Giving a ‘Marwadi Tadka’ to Delhi

I was at Netaji Subhash Place this noon to meet a friend and was looking around at food joints and what all options were there for food lovers. Lot of joints selling Pasta, Pav Bhaji, Chinese, Rolls etc, besides the usual suspects in such large commercial hubs : Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Haldiram’s, Subway, so on and so forth. Nothing seemed to fancy my attention and excite the hunger in me. 
We were walking towards Haldiram when we noticed a banner announcing a food outlet whose name was enough to excite the daylights out of me, specially in Delhi. Something called ‘Marwari Tadka’. Unusual.. right ?? πŸ˜›
The sign-board that excited us.

We ventured in the ‘shop’ (that is how small it is), basically a quick service, pure vegetarian restaurant, with only 8 seats divided equally on two tables. The owner himself welcomed us and started talking about his food, the first thing he did was made me taste his Aloo-pyaz ki subzi. But honestly speaking more than the taste of the subzi, it was the zeal of the guy that made me sit and order a Thali (Combo) with came with Aloo-pyaz ki Subzi, Tikkad and Lahsun ki Chutney. Also ordered a Chhaach and later a Pyaz Kachori.

The Thali, with Tikkad, Aloo-pyaz ki subzi and Lahsun ki Chutney.

Now most of it is strange food for us. Tikkad is a thick roti, made from mixing floors of 5 grains (and don’t expect to remember all five now :P). I have heard my friends who have family living in villages talking about it, however never got a chance to taste it. As mentioned earlier, it was served with Aloo Pyaz ki subzi and Lahsun (Garlic) ki Chutney.  The combo costed us Rs.100.

Closer look at Tikkad
Aloo-Pyaz ki Subzi
Lahsun ki Chutney

The food is prepared in Desi Ghee and honestly speaking was on the greasy side. On asked the reasons behind so much ghee, he said that he gets request to make his food with less ghee, however then the authenticity would be lost the masalas in the dish would just not taste the same. To maintain the authenticity of the taste, the water they use actually comes all the way from Jaipur or so I was told by the owner. 

Pyaz Kachori
The chhaach was quite refreshing and had a tadka of its own, do try it, there are some interesting herbs and spices in it. The aloo-pyaz ki kachori was pretty decent as well. 
Now I am looking forward to my next visit to this place as I am quite excited to try there Dal Kachori, which they serve with kadi, just the way they do it in Rajasthan. We also tasted some kadi and my decision to visit them again was based my appreciation of its taste itself. Complete with methi dana and other spices. 
All in all, the place is just 2 months old here, the owner says that they have 2 more outlets, one in Chennai and another one near Ajmer. Its a must visit for food lovers, some might love it, some might not. But its something that ought to be tried once, just because is absolutely different from what we usually eat in Delhi. 

PS : I was told that they serve Dal Baat Churma and Gatte ki Subzi on Saturdays. Otherwise the have a very limited menu however they make specific Rajasthani delicacies on order as well. They only have 2-3 items – Aloo Pyaz ki subzi, Lahsun ki Chutney and Shahi Paneer – All of them are sold on weight basis rather than plate or portion. 

Marwadi Tadka 
Shop No. G-7, Pearl Best Heights 2, 
Opp. Max Hospital, 
Netaji Subhash Place, Wazirpur Depot, Delhi

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 “Giving a ‘Marwadi Tadka’ to Delhi”

  1. wow !! its been long I didn't had pyaaz ki kachodi (a good one! )
    This one seems like a good discovery..

    And yes..the usual Dominos, subway, pizza hut and everything else fails to kick the hunger.

    There is a little place right behind BTW which serves amazing pasta.. a must try ! πŸ™‚

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