Broaster Company in the USA is primarily known for production of pressure fryers for broasting cooking methodology. They also market a wide range of spice mixes that can be used on chicken meat for the marination process before broasting.
In India, the Broaster Company has opened up their first restaurant franchise of Genuine Broaster Chicken in the bustling locality of Versova, Mumbai. The place has a raw appeal owing to its rustic, casual setting. While the place serves Broaster Company’s signature chicken, majority of dishes on its menu have been curated by renowned chef, Harpal Singh Sokhi. The theme of the menu is clearly fusion food where popular food items from American cuisine like burgers, finger food etc. have been recreated with elements from Indian cuisine.
So, here is a look at my gluttony with a few dishes from the menu at this place:
HAPPY FRIED CHICKEN
Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi's secret spice blend is used as marinade for boneless chicken strips. The pieces of chicken are then crumb coated and subject to broasting to yield a zesty, crunchy starter of succulent chicken. This paired superbly well with chef's special CURRY MANGO JALAPENO dip. This creamy blend of ripe mango pulp, curry powder and jalapenos was lip-smacking and proved a perfect accompaniment with the chicken appetizer.
PALAK PANEER BURGER
This is an exemplary way of taking a popular Indian dish like Palak Paneer with Naan & giving it an American twist. The naan gave way to burger buns, paneer or cottage cheese got built into a patty and the spinach gravy served the purpose of sauce. The burger was moist and delicious.
CHICKEN JONG LEE BURGER
This is an interesting concept that draws inspiration from a preparation in a street side kiosk in Jalandhar. The construct of the burger entails soft buns doused with mayo and layered with veggies, three chicken fingers laced with Asian spices instead of a patty and wok tossed, spicy hakka noodles. However, the chicken was dry and failed to blend with other elements of the burger thereby leaving me a bit disappointed with this burger.
This was a concoction of Coke, chaat masala & traces of cumin powder. The spices imbibed the drink with a nice zing.
This was a blend of aerated orange beverage with salted caramel. However, my palate found the drink overtly sweet and missed the salty flavor altogether.
The customary practice of ending the meal with a sweet paan or gulkand (rose petal preserve) stuffed beetle leaf is inspiration for this sweet delight. The muffin was dense the way it should be with a core of rose petal jam filling. However, I felt a side of clotted cream or a drizzle of fruit coulis could have helped down the muffin without a whimper.
Do let me know of your experience at this eatery.
Till then, HAPPY EATING...
- Regional Indian Food & Travel enthusiast