Few food fanatics of Dhaka on a Friday afternoon headed towards the latest fine dining addition to the heart of Banani, Dhaka. We hereby present to you, Tarka, which has reopened its doors after a major revamp.
Tarka serves an impressive range of authentic Indian cuisines. The ambiance has mughal symmetrical structures with beautiful blue-textured walls adorned with touch of gold. On stepping inside, one can’t help but get that ‘royal’ feel to everything around him.
While exploring through the lanes of Kabab, Chef Noushad introduced us to couple of variants. Chicken Chatpata Kabab (BDT 520) has a delicate and ‘achari’ flavour. The specialty of this kebab lies in its unique marination technique where boneless chicken cubes marinated in hot spices and mango pickle, arranged on a skewer and chargrilled. Beef Lachha Lata Kabab (BDT 515) prepared with ground beef and served with mint sauce is a pure bliss.
While traditional delicacies like Chicken Tikka (BDT 600) and Mega Mixed Tandoor Platter (BDT 2999) are a must have, Chicken Andhra Kabab (BDT 540) demands extra serving. The golden crispy Family Masala Dosa (BDT 540) served with liberal amounts of filling is 4 feet long and can be eaten by an entire family.
Vegetarians can have their fair share of Jafran Paneer Tikka Kabab (BDT 570) and Paneer Butter Masala (BDT 480). Dishes like the very innovative Khwaja Chaat (BDT 340) and Dal Makhani (BDT 445) will leave vegetarians craving for more.
Before hitting the biryani, we went to their kitchen for Chicken Lajawab Makhani (BDT 610) and Butter Naan (BDT 80). Cooked chicken with delicious amalgamation of spices and thick gravy gave us goose bumps with the flavour. Then it was time for Mutton Hyderabadi Biryani (BDT 450). The long grained basmati rice with mutton pieces peeping through the rice is so overwhelming that it will give you an amazing delight of soft, succulent meat with every bite.
Lastly Shahi Tukra (BDT 150) and Badshahi Faluda (BDT 250) was a planned good way to end the meal. These are indeed a royal treat to taste buds.
Tarka is counted amongst the best places in the city to relish Indian delicacies. Menu is quite affordably priced. It is hard to explain this grandiose ambiance and lavish food fare, so better if you experience it yourself and spend some quality time here. Drop by to know more!
Place – Tarka, Road 11 House 1, Block H, ANZ Building Dhaka 1213
Pocket Pinch – BDT 1200 (for two)
Opening Hours – 12:30pm to 11pm (everyday)