One of the food joints, I've been wanting to go to in a loooong time! Finally got a chance to try this place for lunch today with my mom, as it was at a stones throw from the Hindu Lit fest venue. So yaay!
Entering the restaurant, after a pretty steep climb, we were immediately attended to. One of the waiters promptly motioned us to choose one when we asked for a table for two and for a Saturday afternoon it was decently crowded. Good for us!
After having a sip of the lukewarm water that was served to us, we started browsing the menu, the cover page had faces of people, Mumbai city etc.! An extensive menu I must say. They offer Indian, oriental and continental?? How fancy! I was thinking this one serves only North Indian food? Anyway, we decided to try a bit of it all.
Our order: Tikki chat ,corn cheese balls, stuffed parathas and a glass of Strawberry Daiquiri.
The food was served to us quite quickly starting with the tikki chat. It had pieces of aloo tikki (potato cutlet types) dipped in chole( chickpea gravy), dahi( curd), raw vegetables like tomatoes, onions and carrots. It was seasoned with chaat powder, could also get a taste of aamchoor powder and of course the various chutneys, garnished with sev and coriander! Although it looked very messy, it was delicious! I could taste masala, spice, sweetness and the blandness of curd all at once! Top notch!
Moving on to the corn cheese balls, the serving included 7 pieces for two hundred bucks. Slightly on the higher side, but once you bite into them, the juiciness of the corn and the freshness of the cheese totally makes you forget the price. It is served with a small cup of mayo (eggless). I requested for ketchup and a bit of chaat powder (me going totally Indian today! Even with cheese balls!). Ok, now I feel like eating them again. I loved the crispy layer on the outside and the gooey cheese filling on the inside. Great dish altogether!
The strawberry daiquiri was served with a slice of lemon and one of those tiny umbrellas! Looked really thirst quenching (have a look at the photo, please), but once you take a swig of it, the throat wants it more, although this happens typically when you drink something cold. Not too sweet, not too tangy, loaded with crushed ice, this drink would be perfect for that hot summer day! We ordered only one glass, thinking one would be more than enough for two, and I guess this was the right decision.
Ah! Now for our main course, we had ordered only one stuffed paratha (cut into two), it felt just about right for us. This is usually served with pickles. At KP, A cute set of three tiny cups, one with achar (mixed vegetable pickle here which was pretty good), chilli soaked in something pickle( not my choice of a pickle) and slices of lemons ( Wonder why that was part of this). As for the parathas, they were stuffed with carrots, beans, little bit of potatoes and paneer and lots of chili. Maybe too oily for my liking, but with the curd (which was like heaven by the way) and the achar, you shouldn't miss this! I requested them to serve us curds, maybe anticipating the spice levels looking at that chili pickle on the table, but I dont regret it!
How can I forget our dessert order, especially when it has Rabdi in it! Moms choice!
Rabdi with seasonal fruits as they call it, was this concoction of cut pieces, syrups and rabdi obviously. It looked like porridge but tasted good. Wasn't the best as they had mentioned dry fruits in the menu and I couldn't find even one. But good attempt. The rabdi alone as a dessert may have been a better option, but their dessert choices were limited to only five or six.
So, this was it. The end of my long time planned lunch at KP. The food is little overpriced; the bill came close to nine hundred bucks only for this. But the staff was helpful and pleasant! Good work, team!
Having said that, one thing I cannot stand at a restaurant is noise. This place was noisy, noisier and noisiest. Im planning to eat here again, with the most compelling thoughts of trying out their naan, many types of subjis and of course their tikki chat! Minus the chaos and slash down the prices, Kailash Parbat would be the perfect place for good veg north Indian food, greater conversations and much more!