Mineority Café and Bar is a tribute to the mining community that risked their lives on a daily basis working in this hazardous and dangerous profession. It is a combination of the words ‘mine’, ‘ore’ and ‘minority’ representing the people who are associated with this industry.
In India, the mines are mainly in the North-Eastern and South-Eastern belt and Goa and hence the menu of Mineority by Saby has been heavily influenced by those cuisines. He has also included cuisines from countries which have significantly contributed to the global mining industry.
The décor too is extremely well made up along the mining theme with photos and paintings of miners dotting the walls. The mining equipment too has been liberally used to recreate the theme.
So when #TheBTeam got an invite to cover the place, there was an instant chorus of “Let’s dig in!!” #TheBTeamExclusive #FriendsOfTheBTeam
For drinks, I opted for the Mango and Ginger Margarita [Rs. 400] which had a wonderful mix of the two flavors with neither overpowering the other. And looked drop dead gorgeous as well. #YumYum #HighlyRecommended
For my second drink, I tried their 100% Arabica Cold Coffee. Served in a milk bottle, this was an amazing drink. Slightly on the bitter side thanks to the strong concentration of the Arabica coffee, it ticked all the right boxes for me. #YumYum #HighlyRecommended
Tried something called the Shoe Rolls [Rs. 220] which looked more like round dumplings rather than rolls but as Shakespeare famously said, “What’s in a name?” These were fluffy dumplings of choux pastry stuffed with cheese, mushrooms and cracked black pepper. Tasted pretty good.
The Mining Club Cutlet [Rs. 190] is made with beetroot, green peas and cashew nuts with ground spices and dressed with kasundi mustard. Absolutely delicious to taste. And the crunchy nuts proved to be a perfect foil to the soft beetroot. #YumYum
The Kalimpong Chili Cheese Rolls [Rs. 200] were crispy spring rolls filled with spicy Kalimpong cheese, hill coriander and served with Bhut Jholakia mayo. Nice acidic tang from the cheese went well with the spice factor. The rolls themselves were thin and crunchy. Looooved these rolls. #DeliciousDelicious
Mineority has a couple of charcoal grilled specialty dishes – the Black Vegetable Skewer [Rs. 240] and Black Chicken Skewers [Rs. 370]. Charcoal grilled vegetable and chicken skewers with black sesame paste and served with traditional flat bread and coriander chutney. Slight hint of the charcoal flavor added another complexity to the dish.
The Tribal Fish and Chips [Rs. 320] wasn’t too eye-pleasing to look at when served to us but the crispy fried fish with patra, mustard drizzle, tamarind dip and chips tasted good. Tender chicken which went very well with the tangy imli chutney. #MustTry
The Odiya Chaniya Mania Fish [Rs. 300] had a sweet and sour surmai with seasonal sour berries and masala bhel as accompaniment. The dish overall had some good taste and the crunchy bhel was a surprise addition to the dish. However the kasundi mustard somewhat overpowered the entire dish.
The Hyderabadi Nyzams Mutton Seekh [Rs. 450] were charcoal grilled mince kebabs served with traditional flat bread and kasundi. Initially served as a whole piece of kebab, it was an unattractive sight, to be honest. A quick request to the chef to serve it cut into pieces was taken up graciously and the plate looked so much better. Taste wise, nice juicy pieces of mutton with just the right amount of spices. #YumYum
We also tried the Coal Field Margarita [Rs. 430] thin crust pizza which was freshly hand-rolled and stone baked. Really thin on the base, the toppings of Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil worked wonders. A very good classic margarita pizza. #DeliciousDelicious
The Tres Leches Cake [Rs. 280] made with Latin American three milk cake of soft vanilla sponge, condensed milk and heavy whipped cream was the best of the lot. Beautifully plated, it was soft and spongy and very flavorsome.
Jurassic Cheesecake [Rs. 290] made with burnt chenna poda topped with guaja flakes. Inspired by the oldest cheesecake of the world from Orissa, this one was one ginormous slice, nay; chunk of a dessert. The different taste of the cheesecake certainly intrigued me.
Goran’s Bajadera [Rs. 290] is a classic Croatian dessert made with layers of biscuit, nutty nougat and chocolate. Was very nicely plated and presented however the hardness of the nougat didn’t quite appeal to me much.
Mineority is a fun and young concept for the miners, their loved ones and the mine-owners. It’s where the miners break out in the evening after a hard day’s work and bring their loved ones. So head out to this fun new concept restaurant and relax after a hard day of work. #FreakyFoodie certainly recommends this place!
A big shout out to Carina and Rujuta for inviting us and Kunal and Team Mineority for hosting us.
Mineority by Saby is located at Fortalezza, Kalyani Nagar.
Disclaimer: The invite was for a complimentary food tasting event.
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