Gypsy (689, 9th ‘C’ Road, Sardarpura, Jodhpur, Rajasthan)


In a nutshell:
An unmissable Rajasthani Vegetarian food thali in Jodhpur – eat as much as u can.

Gypsy facade
Gypsy facade

Address & other details:  Gypsy

Meal for 2: 500 onwards

Cuisine type :  vegetarian

Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one featured / sponsored reviews. YUMMRAJ believes in going to a restaurant in anonymity, as a normal guest, experience everything & give a honest account of the same to you.

receipt - proof of payment
receipt – proof of payment

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.

Short description – in case u r in a hurry:

This Foodie madness post is a part of a series called Culinary pilgrimage – On a weekend in August 15 we decided to travel to Jodhpur on Culinary pilgrimage. A 2 day trip to Jodhpur just to eat out at the numerous streetfood shops that have survived over time……….We ended up eating at 11 places in a span of 48 hours & spent a total of approx Rs. 1850 & then we dined at Jodhpur fort for Rs. 3000. The cost of staying at Jodhpur & travelling to Jodhpur from Delhi was, needless to say, quite a few times more.

We came to know about Gypsy from numerous conversations on social media.

A framed board in restaurant showing Bollywood actors dining here
A framed board in restaurant showing Bollywood actors & famous Industrialists dining here

We reached the restaurant, went inside, sat on the table, waited for menu card, to realize we were in the wrong floor of the right restaurant. The ground floor is a general a la carte North Indian restaurant.

dining hall
dining hall

We got to know from the waiter that there r two different floors with different menus and different entrances. We ended up going to the ground floor one and we were told it is Punjabi and other North Indian.

furniture - close up
furniture – close up

The First floor hall was big, with 3 rows of tables. It had paintings on the wall & was very well maintained.

thalis & bowls that arrive at the table
thalis & bowls that arrive at the table

The service was very organized, yet very personalised. People come and serve all dishes endless times – till u want to eat.

media coverage details on the wall
media coverage details on the wall

They offered us a hand wash in a special vessel.

handwash on the table
handwash on the table

Food was excellent. Loved every bit.

part of the thali
part of the thali

Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
We started with Chaanch. It was thin, nice, with specs of milk fat. Spiced up with jeera roasted. It had perfect taste. It was made from sour fermented curd. Rate it 4/5

Chaanch
Chaanch

Dal baati was very enjoyable. The baati was crisp but not too hard – hence it crumpled easily but was perfect to chew on, without losing a tooth. Rate the baati 4.5/5

baati
baati

The Dal was very simple, flavours of Dal were nice, so we’re flavours of good ghee. Rate it 4.5/5

daal
daal

Kair sangri (a local Rajasthani vegetable preparation) was excellent. It was a Dry dish with texture of ker, sangri intact. Masalas augmented the taste of ker, sangri and thankfully did not overpower the taste of ker, sangri. Rate it 4.5/5

Kair sangri
Kair sangri

Kadhi was excellent as well – not too sour, pretty balanced. It had a thick but flowy texture. Loved it. Rate it 4.5/5

Kadhi
Kadhi

Malai kofta was super soft and had a milky flavour. The gravy was very good with flavours of spices and a mild sweet n sour taste. Rate it 4.25/5

Malai kofta
Malai kofta

Gwar fali(a veggie) and other watery vegetables curry was outstanding. I took 3 helpings of that. The veggies retained their respective texture and one cud differentiate as the veggies wud land on the mouth. Super loved it and rate it 4.75/5

Gwar fali
Gwar fali

Paneer curry was good but it did not have the greatness of the other dishes at gypsy. The paneer seemed to made inhouse. It was not soft but a bit chewy. The gravy was thick, tomato based and slightly high on sour. Rate this 3/5.

Paneer curry
Paneer curry

Gatta ( gram flour nuggets) was very soft and good to taste. It was however not intense like the one at shaandar sweets. The gravy tasted very good as well. Rate it 4.25/5.

Gatta
Gatta

There was another kind of Dal in addition to the Dal Baati. Excellent once Again. 4.5/5

Dal served with Baati
Dal

Dhokla was very soft and fluffy. Rate it 4.25/5

Dhokla
Dhokla

Kheech was a new dish for us. Liked the flavor of ghee & the texture of the jowar grains. Rate it 4/5.

Kheech
Kheech

Choorma laddoo was pretty much small dana s & very good to taste. It was however not as wow as the other dishes. Rate it 4/5.

The choorma at Chokelao Mahal restaurant, Mehrangarh fort was much better.

choorma laddoo
choorma laddoo

We were also served Basundi – It was thickened, flavoured milk. Not too sweet – perfect sweet I wud say. Rate it 4/5.

Basundi
Basundi

We enjoyed the curries with a host of parathas and rotis.

paranthas
paranthas

Overall rating of food at Gypsy averages out to 4.1/5. That’s a huge rating for a restaurant serving so many dishes. Wud surely look forward to revisiting.

nice meetha paan on the way out
nice meetha paan on the way out

 

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