Copper Chimney in Bangalore Central serves Punjabi and northwest style food. The original Copper Chimney in Bombay is known for kebabs and Dum Pukht. I’d heard that the Copper Chimney here in Bangalore had excellent food, so we decided to check it out. I had been told that reservations were needed, but we were seated immediately at 9pm on a Sunday. We had a nice table on the outdoor terrace with a dramatic panoramic view of Bangalore.
I ordered Lahori Chicken and plain rice, while Debbie had Chicken Chelo Kebab and Taftan. Immediately after ordering we were brought a cute little relish plate and a basket of papdums. The Lahori Chicken was pleasantly spicy in a complex sauce of tomatoes, lots of simmered onions, garlic, ginger, and hints of clove and cinnamon. The chicken (mostly the more flavorful thigh meat) was tender and juicy. The Chicken Chelo Kebab was interesting, I’m used to Chelo Kebab from Persian cuisine (it’s arguably the most popular and famous dish in all Persian cooking). The kebab itself was pretty standard, skewered chicken with spices grilled over high heat with a nice smoky note to it, but it was presented under rice that had been cooked with yoghurt and butter (and a little sugar). Very rich, silky smooth delicate dairy flavors that were an excellent complement to the grilled chicken. The taftan is a soft white bread made with yogurt and butter, very much like a fresh pita and a perfect accompaniment to kebab.
One small disappointment was the meager wine list, and no wines by the glass. Instead we found to our pleasure that they actually listed plain soda water on the menu. We love our plain fizzy water so that was fine. The food was delicious, the vew excellent, and only Rs 600 for two. Highly recommended.