Love in Bombay | The Bombay Brasserie Experience
While love is in the air so is the desire to search for good food and restaurants. February happens to be the love month and matters of the heart can be quite concerning. With growing risk of heart diseases, diabetes and other ailments more and more people are opting for better eating habits and workouts. Keeping the healthy notions in mind Narin’s Bombay Brasserie Restaurant in Houston, Texas can be your ‘good eats‘ pick for this Valentine’s Day and more.
Born and raised in India Narin Sehgal grew up with a passion for cooking and his inspiration was his mother who also loved cooking. “So the norm was, Mom cooked and I stirred and that is how I learned,” chuckles Narin. “In my opinion like many others, I believe my mother was an excellent cook and I have always strived to be the best and number one in whatever I did,” he adds.
Narin clearly wanted more from Houston as he found a lack in innovation when it came to Indian cuisine. Indian food is not all about curry and naan. The cuisine is vast and tantalizing if used efficiently. Indian restaurants are getting quite popular and that can be witnessed at the lunch buffet at Bombay Brasserie with a high percentage of clients being non-Indians. “Indian food is popular but still not as much as in New York, it is very hard to get a Texan here but when they do come they like it here,” explains Narin.
The restaurant boasts healthy techniques of cooking Indian food and I was a given proof of it when served butter chicken masala. The chefs are trained to use oil sparingly, not to drench food in oil but instead use very little oil and slow cook it. Deep frying is seldom used at Bombay Brasserie. Narin also made a conscious effort not use cream in many other the dishes. “I instead use yogurt and marinate the meat in yogurt that makes it tender and cooks faster,” says Narin.
Cooked to perfection treats were Lamb Seekh Kabobs and Chicken Sashlik, while I also did enjoy the traditional hot naan with Chicken Butter Masala. Other dishes that are a must try are Goan Fish and Baigan Barta (Charbroiled Eggplant). I have to say that I am not a dessert person but when the chef seduced me with sizzling hot brownies drizzled with dark chocolate and vanilla ice-cream, I just melted.
Indians are popular not only for their spicy ingredients but also karma of love. So spice up this Valentine’s Day with the aroma of intoxicating Indian spices at the award-winning Narin’s Bombay Brasserie as they present an “Indian Fare Love Affair” five-course dinner menu for two.
Treat your sweetie and your taste buds in the heart of the Galleria area with a five-course dinner menu that features items such as Strawberry Blush Spinach Salad, Paneer Tikka and Cocktail Samosas, and a choice of decadent desserts. Guests can also order from the traditional menu.
An upscale Indian restaurant with affordable pricing providing the warmth of ethnic decor, Bombay Brasserie has been host to many Bollywood stars like Aamir Khan, Bobby Doel, Rahul Bose, Raveena Tandon, and many others. With locales in Rice Village and Galleria, Narin dreams to develop different recipes over time and bring the Indians and Americans closer together, and what better way than with food.
Happy Eating and Happy Valentine’s Day!