In a nutshell:
Loved the Rajasthani Thali that is among the best in the Rajasthani food category in Gurgaon.
Address & other details: Kingdom of dreams
Meal for 1: Rs. 600 set price per person
Cuisine type : Vegetarian
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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.
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.
There were nice huge chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.
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.
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.
As we sat, we were served 4 amazing rustic, strong, pungent & YUMM chutneys.
There were 3 kinds of breads – A deep fried green peas kachori, a red chilli powder laden atta paratha & some more.
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.
Daal baati choorma was very good. The one at Santosh Bhojanalaya Jaipur was way better & more rustic & authentic than this though.
A dahi ke samosa served to us was really nice. It had hung curd & spices as a filling & nice smart layer outside.
A bhindi based pakora was served freshly made & we liked it quite a bit.
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.
The meal was unlimited but the overall quantity was so high that we hardly repeated anything & somehow managed to roll out of the restaurant.
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.