Saturday, 19 November 2011

Saffron @ Sri Hartamas, KL

My family have been coming to this quaint little restaurant tucked in the residential neighbourhood of Taman Sri Hartamas for more than a decade now. It is owned by three Punjabi siblings who want to share their mother's delicious home-cooked food with the masses. Usually you'll be able to see one of the owners, Billy Dhillon, manning the restaurant.
Meat dishes
The menu consists of a few pieces of yellow paper binded together. I didn't take a picture of all the dishes listed in the menu, just a couple of pictures to share what sort of food you can expect at Saffron.
Friday and Saturday Specials
Complimentary Papadum + Mint Sauce
The complimentary papadums go really well with the refreshing mint sauce and is a great appetiser to share.
Machi Terivali (RM 12.75)
This dish is a spicy fish curry which is great with white rice. It is quite aromatic with lots of herbs and spices in the curry, making it unlike the usual mamak fish curry found everywhere with their signature pungent curry powder smell and taste. I can't remember if there is one or two pieces of fish but the serving is quite small so you might consider ordering an additional serving if you've got a large party.
Maharajah Baingen (RM 8.70)
This is a yummy eggplant dish stir-fried over high heat in a garam masala sauce. The eggplant fully absorbs the spices and flavour of the sauce with soft, mushy insides and firm, slightly charred skin - the makings of a good eggplant dish.
Saag Aloo (RM 9.30)
The Saag Aloo consists of chopped spinach and small potato pieces (the potato pieces are hidden in the above picture). It tastes somewhat like a Chinese dish with spices but is good nonetheless.
Achari Chicken (RM 13.50)
This is one very spicy chicken dish. Served dry without much curry sauce, the chicken pieces pack a punch with the various aromatic spices fully absorbed in the meat. 
I have tried all the chicken dishes featured in the menu above and all of them are exceptional - you wouldn't go wrong ordering them. The main thing is to determine which level of spiciness you can take =P
2 sets Bhatura (RM 3.50 per portion)
This fluffy deep-fried bread is a house specialty and a must-order. Goes even better with the curry than rice.
Mutton Briyani (RM 13.50)
The Mutton Briyani we ordered is a 'Friday & Saturday Special'. The mutton pieces are extremely tender and the green masala sauce it is cooked in fully permeates the fluffy rice. It comes with pickled vegetables which provide a crunchy and sweetish refreshing contrast to the mutton.
PawPoints: 4 Paws
Pawket: Tomato
5 Jalan Sri Hartamas 7
Taman Sri Hartamas
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 6201 1375
Mon - Sat: 12pm - 2.30pm, 6.15pm - 10pm

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