Rajasthan, the land of Maharajas, is famous for its rich culture. But what makes the state distinctive and popular is its cuisine. Rajasthanis love their food and it is evident in their preparations. Every food enthusiast must have tasted them at least once.
A large part of the state is inhabited by the Marawaris, who prefer vegetarian food. Rajasthan is a dry area, hence a lot of food preparations use less water and more of milk, curd, butter milk or cream as substitutes.
With a lot of craving for good rajastani food one evening, me and niece headed to the famous Rajdhani Restaurant at Pheonix Mall and they did a great job in fulfilling our great desire for Rajastani food and moreover it was Mango Mania Season at Rajdhani and what more can one ask for her. Read below to find out about the yummy spread and our wonderful experience…
As we enter the restaurant, a warm welcome is provided with aarti plates.
The tables are very well set to receive the customers with thali plates in place and the ambiance was calm and cool.
The server gently receives us with water to wash our hands
The servers were very hospitable. They use lovely sign languages to other bearers to bring the respective dishes to the table with no screaming and no yelling so it was a calm atmosphere through out our indulgence of the great food.
Three starters are served initially along with few pickles and pachadi. Below is Kairi Potli Kachori which was amazing. The other two were Katri Chilli Samosa and Aam Bhare Papad Roll.
Lovely Pickles and Mango Pachadi were served initially and it was instantly eaten even before the rest of the items were served as we couldn’t stand the temptations….wow…it was fabulous.
A wide range of side dishes to choose from…
Aam ki Launji
An instant curry made of raw mangoes, this is a sure heat beater. It is prepared with fennel and nigella with sweet and sour gravy texture. Soft mango chunks are added to enhance the flavor. The mix of sweet and sour made this dish outstanding among all.
The complete and lovely spread…along with sweet and sour butter milk
Sweet dishes are never referred to as ‘dessert’ in Rajasthan, because unlike desserts which are served after the meal, Rajasthani sweets are served before, during and after the meal. And this Mango Jilebi was so divine and out of the world. It just melted away in mouth with a single bite.
The chef was happy to pose for us along with the Manager
I would definitely visit Rajdhani over and over again for the amazing and complete thali experience, how about you??
See you soon with more reviews and recipes, Till then Signing Off!