Chandigarh now boasts of yet another addition to the healthy restaurant landscape with Postik, which has been making news these past two days as possibly Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali’s latest venture. But, in reality, that’s not the case.
Though the Patanjali logo is prominently displayed at the entrance and on the menu, the restaurant is not a venture of The Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, yoga guru Ramdev’s FMCG Company in Haridwar. The 100 per cent vegetarian eatery in Hotel Indiano, Zirakpur, is an independent venture and company, and its directors are Rajpal Singh and Jaspal Singh.
According to reports, the menu card and the walls of the restaurant carry pictures of Ramdev and Balkrishna. The menu card of the hotel also displays health tips for customers. The hotel staff says the food here are prepared keeping customers’ taste and health in mind.
The Postik kitchen uses no artificial flavours, maida, cornflour, food colours, synthetic sweeteners, baking soda, ajinomoto to enhance the taste of food. The menu (dishes are priced approximately Rs 150 onwards), explores the diversity and exquisite taste of Indian cuisine.
While the staples like dal makhni, moong dal, paneer tikka butter masala, mix vegetables, aloo gobhi, khumb mutter, ‘ghar ka khana’ thalis are on the menu, the chefs have experimented to get some traditional vegetables and healthy and off-beat combinations to the list. So, there is gulab and khas ki lassi, Patanjali Thandai, Patanjali Kachhe Aam ka panna in the drinks section, coolers to beat the heat.
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