In a nutshell:
Outstanding home made gujias that had thin crisp shells, the right amount of sweetness, the flavour of good ghee, every bite was a medley of textures. Loved both the platters we ordered – one snacky, one lunch.
The food in general was really good – it seemed to be made in volume & i guess if cooked in small batches (like home) it would have been even better.
Address & other details: Marwadi khana
Meal for 2: ₹500 onwards
Cuisine type : vegetarian
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Short description- in case u r in a hurry
We got to know about home chef abhilasha jain (Marwadi khana) from the social media. This was topped by a good amount of recommendation by chef Ashish Bhasin, executive chef leela gurugram.
The Instagram posts of Marwadi khana are really good to watch. They have videos, pictures & a good amount of written content that talks about the vm community & the culinary culture.
We got a few Instagram messages from Marwadi khana as invitation to sample their food but we said this –
This is actually our standard reply to all the generous invites that we get from all restaurants & home chefs.
Close to holi this year we saw advertisements of the holi offering of Marwadi khana. That looked fab. So we decided to order it at a friend’s place.
The ordering process:
The customer has to Fill the form to book his/her order
The terms & conditions mentioned were:
*We are accepting orders for min 2pax*
*We will send our deliveries asap but due to festive rush and non availability of delivery guys it might be delayed, kindly bear with us*
*Gujiyas are also available*
*Delivery charges for Holi Day from gurgaon to Gurgaon is Rs 150*
The concept was quite difficult to understand. How much does one pax eat? How to calculate how many dishes to order. Generally restaurants say ‘per plate / per dish’. Here it was ‘pax’.
Also, I was surprised that it was mandatory to order for 2 pax – if one person wants to order, why is he/ she forced to buy food for two? Logically the courier & packaging charge will be more for one pack compared to multiple. So just paying the extra courier & packaging should work – I thought.
So we got other friends to join us too. Finally 5 of us finished ‘2 pax’!!! Great we did not order more ‘pax’!!!
Rest of the interaction related to food delivery & time was very good.
We were very impressed with the packaging
Food was really good.
Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
Home made gujias came in 4 varieties. Each was unique & different from each other. This is a summary of the assorted gujiyas:
Thin crisp shells
Right amount of sweet
Flavour of good ghee
Medley of textures
Rate the assorted gujiyas 4.5/5
Chaat Special Menu
-Kadi Kachori Chaat
The kadhi was very balanced in terms of taste – sweet/salt/ sour. The kachoris were great to taste as it is. The filling was way more robust in terms of quantity, flavours & also taste, as compared to the mass market leaders bikanervala & Haldiram’s.
The kachori outer layer turned out to be perfectly crisp.
The combination turned out very good. Rate this 4.5/5
-Cholle Samosa Chaat
Once again, excellent samose that paired very well with the intense, robust chholey. Rate it 4.5/5
-Dahi Bada was very enjoyable. The bada was soft & really nice. It was not too porous & not hard in the center. The sides held back well. Balance if dahi was excellent. Rate it 4.5/5
-Bedmi Puri with Aloo Subji. Loved this combo. Special mention to the flavourful aloo subzi. I was also amazed that the puri was very good to taste after almost 2 hours of it being fried. Rate this 4.75/5
-Holi Special Gujiya was also a part of the pack.
-Moti Boondi Laddu was not too sweet & had ghee flavours. Incidentally we have had better. This one was very good. Rate it 4/5
-Green Chatni was flavourful & nice. So was the Sauth. Add ons to spice up the chaats.
Special Food Menu
-Marwadi Cholle was quite different from the chholey with samosa. This one had a thinner gravy & was lighter on the palate. It was high on flavour of spices. Rate it 4.25/5
-Gobind Gatte was excellent- perfect texture. Everything just right. Loved the gravy too. Rate it 4.5/5
-3M-Mawa Matar Makhana Sabji was just too good. It was different & new for us. Absolutely bowled over. Rate it 4.95/5
-Kairi Ki Launji was nice to eat.
-Jeera Rice was good. Rate it 3/5.
-Namak Ajwain Paratha was excellent. Super soft, perfect to taste. Rate it 4.5/5
-Boondi Laddu – we got the same Moti boondi laddu here, mentioned boondi laddu.
-this platter also had Holi Special Gujiya.
Overall rating averages out to 4.35/5
Look forward to trying many more dishes from Marwadi khana in future.