Sasumaa Gujarati Thali (RC Dutt Rd, Alkapuri, Vadodara, Gujarat )


In a nutshell:
A quirky named restaurant whose name is so easy to remember, has super fast and efficient service and serves very good Gujarati thali

the facade
the facade

Address & other details:  Sasumaa

Meal for 2: 500 onwards

Cuisine type :  vegetarian

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bill - proof of payment
bill – 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:

We read about this restaurant on the social media. Many people who hv been here warned that it will b very crowded.

inside the restaurant
inside the restaurant

The day we went, we had a short waiting and we got a place to sit on little time.

The service boys started serving one dish after the other in the traditional thali set up – a large stainless steel plate with many small bowls placed on it.

thali
thali

The boys were all pretty young and were playfully doing the job with a smile on their face. They were also having fun within themselves – cracking a joke maybe, while crossing another guy and both dispersing with larger smiles and occasional  laughter.

The interiors were pretty well maintained. There were sets of tables for 4 in the dining hall.

Service was efficient and fast. The guys took care of guests pretty well ….

Food was very good. Better than another place we visited the next day.

Detailed description- in case u hv the time to njoy reading.

They only have unlimited thalis. Like in most thali places, there were curries, breads, farsan, chaanch, desserts.

The Paneer curry was excellent. The paneer was in small pieces and the gravy was minimal. The balance of the dish was too good. Taste was YUMM. Rate it 4.5/5

Paneer curry
Paneer curry

Cabbage curry was good but I have surely had way better cabbage curries. It was good in terms of balance of taste, level of spices etc but not wow. Rate it 3/5

Cabbage curry
Cabbage curry

Aloo curry was super good. It had a gravy and a sweetish tinge to it. Rate it 4.25/5

Aloo curry
Aloo curry

Chana curry ( black gram) was excellent again. The chana was perfectly done ( soft yet firm enough to retain shape and texture). Rate it 4.5/5

Chana curry
Chana curry

Sooji sheera was served as dessert. This was suboptimally sweet, did not hv full blown flavours of ghee. It was ok but not great. Rate This 3/5

Sooji sheera
Sooji sheera

Khaman was excellent. It was soft and if perfect texture. It was a bit spiced up and tasted excellent. Rate it 4.5/5

Sooji sheera
Sooji sheera

Sabudana Vada – if one eats sabudana vada here for the first time, they wud like it. However anyone who has tasted this dish in the likes of Prakash shahakari bhandar and  Vinay health home wud know the difference. Rate the dish  3/5

Sabudana Vada
Sabudana Vada

Sweet samosa was served as dessert. It was mini samosa with coconut and reduced milk filling and dunked in sugar syrup. Rate it 4/5

Sweet samosa
Sweet samosa

Bhakri (bread) with a spoonful of ghee on top tasted excellent. Rate it 4.5/5

Bhakri
Bhakri

Biscuit bhakri was not crisp. It’s taste was good. Rate it 2.5/5

Basket chaat was like a smaller version of a chaat inside an edible deep fried basket. It was very YUMM. Rate it 4.5/5

Basket chaat
Basket chaat

Basundi , another dessert was very nice. It was thick n sweet. Rate it 4.25/5

Basundi
Basundi

Daal was a bit lower than very good. It was uniform and did not have a distinct texture. It was tasting a bit over sweet as it was low on salt  3.75/5

Daal
Daal

Kadhi was excellent. It was a sweet kadhi served hot. Loved every bit of it. Rate it 4.5/5

Kadhi
Kadhi

Loved the Chaas & rate it 4.5/5.

Kadhi
chaas

Khichadi was served with a lot of ghee on top. Tasted very good. 4.25/5

Khichadi
Khichadi

Overall rating of food at sasuma averages out to 4/5

Wud b nice to revisit in some time

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