It was my grandmother’s 68th Birthday! Also, this year was special as my grandfather revolved around the sun for 75 years and my grandparents completed 50 years of successful marriage.
So to celebrate these grandiloquent series of events I choose Village. I visited the venue a day prior to select the right exhibit.
This outlet is managed by My Vijay Kir, he explained me the theme, the activities, and the cuisines. We were given special treatment and priority as we wanted the event to be a grand success. The melodious tunes of Happy Birthday and Happy anniversary brought tears of joy in my grandma’s eyes. And my grandfather’s happiness knew no bounds. Thank you Team Village for the timely announcement of the birthday wishes.
The bucolic entrance makes you feel home. There’s an ape outside for kids to play with. Why go to your native place when your native comes to your city! Inside the restaurant, the entire place is divided in exhibits to light upon the perfect feel of an Indian village.
To start with you have daadi ma-ka-zopada with chulha and bhati.
There’s a Police Thana with all the famous Bollywood dialogues painted on wall
Carnival Show exhibit
Also there were exhibits like Circus, Akhada, Beauty Parlour, Jail then…
Activities:- Overall Rating(5/5)
Food:- Overall Rating -(3.5/5)
Basically, 4 cuisines available:-
3. Rajasthani and
4. South Indian
There are a variety of counters available for chaat, beverages,farsans, dosas/uttapams, pav bhaji, Chinese, marwadi dishes, Gujarati delicacies,chaniya maniya snacks, chole bhatura, desserts and gola station ❤
As soon as you enter, you are greeted with jaljira based welcome drink. Masala Chaas is also available,you can have it post meal too:P
Then comes a chalta phirta chai pakode wala. The starters were quite unique:- Kothimbir wadi, Chinese spring roll, batata vada, mug wade and a few more.
Kothimbir wadi (4/5) – was hot and tasted great with the chutney.
Spring roll(3/5) – The first one which I was served was quite tasty but when I went to the counter for another one it tastes too bland. I know its hard to maintain the taste as on weekends due to the surge in the crowd and heavy demand for starters often the cooks go haywire, but still, the basic taste of each dish should be maintained. I hope this point is well noted.
Batata vada ( 3/5) – Was pretty average, the pudina chutney made it taste better.
Mug Wada ( 4/5) was nice, crispy and tasted great with tamarind and date based chutney.
Then I went to the Chaat counter as others were yet to start :p Here you see a Bajaj Chetak- the vintage scooter and the bhaiya ready to serve us spicy paani puris, Ragada puris and what not. This counter was always busy due to the mouthwatering taste of Ragada patty(4/5). I found the paani puri (3/5) average, I wish to try bhel, shev puri the next time! I hope they include Dahi Batata Puri.
The smell of Dosas brought to this south Indian counter, where you could get as much cheese as you want in your dosas/uttapams. The available options are Shezwan Dosa, Masala Dosa, Cheese Dosa, BreadToast dipped in dosa batter with cheese.
The Dosa(4.5/5) I had was fluppy and soft and the chutney was yummy, the sambhar also complimented well.
Next, to it, I found dal bhati churma(1/5), I readily grabbed hold of it but was surprised to find the daal burned and too bland, the churma was dipped in ghee but I wish the daal was spicy enough. Same goes with the noodles(2/5) which I had!
Now I thought of having the main course, so off I went to get some Paneer Lababdaar(3.5/5) and Veg Hyderabadi(4.5/5) both blended in well with the hot and fresh rotis.
Paneer lababdaar needed to be more spicy otherwise was nicely prepared.
All the dishes were continuously under mild heat to ensure the best taste and experience.
Who doesn’t like Chole Bhature(3/5)?? But the one here weren’t Punjabi enough.. Paaji Pind de Chole rakho ! The taste was average , I would suggest the change of spices would make it taste great.
Dhokla (4/5)was nice as I could hardly a couple of pieces as people liked it and emptied the tray 🙂
Then came Rice, the much needed main course. Both Pulao with Dal Takdi and Kadi Khichdi were awesome:D I would highly recommend them (5/5)
Jowar-Kanji is also available!
The farsan counter had all sorts of fry-yum ❤
Lastly, Desserts came to my mind and oh my god there were so many desi options!
Jalebis, Gulab Jamun, Mohan Tal, Moong Dal Halwa, Ice-Golas, Ice-Cream and Paan!
I tried all of them would rate them 4/5.
The all flavor-mixed Ice Gola rejuvenated my mood as I danced to the beats of Zingaat!
Overall it was a heart-warming experience.
Thank you, Vijay Sir for having us. I really enjoyed your service(5/5), every hospitality guy was very dedicated and prompt while serving us. I hope to come soon and try many more dishes.