Genuine Broaster Chicken – Treat for Vegetarians too! — Reviewed!

Another Mumbai brand, Genuine Broaster Chicken Company has come up to Pune at East Block, Amanora Mall, Hadapsar. Being a vegetarian, after many ifs and buts and multiple thoughts, I finally decided to give it a try and trust me I was not disappointed. Heard about this brand but was curious to know the meaning of "Broaster". So it is a method of healthy cooking using a pressure fry technique to use little oil. The 60 years old brand, Genuine Broaster Chicken Company has put smiles on the faces of chicken lovers worldwide by using the same technique. Currently they have around 16 outlets Pan India.

The interiors are funky, chic rustic and raw. Being an American brand, the influence can be seen on the basic set-up like posters and the furnishings used. Base ball helmets lamps, colorful lights, artificial planters, paintings, background classic scores were some of the attractions.

Food:: Genuine Broaster Chicken have tied up with Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi (Namak Shamak fame) to create a special menu. American, Continental, Asian inspired cuisines are on the menu. Following was our menu for the lunch...
  • Cheesy Jalapeno Bites (4/5)
  • Firangi Palak Paneer Dip (4/5)
  • Sriracha Paneer (4/5)
  • Smoked BBQ Franchos (3.5/5)
  • Chow Chow Noodle Burger Paneer (4/5)
  • Penne Makhani (3/5)
  • Paneer Steak (4/5)
  • Ghotala Khichdi Veg (4/5)
  • Chocolate Samosa with Mango Ice-cream (3.5/5)
  • Salted Caramel Lava Cake (4/5)
  • Chocolate Wreck Freakshake (4/5) 
  • Gulkand Muffin (4/5)
Few mocktails were served to us but since it was a week they opened and bar tender was also on leave, we had a hard luck trying those drinks. But if you wanna try something unique, go for their much popular 'Palang Tod' drink which is a concoction of Red bull and Coffee.

Cheesy Jalapeno Bites were small bit sized deep fried cheesy balls. They were crunchy and had nice outer crust. Don't expect cheese ooze out but taste-wise it was lip-smacking. Paired well with the dip. Recommended!

Firangi Palak Paneer Dip was up next. A fusion Indian and Lebanese recipe with blanched spinach cooked with paneer in creamy cheesy sauce and served with soft and fresh pita bread. The sauce was extremely well made, the spices were perfect and the creamy texture was just lingering. Recommended!

Sriracha Paneer was delicious. It had all the flavours one dish should have - spicy, tangy, sweet. Fresh paneer sauteed in delish sriracha sauce. Recommended!

I was keen to try the Franchos - Fries+Nachos, so tried the Smoked BBQ Franchos ones. Portion size is huge to fill 2 people. Crispy fried french fries topped with olives, mayo, jalapenos, tomato and drizzled with minimal bbq sauce. I had suggested to add more of it to get the flavours right.

What excited me to try from the menu was the Chow Chow Noodle Burger. Never had tried this one, so was keen to go for it. Served in the wooden tray and accompanied with crispy fries and sauce, the burger had oodles of noodles along with the crunch of paneer, freshness of lettuce and mayo. Bit dry but super heavy and a meal in itself. Loved the portion sizes at this brand. I was willing to try Palak Paneer Burger, but kept something for next time too! Recommended!

Another fusion dish was the Penne Makhani. Somehow, it never impresses me. Penne cooked in silky smooth makhani gravy was well made but somehow I had to skip it. Those who like fusion food might like it.

Paneer Steak served was again a complete meal dish. A big paneer chunk with sriracha sauce was served with aromatic rice, salad and a cup of french fries. I know, you can't and shouldn't miss those fries. I found the paneer a bit overcooked though the sauce was just perfect. Rice were superbly aromatic and infused herb added extra taste and the salad added extra freshness to the dish. Loved it.

Much talked Ghotala Khichdi was next. A spicy rice preparation and the name since it had loads of veggies. Sort of Masala Bhaat, the dish had wonderful aroma of Indian spices and to balance out it was combined with curd and papad. Recommended!

Out of the desserts, Chocolate samosa was bit let down but the mango ice-cream was superlative. Their signature Gulkand Muffin is a must must try. Soft spongy muffin filled with gulkand added so much freshness to the palate. Loved it. Recommended!

Salted Caramel Lava Cake was sinful. With one dig, the chocolate lava oozes out though I was looking out for some salted caramel but it was only chocolate. The dessert itself was yum. Recommended!

Next and probably the last of the meal was the Chocolate Wreck Freakshake. As the name mentions, it had all the goodness of chocolate. Oreo, Kitkat and Wafer biscuit blended with chocolate to perfection. Bit sweet to my palate but is a treat to all the chocolate lovers.

Service was bit slow but as I mentioned, it was there first week, they were getting the hands on experience.

Overall, a wonderful place for everyone, be it vegetarian or non-vegetarians. If you are in Hadapsar, The Genuine Broaster Chicken is one of the few places to try scrumptious food with lazy, cosy, laid-back vibes. Do visit it and share your experiences in the comment box below.

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