Friendships day is all about meeting your friends, Reminiscing your past, Celebrating your Present & Hoping for a better Future. This friendships day we decided to celebrate it @ Delhi Darbar Fusion with their special weekend buffet.
The buffet started with a glass of welcome drink. Was a bit disappointed at the start as they only had coke & Thumbs up. Well that made us a bit worried as to what experience the food will offer as I had suggested this place to my friends and was expecting a lot.
Lets check out how it went:
Chicken Yakhni Shorba: It was a typical chicken soup. I remembered homemade chicken soup when mom use to give me the soup on Sunday mornings while preparing chicken.
Veg Hot n Sour Soup: This was more like the Manchow soup. It was a bit sour but nothing in it tasted hot. It was far away from being spicy.
Fish Koliwada: The best thing of the starters lot. The Fish used was BASA and it ws super fresh. Fried to perfection and sprinkled wid chaat masala made it taste heavenly.
Murgh Angara Kabab: The chicken pieces were char grilled to perfection. It had the typical red color and tangy taste.
Murgh Pahadi Kabab: This was better than the Angara Kabab. It was marinated in the green pahadi masala. Grilled perfectly and piping hot as it came to our table.
Chicken in Hoisin Sauce: The chicken pieces were a bit firm here and dry. They should keep a bit of masala. The taste was a bit on the sweeter side.
Paneer Zaffrani Tikka: The Paneer was marinated in yellow masala. Super soft melt in the mouth Paneer. This is what you call Malai Paneer at its best.
Pahadi Aloo: This was a basic dish with boiled Aloo mixed in the Pahadi masala. Nothing great but good for veggies…
Crispy Baby-corn & Veg Manchurian were also in the menu.
Salads: 4 Types
Chicken Mayo Salad: The salad was a mixture of cucumner, capsicum, mayo, basil leaves & boiled chicken. The chicken was hard. Felt like it was of yesterdays.
Corn Bell Pepper Salad: A simple mixture of corn, bell peppers, lime juice etc…
Bean Sprouts Salad: Healthiest option. A bowl full of proteins… But wen you have chicken in 4-5 different flavors, you definitely don’t wanna have protein in this form…
Pasta Salad: Mixture of 2-3 different pastas, spaghetti, etc with a tangy dressing.
Murgh Do Pyaza: A rich onion gravy with a sweet and tangy taste. The chicken was very well done and had soaked the gravy perfectly & was garnished with Onions. A great burst of flavor on the palette. Goes well with Butter Naan.
Fish Amritsari: I’m not a big fan of fish wen it comes to main course. The fish used was basa again and is the best dish in their main course list. It totally changed my liking towards having fish as a main course and I ended having it thrice both with Roti as well as Rice.
Murgh Handi: Typical grilled Chicken in semi-thick red gravy. Goes well with Naan and Steam Rice.
Chicken Biryani: Great flavors. Long grain Basmati flavoured perfectly with spices, slow cooked chicken which fell of the bone. Garnished with coriander and fried onion. One of the best biryani I had in a long time.
Paneer Khurchan: This is a typical north Indian Paneer recipe. Looks red hot and is a thick gravy dish which goes well with soft Naan. I had it with Roti but enjoyed it more with Naan.
Aloo Gobi Adraki: This was a typical dish with huge pieces of potato and cauliflower mixed with jeera powder and ginger shavings. This tasted well with rice and dal.
Hakka Noodles: Hakka noodles were hot with all the required veggies. Nicely sauteed with light soy sauce and fresh veggies.
Veg Biryani: Similar in looks with the Chicken one. The taste however was high on spices and garam masala. Good flavors but not so appealing.
Steam Rice and Maa ki Dal were resting peacefully at one of the counter.
Bread: Butter Roti & Naan. They make pure Wheat Rotis so a plus for your Health, but the Rotis go a bit hard.
A bit disappointed with the dessert spread. Very limited options. But a couple of good ones.
Mango Fool: Just a name not sure why it was used. This is a cream based dessert kind of a mousse topped with mango jelly. It was very sweet and rich with cream. The mango jelly was poured over it in circles..
Gulab Jamuns: Hot and sweet balls of goodness. The gulab jamuns were piping hot and nicely marinated.. It topped it with vanilla ice cream and the gulab jamuns went to a whole another level… The mixture of hot and cold enhanced the taste of the dessert.
Orange Pudding: It was nicely set. The orange flavor was a bit less but had the citrus effect to it.
Cost: INR 615 (555 + Tax)
Location: Sun Magnetica, Near Lic Building, Service Road, Eastern Express Highway, Thane West
Conclusion: One of the best North Indian Buffet Option in Mumbai. Definitely VFM.