Ten-Second Takeaway

A quaint little restaurant in Adchini, Rustom’s – Parsi Bhonu offers a wide variety of authentic Parsi recipes cooked in a way that makes you feel right at home.

Chow Down

Tareli Macchi, Masoor Ma Gos

Sip On

Pallonji’s Soda Raspberry

Winning For

For its authentic Parsi recipes which have been passed down through generations, and are now available for everyone to taste. A cute little space, which tends to mostly be full during meal hours, we place it above its counterparts in the city.

Old-World Parsi Appeal

Simple wooden furniture, plain walls with old photographs, a vintage pendulum wall clock, lace curtains and servers who always have a smile on their face; this place feels like home. While the restaurant cannot seat more than 20 people, that doesn’t really come off as a negative because the food is worth it.

Parsi Done Right

When it comes to authenticity, Rustom’s is the best bet. The quirky menu is the first thing that you will notice. Vegetarians and non-vegetarians both have a lot of options to choose from.

We started with the Buff Cutlets and the Tareli Macchi {Fried Masala Pomfret} and both were extremely well-cooked. The Chicken Vindaloo, a Parsi variant of the of the classic Vindaloo, was mildly acidulated, well- flavoured using the Sum-Bhaar mix of family spices. It was the protein rich Masoor Ma Gos, which really impressed us with its ‘melt in the mouth’ meat and the balanced spices.

We tried two drinks, The Pallonji’s Soda Raspberry and the Rustom’s Ginger Fizz. Both drinks were prepared well, but one could ask for them to be a little less sweeter as that tends to tone down the other flavours.

So, We’re Thinking…

We recommend this restaurant for anyone who loves Parsi food or wants a good experience to start with; this place is perfect for quieter scenes. The ‘Lagan Nu Bhonu,’ a Parsi wedding feast served on a Patru or banana leaf is the newest addition to the food here, and can be experimented with.

Where: 94A and 94B, Adchini {Aurobindo Marg}

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact: +91 9910060502

Timings: 12.30pm – 3pm; 7.30pm – 11pm

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Featured image courtesy: Rustom’s – Parsi Bhonu


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