In a nutshell:
One of the best Chholey Bhature in Delhi
GoogleMap: Sitaram Dewanchand
Cuisine Type: Vegetarian
Meal for 2: See pic below
How to get there:
At Ramakrishna Ashram Metro station, ask for Imperial Cinema. Once u reach there, ask for the Sitaram Dewanchand. Advisable not to take ur car there due to severe parking issues. Park ur car in CP & take an auto or just take a metro & then walk.
We were surprised to see a Queue as we entered the shop at around 9.00am on a sunday morning. As we waited, a tall, smooth worded guy actually pulled off a typical Dilli sifarish for jumping the queue – He spoke to someone on his mobile & actually handed over the phone to the shop owner & the Gentleman obliged!!!!!
While we waited for our turn to get a bite, we caught a glimpse of bhature stored in a hot chamber in trays. Seeing that we realized that we r not getting freshly fried bhatures but ‘already made’ ones. Much later while we were walking out (post meal) we saw a fresh consignment of bhatures from the kitchen. Those looked round & puffed like it is in bikanervala or Om sweets. So we missed it by a margin of approx. 25 minutes. Better luck next time.
The Bhatures that we had were refried on tawa & served. So it is not swollen or puffed like we r used to see freshly fried bhatures. However, inspite of that, the taste of bhature was excellent on its own (without any accompaniment). There were lots of paneer strips & chopped coriander leaf inside the – super soft & much tastier than what it looked like. Wowwwwwwww was the taste. Inspite of being reheated & served, the bhature tasted better than even the freshly fried ones at Om sweets or Bikanervala.
Among the two accompaniments, the chholey looked less impressive than the aloo ki subzi. But the taste buds had a different story to tell. The aloo was flavorful with spices but was a bit more sour than the optimal – very good as it is but I have had it better on many occasions elsewhere.
The chholey taste was outstanding. Better than my favourite till date – Chholey at OM sweets (If this is 10, then OM’s is 8.25). We cud feel the anardana in the chholey – overall it was spicy, flavorful, & very very enjoyable. In fact it is so good that even a hardcore carnivore like me wud go for this rather than a good (but not outstanding) chicken curry, an Al kabeer kind of packed ‘fry & eat’ kabab or a suboptimal redmeat curry or a nonvegetarian Chinjabi manchurian.
They also serve pickled green chillies & another pickle with the Chholey Bhature – the chillies still maintain their crunchiness.
To sum it up, YUMMRAJ says Abar Khabo (means ‘wud like to eat this again’ in Bengali)