Breakfast at Standard Burfee, Karol Bagh

After much deliberation on where to eat and what to eat for breakfast on a Saturday morning, I finally decided to settle down at Standard Sweets/Burfee in Karol Bagh.

Had a plate of Chhole Puri, with a plate of dahi, then a Kachori (served with same chhole), and halwa with puda. Chhole Puri were fantastic, amongst the best that I have ever had. Highlight of the entire meal was the Aloo ka achar that they serve. It actually went very well with Puri Chhole, tantalizing on taste buds and unlike anything that I have ever had before. 

Though halwa and pude seem to be quite famous there, however one bite into puda, it managed to kill my appetite. It was an overdose of Desi Ghee and that left such a strong flavor in my mouth that it overwhelmed my senses. Halwa was quite nice, however I am not sure how can people enjoy that puda. Or maybe I just got a bad piece.
Now kachodi seemed to be the one which had maximum to loose after that bite of Puda. Either I was overwhelmed by the Desi Ghee or we can call it law of diminishing returns, but Kachori received least favor from me and was left half uneaten. Plus I like kachori with Aloo ki Subzi, and standard serves it with Chhole itself.

All in all, absolutely brilliant Puri Chhole (make sure you order a portion of curd with it), and I would definitely go back to try other stuff once again.

My Rating – 3.5 / 5 (if only Puri, then 4/5)

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.

4 thoughts on “Breakfast at Standard Burfee, Karol Bagh”

  1. Shashank – You're obviously a newbie when it comes to hard-core Punjabi Puri-Chholle, eh! It is SUPPOSED to be laden with Ghee !!
    The achaar they serve is not aloo – but Kachalu.

    Been going there about 25 years now. A couple of rules for you:
    1. Never eat Chholle Puri / Bhature (after midday) AND halwa in the same sitting. We usually get the halwa packed for an evening snack. Best combo would be chholle-puri & Lassi (divine).

    2. Order their Paneer pakodas (best in Delhi), Samosas, and Daal ke laddu (Kachodi – not so much). Take 'em home and have with some tea. Desi ghee goodness and a Killer chutney.

    Do this sometime and let's see if you're not a convert.


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