Jul 8 2013

Roochster Recommends: Gits Dal Makhani


Gits Dal MakhaniWhat? Dal Makhani. Thick and tasty, the best Ready to heat and eat pack as compared to any other brand! Two people can share it with rice or roti.

Other Ready MealsGravy– Aloo matar, Alu chana chat, Alu Raswala, Baingan Bharta, Chana Masala, Dal Tadka, Matar Paneer, Methi Matar, Palak Paneer, Paneer Makhani, Paneer Tikka Masala, Pau Bhaji, Punjabi Chhole, Punjabi Kadhi, Undhiu, Sal Palak, Jeera Aloo, Sarso Ka Saag,

Rice– Veg Biryani, Veg Pulao

Desserts– Gajar Halwa, Moong Dal Halwa, Suji Halwa

Combo meal–  Basmati Rice & Dal Makhani, Basmati Rice & Dal Tadka, Basmati Rice & Rajma Masala

Where? You can get them at most supermarkets and try your luck at your local grocery store too.

How much? Rs. 59 for a pack of Dal Makhani.

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Nov 1 2011

Paratha Mantra, Fort- Review


On a friend’s recommendation, I went to Paratha Mantra on a Sunday evening for dinner with my brother. Now, here’s what I thought of it.

Food– Paratha Mantra, as the name suggests is a paratha place which serves a huge variety of innovative parathas. If you’ve been to ‘Only Parathas’ or ‘Nandu’s’, you’ll know what I’m talking about. They serve their parathas with a super small bowl of raita and pickle. So, we decided to call for a pizza paratha which was cheesy and yum and a Paneer paratha which I didn’t enjoy that much. In fact, the paneer in it didn’t taste fresh. The parathas are fried (not for weight conscious people) unless you go on a weekday and pay Rs. 25 extra for a roasted paratha. Along with the parathas, we called for a small bowl of Dal Makhani and one Paneer Makhani. Both were delicious! Ab pyaas lagi thi toh ek lassi bhi manga di which was pretty decent too.  I was toh super full after having half a paratha only! Now, let me warn you about the regular drinking water. They give you tap water and you can literally see the dirt in it. No wonder they keep a bottle of mineral water at every table! That made me wonder if they use the same tap water to cook as well and I decided not to ponder on it too much.

Ambience– Located at Fort, close to Ayub’s and Trishna restaurant & bar, Paratha Mantra is nicely done up. It’s a family restaurant on Sundays and a good office lunch place on other days. We went on a Sunday and had to wait for like 40 minutes even though it was only 7:30 so imagine how crowded and noisy it must’ve been! But I loved how they’ve done the ceiling! I couldn’t get a picture of it because of my stupid camera but its lovely I tell you!

Service– The service is super quick and efficient! The owners themselves come and take your order.

Prices– The prices are normal. Not too much and not too little either. The Pizza Paratha was for Rs. 135 and the Paneer paratha was for Rs. 95. The Paneer Makhani was Rs. 135, Dal Makhani small bowl Rs. 45, Lassi Rs. 50 and Small coke Rs. 25. So overall, we spent Rs. 485 among the 2 of us.

Verdict– Paratha Mantra has potential to do really well but they need to watch out for the hygiene factor (should use/ serve clean purified water) which if not considered could be a major issue! Also, I think most people would prefer roasted parathas for health reasons, so they should keep fried ones as the option.

Rating– 2.5/5


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