Thursday, June 21, 2007
snacklets at rajdhani
it is not the prestigious mumbai-delhi-mumbai train or even our notorious capital. it is a new eating place at metro adlabs. part of the rajdhani restaurant chain. the most famous one is located at crawford market near the masjid. i have been there several times. the hot puris and gujerati/rajasthani dishes are something to die for. when i heard that they have opened a snacklet at metro adlabs theatre, i decided to give it a try.good ambience and fast service. i felt that it was not fit for the gentry.one rather crude person next to our table was shouting at the top of his voice at what he felt was insufficient atention being paid to him. as i had some guests with me it was very embarassing.
instead of the traditional thali you get exciting meal combos without any loss of the original rajasthani touch. satpaddi na gatta(layered chappatis) with besan ganthias cooked in curd gravy,dal dhokli and darbhari khichdi,dry aaloo bhaji,a barbecued aubergine with millet bread called ollo rotlo.not to mention the ubiquitious farsans-dhokla,ghugr.khandvi and patra.
as it was the end of the mango season there were only a few varieties of mango flavoured snacks.their unusual mango based dishes are really unique. kairi kaanda bhajia,fajita pulao,smoked kairi chaas,and thepla with amarkhand.
prices are reasonable.it is open all day.so any time is 'jamvanu' time.