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

I am a huge fan of Entrepreneurship and as I often write about it and the power of the goal settings on my blog at nobelthoughts.com,I decided to give a try to the Indian food based concept restaurant opened by Mr Abhijeet Sawaani and his beautiful Girlfriend Marketa in  the Prague 8 ,Koblisy.

D6(Abbreviated from  Dilli 6)Indian Bistro,is a small and compact Indian fast food concept restaurant where you could get the average Indian buffet like every where else during the weekdays for lunch and as well create your own menu for the food ,The some what Subway type.You could choose from the range of breads/Rice,Main dishes(Proteins) and the side dish and create your decent Indian meal.




We reached the place last week with my wife for Lunch buffet menu and were greeted with the welcoming smile by Marketa (co-founder of the place) while creating some unique exotic cocktails at their bar.

The interior of the place is elegantly designed for you to feel a fusion of an  Indian restaurant  along with the modern American fast food chain concept.

The buffet  although not so varied and large in menu as other places but of high and good quality,consisted of some tenderly semi fried salted potatoes with black pepper.Thick and spicy Channa Masala,Basmati rice and Palak Chicken (Chicken tenderly cooked in Spinach).The table included some original Indian Pickle,Thick sweet and salted yogurt ,Beetroot Salad,a couple of Indian Chutney.The meal included as well on order a plate of hot creamy vegetable soup.

Hot garlic sliced Naan were served individually on every table ……

I ordered for the plate of soup  while my wife chose to hit straight the main menu  which looked so appetizing and mouth watering. The creamy Vegetable soup was indeed delicious  and cooked with dedication and well served. Marketa brought me a Glass of Non- alcoholic beer and my wife ordered for a glass of Ginger tonic for her.

While we were enjoying and chatting ,I was greeted by Abhijit who introduced me to his entrepreneurial endeavor here  and how they planned with Marketa to grow it in the times to come. I was surprised to know from him  that the tender Palak Chicken I was eating was was first cooked in Tandoor and then gradually cooked on gentle fire along with the spinach.

This is some thing I would say so different and unique to the usual boiling of the chicken you would find that gave a mouth  watering touch to the dish……

The place was frequented by oncoming customers who seemed to be regular visitors here and seemed to be happy enjoying the atmosphere.

The place had on back ground some soothing Indian music playing while Marketa and Abhijit narrated about their patented unique Concept Meal.

 

I with my wife had some good time enjoying the well cooked and served with love  lunch .I was duly recommended to try the in house dessert specialty of Gajrela ( seasonal pudding-like sweet made from carrots),what was so proudly served hot and added so well to our culmination of the appetizing Indian meal, enjoyed the subway way:))))))))




The place is true example of the entrepreneurial effort  and “To go ahead and do the thing attitude” of both Abhijit and Marketa.

 

A big applause to both of you for the initiative and shall be checking back and following their growth.

 

Enjoy your meals…….

 

 

 

 

Yesterday for a meetup with a Latin American friend of mine with whom have been postponing now for quite some time,we chose to have Indian lunch and met at my favourite Indian Jewel Restaurent in the old town of Prague.

Now what i love about Indian Jewel is its so centrally located position right next to the famous Astromical Clock in Old town and the Charles Bridge ,that meeting with friends and for meetings it just becomes feasible for everyone.Just out side the Restaurent you can see their huge Summer Terrace which is just mindblowing  with the amount of people that can lunch/dine there at a time.

The adjacent Summer Terrace is from an Irish Pub where you can see people drinkng and enjoying beers and converging to the Yummy Indian Food at Indian Jewel subsequently.

My wife who decided to join me as well for the lunch was so thrilled to see this convergence of taste from beer to the mouthwatering Indian food ….




Since the weather was getting little chilly so we decided to sit inside the restaurent (love the interiors of this place). We were greated with the usual smile of waiter  for which i love this place asking for the order to pen down duly in to his order book in hand.

