Rasovara – The Royal Kitchen by Rajdhani

The ever popular Rajdhani restaurants have come with a great new concept of Rasovara which means the Royal Kitchen. They are trying to recreate the magic of kitchens from the bygone era where Royal cooks called Khansamas used to create amazing culinary experience for all!

The culinary experience is broken into three courses – the appetizers, the royal thali and the sweet ending. The appetizers started with the most popular Gujarati dish of all time – Dhokla! I loved the way it was presented like Momos in a wooden basket. They were soft and fluffy and were very colourful too!

In the appetizers, there were lot of interesting things to work up our appetite. In the starters platter that was served to us, I liked the Paneer Palak Kabab and Khasta Mutter Roll. The portions were just perfect to get your appetite working to await a Royal feast!

I loved the way Panipuri was served to us with the khatta pani in a shot glass & puri on top of it. Like you would have a shot of tequila and bite the lime, you could have a shot of Paani and bite the puri! How innovative!

Dahi vada served to us was rich with dry fruits and cashew and tasted perfectly well. We were also given Khush coolers and Maharaja Lassi in perfect amounts so that we weren’t full already just by eating appetizers!

Next up was the traditional Rajasthani Thali for which Rajdhani is very famous. This had the most popular Rajasthani dish Dal Baati Churma along with Gatte Ki Sabzi, Paneer Sabji and many other preparations from Gujarati and Rajasthani households. It was also interesting to see Puran Poli served along with the main course.

No main course is complete without Vegetable Dum biryani and Kichdi with dollops of ghee on it! We enjoyed the same before the desserts in which one of the outstanding items was the Chocolate Samosa which is a highlight!

Another outstanding dessert was the Malpua which is served with Rabdi! Yummy word just doesn’t do justice to the amazing taste of this dessert!

One interesting ala carte menu item is Pavbhaji presented in the form of Fondue. Just the way you would get molten chocolate, you get heated bhaji and just the way you would you get cheese fondue on sticks, you would get pav on sticks! What an amazing modern take on traditional Indian food! Rasovara is definitely a must visit!

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