Best of both worlds at Veda and Djinggs

By 06:51 Tuesday, 4 October 2016 , ,

Where: SCO 53, Sector 29 Market, Gurgaon
Cuisine: North Indian and Chinese
Cost: 1200 for two

My first experience with Veda was at its Connaught Place outlet and it was a great one! I was naturally super excited to try the newest one in Gurgaon, which has a Chinese kitchen (Djinggs) as well and serves both North Indian and contemporary Chinese food in the same premises.

Begin with Purple Haze if you like your drinks sweet (and non-alcoholic) or a Bloody Mary for some zing. Warm up your palate with Veda Curry, a mix of crispy potato and lotus stem seasoned with curry leaves and Indian spices. Have this and you'll forget all the wafers you've ever had. My absolute favourite was the crisp Palak Patta Chaat loaded with sev and just the right amount of yogurt and chutneys. Finish it quick as it tends to go soggy!

I also tried the Radish Cake (savoury) which was rather bland and failed to blow my mind. Can definitely be given a miss. Paneer Roomani Kebab, however, more than made up for it. Silky cottage cheese rolls come stuffed with a rich dry fruit spread, enveloped in spicy marination- a lovely tweak to the good ol' paneer tikka.

Another one of my favourites from the starters was Dahi ke Kebab. It was slightly crispy on the outside but inside- oh God, the inside. Melt in mouth would be an understatement. Try it to believe it.

From the Chinese menu, do try the stChilly Garlic french beans with a sweet-tangy dressing- I don't usually like beans but hogged this one happily. If you're a dimsum person (who isn't, though?) , try their suuuper moist Pan-fried Mushroom Dimsums.

I stuck to the North Indian menu for mains and ordered my favourite- Dal Veda (have been a fan ever since I tried it at the CP outlet). Get your favourite bread, mine happens to be Garlic Naan, and you won't be disappointed.

Veda and Djinggs is located in Gurgaon's very popular Sector 29 Market that's always buzzing with new restaurants. Why then, should you pick this one? Well, it is one of the few that take their food seriously. I like Veda for the comforting familiarity of flavours while also packing some surprise in the traditional recipes.

Veda Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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