The Puranmal outlet at the Block 7 food court of Dubai Knowledge Park is the smallest of the seven branches I have been to. It’s so small it doesn’t even have a cooking kitchen. They can only mix and blend at this one.
So, no Masala Dosa, what my sister and I had originally come for. No Pani Puri either. But then, we were there at 07:30 in the a.m., I guess they can be excused for not firing on all cylinders so early on a Friday morning. We negotiated what was available and ordered everything the amazingly kind and accommodating guy behind the counter recommended – Samosa Chaat, Bhel Puri, Idli-Vada dip, Dhokla and Masala Chai.
Although early, the team in the kitchen put together some pretty amazing chaat for us. On the subject of chaat, perhaps it’s not the best idea in the world to have a samosa chaat first thing in the morning, the consequences (throughout the day) can be…um, explosive.
The Dhokla had just been brought in (I’m assuming from their central kitchen) and was fresh, moist and delicious.
I was disappointed with the Vada, which had not been warmed properly and was still cold in the middle. The Idlis and Sambar were beautiful though. Piping hot Masala Chai was the perfect ending to a breakfast which started in disappointment (on account of Masala Dosa not being available).
I have nothing but praise for the amazing guy behind the counter. His kind manner compensated for whatever shortcomings the outlet had. And I find that at most Puranmal’s – service is very good.
So, if you are in the Dubai Knowledge Park area and fancy some Indian sweets, snacks and savouries, this little Puranmal outlet is the place to go.
Waste NOT. Want NOT.