My trusted mate for two years, the Nokia E63 is on its last legs, and that took me to Gaffar market to find a worthy replacement for the same. Fortunately, I forgot the way business works in Karol Bagh area, and landed there shortly after 10 AM, finding almost all the shops and counters closed. Then it struck me, that it does not start before 12 in the noon.
Now if you have been a regular at Gaffar market, you cannot miss the Kishan Lal Bhathure wala. Its a corner shop in one of the lanes, serving the shoppers and shopkeepers for a long time now. I have eaten their few times before, however the last time being several years back. And there is something about Chhole Bhature, that just makes me go weak in knees, all my resolve, all my control, it just vanishes in thin air.
You have to buy a token first, I asked for a single Bhatura and I was turned down, looked upon as an unworthy customer and was about to be shooed away, however I acted fast and mended my ways, ordering the full plate. Customer service is not the focus area here and they do not need any, even at the bleak business hour, it was crowded.
So yes, I ended up having a plate of Chhola Bhaturas, Rs.20 for the plate, Rs.10 additional for the piece of paneer if you want it. And I was not disappointed at all, not the best in class, however still quite good and satisfying. My untrained taste buds cannot differentiate between the subtleties of spices, styles of cooking etc, however I define my experience in simpler terms, if I am going back there then its good enough, if I am not then its not. This place, I am definitely going back too.
I would not go out of my way to have food here, however if I am in the area, I would not miss the chance.
My Rating – 3 / 5