THE LAGAN NU BHANU BOXGet A Parsi Feast Delivered to Your Door from Pala Fala in Mumbai located in Atria mall on the 4th floor, Pala Fala delivers from Worli to Andheri and all the way to Colaba. I’ve not been to Atria mall in a long time now, don’t even know if the food court exists but this one is located where the old food court was. While there’s no dearth to Parsi restaurants in Mumbai, Pala Fala was started to “bridge the gap between old fashioned Irani cafes that lack modern day restaurant facilities such as home deliveries, buffet, online ordering etc and modern age sophisticated Parsi restaurants that lack authenticity.We were sent to taste THE LAGAN NU BHANU BOX. My reviews are very objective of the restaurants that I review.
This was the second time I was tasting Parsi food. It's very different to food that we make at home. I being a Punjabi married to a Sindhi our preparations and marination are totally different. Once before I was invited to my wife's school friends wedding in Colaba who's a Parsi and really enjoyed a few dishes that were served there however with Pala Fala there were a few hits and miss. So what all did we receive in the box?
MUTTON CUTLETS- Minced lamb mixed with potatoes and indian spices, made into patties then deep fried using egg wash. A little on the spicier side that went well again with the homemade green chutney.
PATRA NI MACHHI- Rawas fish marinated in green chutney then steamed in banana leaves. It gets cold by the time it reaches home. The green chutney had a coconut base and we found the salt and spices less. In fact, this was on the sweeter side. I don’t like my green chutney paste sweet so this was not to my taste.
SALI CHICKEN- Parsi Chicken Curry made in a tomato gravy garnished with potato strips. This dish was too sweet for my liking, felt like this dish was made in tomato ketchup. The meat was a little undercooked which was a big disappointment. Overall a no no!
CHICKEN DHANSAK DAL & BROWN RICE- Traditional Parsi dal made with lentils, spices and chicken cooked together. Found this dhansak a little bland but I guess that’s the way it’s supposed to be. It went well with the aromatic brown rice that came in the box.
LAGAN NU CUSTURD- No Parsi meal is complete without this. Soft, perfectly sweetened, soft a creamy.