Imagine the delight of dhaba khana in the comfort of your home (or office)! What utter joy. From the creators of Sanctum, comes Baba Da Dhaba, a quirky food delivery servicing Namma Bengaluru (four outlets of the restaurant in all). Combos are the way to go here, and they don’t differentiate between vegetarians and non-vegetarians. And like the tagline goes, it’s all still ‘yummy shummy’.
Gear up for the Dilli, Kashmiri, Lucknowi and Amritsari ones. Divided into two versions – Top Gear (a solid meal) and Speedy (a mini version), we loved both options of the Amritsari one. Soft and tangy Paneer Makhanwala, with Mattar ki Tikki (peas), simple Dhaba Dal, Sabzi Meloni (mixed vegetables in a tomato onion gravy), roti and jeera rice is the veggie combo while the meat one replaces paneer with Butter Chicken (a spicier version of the usual) and Hariyali Chicken Tikka (marinated in spinach and yoghurt then slow cooked) comes in place of the tikka.
The Dilli and Lucknow combos are the same except the main dish changes to reflect the place’s signature. So from Lucknow you’ll get Saag Paneer (similar to palak paneer), Kashmir brings with it spicy but oh-so-succulent mutton Rogan Josh and Malai Kebab. From the capital, expect Lababdar Paneer (tandoor grilled chunks of paneer in a tomato gravy) and good old palak paneer. Knock off all the extra dishes, and the roti and you’ve got yourself a portion-controlled main dish and rice to form the Speedy and smaller meal version of all the possible combos. Finish with rich Phirni with hints of saffron and loads of cream and sugar, simple Kheer and Black and White Chocolate cake.