An Indian restaurant serving Indian, Middle Eastern and International dishes and located within Flora Inn Hotel on Airport Road in Garhoud, Dubai.
Ghee Rice has been open for a few years now and it’s a shame that I took so long to visit this restaurant. The food they serve is simple, delish and wonderfully executed. Loved the presentation too. It is the only restaurant in this hotel and they cater to both hotel guests and walk-in customers. They also serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The restaurant is massive and intricately decorated. The blue and orange coloured chairs with the black and white photographs creates a lovely vibe and there’s a private dining area too. It’s child-friendly too.
Read on to know more of my dinner dining experience with my family at Ghee Rice. We were served some of their best as a tasting platter, as it gave us the option to try a variety of dishes.
We started off with Lentil Soup and Attinkaal Soup. Both soups were served in big black beautiful bowls, fell in love right then itself. Lentil soup is the traditional dal soup and it was perfectly seasoned. The other soup was made of a mutton leg and that too was delicious.
Then we had a salad platter consisting of Hummus, Fattoush, a Quinoa Salad and a Whole Wheat Salad. Have to say even though this was just a tasting platter, I wiped my plate clean as I enjoyed every bit of it. I would highly recommend the whole wheat salad.
Drinks were Lemon Mint Mojito and Kulukki Sherbet. The sherbet was sweet and spicy due to the passionfruit and the chilly.
For starters, we had Inji Puli Prawns (Sour Ginger Prawns), Mumbai Kheema, Curry Leaf Paneer and Black Diamond. Yes, you read that right, Black Diamond. We were intrigued too when we saw it. Upon first glance, it just looks that a black ball, that got burnt or something, but bite into it and it tastes yum. It is actually stuffed truffle cheese with vegetable charcoal dust and served with mint aioli (sauce). The prawns and kheema were delicious too but the highlight was the curry leaf paneer. The coating on the panner was spicy and sour and there was a strong taste of curry leaf which I absolutely enjoyed.
I was still in curry leaf world when the mains were served. Australian Lamb Shank Biriyani, Rajasthani Chicken Lalmaas, and Dal Makhani with an Assorted Bread Basket. Dal makhani was as expected, my expectations were quiet high by this time. It was smooth and creamy and finger-licking good. We were taken aback by the presentation of the biriyani. Biriyani made with a huge lamb shank!!!! Gosh!!! And it was super scrumptious though it did have a little ‘gamey’ taste. The lalmass too presented beautifully and decorated with fried cheese on top.
I was so full but you know me…..there’s always room for dessert 😊 Dessert platter was served and we got to try Cheese Kunafa, Chocolate Brownie and Gulab Jamun – an Arabic, an International and an Indian dessert. What more could I ask for!!! Perfect balance of sweetness and a perfect ending to the night.