Param Di Hatti – A wasted jaunt

I got a recommendation for Param Di Hatti in Rajouri Garden, from a much trusted source. So I was waiting for an opportunity when I visit that part of town and try the said authentic Chur Chur Naan myself. And where this is a will, there is a way.

I was there with my cousin a few days back, the outlet looked quite new, spacious and there were decent number of costumers there. Now the first confusion was with ordering, you pay Rs.55 for plate with either Chhole or Dal, you pay Rs.10 extra and you get both the things and if you pay Rs.85, you get a Thali, with Dal, Chhole, Shahi Paneer and Boondi raita.

Bypassing the confusion, we ordered two Thalis and waited patiently for our Naans, and when they arrived, was I disappointed. It seems either I have been spoiled by the Kashmiri Sweet shop for Chur Chur Naans, or the rest of the city just does not know how to make them.  Weren’t the Naans that were so crispy and well cooked that they fell apart in your hands known as Chur Chur Naans ? or do I have wrong expectations ?

The ones we got Naans they were, but not Chur Chur. They looked like normal stuffed Naans, felt like regular Naans and tasted like regular Naans. And to add to that the Dal and Shahi Paneer served was plain ordinary, Cholle were a tad better, but there was so much that they could have saved. Disappointed with the Naans and still hungry, we decided to order Cholle Bhature and Cholle Chawal. Cholle Bhature were just decent, but again for Rs.35, you get better stuff at lot other places.

All in all, Param di Hatti is the place that I would avoid, unless my life depended on it. Yes, I would eat there if I was going to die from hunger,  any circumstance less than that is not taking me back.

My rating – 2/5

Thinking again, lemme give 3/5 only to the Cholle Bhature, but again that is not worth an excursion to the joint.

Author: Shashank

CFE – Cheap Food Enthusiast Entrepreneur by birth, hippie by heart he is here just because he loves to eat. This adventurous biker is constantly looking for new avenues to satisfy his insatiable hunger for food & life. Though he loves sugar dense food, there is nothing sugar coated about him- brutally honest with his words, he often ruffles feathers with his stark naked opinions about food, fancy restaurants & orthodox ideas.

5 thoughts on “Param Di Hatti – A wasted jaunt”

  1. The actual shop that was famous was called "Prem Di hatti" and it was located opposite to the current shop, next to Grover Sweets. The grandfather grandson who ran the famous old shop split and the grandson opened Param Di Hatti here (grandfather shifted shop to Tilak nagar but closed down soon)…the chole bhatture at that time were really really gud along with the unique imli chatni they gave…They used to be my family's sunday breakfast for the 23 years i have lived there…but over the years the quality n taste have gone down and i hardly eat there anymore! πŸ™

  2. Man ! Sakshi's (my wife) Dad was telling me the same thing few days back..we were having chole bhature packed from Param di hatti at home. her place they still call it PREM di Hatti…and i discovered its PARAM only after your post πŸ˜€ !!

  3. hmmm.. i have a slight confusion… there's 'Prem Di hatti', next to grover sweets and then there's 'Param Di hatti'; below metro station, on the intersection of the road leading to Vishal. Which one is original? i tried 'Prem di Hatti' a few days back , and was disappointed with what they offered-Chur Chur naan, plain naan, chhole and dal.. even the lassi was sub-standard…

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