A long standing treat was dished out today. We chose Yellow Chilli because I have dined in one of their other restaurants and quite liked the food there. Also my guests took a liking to its unique name and the “Sanjeev Kapoor” tag also tilted the scales in its favour.
The layout is pretty good with tables laid out evenly. The entire restaurant is nicely illuminated and color co-ordinated with shades of brown and off-white. Being a Sunday afternoon, it was crowded but we found a table to seat ourselves quickly.
The service is quick, we were attended to pretty fast considering the crowd.
I just love the type of crockery they use here to serve the starters, sauces / chutney / pickle and also the salt and pepper sprinklers.
We ordered the following:
Masala Mint Cooler / Jaljeera
Masala Papad – The unique thing about the masala papad served here is that the veggies are served cold as toppings over the papad.
Karara Subz Roll – A crispy fried roll stuffed with juliennes of cabbage and carrot, looked like a mini spring roll. Though the menu card claims that it is served with tamarind, chilli and garlic sauce, this one was served with schezwan sauce.
Palak Pindi Chhole – A nice innovation which was nice and spicy and served with semi-thick gravy. The chick peas were soft and nicely done. Here again the menu claims that they serve chick peas over crispy spinach fitters. There was spinach in the dish but by no stretch of imagination can it be called spinach fritters. I can understand that the crispiness isnt retained for long as it gets soggy due to the gravy but at least the first serving should give that crisp feeling.
Pyaz Mirch ki Roti – Loved this innovation in a roti.
Nizami Tarkari Biryani – Well again a variation from the menu; in the entire bowl / container of the biryani there was only 3 pieces of cauliflower, 5 pieces of French beans, 6 pieces of carrot & some green peas and no sign of gravy / curry[as the menu claims it to be]. To make it even more horrifying, it was served with Jeera Raita made from the sourest curd possible. Biryani can be had with any curd preparation but the curd necessarily needs to be good and fresh if not sweet. This dish was a disaster.
There were advertising that they are serving hot Jalebi but upon ordering for the same, we were told that they don’t have it on the menu today; then why publicise it.
The damages came to Rs.425 per head for 3 people.
I have eaten at Yellow Chilli before at their other. I enjoyed and relished the food there then. However, this trip was an absolute disaster to say the least. An occasion was turned sour because of the food. To say the least, this is one of my forgettable experiences.