HYDERABAD: If you love Khandani Rajdhani you have a reason to cheer. If you are not a lover, even then you can cheer.
Why you ask? Mirah Hospitality group has opened their second outlet in the city and 28th in the country at the Forum Sujana Mall.
In line with the Indian ‘parampara’ the guests were greeted with tilak at the entrance and then escorted to their tables. The packed restaurant saw waiters rushing from one table to another, serving and on occasions engaging in small talks too.
For those who know what the thali restaurant is all about will vouch for the royal treatment it offers, from the hand washing to the huge thali with a dozen katoris and nearly 30 lip-smacking vegetarian delicacies. It is a delight for the eyes even before it works its wonder on your taste buds.
Coming from the royal kitchens of Rajasthan and Gujarat, using the spices and cooking techniques of the royal Khansama, Rajdhani’s maharaj prepares a range of recipes that are carefully handpicked and presented on a platter that promises a leisurely, king-like meal experience.
And, the best part is, without compromising on the nutritional value of the food or sidelining the traditional royal touch, feel and taste of India’s rich gastronomic legacy.
“Our food is a perfect blend of the spicy Rajasthani cuisine with the slightly sweetish Gujarati delicacies. And its unique factor is that though it has a huge spread, it is much like ‘ghar ka khana’ that is to be eaten in a home-like ambience,” said Aji Nair, vice-president Mirah Hospitality that has now set sights on Andhra and Vizag region for expanding its base in South.
Some of the delicacies served in the traditional lunch and dinner thali include farsans like matar khasta roll, Surti plaza, barsadolla, hariwalipatra, Jodhpuri pakoda. Sabzis include Surati undhiyu, Jaisalmer panchkuta, pithod ki sabzi, Jodhpuri gatta, sangri ke kofte, rabodiharapyaaz and tilwale aloo. Though the thali is essentially Rajasthani and Gujarati, high demand for curd rice has landed it as a special item on the menu card.
For desserts apple jalebi, tamatar halwa, akrot halwa, doodhpak, khajur barfi, dry fruit halwa, makai jajariya and sutarseni kheer are sure to tantalise your taste buds.
For those excited to treat themselves to the royal and and traditional gastronomical legacy, don’t miss the aam panna, daal bhati churma, farsaans, khichdi kadi, mango dal, makki ki rot, papaya chutney, dhokhla and all their desserts. A word of caution though, the waiters are so hospitable that you might forget that you are in restaurant and not in some chacha- chachi’s house -- yes, they persist that you try every item they bring even if your tummy is ready to explode! Further for the first time, a Rajdhani restaurant will also offer a special a-la-carte snacks from 3 to 7 pm. The menu includes chilli sev puri, tokri dahi chaat, pav bhaji. vada pav and dabeli amongst others.