The Delhi canteen is a small cozy little restaurant opened in the corner market of malviya Nagar, on the lines of college canteen serving North Indian food with a twist!
We started the excursion with drinks recommended by the owner Pooja, I opted for Santa banta Masala, which reminds me of the old school days of having banta bottle. The recommendation went well with the meal. I also tried the lemonade which is the normal fresh lime soda, it was tangy fizzy soda drink.
I also tried the mushroom soup, the soup was creamy thick and very small pieces of mushroom were there I’m the soup, which was giving the light aroma and the taste.
Coming up on the food, we started with:
Vitamin A to Z salad:
This salad includes all the vitamins, beat suited for diet freeks and someone who is fond of salads, the salad contain beetroot, carrots , fresh apples and sprinkles flax seeds and dry fruits.
Mallika – E- mallai:
This is formely know as our chicken mallai Tikka which was soft succulent juicy chicken cubes marinated well in curd and roasted with perfection. Served with mint chutney.
Corn seekh kabab:
This is one of Must Try starter which I will be having here again. The corn kababs were very tender spiced up with perfect ingredients, it melts in the mouth.
Club ki machli:
This was basa fish light fried and served with chips and dip. The fish was crispy cruchy fried from the top and tender yet juicy from the first bite.
This pizza comes with a twist. The base used is cripy naan and topped with the ingredients of pizza. I tried the paneer nainnza which was well topped with cheese and bell peppers.
We were served two different kinds of pasta, one veg and the other one was non veg. The non veg pasta was the special butter chicken pasta, not Italian but desi pasta which we usually get in the canteen and we can prepare this at home,the pasta was mixed in the butter chicken gravy. Next was the veg pasta which was prepared using a White sauce curry, I cannot make it how this was prepared but yes, worth a shot!
For the main course:
The mutton was very tender prepared in thick gravy.
The usual dal makhani, but a good try for the vegetarians.
I was very impressed with the dish, at first go I was not sure what this dish was, presented in a very unique way. The light fried spinach balls were dancing on top of the gravy topped with cottage cheese maybe, not to sure. But yes, the way the spinach was mixed in the gravy was giving a perfect taste. Must try!
I tried the sausage biryani well cooked in the pulao served with raita and salad. The only suggestion I have for the biryani, the sausages cab be cooked a little more and the raita being served in the tiffin was making it hot, it should be served a little out of fridge.
No matter how much we eat, there is always a room for desserts.
Red velvet cake:
The perfect red velvet jar cake I have had. There is an art which is required in preparing Red Velvet cake, this is one set example. Blended well with cheese icing. Must Try!
The warm Brownie delight served in a jar and topped with hot caramel sauce which is required to be mixed in the warm Brownie,
The owner prepares these desserts on her own! Must try!!
There is also live Sufi music which is held in the night. They promote talent for the music and for the painting which are displayed on there wall , both the sides. You can buy the paintings/ promote young talent by displaying there piece of art!
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