Delhi is way ahead than Mumbai in terms of food and I completely agree with it. I die to get onto the streets of Delhi and try the mouth smacking food available in every corner of a street there. Luckily Delhi Highway has opened it’s doors in mumbai which offers you half of the Delhi on your plate at an affordable rate of ₹690. It serves you welcome drink, 4 starters and a Thali which is as good as entire menu on your platter, it is a feasting hub for all vegetarians as they serve pure vegetarian food. No doubt the food there is very much attractive but it is well complimented by the ambience and most importantly good music. I was there for around 3 hours and there was not even a single song which I didn’t like. A perfect place to dine with family or in groups. Here is my culinary experience ,
Aam Ka Panna
Refreshing drink served in martini glass to greet us and make us ready for the feast. A sip and it spoke about how our entire journey of food was gonna be that evening. A simple drink matching the season and acting like taste bud enhancer with balanced flavour of sweetness and sourness.
Tomato Dhania Shorba
The soup was very delicate in its flavour and had a soothing feel to my tongue. They happily accepted the flavour, texture and the feel. A small feedback but very important I feel is that it didn’t serve the purpose of its name. It seemed to be like simple tomato soup and not the actual Indian version. It needed a little uplift in terms of spices which would have created a proper concoction to strike rights taste buds in a right way.
Dahi Bhalla Papadi Chaat
Delhi zaika is always incomplete without a chaat & delhi is known for the variety of chaat’s they serve. It was a combination of bhalla, papadi and chole topped up with sweet curd, chutney and sev . A little sweet, little sour and little spicy. It had different textures & different flavours which made it taste delicious.
Gol Gappa Shot
Another street food which people die for. The bonus point for this dish was that it was served in a different way. Though serving golgappa in a form of shots has become common, there are many people who still aren’t aware about it and get amazed when they see it. Puri stuffed with boondi placed on a shot glass filled with flavoured water which was quite similar to Jal Jeera.
Star for the day for me, I fell in to love with this mushroom preparation. Mushrooms stuffed with a mixture of spiced cheese later coated with tandoori marination and finally charred into the tandoor. The mushrooms were perfectly cooked, juicy and mouth melting. They were little spicy on palate with a after effect of cheese with did the function of mouth cleansing, it was a perfect snack to cherish evening along with my drink.
Achari Paneer Tikka
Another Tandoor dish which was flavoured charred paneer tikka along with pepper and onions. The paneer was soft, fresh and mouth melting with a perfect kick of achar. Every bite you taste it can easily be related to achar, but the best thing was that it wasn’t way too much dominating.
It wasn’t just a Thali but it was gigantic, mammoth and huge one. I can easily call it Galaxy of delhi food. It had almost half of Delhi in it starting from lassi to paneer lababdar to dal makhani to Jalebi to Dum Biryani to paratha. You name something and it was there on the plate. The paneer lababdar was best of the lot followed by Delhi Highway Lassi which was thich and properly balanced in terms of sweetness followed Delhi Highway dal which was same as Dal makhani but more richer in taste, next on the plate was Makai palak which had a dominating flavour of garlic and it went well with paneer Kulcha. Don’t forget to try the Pindi chana which is being served in every street of Delhi, it was chana cooked it gravy made up of tomatoes and onions.
Once you are done with the sabzi and roti next in line was the dum biryani which was served along with Raita and papad. The rice were perfectly puffed with a nice flavour throught the entire biryani.
If you think this was the end then you are wrong my friend. The desserts were yet to be tried and tested. The thali had 3 different desserts out of which I just managed to try 2 as I was almost done rather over done. Gulab Jamun was to die for as the sweetness was perfectly balanced, it was soft and soaked properly. The jalebi was crisp, that’s the way I like. It was served along with thin rabdi or maybe just saffron flavoured milk.
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