Nearly but not exactly a Dhaba where friends can drink at eat together! (Applicable for bit open minded families too)
This place reminded me one of the places I ate earlier this year in rural Punjab on the way to Rohtang. It was a typical village pukka house with a shed on one side and open land on the other. The property was converted in to a Dhaba by putting some basic furniture along with some decorations; props etc (only missing entities here were tube-well and buffaloes).
No issues for parking what so ever. One can drive till the seat in case someone in the family/friends has physical disability to walk.
Seating arrangement under open sky surrounded by picket fence in the middle of courtyard, some seating under the shed too, low illumination, basic furniture and kitchen at one of the corner … Ok type ambiance. The place was almost full at 8:30 PM.
Now food… Asked for
Pindi Chana Masala- in thick red-brown oily gravy; it was bit away from authentic Pindi Chana but taste was not that bad @ Rs 160.
Veg Kofta- doubly checked before placing the order that it is not sweet and it is not veg bhuna!!! Huge vegetable kofta balls in deep brown spicy oily gravy tasted nice and it was not sweet. @ Rs 160 tasted Ok not great.
Lachcha Paratha- Multi layered, made up of whole wheat flower, perfectly cooked and the taste (don’t know any word for coal generated SONDHAPAN in English) was great @ Rs 45.
Tanduri Roti- Decent @ Rs 20.
Jeera rice- absolutely separate rice grains, low on fat, perfectly charred cumin seeds (a lot of them), it was nice. @ Rs 85.
What to say if you don’t get Rajma at a Dhaba type restaurant which is owned by a Sardar Ji!!! Well, thankfully Pindi Chana was available.
Portions of the preparations I tried were relatively smaller with respect to other similar places.
Breads were costing more when compared with similar other place.
Finally… good enough
Nonveg next time 🙂