A restaurant has to be good when a chef recommends it. So, I caught up with Chef Pradeep Khullar, Chef De Cuisine of Chor Bizarre and found out where he likes to eat in Delhi.
It’s been many years since Chef Pradeep Khullar has been associated with Chor Bizarre – Old World Hospitality Pvt Ltd. A native of Delhi, he loves exploring various cuisines, ingredients and cooking procedures. “Whenever possible, I take time off to explore other eateries in the city,” he says and suggests five places which he loves and why.
Bobby Tikki Wala @ Preet Vihar
Nostalgia strikes me every time I visit this place. As a kid I used to go to Bobby Tikki Wala with my parents. I still crave for their deliciously tangy, spicy Aloo or Papdi Chaat. Apart from Apart from the excellent chaats you can also try Dahi Bhalla, Pav Bhaji and Kulfi.
Meal For Two: Rs 100 (inclusive of taxes)
Tian, ITC Maurya @ Sardar Patel Marg
This is one restaurant which has superseded all its competitors with exceptional food and impeccable service. I am completely in love with Tian and strongly recommend the Mushroom Soup. It has a thick consistency, is well-seasoned and has mild flavours. Another favourite is the aromatic pan-fried fillet Chilean Sea Bass served with sautéed vegetables, which tastes sublime.
Meal For Two: Rs 5,000 (inclusive of taxes)
Sita Ram Diwan Chand @ Paharganj
You’re not a true Delhiite if you don’t have a favourite joint for Choley Bhature. Sita Ram is the only name that comes to mind when I think of the deep fried bhaturas with spicy chickpea curry. I can travel from the opposite end of Delhi to Sita Ram for a plate. The place is like a small staff cafeteria and the portions are definitely value for money.
Meal For Two: Rs 100 + taxes
Monkey Bar @ Connaught Place
I visit Monkey Bar on weekends mostly for the vibrant atmosphere and the delectable food on offer. The chic crowd and cordial service gives this place an edge over other eateries. My favourite things to order here: Galouti Killer, Chorizo Fried Rice, Monkey Bar Burger and Old Monk Chocolate Cake.
Meal For Two: Rs 2,000 + taxes (with alcohol)
Indigo Delicatessen @ Vasant Kunj
This restaurant never fails to impress me each time that I am here. The artistic décor and lovely ambience adds to the dining experience. My favourites from the menu are the Caesar Salad, Wafer Thin Pizzas (all of them), Wild Mushroom Risotto and Brulee 365.
Meal For Two: Rs 2,400 + taxes (with alcohol)