Hello nomads! How’s the weather treating you the past days? sweaty pits and cloudy glasses, no one can escape, we can definitely relate to that! But that doesn’t mean we can’t go for some spice treat anymore ayt? Last night we had scoured the depths of Mirdif Area to look for a forgotten restaurant Adrian had come across 5 years back. He recalls his nostalgia upon having to dine at this restaurant where he claims as having one of the best Chicken Tikkas in Dubai. We had found the place after walking inside an alley way tucked discreetly behind the Masjid along 15th street in Mirdif.
unsuspecting walkways There goes the saying, “Do not judge the book if you’re not a book” or something like that. 😛
We settled ourselves inside taking comfort from the beating Dubai humidity. The sole counter guy greeted us warmly as if we were regular customers from around the area which is notable for me. Now, for the real deal, DO NOT expect a 5 star treatment here. We know Dubai has a penchant for amazing customer service but it is best to keep your standards at minimum besides, we are here for the food and not really the experience. 🙂
Skimming through the menu. This table napkin inside the glass still confuses me. But I guess the main purpose of the arrangement is to emphasize the ways of contacting the establishment.
We ordered of course what we had come for, the Chicken Tikka. Adrian also ordered some Karahi mutton as according to him, they also serve a really good one comparable to what we had at Ravi’s in Satwa. And since we were the only customers that time, there was no hassle of waiting for everything we wanted. Imagine three people alternately coming to your table just to check for your needs. Yay!
After few minutes, our order is ready! we were so hungry that time as we both came from work and we wasted no time indulging on this little feast (Well actually, after taking photos of it for our blog. heh 😛 ).
Karahi Mutton – AKA Mutton Kadai is a popular Pakistani and North Indian dish noted because of the spices used when cooking it. personally, I do not like mutton recipes but this dish was the first one I have ever come to love! Good job Chicken Tikka Inn!
TADAAAAaaa…! This looks small in pictures but they actually have generous servings of each. This will work for 2 persons. Also, I must say, every dish pairs well with Tandoori roti (bread)
Taste Test: THE VERDICT
The Karahi Mutton – I’ve said it earlier, this amazes me a lot. As I am not a fan of mutton recipes, this made me like the mutton meat instantly. I think it works wonders if you put ginger to ease the strong taste of the mutton meat and neutralizes the flavors into a fiesta of spices. The dish was hot, (no its not that spicy, but it is HOT) it makes you sweat in all places imaginable without wanting to stop eating. I remember blurting out at one point that this dish makes me sweat without burning my tongue. So yes, this is highly recommended.
For the Chicken Tikka: I must agree that this is by far one of the best Chicken Tikka recipes I have tasted! (Sorry, butI still can’t over Punjab at Covent Garden in London) Plus the sauce that comes with it, that green and red sauce definitely works well with the chicken! The chicken meat is marinated with spices that just burst into amazing flavors in your mouth. And i’m not exaggerating here, their Chicken is really something worth checking out.
We paid the bill and the whole meal costed us roughly 50 dirhams (approx. 13 USD) definitely not bad for a generous serving and very palatable taste. Chicken Tikka Inn is well worth the visit despite having to explore unchartered neighborhoods in Mirdif. You’ll get your money’s value and a sweet treat for your taste buds.
CHICKEN TIKKA INN – MIRDIF
Address: Behind Mirdif Mosque, Near Uptown Mirdif Mall, Mirdif, Dubai
Timings: 12 Noon to 12 Midnight
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
PO Box 5015, Dubai, UAE Catering Services Inquiries: 050-454-1025