19 October, 2016
Restaurant Review : Delhi HighwayPosted in : Restaurant Review on by : Disha Khurana Tags: Andheri, economical, Mumbai, Office Lunch, Restaurant review, Tradition, value for money, vegetarian
I don’t really travel far off for food especially vegetarian, there I said it! But I am so glad that this one time I did travel & want to go back again pretty soon along with my entire family just because I loved it so much. Before I start off to describe how my experience at Delhi Highway was, I want to share that this happened after a long time that I have liked EVERY single thing that came to our table. There may be preferences over what I liked more but there was not a single dish that I disliked.
When you enter Delhi Highway, the interiors of the place transcend you to the old Delhi with all its culture & heritage. It’s a sophisticated place where you can have a great meal with friends as well as family, such places are few considering the number of lounges & pubs coming up. Other than the A-la-Carte menu, they also have a special menu priced at Rs. 499/- & Rs.650/- + taxes which comprises of a welcome drink, appetizers, mains & desserts.
I opted for the special menu that night & started off with my welcome drink, The Lychee Delight which was quite refreshing but a tad bit sweet for my liking; however, it went really great with the appetizers. I moved on to the soup & the chaat sections & I was so pleased with the flavour balance. The Tomato Basil Shorba was a nice clear tomato soup & thankfully unadulterated with any speck of cream in it. The Gol Gappa Shot came in tiny shot glasses with the filling on the side & was spot on. I even liked how creatively they served us the Masala Papad Cones with a drizzle of basil pesto instead of regular coriander chutney but the winner out of all the dishes so far was the Dahi Bhalla Chaat. It was refreshing & the chutney’s worked really well against the cooling yogurt & the crunch from the papdi made it even better.
In appetizers I tried the Charcoal Mushroom, Naram Dil Kabab, Broccoli & Pesto Tikki, Dahi Ke Kabab and the Indo Mexican Quesadilla & I was just amazed with every dish that came my way. The Indo Mexican Quesadilla were wholesome & had such generous amount of filling that was spiced with Indian flavours & was a good change to the regular authentic ones. The Broccoli & Pesto Tikki & the Dahi Ke Kabab did have a few fans from our table but I personally found it a little average & would easily skip it next I visit. But you definitely have to order the Charcoal Mushroom which had an amazing cheesy filling & the Naram Dil Kabab which was crispy from the out & so delicate & soft in the center. Highly Recommended.
Before moving on to the mains I even tried the Kadai Pasta & ordered for an Apple Mint Mojito. For anyone who takes their Indian spice flavours seriously, the Kadai Pasta is a sure shot winner. Even the Apple Mint Mojito was refreshing & made spot on. I had no complaints with my meal so far as the taste & service both were great.
Then came the time for the finale i.e. the amazing thaali that you absolutely cannot miss. It had an array of things to pick & choose from & one possibly didn’t know where to start. The thaali had Dal Delhi Highway, Methi Malai Mattar, Corn Palak, Pindi Chana, Paneer Delhi Style, Ghee Rice, Salad, Vegetable Raita & to finish it off some brilliant Rice Kheer. You also get a basket of some delicious Tandoori Mini Paneer Kulcha’s to wipe off all those gravies. Basically everything I love in a thaali, this one is worth travelling for on any given day. Even though the Dal Delhi Highway which was dal makhani is quite famous, it personally didn’t appeal to me much & inspite of the Pindi Chana having great flavours, I didn’t it to be authentic Pindi Chana. But the rest of it was finger licking good specially the Paneer Delhi Style & the Rice Kheer nailed it for me. To top it off you even get a thick luscious serving of delicious chilled Lassi which serves as a great palate cleanser.
One possibly cannot leave Delhi Highway without the ever famous piping hot & crispy Jalebi’s that the northern India is famous for. We downed all the Jalebi’s with some chilled Kesari Kheer. I left Delhi Highway having a brilliant experience & a tummy that was almost bursting to return soon with my family.