The concept behind Mumbai’s highly-acclaimed Arth is that its kitchen is entirely gas-free. Helmed by the extremely dynamic and social media savvy Chef Amninder Sandhu, she succinctly describes her genre of food as “ingredient-forward”.
Arth is no ordinary Indian restaurant — it is on a mission to revive forgotten, lesser-known styles of cooking, regions and ingredients. As a result, Sandhu will present at your table dishes like Kalimpong cheese with broccoli, rhododendron seekh, and morels stuffed with mushroom and walnut. Mains included some dishes bathed in nostalgia like Mama’s pressure-cooked mutton with Kani Joha rice from northeast India, or idiyappams made with purple yam, or even a butter chicken dosa. Another favourite is the Litti Chokha from Bihar, served with potato chokhas.
Desert is an interesting experience as Sandhu’s team roll up a traditional kulfi trolley to your table and dish out generous portions of flavoured kulfi with condiments.
Verdict: Wholesome, unpretentious fare served in a chic ambience. A great way to showcase Indian cuisine in a sustainable, responsible light.
Hours: Open for lunch and dinner, 12pm to 3pm and 7pm-12am
Price : ₹4,500 (Meal for two without alcohol)
Contact: Arth, 604, Pinnacle House, PD Hinduja Marg, 15th Road, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050