Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dal Tadka - A satisfactory dining receive...

It was one of these cool and pleasant evenings, after watching Kambaqt ishq, my husband and I decided to dine at a fine place. We chose Dhal Tadka, since it was close, and also since we hadn’t tried it earlier.

When I read on the other reviews, I learnt that the place was more than good for their Rajasthan food.

The place is on the first floor of a huge complex in the corner, there is the gigantic big bazaar, diagonally opposite to this complex.

The restaurant is on the first floor and it was crowded, all the walls are adorned with puppets, some jewellery and other colorful decoratives.

The tables, chairs and the décor is too colorful and loud, it does not portray ‘high taste” everything is simply hung and pasted without mindful décor taste.

It looked like the hosts made the extended hall of the restaurant their house. Their rooms and @ home possessions was visible to the hall of the restaurant.

The restaurant was full except for 5-6 which were ready to be occupied. One of the waiters showed us our table and suggested we take a look at the Rajasthani buffet they have on weekdays.

Since it was not an impressive take, the menu was give to us, a clumsy and well fed menu!

We chose to try the Rajasthani Aloo Tikkis and Baby corn Manchurian for starters. They came in without much wait.

A little alert boy began to serve in steel plates.

A bite of the aloo tikki and we loved it! It had some nicely fried potatoes with boiled and seasoned gram fillings, this tasted awesome with some chilly and sweet chutney. Next came the Manchurian which had color and hit brilliant red, and this overpowered the vegetable and the taste of it. This was however not very delicious.

The lassi was a much needed one and refreshing, I loved the flavor cumin powder that it was topped with. I did not hesitate to have another.

We chose to have Rotis with some Kadai Paneer, the rotis were soft and well made, the curry was nothing extraordinary, the quantity is more than generous and so we decided to pack the more than half that lie in the kadai. The Jeera rice was delicious, it has the right amount of spice and loads of ghee, the gravy it came with was extremely complimenting. With all this heavy food, it was not quite possible to have a dessert. However, I was keen on tasting their Moong Dhal Halwa. Also we missed on their famous and synonymous dal dishes!

It was a just satisfying experience at this vegetarian restaurant. The crowd is usually families. Service if friendly and prompt.

A meal for two would cost around Rs. 500-600. This review is also available on Burrp.

Address: No 1, Above HDFC bank, Opp Food World, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Kathriguppe Main Road, Banagalore.

Phone: 26691763, 9448235118

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