From chicken tikka puris to cocktails infused with turmeric, the new menu at Glocal Junction is all about experimental fare

The new menu in Hyderabad, called Nasty November, is available until the end of the month. 

Paulami Sen Published :  15th November 2019 01:00 AM   |   Published :   |  15th November 2019 01:00 AM

Chicken tikka puri, anyone?

Glocal Junction has always made it a point to adopt a no-frills approach when it comes to what they serve, while they certainly like to keep it experimental. Their new menu, Nasty November, is woven around the same idea and we admit that we like it.

Corn Cone

As we took our seat by the window, admiring the well-manicured interiors and glancing through the elaborate drinks menu, assistant manager, Maddela Vinay Kanth, informed us that there’s a series of fusion short-eats that pairs wonderfully with the cocktails. The new menu is available until the end of the month. Meanwhile, the Corn Cone arrived in a two-tiered wooden serving tray. Around five tiny cones were stuffed with green apple and pineapple sauce and topped with curry leaves, pomegranate and light seasoning. The slight crunch with a hint of sweetness made for a delectable bite-sized snack. 

Shawarma Tart

What goes best with it is their seasonal cocktail, It’s All Yellow — an obvious nod to the Coldplay classic track. This vodka-based drink took us by surprise as we didn’t expect turmeric in our drink after all! “This one is infused with spices 48 hours ahead and then stirred with passion fruit syrup,” informs Sashi Singh, the bar in-charge. This goes down smoothly and serves as a quick warm up for what comes next.

We tried the Chicken Tikka Puri next and loved it. This take on the street side grub — paani puri — didn’t have any overpowering flavours. Every time we had one, we wanted another. The minced chicken had just the right herbs that elevated the taste. It definitely had our vote unlike the Chicken Shawarma Tart. While we expected it to be savoury, this starter surprised us with its sweetness, which didn’t go well with the shawarma filling. However, the next drink we sipped on — O Rum — a Red Bull and rum concoction, made up for that with its cinnamon sprinkle — we say it is a must-try! 

Price for two: Rs 800.