Want something spicy!

Want something spicy!

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Dishing out: The makeshift kitchen.Sometimes, good things come in small packages. The same can be said of DS Home Food, an unassuming little eatery located in Koramangala, near Forum Mall. This modest establishment comprises nothing more than a few plastic tables and a table out front that serves as a makeshift kitchen, but in a few minutes, Vinayak, it’s proprietor and chef, can churn our an array of lip-smacking Chinese fast food dishes.

“I used to work as a cook here, but I bought the stall last Deepavali as I thought it would get me good business,” says Vinayak. He used to work at a restaurant in the City where he learnt how to cook Chinese food, and over time perfected the art of combining this cuisine with typical street-food ingredients to make it more palatable to Indian tastes.

The most frequently ordered items from his kitchen, says Vinayak, are generally the fried rices. The portions of these dishes are large, and they are available with vegetables, eggs and stir-fried chunks of chicken. He also serves a self-created item called the gobi mix rice, which combines rice, different sauces and cauliflower manchurian. He is also proud of his schezwan fried rice, which he says he makes extra-spicy since his customers tend to favour that.

Also available in several combinations are the noodle dishes. Vinayak says that he makes sure to add extra vegetables and meat to the noodles, since they enhance the taste of the dish. However, he consciously steers clear of adding too much chilli, because he doesn’t believe that these flavours gel. “I make it less spicy, but in case a customer specially requests it, a chilli sauce can be served along with the dish,” he says.

The stall offers several dry dishes to go along with the rices and noodles, such as chicken lollipops, which are spicy and dry kebabs. Vegetarians can also opt for the gobi chilli, which is a dish made with roasted chunks of cauliflower dipped in masala.

Vinayak also serves an array of soups. He seems especially proud of his chicken soup, which he says is made with a rich chicken broth, and spiced with a variety of masalas. Another one of his favourites is the ‘Legg Soup’, which he makes by simmering mutton leg in broth, and adding salt, chilli, a few sauces and asafoetida.

DS Home Food also serves some Indian dishes, which Vinayak says is popular amongst many college students and young professionals who frequent his stall for a quick lunch.

Other than the usual bread omelette, chapathis and paneer fry, this eatery also offers chicken biryani, which he makes with steamed pieces of chicken and several spicy masalas.

Call 9845040679 for details.

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