Dalema (Plot no. 10, Aditya Plaza, Unit 4, Bhubaneshwar)


In a nutshell
A large eatery with forgettable food, average service – a missed opportunity in the heart of the city.

Dalema
Dalema

Address & other details:  Dalema

screenshot of google map
screenshot of google map

Meal for 2: Rs. 500

Cuisine type:  vegetarian & nonvegetarian

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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:
Our friends suggested us to visit dalema when they heard we were goin to bhubaneshwar. We told the driver and we were brought here.

dining hall
dining hall

In hindsight we realized this one was not the recommended one. There are a few restaurants by the name Dalma / dalema.

patrapoda mansho
patrapoda mansho

The dining hall was Dark inside even in daylight

Service boys were indifferent. They seemed to be over worked.

menu card
menu card

I was surprised by the Dirty filthy loo

Food was just ok. Not all all worth a revisit.

maida poori
maida poori

Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading:

We decided to go for Dalema vegetarian thali and order some non veg dishes a la carte.

Dalema vegetarian thali
Dalema vegetarian thali

The thali Had Poori, Kanika and white rice as the 3 cereals.
For the uninitiated, Kanika is a yellow coloured sweetened pulao that is eaten with curries. The rice had independent grains, was soft and good in texture but tasted just ok. Rate it 2/5

Kanika
Kanika

We were surprised to see Soybean nugget curry in a traditional odiya thali. The curry was bland, did not have any intensity and wAs slightly low on salt. Rate it 2/5 too.

Soybean nugget curry
Soybean nugget curry

Dry (patal) Gourd curry was nice. It had unpeeled gourd slices and thick slices of aloo. Rate it 3.5/5

Dry (patal) Gourd curry
Dry (patal) Gourd curry

Aloo bharta was excellent – spicy, slightly hot, very YUMM, perfect texture. Flavor of mustard oil made its presence felt. Rate it 4.25/5

Aloo bharta
Aloo bharta

Green saag fry was also good. It lacked a punch though. Rate it 3/5

Green saag fry
Green saag fry

Chhena curry was very nice. The chhena ( curdled milk) balls were super soft and had a good chhena. They tasted very good too. The gravy was very nice. Rate it 4.25/5

Chhena curry
Chhena curry

Dalma ( dal) that we had here was the worst in the trip. It was again mindlessly cooked, with no passion. A signature dish from where the name of the restaurant has been derived was just ordinary. Rate it 2.5/5

Dalma ( dal)
Dalma ( dal)

Payasam made from rice, milk and jaggery was good to taste. It was a bit runny , yet good to taste. Rate it 4/5

Payasam
Payasam

We also ordered a la carte –
Patrapoda mutton – mutton cooked in leaf. This was excellent in terms of super soft texture of mutton, great taste, intense flavor and taste of dry gravy. However it suffered from excess salt. It wud hv got a rating of 4.5/5 but for the salt revised rating is 4/5.

Patrapoda mutton
Patrapoda mutton

Pohola besara curry was a fish gravy. Unlike most commercial places they did not over fry the fish. So It had good texture. The gravy tasted very good too. Rate it 4/5

Pohola besara
Pohola besara

Chicken kossa curry was very good. The meat was soft and good. The gravy was red, hot and good to taste. Rate it 4.25/5

Chicken kossa curry
Chicken kossa curry

Overall rating of food at dalema averages out to 3.4/5

Wud surely never revisit

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