Century Village is like my home now… I’ve been there so many times recently and I love going back again and again. Whether it’s in the afternoons or at night, it is a wonderful place to be. It is like walking down a countryside with fabulous restaurants all around. This time I found myself in an Indian restaurant named Masala Craft, serving food from all over India. As with all restaurants at Century Village, this one too has outdoor and indoor seating and serve alcohol and shisha.
Since my family and I visited on very windy day, we sat indoors. It was empty when we arrived, we were pretty early I guess, we reached at 7pm, but quickly started to fill up with large groups of people. Loved the Bollywood music blaring in the background and the dim ambient lighting, but not so for clicking good pictures 😉
I love Pani Puri, hence we started off with Pani Puri shots. Who doesn’t love a good pani puri!!!
Then we had a Mixed Barbeque Platter moulded in the clay oven. The platter consisted of Seekh Kebab, Lasooni Tikka, Prawns, Tawa fried Fish, Hariyali Machli, and Mashed Potato. Some were flavourful and some not so. The seekh kebab, hariyali fish, lasooni tikka and the prawns were the best ones.
For mains, we had Hyderabadi Kheema, a Goan Prawn Curry and Kerala Chicken Curry alongwith Naan of three types – plain, garlic and chilly olives. The garlic and plain naans were good but the chilly olive naan was sooo hot!!! Yea, I should have known but I didn’t think it would be so spicy. It really doesn’t pair with any spicy dishes. The curries were all delicious. The Hyderabadi Kheema with green peas was cooked well and the portion size was huge too.
The Goan Prawn Curry was so yum that even after the prawns in it was over, I was having the gravy by itself. Hubby specifically ordered the Kerala Chicken Curry since we being from Kerala know if it’s a good one and he was really impressed. If he says it’s good, then it definitely is, trust me, I know!! The chicken pieces were succulent and the flavour was spot on.
Though I was full, I had to have dessert. Glancing through the dessert menu, the name Angoori Rabdi caught my eye and that’s what I ordered. Angoori rabdi is grape-sized gulab jamuns in reduced sweet milk sauce. When it arrived, I was having second thoughts but as soon I had the first bite, I was proved wrong. It was so delish that I single-handedly finished the whole bowl. I’m still drooling as I this.