Oreo Pakoda & Beetroot Buns: A Mumbai Chain Is Here With Hipster Food
What Makes It Awesome
Celebrity chef Harpal Singh Sokhi has brought his cafe chain Dhadoom from Mumbai to Baner. Located on the main road, adjacent to Churros Cafe, Dhadoom is vibrant with its rani pink and sunshine yellow colours. The seating is outdoors only, a bit chilly for the weather but it's also fun to grab a warm burger and fries when it's cold. The menu is a hotch-potch of Indianised Mexican, Canadian and American food. You'll find things like desi nachos, fries topped with Marathi thecha and maggi burgers. We loved that they have beetroot buns for their burgers (mainly used to colour the bread red). We liked the Lebanese saucy fries, although we wished it had hummus or tahini instead of a harissa sauce. The maggi burger had a potato patty in which cooked Maggi was mixed poorly, but the flavour reminded us of aloo tikki, to be honest. But the fries on the side could give McDonald's a run for its money. The popcorn frappe could use better presentation, but it's just like eating caramel popcorn. Except, you're sipping it! For dessert, the Oreo pakoda (Oreos fried in a waffle batter) was too sweet, just like those North American carnival fare you watch in lifestyle shows. But the scoop of vanilla ice-cream on the side helps cut through the sweetness! For those who'd like to stir away from hipster fare, you can order a rajma rice bowl or anything off the Indian menu. It mostly includes simple dishes that are either north Indian or hakka Chinese. A meal for two will cost you INR 800. You should head here when you're in the mood to eat something fun and quirky on a budget.
What Could Be Better
We'd have loved to see things from their Mumbai menu. We hear they serve a Jalebi frappe and mac and cheese sticks that we were keen on trying. Overall, the food is average and fit for when you wouldn't want to spend big.
How Much Did It Cost
₹500 - ₹1000
Best To Go With
Family, Bae, Kids