We also wanted to have a vegetarian starter and went in for Karare Aloo ki Tukde. Their description of spicy potato cubes marinated with spices and curd and put in the tandoor was spot on... at least on the spicy aspect. Our initial thoughts of giving this to the kids was instantly chucked out. It was spicy and by the time we were finished, we had a glasses of water replenished twice over.
And for us grown ups, we teamed together Kesari Chooze ki Salan - which was chicken cubes with spinach and fenugreek in a onion-garlic base. This too was grainy in texture and went well with the makki ki rotis that we had ordered (below).
We needed one more side dish and that was Bhuna Dum ka Ghosht. Again, a similar tomato-onion-garlic-possibly almond/cashew paste gravy. Nice, because of the ingredients in it, but nothing to remember when hunger strikes at 3 in the morning.
And can we leave without desserts in a north Indian meal - the kids had gulab jamuns that were served warm = great. We had two shahi tukde go around. The slices of bread were quite thin and there were two to a plate, but still the taste was quite nice.
Overall it was a pleasant meal to end the weekend. I wouldn't term it spectacular and my all time north Indian khana favorite continues to remain Sahib, Sindh, Sultan. The loo is not really in a discreet part of the restaurant and considering that my daughter loves to announce where she is going, it can get a bit embarrassing. The loo is clean though. This meal came to around Rs 2000 for 5 adults and 3 kids. This is without alcohol, which I still feel is reasonable. If you are in the area and want a pleasant meal, this is a good choice.
Address: No: 84, ST Bed, 4th Block Koramangala, Bangalore
Cuisine: North Indian
Wallet factor: Rs 700 for two with alcohol
Cards Accepted: Yes
Parking: Yes, small space outside restaurant