 

We were gently told that today being a holiday they do not serve lunch menus as such but only “A la carte”.My friend since a lamblover chose to taste the medium spiced Rogan josh with some Garlic Naan,I ordered for myself  Chicken Tikka Masala (obviously hot spicy as i love it) and my wife ordered for Hot Dal Makhani( her favourite) duly served in small bucket along with some Garlic Nan as well.

We ordered for some thick and creamy Raita as a side dish to keep the check on the spicy affects of the food  for every one:) and plate of  vegetable Salad which was served in a huge plate to us. Since i am a big rice lover ordered for a fluffy plate of hot  Basmati rice which looked so  attractive on the table all the time we enjoyed our meal.

 

We talked about Indian food,Indian culture,Latin America and the Spanish restaurents in Prague and life and business and all that was so pending to be talked about in our minds:)

The yummy Rogan josh ,spicy chicken tikka Masala ,thick condensed  Raita  and the yummy full of butter Dal Makhani gently melting in our mouths and while we laughed and enjoyed our chatting and i could see the empty hall to which we had entered into was now slowly getting filled up.




On looking around i was so surprised to see that the more than half of the place was full with Indian tourists who were lavishly enjoying every bit of the yummy food here.

2 hours almost flew by as we  chatted and enjoyed our meal.It was by now that i could feel and see that we all have had our fill of the lunch and its time for those yummy Indian sweets:))))))

I and my friend we ordered for hot Gulab Jamun and my wife chose to try the thick Rice Kheer what they had on board.

We enjoyed every bit of our food here  and the time so well spent with the restaurent almost full by now as we were leaving.

 

The serving staff so pleasent and smiling that it just elevated the apetite for the guests i presume…..

We agreed on our return to this place next month again for a yummy Indian meal after we try some spanish food at a place of choice of my friend coming week:)

For me,The Indian Jewel remains a feather in the cap for the Indian food in Prague with its original indigenous and authentic way of cooking and serving the true Indian food in the heart of Prague………

 

Enjoy your meals and lots of love to you all…

 




Lal Qila means the Red Fort in English is a monument that takes us back to the history of the Medieval India.In the modern day now it has become famous for its street food and range of exciting restaurents that have come up around the Lal Qila In Delhi.

Lal Qila in Prague is a newly renovated Indian Restaurent right in the Vinohrady region where i had my mind blowing yummy lunch yesterday.The place had been closed for some time for renovation and has come up really beautiful from inside out .The food they offer is a buffet menu during the lunch  hours,which hapens to be fully refreshing and filling ,Right with a new start i guess:)

 

The buffet menu had wide menu starting with some yummy Tomato Soup and further  included spicy Potatoes mashed in aromated Indian spices,Rajma tenderly cooked,Paneer masala,Mixed vegetable dish(a mixture of different vegetables cooked gently in Indian spices) with some fresh Salad on side.

 

The non vegeterian dish was a yummy  Traditional Indian Chicken Curry   accompanied by hot fluffy Basmati rice.To my big surprise they had on board  soft and tender hot Chicken wings as well included in to the buffet although this is not a very Indian combination of dishes but i decided to have a  bite of it and  enjoyed it:)))))

The hot Naans were served to each table separately coming in in  nice metallic tradional Naan Plate.

I ordered for some Salted Lassi (my favourite) for drinks which was duly served promptly with due care and attention.

The service of the place is awesome some what unique with the serving staff wearing Red Kurta on them ,a some what traditional Bengali feature i would say.It looked awesome and soothing with the light and cool interiors of the newly renovated place.




The backend music played was a mixture of Hindi and Bengali songs creating a some what pleasent experience.

I finished my lunch with some sweet Sooji Halwa what they had for dessert fully content and satisfied.

The over all place seems so quite,comfortable and well served with some good food and service on board.The service of the place is just excellent and the incoming guest feels so enlightened and happy right from the moment you are in there.

 

I would highly recommend this place to friends and others to go to for true Indian food experience.

 

Enjoy your meals…..

 




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……..