Just because it’s Navratra doesn’t mean you can’t eat well. SodaBottleOpenerWala and Foodhall have things covered in Delhi and Mumbai
Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida
Navratra special all-veg food at SBOW
SodaBottleOpenerWala is offering a special three-course vrat ka khana for the pious and foodies alike. Diners will be allowed the option of selecting a starter, a main course and a dessert among a bevy of specialties from the set menu, or they can opt for à la carte. “The dishes on the menu are Parsi and Bombay style, but have been adapted to keep the fasting period in mind. Parsi cuisine uses a lot of garlic (which is forbidden during fasting), so we’ve taken the Parsi food concept for all the dishes,” says Mohit Balachandran, brand head and cuisine director, SBOW. We really like the sound of Kera na Cutlets (spicy raw banana cutlets) and are curious about the Gwarfali cutlet (cluster beans mixed with cottage cheese for a creamy, spicy bite), which, Balachandran says, is “inspired by the Gwarfali Patio made commonly in Parsi homes.” “We decided to give a vrat-friendly spin to this much ignored vegetable,” says Balachandran. There’s also the home-style spicy curried Aloo Sabzi that you can pair with special vrat Kuttu Atta Puris (deep-fried buckwheat flour puris). The Khattu Meethu Kaddu, too, is a Parsi-style sweet and sour preparation with pumpkin and jeera tadka for added flavour. For dessert, there is cardamom-flavoured Sabudana ki Kheer and SBOW’s signature falooda featuring rose-flavoured milk with ice-cream (minus the flour-based vermicelli). The limited edition menu will be available until October 10.
Where: SodaBottleOpenerWala – Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon outlets
Delhi: 73, Khan Market, New Delhi
Noida: F – 454 & 455, 3rd Floor, DLF Mall of India, Sector – 18, Noida – 201301
Gurgaon: CyberHub, Shop no. 3, Near Building no. 8, DLF Cyber City, Phase II, Gurgaon, Haryana -122002
When: until October 10
Call: 01143504778, 011453504878 and 9810877701 (Delhi) / 01202595107 (Noida) / 0124-6518801, 8527636633 (Gurgaon)
Cost: Rs 450 plus taxes (for set meal options)
Kuttu ki Khichdi at Foodhal
SoBo’s neighbourhood shopping market Foodhall is rolling out special delicacies to mark Navratra. The menu includes signature dishes that have been created keeping dietary restrictions in mind, and includes gluten-free Kuttu ki Khichdi (buckwheat grains). Other options include savoury classics like Sabudana Paneer Vada and the Shakarkandi Anaar Chaat (tangy, spicy preparation of sweet potato and pomegranate). Available until October 11.
Where: Level 3, Palladium Mall, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West
When: Until October 11
Call: 022 3026 4581