Strawberry chai based drink..

 Kadak Rumali roti

 Hung Yoghurt tikkis 
 Tawa Imli Aloo

 The menu… 

Achari mushroom 
 Paneer Tikka Chelo – basically rice cooked in butter & thick cream served with few pieces of tandoor paneer slices. 
Black Daal, Paneer Masala & a chicken gravy with a boiled egg on top [ordered by friend]

 Rumali roti [wheat flour based]

 Almond Phirni chikki crumble- Chilled rice pudding with crunchy chikki and slivers of almonds & strawberries on top
When a restaurant that you have been visiting for years opens a
new outlet in the city, it is time to check it out, right?  Am talking about Copper Chimney… It also
coincides with their 25th year in Chennai, quite apt that they open
their  next outlet and that too at the newest most popular address in
town- Phoenix Market City, Velachery on the 2nd floor.
Mumbai welcomed the first Copper Chimney in 1972.
Founded by J K Kapur, 45 years back, Copper Chimney’s 1st outlet was in Worli. I was told one of their Ustad’s  [master chefs] has been with them for 44 years in this Mumbai outlet!! 
The Velachery venue is elegant and contemporary with wooden
dado, tiled pattern flooring in patches and textured walls. Copper accents
are juxtaposed against fresh wood tones and earthy cane, with bursts of colour
and foliage, to create a warm, inviting vibe. Loved the open space, and natural
light streaming in through the thick wall to wall glass windows. There
even a little corner showcasing unique spice blends and artisanal pickles for
sale, coming soon.
The first step in and you cant not notice the legacy
stories on the wall and the giant copper bells installation. The
absolute highlight of the restaurant interior is the very active live kitchen
wherein the customers can enjoy the view of the food being prepared fresh in
the kitchen.
The menu is extensive, the menu card is more of a magazine, with
photographs of Ustads, cooking process and ofcourse the dishes as well. Each
dish contains a little mention of the region from where inspiration was
Their drinks menu includes some familiar flavours such as 
Delhi Shikanji, Khatta Jaljeera and Lemon Chai Sherbet. Guests can unwind with
classic mocktails, Indian inspired sherbets and fresh juices, to enjoy with
their starter plates or grills after work or on the weekends. CopperChimney
now offers a select range of high quality teas sourced from the finest
sustainable estates across the country. The teas can be paired with our starter
plates or be a perfect conclusion to a meal.
When it comes to food, the Tandoors are fired at first light,
grills marinated for over eight hours and the signature dal is slow-cooked to
perfection. Central to this process are the “Ustads
β€Ÿ or
master chefs of Copper Chimney. These chefs are trained and nurtured
for decades, gaining in-depth knowledge of ingredients, cooking styles and
recipes handed down over generations.
The menu at the Velachery space features recipes that celebrate
cuisines from Peshawar to Delhi. The Starter Plates and Grills are must-tries;
Choose from the Tawa Imli Aloo, a North India street favourite, Chargrilled
Cheese Mushrooms, a light and fresh Tandoori Chicken Salad and some Delhi-Style
Fried Chicken.
dessert menu offers quite the eclectic variety; like the interesting Almond
Phirni Chikki Crumble – a chilled rice pudding topped with crunchy jaggery nut
squares that we tried, or the exceptional Muzaffar – thick Lucknowi rabdi with
golden, roasted vermicelli.
What was even more exciting was to see the place pack up for a
weekday lunch within days of being open!! Shows how good their food is.. 

A meal for two should work out to about Rs1200 [excl taxes]… The restaurant is open for both lunch & dinner.. 
Disclaimer: The reviews posted on this blog are based on my personal experience. Also remember these were just my views!! Remember, no two palates are the same. Bon AppΓ©tit πŸ™‚
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