Potbelly, with its two outlets in Delhi, has become a known name for Bihari cuisine. And now we have a new outlet at Gurgaon, and this outlet is much larger, has beautiful, elegant decor and even some outdoor seating.We visited the place for a tasting and tried out the Baggia Basket, which had steamed rice flour pockets stuffed with spiced lentils. The rice flour covering was really soft and was tempered with mustard seeds, and the filling was quite tasty. The dish was served with spicy parval chokha, tomato chokha and a spicy green chutney which all added a nice punch of flavor to the dish.
The Keema Platter had mutton keema aloo chop and keema goli served on mini paranthas that had a lovely carom seed flavor. The keema golis were also moist and had been seasoned to perfection, and also had some coriander leaves in them which provided a nice freshness to the dish. The platter also had a bun which was buttered and was slathered with a spicy red chili chutney.
For mains, we went with the Bhojpuri Thali that had aloo paneer sabzi, sitaphal subzi, parval chokha, jackfruit chutney and sattu pooris, along with raita. The aloo paneer sabzi had a nice flavor of garam masala in the thick gravy, the sitaphal was sweet and tangy, and the jackfruit chutney had a nice hit of mustard. The sattu pooris were absolutely delicious, and they had a stuffing of dal which enhanced their flavor.In non-veg, we had the Ahuna Mutton, which was very different from any other mutton dish we’ve had before. It was slow-cooked in an earthen pot, and was really juicy and succulent. The mutton had pronounced flavors of whole black pepper, green chilies and onions and was extremely delicious. The mutton was served with a thick, crispy, laccha parantha and raita. This is a must-have dish here!For dessert, we went with the Boondi Hung Curd and the Raspua. The hung curd had a texture very similar to shrikhand. It was slightly tangy, slightly sweet, and had been flavored with saffron and topped with sweet boondi. The raspus was similar to malpua, but it had saunf in it which not only cut through the sweetness, but also provided an interesting change to the flavor of the dish. The raspua was served with a saffron kulfi, which we thought was a bit icy, and not creamy enough.Overall, it was a great meal, with some unique flavors. The service was very courteous throughout. This place should certainly be tried.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Location: 32nd Avenue, Sector 15, Gurgaon
Phone No.: +919667056464; +918587812658