Ten-Second Takeaway

A Noida-based food truck start-up, Rolling Beans, hit the streets in December of 2015. Their two trucks, Pindi Express and Chennai Express, are parked outside business parks off the Noida Expressway, and are incredibly light on the wallet.

 Finding the Spot

Behind the HCL Technologies building in Noida is a bustling market of rag-tag stalls selling food. Parathas, Chindian, chaat, samosa and chai stalls, side-by-side fight for the attention of the large lunchtime office crowd. It was here we found Rolling Beans’ first food truck Pindi Express.

Pindi Express

As the name suggests Pindi Express serves north Indian cuisine. Rajma, Dal Makhni, parathas, tandoori items and thalis are listed on the menu {all veg}.

We decided to go with the Dal Makhni, some raita and the paneer tikka. The raita was tangy, the paneer tikka was soft and delicious, but the Dal Makhni was disappointing. The flavours were good, but after tasting the dals we have in Delhi, it was hard to really appreciate it.

We planned to leave, but they handed us a plate of Tandoori Momo and boy are we glad they did! It was delicious, vegetarian momos, but with that great tandoori orange colouring, and heavy spices; it was a real winner. The momo are a known Pindi Express speciality.

Chennai Express

foodtruck2 Noida Has Two New Food Trucks for South Indian & North Indian FoodWe then decided to visit Pindi’s south Indian cousin, Chennai Express. About ten to fifteen minutes down the expressway, the food truck is parked outside the Unitech Infospace building.

We got there just after the lunch crowd {lucky us}, and ordered some good old-fashioned Masala Dosa and idli. The price for this ‘mini combo’ was a whopping INR 60. To put that in perspective, the Maggi cart next door was selling one plate for the same amount!

We wolfed down Chennai’s food. The masala was okay, but the dosa itself was great, the idli was solid and the sambar was spectacular. Considering you’re by a truck off the Noida Expressway, and find a sambar that tasty and spicy has to be a miracle. We slurped up every drop {disclaimer: we love south Indian food}.

We also found out that their Masala Dosa and Onion Rava Masala Dosa are their two bestsellers.

Bang for your buck

Rolling Beans are planning to open two further food trucks {both south Indian} in Noida. They can even be called on weekends to cater for parties and events {they will even drive into your community and pick a spot to set up shop}.

Their two trucks {especially Chennai} are solid lunch options at work, when you forget your food at home, and they barely dent your pocket.

Where: Outside HCL Technologies, Sector 126, Noida {Pindi Express} and outside Unitech Infospace, Sector 135, Noida {Chennai Express}

Nearest Metro Station: Sector 18, but we suggest you drive down

Timings: 12.30pm – 12am; 1pm – 2am

Price: INR 200 for two {approx.}; INR 140 for two {approx.}

Contact: +91 9811878752


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