New Indian restaurant boasts quirky menu

Try Thai curry hummus and butter chicken risotto

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Fancy trying Thai curry hummus? How about butter chicken risotto? Masala poutine? Well you’re in luck, adventurous diner.

Hitchki is now open in Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights and it’s serving up some innovative Indian dishes.

Hitchki, which means hiccup in Hindi, takes “childhood favourites” and gives them a “modern twist”, using “regional and traditional” flavours.

The aforementioned Thai curry hummus is made with peanut, lemongrass, kaffir lime, Thai curry spices, sriracha and pickled veg.

Other interesting sounding dishes include nachos with cheese fondue, guacamole, sour cream and Asian spices as well as home-style pizza with curried ketchup. There’s also masala poutine and manakish with coconut curry paste, Thai basil chicken, mozzeralla and kimchi mayo.

There’s even a range of Italian-Indian fusion dishes including Asian pasta with curry sauce, paneer risotto, butter chicken risotto and a Caesar malai tikka.

And if you’re feeling extra brave, opt for the Kuch bhi, which is labelled as just “no rules, no recipe” on the menu.

There are also more traditional dishes on the menu, including a range of including biryanis (we like the sound of the Very Berry version) and curries such as Alleppey prawn curry, spiced lamb chops, beef vindaloo and Goan curry. There’s a vegan menu, too.

Desserts that catch our eye include chocolate fondant with almond honey crush, ice cream popsicle, chocolate rocks and chocolate caviar, a lotus milk cake and a banoffee bomb with caramelised banana, date cake, toffee sauce, banana cake and salted caramel.

The huge restaurant covers 6,000 sq ft and has vibrant, quirky interiors.

“It’s a very chic Indian concept for the global audience, adapted to the Middle Eastern palette,” said Arjun Raj Kher the Brand Head of Hitchki.

“Its casual and energetic ambiance, along with its nostalgic food and drink elements also make for the perfect space for themed evenings. A signature will be the Bollywood Nights (on a Thursday) evening, with a DJ spinning everything from pop to relaxing lounge music.”

Meanwhile, ladies’ visit on a Tuesday from 6pm until 3am and you’ll get a starter and unlimited drinks for Dhs129. And the restaurant has just launched a five-hour family-friendly brunch, running from noon until 5pm every Friday, starting at Dhs249 for soft drinks.
Open Sun, Mon, Wed & Sat noon-1am, Mon, Wed & Sat noon-3am. Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights (052 687 4081).

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