Restaurant Review : The Northern Frontier

Finally, after a long gap, I am writing review about this amazing restaurant, about which I had no idea that it could offer such awesome food  in Pune. The location is not very lucrative and I wondered would they really be serving authentic Kashmiri food as they highly claim. Well they have another branch in Hinjewadi but we decided to try the one near Phoenix Mall.

Kashmiri being one of my favorite cuisines, and because my friends gave the opportunity to me to decide venue, I decided to book a table for 5 here. Some said, why to book , we can easily get seats here. We decided not to take risk since it was Christmas Eve

Since, Its located on the opposite side of Aga Khan Place, one of the topmost tourist attraction in Pune, our GPS easily guided us here.
As we had arrived so early, we could not find anybody else in the restauarant. We decided to start with a cup of tea. But then why to drink normal tea, we ordered some was just too noble. Clear Tea water flavoured with rose petals, saffron, pistachio and lots of finely chopped almonds. The starting was good.
We ordered some Mutton Paya soup. The moment we took a sip was a big punch to palates. It was so flavorful and so tasty and the taste so complicated, we knew instantly that we had made the right decision to land here.

Mutton Paya Soup

Then came the starters loaded with Jhinga Jaituni (Prawns cooked with Olive oil ) and Marinated Lamb Chops.. They were satisfying as well. Nothing was disappointing so far.

Main Course was Meat again—Gushtaba (Mutton balls cooked in flavoured think milk gravy), Mutton Roghan josh (mutton cooked in curd and flavoured with fennel seeds) and Ninya Pulao or Small Mutton Chops cooked in Rice. The Rice was just perfect .  The mutton too tender in all the 3 dishes. Quantity was sufficient to go with rice and naan. 

Finally we ordered Rasmalai and Gajar Ka Halwa..Dessert was good but not great . However after the meat extravaganza we really didn’t mind the sweets.

We were happy that we discovered this place where we can go again and again when we are in the area and running out of options. Well we entered at 7:15 pm and by the time we paid our bills, it was 10:30 pm. A long queue outside waiting for their turn and some even looking at us with grumpy faces as we had been eating for almost 3 hours now :P

If you love meat or you love mild nutty flavours, this is surely the place to be.

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