Restaurant Review: BTW, Janak Puri, New Delhi – 4/5 Star

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Chilli Winters, Monsoon Rains or Sunny Summers.. there is  always an excuse for BTW’s Mouth-watering tikkis and Bhalla Papdis. Famous and having a very large clientele. Each plate of chaat is topped by pomegranate pearls and ginger julienne. They also serve idlis, vadas, dosas and Pao Bhaji.

 

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Restaurant Review: Burger Point, Janak Puri, New Delhi – 4.5/5 Star

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The cheapest burgers in Janakpuri. The quantity is very filling with quality. Must visit place for people living in or around Janakpuri. And when your wallet is light and your craving for a superb smooth mouth watering and crispy burgers, just visit this place.
It is simply perfect, and I am grateful to #Zomato   for making me aware of this fantastic outlet.
Frankly speaking.. I would love to take home the burger after eating one here. The outlet has awesome burgers but is not tidy.
Suggestions :
They can make this outlet more tidy and neat.
Cook should wear gloves while preparing and serving burgers.
They should stock soft drinks or Ice tea.

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Jeet ke Bhalle – Raja Garden

Jeet ke Bhalle – I heard this name several time from my father. And during his lst visit to my house before his death he brought the same Dahi-Bhalle for me. So somehow I have bit emotional attachment with this shop.
This little shop at Raja Garden is surely leaving its reputation since last 40 years. At 35 bucks a plate, its more than enough of one full meal. Finding the place isn’t too hard. Its just close to Delhi metro pillar number 380 at Raja Garden.
Dahi Bhallas which have been selling like hot cakes since the past 40 years. Soft, creamy and scrumptious and spicy with red south and green chatni. Masala can be as per your choice. These are a must-have for every foodie like me 🙂
Things changed, but not the taste of these Dahi-Bhalle which my father brought for me 4 years back.

Samosa at Karol Bagh

Today when I was driving thru the narrow lanes of Karol Bagh to avoid the main road rush, I spotted this small shop with lot of samosa ( my weakness ) and many customers sitting inside. Got curious to try it out since I visit Karol Bagh too often for work.
Actually thislane runs parallel to Pusa road. You can enter this lane from Jessa Ram Hospital side. There are only few shops there so you can easily make out where this shop is.

The shop is quite old .Only one old guy manage it. He said that samosas were being fried and I have to wait for 10 minutes. This old man enjoys customer loyalty so much so that people actually comes from as far as Trans Yamuna to eat his Samosas. One customer told me that he has came from Malka Ganj only to eat Samosa.

Now coming to the Samosa,s the main reason why it is famous is because they do not fill the mashed potatoes, but they cut them into small pieces, roast them and then fill them. Samosas are quite light with not much oil , the old man had taken his sweet time to fry them, this ensured that the crust was nice and crispy. The potatoes has subtle spices, nothing over powering the flavor, every bite and experience in itself.

After having smosas I start chatting with Old man , Pandit Ji who is basically from Rani Khet but came to Delhi in 1942. The shop war originally owned by his mama ji and he worked with them since the beginning. Mama Ji died 5 years back and now at the age of 86 he alone managing this shop. He also told me that Pandit Nehru and Sardar Patel were the big fan of his samosas and visited this shop several times. Wife of Somnath Chatterji also visited this shop for his Sondesh ( Bengali sweet ). He has 5 daughters , one of them in US and another one working in Delhi Police.

He also offered me some Sandesh made from “Kajoor Ka Gud”.

Rate :

  • Samosa – Rs 5/- per piece
  • Sondesh – Rs 5/- per piece


Kachoris at Parivahan Bhavan

( Me standing in front of Kachoris )
This shop seems to be favorite of all the offices around it. There is no name of the shop. But you ask any one around Parliament and he Will guide you.

His kachoris are damn good but I will give 6 out of 10 for aalu sabji. I often visit this shop when ever I visit that area to meet my clients. Normally I take Kachoris and Tea , but even Bread pakoras and samosas are also good.

Name of the owner : Pradeep , son of Late Giriraj Kishore who started this shop.
Location : Opp All India Radio, adj Ministry of Road & surface Transport office
Kachori Per plate : 20/-