Phone number : 011 64641010
This placed is located bang on Vikas Marg so easy to find.It is a simply furnished place but quite comfortable.
|This little note at the entrance sets the mood|
Let me say at the very outset that this is a great place which will give stiff competition to the big names of South indian food if they can continue to keep up the high quality that they have started off with .Great for quick breakfasts and family lunches .
|Instead of flowers we had beautiful
carved vegetable bouquets on our tables
Founded on January 14, 2016, the restaurant serves pure vegetarian food including South Indian, North Indian ,Italian and chinese with their tag line being “Let’s Eat healthy and celebrate the joy of Eating “.
|Rasam papad – The litmus test|
For me the starter of Rasam and Papad is the benchmark for any respectable joint serving south Indian food. The Rasam came in a cup with a saucer which not only added to the visual appeal of the Rasam but also made it easier to hold the cup and sip the rasam .The Rasam passed with flying colours , I could taste the tomatoes ,the asafetida ,the curry patta and the black peppers very distinctly and it tasted so much like we make at home not the spice laden thin juice that passes for rasam in many joints .
|Spiced tadka buttermilk|
Hotseller and must try at this place is their buttermilk (chhachh) which has a great taste and you can taste the tadka of curry patta ! Must try !!
|Vegetable Khichadi – Now you see it|
|Now you don’t – That was how tasty it was !|
I then tried their “Khichadi “ it was topped with desi ghee and sprinkled with roasted cumin (zeera ) powder . Except for some gujarati thali joints , khichadi is not served in most restaurants and this was a blessing for people like me who crave simple food away from home .This is a very popular preparation here.
I loved it !
|The Sampoorna Thali|
Next I tried their Sampoorna Thali – which had three vegetables – shahi paneer , Chhole ,rice, aloo beans sabzi served with curd , vegetable salad , raita and three rotis including one lachcha parantha and gulabjamun as the dessert .
The thali was good with the salad and the chhole standing out , also I noticed that they served long grain rice not the stubby one .
|The South Indian platter|
I also tried their south Indian platter and the Vada and Idly stood out for me .The Sambhar was Ok but the chutney was good – specially the onion and tomato chutney .The upma was light and wholesome but could have more flavor .
I also tried their Kadak paneer which had a crunchy crust and soft paneer inside .It was served on a very interesting boat complete with a small boatman too !
The owner Ms. Suman Bansal and her husband Mr. Sethia seemed quite familiar with their regular customers as I could see them exchanging pleasantries with many of the regulars and even serving the food themselves .That speaks a lot for their service !
FINAL VERDICT – They have started with a lot of promise in terms of quality of ingredients , hygiene and pricing .I can’t say this is the best ever food I have had but it was certainly the best food in this price range and with a freshness that reminds of home .
I rate it a 4/5 .