Sunday, December 8, 2013

Khaaja Chowk, Gurgaon

All right. This one is about Khaaja Chowk. This is a joint which has been in Gurgaon, for the last 13 years at Plaza Mall. Khaaja CHowk Full Full Indian. Well, this is an essentially Indian joint with a great menu. Located on the third floor of the mall, it does have quite a lot of stereotyped Indian décor. An Auto placed in the restaurant for kids, a long hand painting of various Indian men.

Let’s quickly jump onto the food. This place is just great. With the starters, the chaat is famous over here. Trust me the chaat is just too good. The palak patta chaat, dahi phuchka’s, papri chaat and dahi bada. Just beautiful. Perhaps it is the presentation that is also perfect. It’s the same chaat, but when presented on the white plate, with colorful capsicum red, green, yellow topped with sev, it just wins your heart out.  

Moving in next to the non veg section, the chicken banno kebabs are out of the world. Resembling the chicken malai kebabs or reshmi tikka’s, the chicken banno kebabs are white tikka’s succulent an soft, with a creamy texture. The Galauti kebabs are just about ok and not that I am too much of a fan to be honest.

Moving onto main course, in the non-veg section, the mutton Rezala is great. Soft and tender goat meat, along with keema in a thick gravy. This is also now called as Rarha Gosht. This dish is probably my favorite here.  Usually mutton is pretty abused in restaurants in India. This dish on the contrary is really good. A normal meal for me would be the chaat platter, the chicken banno kebab and mutton rezala.

On another instance I did go on a Tuesday when I am vegetarian. Well, besides the chat, I did for a change sample the vegetarian main course dishes. The Dal Makhani is out of the world in this place. Perhaps one of the best. Highly recommended. Further more on this occasion I also ordered for the Kadhai Paneer and the Muttor Mushroom. Both were really tasty and pretty good. The breads are baked fresh. The roti and naan are really good. the Ulte tawa ka parantha are not something I like. But other than this all other breads are really good.

Coming to the drinks, while the restaurant serves alcoholic drinks, I have comments on the non alcoholic section. During summers they serves ganne ka juice and aam ka panna. They also have chacha as well. The masala tea is probably an addiction for me after finishing my meal here at Khaaja Chowk.

If you are here for lunch, they do really great platters as well, with a mix of everything. These meals are good value for money and perfect for office lunches.

All in all, this is perhaps one of those very few places where I like to go out in Delhi for Indian cuisine- veg and non veg. The quality is good, prices are descent, and the service and décor is pretty good. All in all, the food doesn’t make you sick the next day, which is usually my biggest concern in most Indian eat outs in NCR.

Accept Credit Cards. A meal for two costs approx. Rs 1000/-

Khaaja Chowk, 3rd Floor Plaza Mall, MG Road Gurgaon


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