Chaayos always manages to keep its menu exciting by introducing special menus such as Monsoon and now a Navratri menu fit for those who are fasting.
We tried all three dishes from their Navratri vrat menu- the Navratra Platter, Sabudana Tikki and Masala Chaach. The chaach was really refreshing, with a nice flavor of mint and zeera. The sabudana tikka was fluffy inside and crispy outside without being too oily. Also, the spicy-tangy chutney that it was served with was really tasty and worked well to enhance the subdued flavors of the tikki. The platter had 3 kuttu pooris, kuttu halwa and aloo sabzi served in kulhads. While the aloo sabzi was really flavorsome with a thick gravy that was spiced deftly, the pooris were a bit dry and the halwa had a slight floury aftertaste, indicating that it should have been roasted a tad bit longer.
We also had from their regular menu Kulhad Pao Bhaji and Sicilian Chicken Sandwich. The pao bhaji had 2 nicely buttered and well-toasted buns along with bhaji served in kulhads. While the kulhads provided a nice earthy taste, the bhaji itself was also quite tasty. It had balanced flavors, and was topped with a dollop of butter, served with lemon that we squeezed on top to provide a tanginess to the bhaji and some chopped raw onions for crunch. The sandwich consisted of juicy chunks of grilled chicken tossed with oregano, onions, and capsicum in a really soft, fresh focaccia bread. This sandwich should certainly be tried.Along with these two dishes, we also had Drinking Chocolate which had a nice chocolaty taste and was not overly milky, and the Kaala Khatta Ice Tea which had just the right balance of tanginess and sweetness.
We ended the meal with their signature Moist Chocolate Cake which was a soft, dark chocolate cupcake with a gooey center, though we wish it had been a bit more liquid and gooey in the center.Overall, we were really happy with not just all the dishes we tasted, but also the warm and prompt service we received from the staff.
Location: Across all Chaayos outlets in Delhi NCR