Must Eat

Their Pork Curry and Rou Curry with Mustard Seed must be tried. The smell of the spices with that of the fish will definitely leave you wanting more. {PS: If you don’t like too much mustard in your food, you can just ask them to add less}.

Must Drink

Assam Tea

What We Loved

The closest English translation of Gharua Exaj is ‘home-like food,’ and this place stays true to its name. It’s hard to find great and affordable traditional north-eastern food in Delhi, so this place is a real gem.

When you enter, it looks and feels like your grandmother’s living room back in Assam; it is small and filled with traditional handicrafts—from the food mat to the salt holder and the napkin stands. We ordered their Non-Veg Thali for our first meal here. We know that thalis are supposed to have a lot more food than a normal plate, but one look at it told us we wouldn’t be able to finish it all.

There it was—generous amounts of food served on a copper plate, two kinds of vegetables {dry fried and mixed vegetables}, two kinds of dal—Chanaa Dal and Black Dal {Matina Dal in Assamese}, mashed potato chutney {Aloo Pitika}, fried eggplant and kheer {Payoxh} for dessert.

They also give three kinds of chutney: Bamboo shoot, mint chutney and of course, the famous Raja Mircha. Since it was the non-veg thali, we opted for the pork curry {we have a soft corner for it} and tried our best to devour as much as we could.

What Didn’t Impress Us

Notwithstanding the generous amount of variety they provide in a Non Veg Thali, we felt that we could do with a little more than two pieces of meat in the curry.

What Is The Best Time To Visit?

samcha2 Gharua Exaj For Budget Assamese Thalis and Home-Style Pork CurryWe felt its best to come here for lunch—something about the bright sunlight lighting up the place and the Bollywood music playing in the background just adds to the charm.

Anything Else?

If you happen to be allergic to coriander, then its advisable to mention it to the staff. They tend to add it to all their non-vegetarian curries.

#LBBTip: They also have an outlet in Dwarka.

Where: D28, Amar Colony {Opp. Bikaner Sweets}, Sapna Cinema Road, Lajpat Nagar IV; G-04, Plot 4, Sector 10, Dwarka

Nearest Metro Station: Moolchand; Dwarka Sector 10

Price: INR 500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12.30pm – 11pm

Contact: 011 41044299, +91 9654198176

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