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SHAKE CHILLI - Indian Bistro

Salam wale ko miyan!!

Whilst lying and daydreaming on the beach side one day! Two sheikh chillis (Paul and Monal) experienced food and beverage professionals thought of founding Shake Chilli.

Name has been derived from famous “Sheikh Chilli – a comic Indian character”. Sheikh Chilli is often named when talking about daydreamers. His tales have been popular among people of different nationalities and classes. His casual attitude and a fondness for building air castles have not just entertained people for centuries, but have also been inspiration for many other stories and characters.

Amidst Ras Al Khamiah’s newest development, right in the heart of Mina Al Arab, an upper middle class neighbourhood’s space where you can toast the old times and celebrate the new! Shake Chilli, an Indian Bistro that promises you an exciting journey on a plate (and in a glass), albeit in a refreshing new avatar. Welcome to Shake Chilli! Dishes such as the Bun Maska, Shake Chilli Triple Decker Paratha, Indi Ceaser, Bunno Kebab, Bhatti Ka Murga, Pudina Champaen, Tandoori Salmon are some of the creations to look out for. The drinks include classic cocktails such as Ginger Mojito that have been given a whole new lease of life with a touch of Indian flavours, and a selection of reimagined Shake Chilli Punches such as “Sadak Chap Masala Soda”, Shake Chilli lime drink. Each dish from North India on the menu has a story to tell. The space has been artfully created, rich in warm wood and muted earth tones, offset by the traditional patterned tiles and high ceilings. Warm hospitality, efficient service and an inimitable space to match, this Indian Bistro, has everything you need to have a good time.

Shake Chilli’s team will go out of their way to entertain you with some of their skills – with live cooking and crack some Sheikh Chilli’s jokes from his tales and books. You can also laugh whilst reading some Sheikh Chilli’s jokes from his library in the restaurant.

Bistro endeavors to cater to customers who wish to dine within Bistro, or have a delivery at their convenience within their homes or offices. Bistro is geared up to do a small catering up to 25 guests.

Cook Shake Chilli

What we can do for you

Food festivals

We organize a series of pop-up dining experiences, which showcase unique Indian cuisine from around India at a one-of-a-kind community experience.

Pop-up markets

We curate a series of food pop-ups and food festivals under Ras Al Khaimah local to promote the homegrown F&B culture in the city and in the country.

Dining events

We at Shake Chilli offer guests a taste of something different and extraordinary. Whether it’s an unexpected location, a personal interaction with the chef, or a unique menu or theme, these events cater not just an amazing meal, but a new and exciting dining experience.


Our collaboration builds the capacity of food hubs by creating opportunities for connection, conducting outreach and research, providing technical assistance, and initiating multistakeholder partnerships. By supporting food hubs—crucial players in the value chain—we are accelerating the growth of regional food systems, making healthy and affordable food available to more communities.

Brand Strategy

Making smart branding decisions up front is crucial, We at Shake Chilli a team of expertice and strategy helps establish a product within the market and to build a brand that will grow and mature in the market.


We have the knowledge and expertise needed to take your envisioned brand strategy and positioning and convert it into a well-curated reality – one that will not only add value to your event but also give your audience an additional experience.

Shake Chilli’s catering division caters to everything from small, intimate meals and gatherings to large private parties and celebrations.

Whether it’s a home-cooked meal prepared by a private chef or a full-fledged catering service for a party, our catering department has it all under control!

With access to a wide range of chefs and home-chefs, you can be rest assured that your menu and event will be unique and specific to your requirements and price range.

The service includes : Menu Design & Curation, Food Catering & Presentation, Set Up & Execution.

This is what we love to do

At Shake Chilli we create and curate culinary experiences, bringing the latest in food trends and events to the city with our food festivals, homegrown markets and pop-up dining. Partners, Monal Malhotra and Paul Battelu are pioneers in curating F&B experiences. Along with their team, they consult for events, food festivals, and pop-up markets bringing the city’s homegrown food industry to the forefront.


Monal is an industry veteran, having spent close to 20 years in some of the finest award winning Hotels and Resorts in the region – The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa, Royal Meridian, Abu Dhabi (Formerly the Forte Grand Abu Dhabi) and The Crowne Plaza in Bahrain and Bangalore. He held many positions such as Deputy General Manager, F&B Incharge, Executive Chef and Chef de Cuisine. A Chef by profession, has cooked for many famous personalities – Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, Michael Schumacher, Greg Norman – just to name a few as well as the Royalty. Cookery shows, judging cooking competitions, food promotions in malls and exhibitions, conducted cooking classes including the famous Rite Bite series on Healthy eating in collaboration with Khaleej times and Dr. Akel Medical center. Monal also has been on board the luxury cruise liner Crystal cruises to do a food promotion. After having opened award wining Indian restaurants in two different five star hotels, Monal took a step in starting one for himself - Shake Chilli is just the beginning...

Monal Malhotra

Founder, Shake Chilli.

An energetic and extrovert personality Hospitality, Conference & Banqueting and Food & Beverage Management professional with 25 plus years experience. Broad range experience encompasses 5 star hotel openings like Forte Grand, Sheraton, Jumeirah and luxury hospitals where Paul set up policies & procedures for Food & Beverage outlets and Conference & Banqueting. He was instrumental in providing sound foundations to these establishments, which are now multi million dirhams operations today. Paul held top positions like Hotel Manager, Director Operations, Food and Beverage Manager before he ventured into his own business.

Paul Battelu

Co-Founder, Shake Chilli.