A taste of assorted specialities

North-bound

Lip-smacking: Veg thali, momos, chilli chicken and noodles.

Providing some solace to the students residing in Kumaraswamy Layout is ‘Navrang Delight’, a small restaurant, with ‘simple Bihari-style khana’ as their USP. The ramshackle dhaba-like interiors, with Hindi music blaring in the background resembles the typical road-side dhabas, which are a common fixture on the highway.

Offering people humbling ambience along with some good Chinese and North Indian cuisine, ‘Navrang Delight’ is a pit stop for anyone who is looking for some good food at great prices. The vegetarian meal comes for as less as Rs 30 and offers a bowl of rice, dal, sabji, raita, salad, papad and three rotis. The meal is sufficient for one and extra rotis can be ordered for Rs five. On the menu is also an egg meal and a chicken meal for Rs 40 and Rs 50 respectively, which are hugely popular.

They also offer a large variety of parathas, one of their specialities being the sattu paratha. The ajwain paratha and Sindhi paratha a rarity in regular paratha joints are also available here. After a wholesome paratha, a sweet lassi marks the completion of the meal. The sweet lassi available here is a must have, seasoned with cashew and resins it is a creamy finish to the meal.

Their chicken ‘momos’ are quite popular. The soups not exceeding Rs 35 are a good try. Non-vegetarians too have a host of other options to choose from. The ‘chilli chicken’ and ‘pepper chicken’ make for great starters. In terms of gravy, they have the all-popular ‘chicken butter masala’ and ‘kadhai chicken’ which when eaten with the soft phulkas make for a delicious meal. For those keen on a spicy gravy, they offer the ‘Hyderabadi’ chicken, which is a spice-filled delight. One thing characteristic about the place is quantity — a plate of noodles suffices for two. It is easy to wrap up a meal for two for less than Rs 100.

 Ekta Bage and Rahul Kumar, students who frequent the place, say, “It works out really economical for us. We would specially recommend the soups, chicken ‘momos’ and noodles. The ambience is also no-nonsense. All in all, it is a great place for a quiet evening.”

Amit Kumar, the owner of place, says, “Many North Indians stay in the City and they don’t get the food they get back home. It was mainly started for them. The food is typically Bihari style and we mainly get North Indian students.”

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