Ishanya Mall has become the new hot favourite destination for the restaurants. So many recent additions include Baraza Bar and Bites, Zora, and one more gem is the Kadar Khan's Sheesha. If you are planning for a cool, chilled out place to enjoy with friends read my post about Baraza Bar and Bites. Coming on to the Sheesha, it is located on the first floor just on the right at the entrance of the mall. The place is inspired by the every Indian touch. Cabanas with white and brown furnishing, a bar, planters are the highlights of the open-air restaurant. Though, currently it is covered due to rainy season. The background music score was quite Indian too and you can hear ghazals and retro songs.
Kadar Khan's Sheesha is a restaurant chain from Mumbai now rooting in Pune. The menu is hugely inspired by Awadhi and Mughlai cuisine which ranges from Shorbas, Tikkas, Kebabs, Biryanis to name a few. With the cool climate, preferred to start with the basic yet popular Indian soup, Tamatar ka shorba. The taste was tangy but subtle, medium thick consistency and definitely a good choice to start the meal with.
The Veg starters had the choice of Mushrooms, corn, potatoes, paneer and also to avoid what to pick, you can order the veg starter platter. We opted for the...
- Cheese Corn Kurkure
- Makai Malai Seekh Kebab
- Paneer Shashlik
- Baby Corn Amritsari
Makai Malai Seekh Kebab were served not in the form of seekh kebab but just like any other kebab. Though, the taste was totally justified. Delicious potato, corn, cheese and malai dish was flavoursome. It was just melt in mouth. Recommended!
Paneer Shashlik was served next. It was a delicious sizzle special paneer starter. Marinated paneer and vegetables were sauteed in tangy, spicy and sweet spices and served hot. Loved the sizzle.
I was keen on trying the Baby Corn Amritsari. It was as basic as baby corn fritters sprinkled with chaat masala. Crispy and tasty though.
Main Course again had extensive range with sea food, chicken, Paneer, Dum Kofta etc. And surprisingly main course tasted better than starters. We tried the following...
- Tawa Sabz Banjara
- Dum Aloo Nawabi
- Dal Bukhara
- Butter Roti
Dum Aloo Nawabi, as the name states, it is Nawabi, so had all the richness of cream and dry fruits. The gravy was richly textured and sweet too. Potatoes were well cooked and scooped in with the dry fruits. Those with the sweet palate would love this dish.
Dal Bukhara is one of their signatures. A dish quite close to Dal Makhani but it does not have rajma, still it was creamy and scrumptious. Went well with the butter roti. A must try!
Veg Biryani had a real good aroma. Long grained rice and assorted vegetables in the spicy masala was given dum and served hot in small handi. It was medium spiced and had strong flavour of kevda and cardamom. Recommended!
Last course was the dessert, which had typical Indian sweets like Gulabjamun, Shahi Tukda, Phirni, Malai Kulfi etc. I was keen to try Avadhi Lahsoon ki Kheer. I never knew such combination was there. It had unique taste with slight hint of garlic. Somehow, we are not used to that palate or taste, I didn't like it much. Next was the gulabjamun and yes, nothing can go wrong with it. It was soft and perfectly sweet.
Flavoured sheeshas are available too.