Weekend Food Review- Peppers Restaurant
Another lazy day passed, the temperature was high as usual and it didn't feel like rainy season. I was looking forward to a cheerful, fun filled evening with my friends. So, we decided to visit Peppers for our evening "starters".Peppers restaurant is situated in the premises of renovated Ashoka Cinema.
Another lazy day passed, the temperature was high as usual and it didn’t feel like rainy season. I was looking forward to a cheerful, fun filled evening with my friends. So, we decided to visit Peppers for our evening “starters”.
Peppers Restaurant is situated in the premises of renovated Ashoka Cinema. You can choose from four food categories to dine upon. Dosa (South Indian Food), Punjabi, Noodle Mania (Chinese Delicacies), Italian Treat and Chatori Chaat along all these you can buy soft drinks, Ice creams and Bakery eatables like sandwich and pastry etc. Peppers is a self service place with a simple system of first pay and then eat. They have happy hours every Monday to Thursday from 2:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. and run a discount of 25% in this duration.
The first thing on which I put my hands and disappointed me was Water. It wasn’t cool enough to relieve someone from record breaking heat of the year.
I ordered Paneer Tikka, Naan which was accompanied by a bowl of Dal Makhani and Green Salad.
Green Salad: It was served well decorated. Glad to have non-vinegar onions and carrot in this season with cucumber, tomato, half sliced green chilies, chopped cabbage, slice of lemon and it was tossed with chaat masala. I think green salad can’t be good or bad but found it a little over priced. I could give salad 6 over 10.
Paneer Tikka: If you are an exclusive paneer lover then you should come down here. With more paneer cubes and less onions, tomatoes and capsicum an economic mind might find it value for money but a food loving heart, missed the vegetables. It was not uniformly marinated. If someone had tasted a paneer tikka at a good Punjabi restaurant then this thing couldn’t be compared with that taste. But the vegetable mixture of chopped chilies and onions with lots of spices do score and not to forget; the green chutney could be appreciated. Again I can’t give it more than 6 on a scale of 10.
Dal Makhani: I am a huge fan of this dish, has tasted it here earlier too. But this time it was third thing in list of disappointments. It was having a rich and thick orange curry, but on tasting it didn’t appear freshly cooked to me. Moreover anyone well versed with dal makhani can tell you that it must contain a good quantity of rajma (kidney beans). I found only two of them and that too in the bottom of the bowl. Sorry can’t give more than 5 out of 10.
Naan: In the entire meal I could suggest and would like to appreciate one item and that was naan. Well prepared, well baked and carefully buttered for finesse. It was thin, layered, crispy and soft. No doubt I can award 8 out of 10 to it.
Naan with Paneer Tikka and Dal Makhani 79 Rs.
Green Salad 29 Rs.
Total 108 Rs.
After Happy Hours Discount 81 Rs.
Peppers gives you a feel of a restaurant or food court of a metro city but food quality wasn’t that impressive as the ambiance. Though I didn’t find it good but it’s fine to eat here once in a while, spacious hall makes it good for birthday parties or small get together. There was a new board hockey game also installed, I am sure few of us would love to check that out.