Desi Roots – Saket

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This cool Indian joint is located behind Select City Walk, right next to the Royal Enfield showroom. It has opened about two weeks ago. The interiors are vibrant and cool. The theme is to show change in personalities of Indians. The bar showcases evolved desi’s, evolved community, society, culture with a strong support for woman empowerment. The sitting is spacious and comfortable and very quirky. From holi colours to fire crackers to old comics, there are a lot of small artefacts which give you a nostalgic feel.
Started of with a few interestingly made Cocktails like Lemon Grog, Desi Champagne and my personal favourite Desi By Roots which was vodka based.

Coming to the food, the juicy Chipotle Chicken Tikka served with Avacordo raita and the Kasundhi Fish Tikka were what we started with. The presentation and taste was superb. Soup was called Hindustani Cappuccino and was served in mini coollards.

Their signature dish is the Lamb Galawti Pate. We are used to having galawti kabab’s in tikki form. But this was innovation at its best. The Lamb Galawti Was served in the form of paste along with Ulte Tawe ka Parantha & Sheermal Bread. It tasted Superb.

Most of the dishes are served in sealed containers which is a refreshing change from the usual serving bowls and the aroma you get on opening the containers, is just intoxicating.
Ambala Cantt Ki Mutton Curry was served fauji style and was delectable.
Khichri Ke Chaat Yaar was another interesting innovation consisting of 4 types of khichri (classic, quinoa, bajra & juvar).
Desi Slider Sali Murgi in Brun Pao were yummy.

The Desserts consisted of Jamaluddin ki Kheer (from chandani chowk which takes over 10hrs to prepare) , Shahi Tukda Tiramisu and Badam Halwa Baklava with Shrikhand. All were worth trying.
While exiting you are given a lock to sign and make a wish on and take the key home with you.

I highly recommend this beautiful new Indian Cafe/Bar. The service is excellent, music is retro 80’s style and the food is innovative, tasty and has fabulous presentation.
The food is modern Indian but retains the authentic flavours. So it does not matter if you are 15 or 50, this place has something for all of you.