If you are a foodie like me, you will understand that the most delicious food in any city you must have tried will be from the eateries in small streets and from the by-lanes. When it comes to street food, the first place comes to my mind will be the old streets of Delhi and 'Parathe Wali Gali'. I haven't traveled to the Capital city but from the food stories and TV shows, this place is very familiar. Inspired by the concept of Delhi street food, 24/7 by The Lalit Ashok is having a festival, 'Parathe Wali Gali' from 19th -28th Jan 2018. My first luncheon this year and I was so happy to visit one of my favorite hotels in Bangalore.
My friend, Nishita and I loved the overall setup at the Hotel for this festival. The Alfresco seating area next to the brunch counter is really cool especially to spend time on a lazy weekend afternoon. As part of this festival, they have introduced 15 types of parathas (parantha, as they may call it) and out of which 9 are veg parathas.
The staffs at the hotel are friendly, helpful and polite. One of the staffs, Mr. Madan helped us in selecting the dishes and we ordered the following parathas:
- Makhuni Sattu Paratha
- Dal Hing Paratha
- Mutton Kheema Paratha
- Samundari Khazana Paratha
Paratha thali had the following accompaniments - Aloo tamatar Rassa (Potato gravy), Matka curd, White butter, Sirka Pyaaz (pickled shallots), Mirchi fry (fried chilli), Chena Burada (in common) and Kaddu Chokka for veg Paratha and Meat gravy for non-veg Paratha. Chef Abhishek explained us each dishes and upon his suggestion, we tried the Kele (Banana) ki chutney which was simply amazing.
Parathas were so damn delicious that we finished it off within short time along with a glass of Lassi. The richness of Paratha, tastiness of the stuffing and authentic flavors from the accompaniments made the right combo. Each Paratha was created to perfection and if I need to choose any one which stood out, then it’s the Samundari Khazana Paratha for its unique masaladar seafood stuffing.
By the time we finished our lunch by enjoying a poolside view, it was almost tea time. They had a Chai tapri (tea stall) and a lovely lady prepared ‘garma garam (piping hot) cutting chai for us and it was served in the traditional way.
The menu is priced at ₹ 400/- for Veg and ₹ 500/- for Non-Veg Paratha (all inclusive of taxes). The festival is on until 28th Jan 2018 and you gotta try it :)
Don't forget to check out this cute elephant at the lobby. At The Lalit Ashok, they believe in spreading love and the rainbow colors denotes gender neutrality <3
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