven-baked flatbread)freshly reloaded to the buffet table by the disciplined staff.

The Aloomater was so tenderly cooked as if fully melting in mouth.

Two varieties of  basmati rice along with thick and dense Dahi (traditional fermented milk product),vegetable salad  and green mint chutney added to my craving taste buds for the long time missing good Indian food.

The Dahi (fermented yogurt) being thick and filling avoided me from ordering for my usual Salted glass of Lassi.

 

The quick  dessert part of the buffet included yummy,mouth watering hot Gulab Jamuns.(oh my ,how the taste of it still stays in my mouth:)))))

 

The food ,atmosphere,people,staff and the energy which the place has once again proved of its name and reputation as the time flies…..

 

Hope to be back here and not once in times to come.

 

Enjoy your meals……..



During the last couple of weeks ,I have been passing often through  the new Pakistani Restaurant Indus opened in the Prague 6 area ,always wondering on the fancy decorations from outside and the new take away window shop set up from outside(The one similar to we usually see in the take away joints in Indian subcontinent).

The rush of the hour and the work routines did not allow me to pop in and have a look at the newly opened restaurant and enjoy some yummy Mughlai  and grill dishes from there.

Last week while in the company of my daughter,I finally did take out the time on her initiative to try out some Hyderabadi Biryani from the place.

As we entered the restaurant ,I was amazed to see the huge machine throwing out fresh sweet Lassi from a tap.Now this is something new ,never seen earlier in Prague immediately caught my eyes. and had to take a photo of it….

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The restaurant inside is   fancy decorated in the authentic Pakistani way with the half of the place full  with enchanting sounds of the guests. As we ordered for the take away Hyderabadi Biryani for us,we were offered complimentary fresh and cold Lassi. (To my daughter’s delight).

The Biryani came out duly packed in a lovely clean packing with fresh Raita(Yogurt/Curd) and vegetable salad accompanied.

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The place has lovely lunch menus as guided by the bar attendant .

The experience was pleasant and i shall do drop in there in the sooner times.

Enjoy your meals !!!!