Pousch “flavors from the valley”

A popular saying goes that people from shores crave for breeze and freshness of air from valleys while the people from valleys crave for calmness and serenity of sea shores and waves .

While it may be difficult to duplicate the experience for people ,You see that’s what I love about food in general it has capabilities of bringing cultures and experiences far far away spanning boundaries

My recent experience with”Pousch” for Kashmiri cuisine reminds me of same

 

located in a central suburban mall in Mumbai Pousch goes on different path from offerings at food court in Phoenix which is otherwise fast food oriented ,their courage on projecting themselves as a Kashmiri regional cuisine specialist with a decent limited offering is something appreciable as opposed to some restaurants who prefer to have 200 dishes on menu to offer trying to be jack of all trades ending up being master of none

(the epic example one style curry different names )

Coming to the

Food and ambience : they have tried to put in detailing and create a good calm atmosphere the lights are dim there is folk music playing in background you have the option for table dining or dastarkhwan setup restaurant is clean ,they have a good shikara inspired setup at one of their table for special occasions

(Shikara house boats in Kashmir )

Ambience 4/5

Food : ordered starters – Buzith chaman and mutton rista kaanti

Mutton rista masala : is beaten mutton pieces somewhat similar to sausages but more delicate the spices used in marination and cooking it are fresh and fragrant

Buzith chaman : for our veg food lovers is a paneer based cuisine soft tender paneer pieces working well with spices used

Main course : ordered mutton Rogan Josh and Gushtaba


Gushtaba
: is mutton minced with spices in yoghurt based gravy you have an option of. Having thicker version of the gravy to be eaten with naan

Or other wise with rice

Rogan Josh : lamb meat cooked in red chilli based gravy with perfect blend of Kashmiri spices

The dinner ends with lighter note the zaafran firni which is not very sweet but does the work of lightening the palate

The damage : the choice of having a regional speciality food came at quite an affordable pricing

Overall a good experience and hopefully a revisit in future

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