A place where you can dine like royalty on authentic Indian vegetarian thalis (platter) inspired by Rajasthani and Gujarati cuisines. Don’t underestimate this restaurant just because it is all vegetarian. Even if you are a die-hard fan of non-vegetarian food, try Rasoi Ghar once and you’ll never look down on vegetarianism again. I promise you!!!
From the moment I stepped into the restaurant, I was taken aback by the opulence and grandeur of the interiors. From the pictures adorning the walls to the antique furniture with colourful cushions, to the statues of Bhudha, all came together to create the perfect ambience to instill a feeling of resplendence in me. Each day has a different menu (Yes, updated even on Zomato!!), so you’ll never be eating the exact same thali again. The food here is served in three courses – appetisers, mains and dessert and is an unlimited thali at very reasonable prices. They even have a kids thali for those who love their veggies 😊
Once seated, we were welcomed with Boondi Jal ka Pani, a cool and refreshing drink with many health benefits, traditionally served during the summer season. Just then a person arrived holding a big “jug” and what looked like a plate and then I realised, “Oh wow! Hand wash at the table!! Yes, we Indians have to wash our hands before having food. But life is difficult you know, getting up and walking to the washroom just to wash our hands 😊 And here we were, sitting at our table, getting pampered like royals.”
The appetizers arrived, and it looked so cute, it was a mini platter in itself. There was Dal Pakwaan, Tandoori Sweet Potato, Mutter Pack and Dry fruit Dhokla, accompanied by mint chutney and a sweet red chutney. The coconut in the Mutter Pack gave it a little sweet taste and I enjoyed it with the green chutney. I’m not a fan of Dhokla but this one changed my thoughts. It was sweet and tasted similar to a dish called ‘vellayappam’ from my hometown in Kerala, as rightly pointed out by my foodie companion. But my fav among the starters was the Dal Pakwan – chana dal served with pakwan (pakwan is crispy fried Indian bread). Oohh, it was delicious. I’m still drooling, the best comfort food ever!!!
Next came a huge thali (plate) with lots of little bowls in which all the curries would be served. We had Red Channa Yoghurt, Veggies, Cottage Cheese (Paneer) Kada Masala, Green Veg. Tawa Baji, Sweet Dal, Spicy Yoghurt Kadi, Spicy Dal, plain rice, Pulau, curd rice, Moong dal Kichdi with ghee and different types of roti. A thali fit for a King, or a Queen, I must say!!! Each dish was delicious. I cannot choose any one because I loved them all. Who says vegetarian food is boring??!!!
And lastly, we had the sweets – Dry fruit Halwa, Sabudana Kheer and Coconut ki Barfi. My favourite was the dry fruit halwa – warm, delish, simple and yummy.
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|Value for money||4.5|