Review: Back to Basics

Review: Back to Basics

If you’re looking for a place with good music, nice ambience, and great cocktails and food, Back to Basics is a great option.

They have a nice list of interesting cocktails, out of which we tried the Express to Espresso, a concoction of whiskey, espresso, kahlua, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Though whiskey and coffee are both strong flavors, they were nicely balanced to make for a great drink.btb3We started our meal with the Chicken 65, which had spicy and juicy pieces of chicken with a nice crust on the outside, tossed with some fried curry leaves.btb4The Non-veg Platter had chicken lollypop, mutton seekh kebab, galouti kebab, and tandoori chicken wings. The lollypop had crispy, deep fried chicken drumsticks while the tandoori chicken wings had a mild but flavorsome marinade on them. The mutton seekh kebab was soft, juicy and deftly spiced and the galouti kebab was simply melt-in-the-mouth. However, the ulte tawe ka parantha on which the galouti was served was a tad too oily.btb5Next, we had Baida Roti with Kebab which consisted of a soft roti blanketed with egg that was nice and fluffy and served with juicy mutton seekh kebab. The combination of the roti and the kebab worked really well.

For mains, we went with Railway Mutton Curry with crispy Lachcha Parantha and Andhra Chicken Curry served with flaky Malabar Parantha. The mutton was nicely cooked, and the gravy was flavorsome without being too spicy. The andhra chicken curry was creamy and had a nice coconut flavor.btb6We ended the meal with Gulab ki Phirni which was thick, creamy and adequately sweet with a subtle rose petal flavor.20180727_204536Overall Rating: 4/5

Location: 30A, First Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Phone No.: 091558 48484

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