A new restaurant brings the gastronomical delights of Delhis Chandni Chowk to the city
Its now possible to relish the famed food of Delhis Chandni Chowk in Chandigarh. For classic Indian street food just head to the new eatery,in the bustling Sector 22 market,named after the Capitals acclaimed area in the old city. Unlike the original,the ambience here is that of a plush fast food joint,complete with bar stools in white leatherite and fancy lights.
People in Chandigarh are die-hard foodies. Street food,specially like that served in Chandni Chowk,is relished here. The chefs are all from Delhi, says Sandeep Singh,who owns the place with Gagandeep Singh. So the menu comprises classic all-vegetarian street food,from piping hot channa kulcha to plump paranthas,dunked in dahi bharwa golgappas,chaat papri,lachha tokri (Rs 40),mattar kulcha (Rs 35) along with South Indian combos,Indian main course mini meals,tandoori platters,sandwiches,pizza and pasta.
The 32-cover restaurant was packed when we walked in,a few days after it formally opened doors. Opting for the specialities of Chandni Chowk,we settled for papri chaat (Rs 35) and choley bhature (Rs 45). The papri in the chaat was thin and crisp,unlike the thick ones that we are often served at other places. The flavouring,however,was a tad insipid and not as fiery as we had expected. The choley bhature,on the other hand,were delectable rich in colour,the choley were flavoursome,and the bhature were fluffy and soft. On whim,we placed an order for a plate of paneer momos (Rs 60 for six pieces) surprisingly they turned out to be a vegetarian treat.
The owners intend to start home delivery service soon,till then visit the place for the eats.
Meal for two: Rs 250 (exclusive of tax)
Location: SCO 100,Sector 22,Chandigarh