Monday, January 18, 2010

Bhel Puri in India Restaurants

Watch it... many serve Haldiram instant Bhel Puri mix. Recent case in point Mehfil

5 comments:

Babs said...

machi the trick in these places is to know what to order....for instance Bhel is not even in their menu....so big no no....

1) Read the menu thoroughly and understand what the chef is saying, some chef's are influenced heavily by tandoor, or bombay, or south Indian, hyderbad, etc..

2) Watch ur surroundings to see wat they order and how it looks, the face value sometime speaks here..

3) Ask the waiter wat he/she suggest, sometimes they push old stock but at least u can read him/her while suggesting....if they r passionate about how they answer then they may be correct....

4) Pick fast moving curries like Paneer based, tomato based, etc....places which full when u enter, then they might have good stock...

5) Places like these r crap for buffet, so avoid it at all cost..u might as well go to Pizza Hut all u can eat...

Its an art to order the right food....

In Tiruchendur Mani Iyer hotel when it was first open I ordered naan n some north indian curry, my dad gave me stare i can never forget....since then I started reading menu n learning this art....:-D
I have learned one thing it take years to master it....

The Print Lover said...

" idha naan ootlaye saapduvene"

ROFL!

Hawkeye said...

babs,

i ROFL'ed at the thiruchendur anecdote. in the U.S i think people go to restaurants knowing fully well that the food is going to suck. we go because its a change.

ordering n.indian food (almost all south indian restaurants here suck) is all that I do but even n.indians arent doing a good job of it.

print lover,

:-)

Kaushik said...

It's scarier when your friends have worked in Desi restaurants and come back and tell you tales of what and all they do to the food, inside the kitchen. :-(

Anonymous said...

romba sad.