In a NUtshell:A beautiful hole (niche) in the wall seating, adjoining kitchen that makes and serves super YUMM Sindhi vegetarian and non vegetarian food, run by a family of father mother & son
Meal for 2: ₹300 onwards
Cuisine type : vegetarian and non vegetarian
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Short description- in case u r in a hurry:
We had been reading about this restaurant for some time and decided to pay a visit on a Sunday afternoon all the way from Cuffe Parade to Khar.
The serving staff was very good. He had good info about the food that was being served.
We by chance met the owner and later his son. Was great chatting with both. It takes super effort , planning and skill to come up with a great eatery that sees success so soon. The father mentioned that these are all recipes of his wife. Needless to say they tasted more like home cooked and less like commercial.
Both mentioned that they are looking for a larger space and more seating area.All the best.Should b a runaway success from day 1.
Hope that the food remains the prime focus as it is now….
Loved the food. At the end of it, the tastebuds were still craving for more but the stomach was jam packed!!
Detailed description- in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
We started with dal pakwan, staple Sindhi breakfast. The daal was cooked not with much masalas but was served garnished with generous amount of coarsely ground spices. This was served with two chutneys, one made from pudina ( mint) and the other a sweet n sour chutney with small cubes of raw onion in it.
The fun of the dish was the combination of the daal, the spices and the two chutneys. The daal itself tasted very good. It was thick, exuded flavours of good dal, each grain of the daal cud b seen but was perfectly cooked, soft and super nice.
We had the daal with pakwan. This pakwan was one of the best we have had in a very long time. It was very crisp , yet the high amount of fat in it gave it a bit of moistness ( optimally khasta). Brilliant texture. Rate it 4.5/5
For the uninitiated, the Sindhi kadhi is not by far related to the punjabi kadhi. This is a bit sour, thinner, does not have a curd base , has vegetables in it and also has curry leaves in it. This is usually had with rice.
Loved the big pieces of veggies. These were soft and nice but retained their texture and taste. The kadhi was thick and had strong flavours and taste. Brilliantly made. Perfect balance of salt and sour.
With the dish was aloo tuk. This was potato patties deep fried, garnished with Sindhi masalas. Super chatpata , super tasty and just too good. Could not control the hands as they constantly travelled from plate to mouth, transporting a piece of aloo delight. Rate it 4.5/5
We then moved on to Sindhi mutton curry. Here it had a very very interesting tomato based gravy which was on the borderline of being tomatoeeee and WOW. Balance of salt and sour was perfect.
Last dish was sev pak. We had this dish for the first time at chaina ram , fatehpuri Masjid, Chandni Chowk delhi. That dish was one of our favourites in that iconic century old shop. The difference is that the one at chaina ram is a burfi and hence dry. It had more sev than the one at sindhful. The sindhful version was served on a bowl, warm. It was a lot more creamier , soft , more reduced milk and khoya. We enjoyed the flavours of cardamom. It was slightly on a sweeter side as compared to the one at chaina ram. Super loved it. Highly recommended. Rate it 4.5/5