How many dishes are too many dishes? We were served more than a fair share at Delhi Barbeque in Taurus Sarovar Portico in Mahipalpur, New Delhi. An exquisite buffet with various dishes catering to our Indian palette, from pani puri to kakori kababs, the five month old Delhi Barbeque is an one-stop destination for the capital’s culinary delights. A sleek wooden decor with an open kitchen and quirky elements adorning the walls, the restaurant provides a cozy atmosphere accompanied by soulful live music.
Being welcomed with mocktails and a series of chat starting with pani puri. As we stuffed our mouths with dahi bhalla, we couldn’t help but appreciate the thoughtfulness, whether it was the paper straw that came with mocktail or the unorthodox preparations like idli salad.
Once we were done devouring the lip smacking chaat, it was time for the starters. For starters we were offered chilli chicken, tandoori momos (primarily I am against the concept of doing anything to a momo), which I have to admit left me craving for more. The momos were followed by some flavourful Kakori kababs. The fork went right through the melt-in-my-mouth delicate morsel. We followed it up with Tom Yum soup, which pretty much hit the right spot with its delicious aroma. It lived up to its name and tingled our senses with the flavourful tangy tomato, pepper and overpowering in a good way - Kaffir lemon.
Our personal favourite was the pillowy soft sesame seed pepperd kulcha which by far, has been the best we’ve had (coming from a Delhiite, its saying something). The kulcha were so delectable, that we actually ended up ordering thrice. It was the best company for the scrumptious and peppery tawa gosht or the very Delhi preparation of matar. We would also recommend you to try out the piquant Chicken Galouti with the unique ulte tawa ke parathe. Also try not to miss the idli salad, (which would double up as a good chaat, and actually made us miss beer).
To end the soul fulfilling feast there was an array of toothsome offerings, bread pudding, chocolate mousse, strawberry mousse and chocolate rum balls with chocos topping. Even though were as stuffed as a thanksgiving turkey, we couldn’t stop ourselves from tasting each of them as we contentedly tapped our feet to the rhythm of the live music.
And guess what? All these dishes are a fraction of have they have to offer, they change their menu daily. So, if you have anything specific you would love to have there, it would be a good idea to call them up first.
Where: Taurus Sarovar Portico, IGI Airport Road, N.H-8, Mahipalpur Extn.
Pocket Pinch: Rs 1,500 per head