Monday, January 23, 2017

'I discovered a gem in Khan Market, New Delhi' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

I love Indian food.

I love tasty Indian food.

 But I hate to pay for the uniforms of the waiters serving the food or the expensive crockery in which it is served or the plush carpet under the feet, or the expensive dim lights, or the stylish furniture or neatly washed costly napkins - in all what the hoity-toity call 'ambience'. And, and where at the end of the meal, one has to pay over Rs.100 as tip.

I go after the basics. The food should be tasty, good to look at and affordable.

And this is what I discovered last week in New Delhi's fancy Khan Market.

The fixed menu was dal and saag paneer, The dishes were watery but very tasty. And the rotis- believe me some of the best I have had in my life. A dollop of nutralite 'butter' for those who cant do without the real thing.

The venue- under a big tree, on the low wall where the cars go for repairs, near the temple in Khan Market. The clientele- auto repairmen, auto drivers and those working in Khan Market shops.

The price? Yes, the price....I paid Rs.40/- for this thali with three chappatis.

 And would I love to go there again? Yes...Anytime, Any day.

Bon apetit!


  1. Food at such seemingly nondescript hideouts is the best. Almost always.
    Mouth-watering post, sir.

  2. Yes Ragini...My friends keep on advising me not to take 'panga' with my health by eating at such places...but kya karoon, dil hai ki maanta nahin!

  3. Would love to go there. Sending to many friends who have offices in Khan Market