Rajasthan Food Restaurant (Culture Gully, Kingdom of dreams, Gurgaon).


In a nutshell:

Loved the Rajasthani Thali that is among the best in the Rajasthani food category in Gurgaon.

Inside the restaurant
Inside the restaurant

Address & other details: Kingdom of dreams

Meal for 1: Rs. 600 set price per person

Cuisine type : Vegetarian

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I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.

NOTE: All pics have been clicked from my iphone as I was not carrying my regular camera. Apologize for the ‘not so good’ pics.

Description:

Culture Gully is a pretty interesting place in Gurgaon that attempts to get almost authentic but Hygenic food (meaning a bit mellowing down that the original rustic one). Food in general here has never dissappointed me – infact I have really loved quite a lot of food here.

Rajasthani folk singers just outside the restaurant singing a traditional Rajasthani song at our request
Rajasthani folk singers just outside the restaurant singing a traditional Rajasthani song at our request

This time we were in Culture Gully we tried Rajasthani. As soon as we entered the restaurant, we instantly got the feel of the ornate Hawelis & palaces of Rajasthan.

There were beautiful large paintings on the walls.

Seating was in the traditional way – low cushions & low table, so that one can fold legs & eat. Wearing a non-stretch tight denim can be a huge challenge here. In case u get out from home with a definite plan to go here, try to wear some traditional clothes or at least a lower that stretches.

Seating inside the restaurant
Seating inside the restaurant

There were nice huge chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.

chandeliers
chandeliers

The staff were also dressed in traditional attire though they did not sport he legendary moustaches of Rajasthan. The staff members knew in detail about the food & they took ample care of us during our stay here.

Food as I mentioned above was very good & enjoyable.

Paneer based dish
Paneer based dish

The thali in which we were served was pretty interesting. It was a full circle itself & then had protrusions to carry the numerous small bowls. It was traditional, was heavy, of course metal & pretty ornate.

our thali
our thali

As we sat, we were served 4 amazing rustic, strong, pungent & YUMM chutneys.

assorted chutneys
assorted chutneys

There were 3 kinds of breads – A deep fried green peas kachori, a red chilli powder laden atta paratha & some more.

Green peas kachori
Green peas kachori

There were 5 curries including Ker sangri, paneer, gatta, veggies & kadhi. Loved all of them quite a lot. They were collectively much better than similar thali at Suruchi.

subzi
Paneer based subzi

Daal baati choorma was very good. The one at Santosh Bhojanalaya Jaipur was way better & more rustic & authentic than this though.

choorma
choorma

A dahi ke samosa served to us was really nice. It had hung curd & spices as a filling & nice smart layer outside.

A peep inside dahi ke samosey
A peep inside dahi ke samosey

A bhindi based pakora was served freshly made & we liked it quite a bit.

bhindi based pakora
bhindi based pakora

We also tried Bajre ki khichdi. On its own I am not sure too many people wud like it – I did though. However with the miscellaneous curries & chutneys it tasted good.

baajrey ki khichdi
baajrey ki khichdi

The meal was unlimited but the overall quantity was so high that we hardly repeated anything & somehow managed to roll out of the restaurant.

daal
daal

Unlike my other posts, I am not marking each & every dish separately but rate the food at this place overall as 4/5. Really enjoyed the lunch & the whole experience. Look forward to revisiting when Guests r around.

Gatte ki subzi
Gatte ki subzi
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