I’ve been working in an IT company for over 3 years now and one primary source of entertainment for us folks are the traditionally hosted Team outings which in most cases end up in a restaurant! Adding more salt to the wound is when you’re office is in typical localities, i.e around Whitefield or Marathahalli. So after trying out almost all the eateries in these localities in the form of various types of visits – via office, on my own and blog coverage, there was a period of lul. Not many interesting options were left, and then when I heard the news that Dhaba is opening in Marathahalli, I was like okay this is something that I need to check out as my previous two visits to their Indiranagar outlet were so so good. This 30-year-old brand from Delhi has been expanding gradually and this is their 9th outlet in India, and second in Bangalore.
Well, I was fortunate enough of getting an invite to experience Dhaba before it was open for public (I did not pay for the food!!). Situated in the building that houses the famous @Home showroom, finding Dhaba ain’t gonna be a task at all. The interiors are pimped up even more (when compared to the Indiranagar outlet), a lot of time pass reading can be done here and the restaurant feels spacious as it can accommodate close to 120-130 ppl at one go.
Coming to the food that we had, it was a typical North Indian spread. We started off with a round of starters, all of which comes in XL sized portions. Our vegetarian gang enjoyed the Paneer Tak a Tak and Bhindi Masala, while we non-vegetarian folks happily emptied the Chicken version of Tak a Tak and the super delicious Murg Malai Tikka. The starters, though sounded heavy had a very nice and comforting feeling, we still had enough space for the main course.
The main course was the famous Chitta Butter Chicken, Lahsooni Palak and Paneer Makhan Maar ke paired with Butter Naan, Garlic Naan and Lacha Paratha! Ended all of this with an extensive spread of desserts, the usual affair here as the all the options weren’t available. We had Gulab Jamun, Phirni, Rabri and Kulfi.
So yea, the purpose of this post if you ask me is all about letting our hardworking IT folks (like me) know that if you love Dhaba ka khana, then you can have it near your workplace!