It’s a 40 years old establishment serving excellent Punjabi style Veg & Non-Veg food. Most sought after dishes are Kaleji Dana (Liver Coated and Cooked in Tandoor), Mutton Burra, Chicken Curry and the best and most unique dish – Chicken Cooked on Tawa with Magaz (Goat Brain) Gravy.
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I went specially looking for their Chicken Magaz Curry and ordered a quarter plate. Other options are a half or a full chicken. It was one Breast Piece of Robust & smokey Tandoori Chicken cooked in creamy thick gravy infused with super soft creamy Magaz (Goat Brain).
Although I’ve had it earlier also but it has been few years since I last ate this unique dish with them. Chicken was perfectly cooked and gravy was incomparable to anything else I’ve had. Very Tasty… Very Unique. Magaz was adding a creamy texture to the overall dish.
Free Onion were missing making way for the humble Cucumber and Raddish. They served two types of Chutney. .. the usual Mint (very good) and the other one…. a very unusual and distinctive “Red Chilly and Raw Garlic” Chutney. Hot & Robust, just like Punjab.
Another surprise was crisp Tandoori Roti made with full bodied red wheat…. which is very hard to find thsee days in restaurants opting instead to serve white maida rotis which limp within few minutes of serving. These remained crisp even after 15 minutes of serving.
All in all…. a must visit place if you’re a Punjabi or you love Punjabi dhaba type cuisine.
New Khalsa Restaurant
C-212, Mayapuri Phase II, New Delhi
Written by Rajeev Gulati