Paranthe Wale Galli is the newest restaurant from Chef Rahul Arora of Bon Appetit and Cafe Pranah. Team Hungry Hallows were proud to be a part of the grand inaugural meal.
Located in Lake Terrace in the lane beside Hotel Monalisa, this place done up with wooden benches, pictures of Delhi’s Chandni Chowk clicked by the owner himself , humorous wall posters has a colourful and vibrant feel to it.
The Hajmola Lemon Tea and the Motichoor Lassi greeted us on our arrival. The Hajmola Lemon Tea with its desi twist was refreshing. The Motichoor Lassi was lovely and it had a rich flavor to it. It was quite filling in itself. The Rose Gulkand Lassi was also nice.
The Dahi Phuchka was interesting as in, the amount of Dahi was just right to not overpower the original essence of the Phuchka and yet add a different dimension to the dish. The Nachos Phuchka was one unique concoction which you just have to taste to believe.
The signature Paranthas which we were eagerly waiting for were up next. The Olive and Jalapeno Parantha was tasty and innovative. The Cheese Parantha with liberal amount of molten cheese inside was as sinful as it could get. The Achari Paneer Parantha and the Dhania Chicken Parantha were again impressive in terms of the generosity of the stuffing. We liked the fact that shredded chicken was used in stead of chicken keema in the chicken parantha. The pickle which accompanied the paranthas deserve a special mention. Although it was a tad hot in itself, it complemented the paranthas beautifully.
We also tasted the Honey Garlic Wings and the Chettinad Paneer Skewers. The Honey Garlic wings were to die for. The tasty succulent chicken wings enchanted us to such a degree that one of our friends rather aptly commented that the wings were not honey, but as good as honeymoon! The Paneer Skewers were again excellently done and they had a surprisingly oriental feel about it which we enjoyed.
Next up were the Rice combo meals. The rice was delicately tossed with subtle spices. The curries accompanying the rice were all light, homely and tasty at the same time. The Egg Curry and the Kadhi were our personal favourites. These rice combo meals would be ideal for a light lunch for office goers.
Among the sweet paranthas, we sampled the Chocolate Parantha and the Khoya Badam Parantha. While the indulging Chocolate Parantha promises to be a popular pick, the Khoya Badam Parantha was the showstopper in our view. The sweetness, the texture, the fragrance were just spot on. It was one stunning dish to call it a day on one majestic feast.
In short, if you are looking for a feel of the charm of Delhi Chandni Chowk or for that matter something a wee bit different, look no further than Paranthe Wali Galli.