We understand the appeal of Netflix and pizza, or a lazy afternoon with a cheeseburger, but every now and then, all of us get that craving for a more familiar taste. The Indian subcontinent has some amazing cuisines that makes even the harshest critics close their eyes to savour the taste. And Tarka will give you exactly that.
Located at ANZ Huq Eleven Square, Banani, Tarka is mainly an Indian restaurant, but they serve different kinds of food from all over South Asia. You can find exotic dishes here that are colourfully served with the familiar taste of Indian food.
The interior is well lit and decorated with a modern touch. The royal blue décor is complemented by the white interior and the minimalistic design. You might notice the soothing atmosphere, as you bask in the clear view of the city and soft Indian melodies played in the background. The staff are very hospitable and will greet you as soon as you step through their door. The restaurant offers a wide number of choices from their menu, which includes even vegetarian dishes, but if you want something specific, you can always ask the chef.
From common items such as the tandoori platter to more exclusive dishes like the Mutton Rogan Josh or the Fish Anarkali, you can make your choice to go with your mood. If that does not interest you, there is always the choice of biriyanis, which include items such as Tandoori Kabli Biriyani or Mutton Hyderabadi Biryani.
You can also go for the tried and true curry that we all love so much. While a number of exotic dishes are often cooked lightly, you will notice that Indian cuisine is always rich with spices. It's not uncommon to find curries where the meat could have been of better quality, or the spice could have been well balanced. Tarka meets that demand and maintains that balance perfectly.
You will find that not only is the meat perfectly cooked, the sizes are also well cut, making it easier for you to eat. There is an amazing balance on the spices, especially in the chicken items, where they are cooked to perfection, bringing out that appealing red hue that is so appetising.
The expert cooking and balance of spices makes it scrumptious with every single bite. Everything just hits the taste buds perfectly and goes really well with their in-house naan, which is complemented with the salad on the sides.
It's a perfect place for a dinner date or even a gathering. You can also order for parties or events with catering. If you are craving for some traditional or exotic food, with a touch of the Indian culture, Tarka is the place to go.
Essentials — Level #8 of ANZ Huq Eleven Square, House 1, Road 11, Block H, Banani.
Photo courtesy: Tarka