From Delhi to Bangalore!
Formerly known as Dhaba by Claridges, this famous Punjabi fine dine has opened another outlet in Marathalli. The place has both buffet and a la carte option. We went for a la carte and I have some amazing recommendations.
But let’s start with the ambience. The outlet is perky and colourful and a very interesting setting. Kind of reminds you of dhabas up in the north. The music is also very peppy and sets the mood right.
The bar menu looked amazing, but this time we skipped the tharras (local term for cheap liquor) for some delicious non-alcoholic beverages and I’m glad we did that. The gulkand lassi and mawe di lassi were very delectable. A refreshing variant of flavours.
Kalakhata was actually served in the banta bottle, which made it even more appealing. Another option was ganne ka sa ras, which was pretty standard.
I loved the aloo tak-a-tak. It was very crispy and had a scintillating flavour. Must try for vegetarians here. Paneer tikka was quite flavoursome, another good option for vegetarians.
For non-vegetarians, I have a lot of suggestions. Starting with the very famous Amritsari Macchi, which had perfect seasoning, contributing to perfect flavours. Mutton tak-a-tak was very toothsome with the chatak. I was disappointed with the tawa prawn though. It was a bit overcooked.
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For the main course, we savoured chole, dal makhani and balti meat. Chole and dal makhani were both very Punjabi and delicious. But balti meat was finger licking good.
From the winter special menu, we had Makki ki roti with Sarson ka saag, which was so tasty and a great compensation for me not being in Delhi.
Gajar ka halwa was very toothsome. I was a bit disappointed with the rabdi though. But the meal was very fulfiling in all. Dhaba experience as good as I had expected.
My Rating: 4.5
What will give you foodgasms
Mewa Lassi, Gulkand Lassi, Aloo tak-a-tak, Amritsari Macchi, Mutton tak-a-tak, dal makhani, balti meat.