Before going for the dinner I checked out a couple of food blogs for the reviews of the ongoing 'Purani Dilli Ka Zaika' festival. There were few highly recommended dishes on these blogs and I decided to try them out. A separate menu for the festival was given to us which included road side food of Delhi such as shakarkandi ki chaat, aloo tikki chaat etc. followed by starters, main course and desserts.
I am not a fan of shakarkandi or sweet potato but the chaat had to be tried. We ordered one and it was a little sweet (which is its natural taste) and was tossed in a tangy masala and had a very ghar-ka-khana kind of touch to it. We also ordered aloo tikki chaat, tali machli and mutton sheekh kababs. While the tikki wasn't as great, not very spicy but tangy chhole saved the day for it. Mutton sheekhs had more spice than other flavours and were a little ignored. The winner was tali machli; fried yet not oily, crispy, perfectly spiced and fresh. The highlight was that they used Vietnamese basa and made it desi, in a good way. I was glad that nothing was hole-in-your-sole spicy.
|Shakarkandi ki chaat|
|Chhole tikki chaat|
|Jama Masjid ka gosht korma|
Given that out of 7 things that we tried, 4 were good and 1 excellent. Copper Chimney's Purani Dilli Ka Zaika is worth a trip if you are planning a dinner with family or office colleagues.
P.S. - I hope tali machli also features in their regular menu.
Kharcha - Around 3000/- for four
On the burp scale - 3.5/5