Delhi-39 | Restaurant Review

Place: Delhi-39
Location: Near Gachibowli Flyover
Cuisine: Indian
Meal: Lunch (with friends)

A couple of weeks ago, we headed out for lunch towards Gachibowli and decided to stop at 13 Dhaba. At around 12:30, the dhaba wasn’t open yet, so instead dropped into Delhi-39 across the road. Walking in, the place looked pretty shabby, but a friend who had tried this place in the past spoke well about their food, so decided to stay. The A/C was turned on, and we settled.

After extensive thought, we ended up ordering Delhi-39 special subji, Malai Kofta, Dal Tadka along with some Roti, Masala Kulcha, Laccha Parothas and a Delhi-39 Special Naan.

Delhi-39 Restaurant Review by Sasikanth Paturi
Delhi-39 Special
Delhi-39 Restaurant Review by Sasikanth Paturi
Dal Tadka and Malai Kofta

It took a while for the food to be served (around 15 minutes), but it sure did look yum when served. The Delhi-39 special curry turned out to be paneer masala in a rich creamy gravy. The paneer was very  fresh, and the gravy was finger licking good. It was one of the best panner subji I’ve had in recent times. The Malai Kofta too was excellent, with rich gravy and soft kofta balls. The Dal was decent.

Delhi-39 Restaurant Review by Sasikanth Paturi
Masala Kulcha and Laccha Parotha

The Masala Kulcha was perfect. I expected the maida Parothas, but they were instead made with wheat flour and tasted great. But for the tandoori roti (which was very dry), everything turned out to be soft and yum.

Overall, an excellent meal. The ambiance might paint a bad picture, but the food totally made up for it. The service was decent, and the pricing too was nominal. I’d gladly give this place another try instead of the hyped dhaba across the road. Go hog!

Food: 8.5/10
Service: 7.5/10
Ambiance: 5.5/10
Meal for 5: Rs. 550/- (approx)

Verdict: 8.5/10

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I am Sasikanth Paturi, a big time foodie and movie freak, and a pretty good critique.

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