So Delhi Now Chandigarh
For a taste of the Old Delhi charm now drive to Chandigarh—its new address
Coffee from the Western Ghats of India, spices from Khari Baoli and a serious intent to serve authentic Mughlai food—the new kid on the block So Delhi Khari Baoli is all set to impress.
This cafe by day and restaurant by night is the brainchild of husband-wife duo Anuj and Binni Mahajan. It is not only a new concept the duo is experimenting with but also with some new dishes which Binni, a trousseau designer by profession, ensures the customers are informed about. Binni not only prepares the dishes her self in the morning but also interacts with the customers to take down their requests. “My inspiration for this is my father Harjinder Singh Talwar. He was into dairy business and all my creativity and hard work comes from him.”
There is an even spread for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The mango salad can be enjoyed with or without chicken, followed up by the voul-au-vents—pop-inthe-mouth pastry puffs with a mushroom or chicken filling, an excellent accompaniment with your coffee.
The duo vouches for the authenticity of their Mughlai cuisine. Sheermal, khumari and roomali roti are served with mouth-watering kebabs and curries—such as the chicken shammi kebab, the mutton shammi kebab and dal makhani. “All meat is minced in-house and the kebabs are freshly prepared,” informs Anuj. The traditional dishes like chicken changezi and nihari are a must have for robust, hearty meal.