Banarasi Chaat and Kulfi Wala in Karama is best known for its cute quirky desi style interior with hand paintings and writings adoring its walls. Located opposite The Frame, there is ample paid parking spots, and the seating area is vast and socially distant.
The décor is insta-worthy, and the vibe is amazing with Bollywood music playing in all its glory. The staff were dressed in dabbawalla fashion and service was quick. They serve Indian street food like chaat, pav bhaji, stuffed parathas, kulfi, sweets and hot and cold beverages.
Mango Lassi, served in a tall earthen cup was thick, luscious and lip-smackingly delicious. the Filter Coffee, too, was surprisingly tasty. I also ordered a Tandoori Chai which is poured into an earthen cup, heated in the tandoor, at the table. The live action is fun and makes for a good Insta video.
We also tried Dahi Papdi Chaat, Aloo Paratha, Vada Pav and Bombay Sandwich. I was disappointed as I expected these to be exploding with flavours as this is their forte. But these were just average. The sandwich was too dry and difficult to chew while the vada pav lacked the contrasting tastes it is known for.
I was a lil hesitant to try anything after this but couldn’t resist the desserts. Surprisingly, the Gulab Jamun and Jalebi that we ordered were good. The gulab jamuns were soft and melting in the mouth. The jalebis, on the other hand, were crisp and sweet and tangy at the same time.