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Rajdhani – MGF Metropolitan Mall, Gurgaon


I had been to this restaurant a couple of times, but had been too intent on talking to the people I’d met there, rather than on the food. So this time, I took special note to record my experience!

The main thing that stands out in my mind with this restaurant, is the food is excellent. Which is also why I end up coming here so many times.It specializes in Rajasthani and Gujarati cuisine.

The moment you walk into the place, you can see that the tables are already set with the thalis (during the lunch time. Never been there for dinner). The lighting is yellow in the restaurant, and not white lights, so that makes it a little bit difficult to get natural colors for the items. πŸ™‚

The "before" Thali

The "3 minutes later" Thali

Serving you food is serious business here. Once you’re in and seated, a server confirms if you prefer “normal” water or “bottle” water (packaged drinking water). Once confirmed, the parade of food starts.

Within a span of 3 minutes (yes, I timed it), your thali is full of items, some of which seem unfamiliar. For me, most items were unfamiliar. The serving guys are so busy loading the plates with goodies, you don’t get a chance to ask what is what, and even if you, the menu is run through verbally at a speed I definitely can’t pick up! 😦

The menu mostly consists of 2 snacks (or farsan items), 4 vegetable items, 3 dal/khadi items (2 sweet and 1 spicy), rotis/phulka/puris, thepla, khoba roti, moong dal salad, 2 chutneys, dahi vada, rice, dal khichdi, kheer, moong dal halwa and malai cham cham.

The thepla, khoba roti and dal khichdi are best had with a generous serving of desi ghee. The taste really livens up.

The food is rich in taste. And since its and “unlimited thali” (meaning you can get multiple servings of the items), completing all items on the thali is a task for those with a VERY healthy appetite.

It’s been a nice experience every time I’ve been there, and will certainly visit in the future. πŸ™‚