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New menu @Desi Roots Cafe, Saket

By 08:29 Sunday, 20 December 2015 ,


Where: Ground Floor, Salcon Rasvilas, Near Select City Walk Mall, Saket
Cuisines: North Indian, South Indian
Cost: 1200 for two


Desi Roots Cafe just gave its menu a much needed makeover. My initial experience at the place wasn't that great but they've really stepped up their game with the new food and drink additions to the menu. They've picked up the staple dishes from different Indian states and given them a fun, quirky twist- both in terms of taste and presentation.

What to drink

Of course I ordered Sangria, guys. And thoroughly enjoyed it too- quite a lot of it. Desi By Roots, a refreshing vodka based cocktail with oolong tea, lemon grass and lychee juice, struck just the right chords. Definitely recommended!

What to eat

Mogar Moong Dal Ki Pakodi came with radish shavings and a tangy coriander chutney- soft and fluffy, the deep fried lentil balls made for an excellent start to the meal. The batter fried Mircha Poppers stuffed with a lovely feta cheese mix, were super spicy but the hung curd tzatziki definitely helped cool things down. Overall, it is a nice combo. They have a separate high-tea menu with small bites served with a cutting chai. One of them was Jodhpur's popular Kadhi Kachori. Nice, warm and crisp, the kachoris were served in a typical chaat style with kadhi and chutneys on top and some good ol' bhujia on the side.



Coming to the mains, Howrah Express was a clear winner. Fried Lucchi {very much like poori} served with Daal Chhola and mishti doi- all you Bengali food lovers would be super-happy! Next up, Mangodi Matar with Parantha and Raita hits just the right spots in the winter comfort food department.

The Motichoor Cheesecake was a daring attempt at giving the well loved Indian sweet a firangi twist which however, didn't really work for me.


The menu definitely reminds you of familiar desi flavours but with an element of novelty. Go see for yourself!

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