Restaurant Review:
Bhoujan

Motor City

Our latest tasting had us indulge in some rich Bhoujan from India! Bhoujan or Bhojan is the Hindi word for a meal or cuisine and the restaurant of the same name resides in the heart of Motor City, a stone’s throw from our residence! Bhoujan boasts of warm interiors with lavish drapes and intricate walls and invites diners to relish the food that has been prepared with authentic and pure ingredients and is essentially, ‘a home away from home.’

Here is everything we had at our tasting:

Appetizers & Drinks

  • Vegetarian Chaat Platter
  • Vegetarian Kebab Platter: Assorted Vegetable Kebabs Grilled And Served On A Sizzling Platter
  • Non Vegetarian Kebab Platter
  • Mango Lassi
  • Strawberry Lassi
These starters made for a perfect beginning to what followed. The chaat platter came with some delicious Gol Gappa/Pani Puri shots and we quite enjoyed the Dahi Puri and Bhel Puri plates that came with. The variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs left us with lovely savors in our mouths especially the Paneer Tikka and Tandoori Aloo from the veg selection and the Chicken Malai Tikka and Mutton Seekh Kebabs from the non-veg one. We were also quite thrilled about the Strawberry Lassi as it is something we don’t often, if ever, see on menus here.

Mains

  • Chicken Korma: Char Grilled Chicken Breast In Creamy Marination Cooked In A Creamy Blend Of Cashew Nuts, Yoghurt & Exotic Indian Herbs
  • Mutton Hyderabadi: Mutton Cooked In The Wholesome Flavors Of Hyderabadi Masalas, Coconut & Fresh Yoghurt
  • Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani In A Handi (Clay Pot)
  • Roomali Roti And Garlic Naan  
The dishes we had flaunted flavors and zests that created a proper celebration for the taste buds! While the Korma is a rich affair, heavy on the cream yet delectable, the mutton Hyderabadi is a treat for mutton lovers like us. Paired with the breads, the dishes were enjoyable. A good Biryani always makes us fall short of adjectives and instead praise it with oohs and aahs and that’s exactly what the Biryani at Bhoujan had us do. Overall, some decent mains followed the appetizers.

Desserts

  • Gulab Jamun
  • Ras Malai

That a meal like this deserves dessert is something we’ve constantly maintained. Although we were quite full and slightly against dessert, our amicable server insisted we try not one but two of the desserts on the menu and got us two of each. Initially, his gesture was met with immense disapproval but as we took our first bites, our reactions were replaced with approval and guilt! The Khoya dessert was a tender treat however the Ras Malai was the ultimate winner for us. The soft, fluffy milk dumplings soaked in sweetened saffron and cardamom infused milk were worth every last calorie and the subsequent gym sessions we had to participate in.

All in all, Bhoujan is quintessentially a neighborhood eatery that we will definitely be returning to when we’re on the hunt for some Indian comfort food!