Its strange what food can do, and our first outing of FED on 9th April, proved its great pulling power. I was expecting a good number of people, with EOiD and Chef at large coming into the picture, however when you form a group of 30 people and walk through the streets of Paharganj, its a different feeling all together.
A week before the outing, in the evening hours, I was passing through Pahar Ganj and wanted to stop at Kashmiri sweet shop for Chur Chur naans, as it had been a while that I tasted really good ones. However as I was pulling my bike over, I saw that the outlet I wanted to go to was deserted and the one next door was doing roaring business. That is when I decided to change my loyalties and taste the next door stuff. And boy, what a decision it proved out to be.
Satisfied to the core, I rushed home and uploaded the pics on facebook. The response was simply phenomenal, it seemed like people have started drooling on their keyboards. And soon, it was decided that a visit should be organized to outlet and hence the FED outing was created.
|The picture that ignited a thousand taste buds.
Talking about the Naans, off-late wherever I have tried them, I have not been satisfied. There have been good, bad and ugly, however excellent has been missing from the scene. But eating at Pardeep Corner in Pahar ganj, once I had the first morsel, I was hooked. They were the best Naans that I had ever eaten. The naans had the proper texture, Dal and Chhole felt just perfect. More often than not, tasteless Dal and/or chhole kills the eating experience, however here they were simply amazing. And how can I forget about the Missi rotis, they are the poor cousins or side kicks to the naan here, however I simply love them. They are unlike any other missi roti you might have had.
And I am quite glad that most of FEDs accompanying me shared my delight. Here is a video of the occasion, courtesy Chefatlarge.in
To find the place, go to Desh Bandhu Gupta Road, from their find the entry to Multani Dhandha, and Pardeep is the second shop on your left (Next to Kashmiri Sweet Shop).
Damages – Meal for 2 would be under Rs.150
My Rating : 4.5/5