Falling in love with a person is passé, fall in love with this curry instead and you’d be happiest. Manan Chawla’s Currywala & Co., a home delivery brand, offshoot of the bough Jackpot Restaurants, within less than a month of its commencement is already creating a stir amongst the food connoisseurs in Delhi. As they say the recipe never has its own soul, it’s what the chef imparts that grows to be the soul. Currywala definelty has its soul in place – with an all-embracing yet uncomplicated menu consisting of delicacies – the succulent kebabs and appetizing Indian curries, ambling back into time, the house of traditions, the ones we’ve grown up watching and inheriting, it’s repackaged nostalgia.
Tracing its inception back to the Medieval India’s Mughal dynasty, the rich flavors, whole spices and the pungent aroma has trickled down to modern India influencing the local gastronomy of the Northern side in particular. Currywala is doing an amazing job at continuing the legacy, bringing in their own unique twist without really altering the classics. The use of freshly ground spices underlines this gastronomical enterprise and one can savor the fragrant spices at every nibble – a mouthful of flavours.
I’m not a fan of the lusciously rich but pinguid Indian/Mughlai food – it tastes divine, but I shy away seeing vociferous oil. But when my friend, Ankush Mynt, the gregarious GM at the Jackpot Ventures, sent across a feast to relish, I, nodded in affirmation. The meal came packed in good sized tempered plastic containers – neatly packed with the logo on top. The food was fresh and warm enough despite having travelled a few kilometers – a well thought move!
Must try: The Kebabs – seekh/gilafies are juicy, tender, they melt in the mouth unlike the resilient ones.
The Murgh Malai Tikka is still on my mind, battered to excellence and the malai doesn’t overshadow the tenderness of the tikka itself – this is why it scores a high point.
For vegetarian lovers, don’t give the Mushroom Tikkas a miss!
The Nalli Nihari was really scrumptious – something I personally liked .. Dipped in delicate mutton gravy, the delicious shanks, slow cooked for hours in ground spices, was placidly spiced and fell apart effortlessly – leaving an interminable impression, it’s a definite yes!
The Classic, mouth watering Mughlai delicacy – the Butter Chicken is excellent – they’ve made sure the gravy isn’t as sweet as others tend to make but is restricted to an impressive tang.
The Daal Tadka was again a great add on. The Handi Biryanis are delicious too.
If great food is what you’re on the lookout for – Currywala would come knocking at your doorsteps with a bundle full of traditions affectionately wrapped in warm flavors.
Call on : 8130200555, 011-41087055 and Curry on!