I personally love pure veg Sattvic cuisine as it cleanses the body and mind. This place serves truly Sattvic meals without the usage of onion, garlic, egg, gelatin, etc. Had the fortune of meeting the founder partners of this chain and it was great interacting with them on their vision and how they managed to pull it off.
This is their third outlet and a much needed one this side of town. They have a reasonably priced buffet with a huge variety. Soup and starters are served at the table. The main course, live counter and desserts are set up in a separate area. They have an inaugural offer on the buffet and Mon-Thur is only 630 bucks (all-inclusive). They have a huge spread and particularly people with a sweet tooth will surely relish it a lot as the desserts are amazing. They even bake cakes in the house. Loved those too.
A special mention to the cutlery. They have a ceramic holder at the table in which there is a space for plate and other cutlery. I have never seen it elsewhere and found it super cool.
Tried their Kesar Tulsi drink which was refreshing and also the Strawberry Milkshake which was delicious.
Coming to the food, started by having a Makai Shorba (Corn Soup). It was delicious. We were served that as well as the starters at the table.
Starters: Amazing and finger-licking good
1. Bharwan Aloo - Crispy stuffed potato which was a delight to eat
2. Paneer Tikka - This was soft and cooked to perfection with the right amount of spices
3. Subz Kebab - Can never go wrong with this; loved the flavour
4. Dahi Tikki - Again a winner
5. Crackling spinach - It was mouth-watering and loved the sweet touch to it; it was a healthy combo of spinach, til and sugar
6. Vegetable momo - This dumpling was a bit of a miss for me as it was tad dry
7. Anardana Panipuri Shot - Tangy and loved it
8. Bhel Taco - Crispy taco stuffed with Indian bhel; a nice twist
After eating so much, I had to hit the main course and I was stunned to see a lot of items there as well. Tried the following:
1. Paneer Lal Mirch - This was my absolute favourite as it was spicy and tangy
2. Hari Moong Ke Kofte - Peas kofta was scrumptious
3. Saatvik Biryani - Liked the subtle flavours
4. Chota Samosa in Palak Gravy - a unique dish and quite appetising
5. Puliogare - Served in a mini Pressure cooker; presentation and taste both blew me away
6. Raw Banana Bhajji - Perfect for the weather
7. Curd rice - Soothing and love the mini steel bucket in which it is served
8. Veg Gnocchi - What a tasty dish; loved it
9. Chole Bhature - Very well made and reminded me of Delhi
10. Dahi Bhalle - Dahi Vada as they call it here was awesome and refreshing; loved the sweet and salty flavour
11. Dal Makhani - Creamy and super tasty: I loved it
12. Pizza - Thin hand-tossed base and full of veggies; delectable
These are just the items I tried but there were many others I couldn't. I regret not having an extra pouch in my stomach for the whole buffet.
The piping hot tandoor bread was served at the table.
Desserts - I don't even know where to begin. I am just coming out of my dessert coma induced by all the desserts I ate yesterday. I'll mention a few I tried and which really stood out.
1. Fruit Ghewar - MUST TRY!!! what a creation. Loved the Ghewar
2. Ragi Semiya Payasam - It was full of dry fruits and nuts; guilt-free eating
3. Choco fountain with mini muffins - your kids are never wanna leave this place
4. Assorted ice creams
5. Assorted pastries
6. Mango mousse
7. Malpua served with rabdi - I am still drooling
8. Fruit Trifle - What a toothsome dessert
The meal ended with the traditional paan which aids in digestion.
A shout out to the chef and team for creating such an amazing menu. It didn't have the usual run of the mill stuff but different and unique dishes.
A tip: Please skip a meal before you visit this award-winning restaurant otherwise you can never do justice to the massive spread.
Overall verdict - A must visit and highly recommended!! Even if you are a non-veg lover, please take a break and visit this place.