Mohalla, a Dubai homegrown Indian restaurant, opens at The Esplanade
With a regional take on Indian food, this three-year-old Dubai-grown brand brings its first international branch to Saudi Arabia…
Mohalla, which translates into ‘my neighbourhood’ or ‘my community’, was born out of a love for food, family and bringing different cultures together.
The street food-inspired concept has opened at Riyadh’s up-and-coming development, The Esplanade, and pays homage to the authentic cooking style from different parts of India.
Mohalla offers experiences of unexplored food from rural places of India to educate not only residents from the expatriate population but also the Indians about the lost cuisines and rich culinary culture of India.
A vibrant and soulful experience
Enter into Mohalla Riyadh and be prepared to excite all your senses. You can expect flavourful and delicious Indian food, vibrant colours, eclectic crockery, and rhythmic music.
Mohalla Riyadh at The Esplanade provides ample al fresco seating on wooden benches and chairs with patterned cushions surrounded by fresh plants.
Inside, you’ll find wooden tables, high backed weaved chairs mixed with plush fabric benches underneath the famed hand-painted wall art mural of India’s street scene.
Rich, earthy tones set the mood for the experience, and an open tandoor area and a bar anchor the restaurant’s décor. The open kitchen concept lends itself to the show – the sounds, sights and the aroma of food being prepared are reminiscent of the bustling streets and open-air vibrance in India.
Aside from a few speciality kebabs that have been curated only for Mohalla Riyadh, diners can look forward to the same dishes that it’s offering in Dubai. Some of the signature dishes include Raj Kachori, avocado papdi chaat, keema pao, spicy chilli chicken, Rayalaseema prawn curry, tender chicken kebab, Raan biryani, and the famous Jalebi.
Anyone for Indian street food that’ll tickle your taste buds? Be sure to pop by Mohalla Riyadh.
Mohalla, GF 09, The Esplanade, Prince Turki Bin Abdelaziz Al Awwwal, Kind Saudi University, Riyadh, daily noon to midnight. Tel: 055 709 1122. @mohallaksa