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#6885 of 8148 Food in New Delhi
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5 reviews
36, Block B, Pamposh Enclave ,Near Block B Park ,Greater Kailash 1
+91-9654666796 +91-9654227735
onwards 1000.0 for two
north indian
Air Conditioned
Home Delivery
Serves Alcohol

about samavar

The lesser known cuisine of the Pandits of Kashmir at down-to-earth prices A club for the Kashmiri community of Pamposh Enclave has a dining room that is open to the public, a Kashmiri bakery and daily needs store plus plenty of parking. Atmospherics: The interiors of Samavar are not the reason you’ll be visiting this wonderland of Kashmiri food. The spacious restaurant with comfortable seating is the only known one of its kind that serves Kashmiri Pandit food. It hedges its bets by serving murgh dopiyaza and gobhi masala to the public at large. Homesick members of the Kashmiri community congregate to enjoy the memories of the Valley. Having something of the vibe of a home away from home, prices are unbelievably low: two can have a vegetarian meal with three dishes, rice and a starter for less than Rs 1,000. Meat preparations cost marginally more and alcohol is served at rock bottom rates. Samavar has one more branch: a private one, in the hallowed portals of Rashtrapati Bhavan, which says something about the quality of the food! Table talk: The glory of Kashmiri Pandit cuisine lies in its vegetable cookery. Nadurchurma (Rs 150) is unmissable, whether as an accompaniment to drinks or as a starter. Sections of lotus stem are cut lengthwise into batons, coated with a seasoned rice flour batter and deep-fried. This version is ultra-crisp and the oil fresh. Dum aloo (Rs 150) has a red gravy that is redolent with the fragrance of Kashmiri chillies with flavours that have penetrated right through the potatoes. Haak paneer (Rs 250) has little gravy and more of the leafy green vegetable with the tiniest hint of asafoetida, the trademark spice of the Kashmiri Pandits. In a commercial restaurant, neither would the price be so low, nor would the portions be so generous. Chuck (sic) wangun Rs 190 is a tongue-tingling dish of aubergines cooked in gravy to which generous amounts of tamarind have been added. The mutton kofta (Rs 310) is actually ‘mutss’, elongated koftas that is a signature dish of the community. Plus and minus: It is a refreshing change to order a table spread of dishes and not to encounter similar-tasting gravy in all of them. It is also like visiting the home of a favourite uncle, the owner Mr. Kitchloo, and his chef, Bansi, who together create magic. Must try: Rajmah, Nadur Yakhni, Kabargah

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Samavar traveller reviews

5 Samavar reviews
Aug 26 2014
nice authentic taste of kashmiri dishes.... had mutton roganjosh ...nice red curry with earthy taste of kashmiri degi Mirch...and mutton gushtaba...mellow gentle taste of finely minced meat balls in white gravy finely laced with spices .....heaven ...... read more
Aug 26 2014
An over all rating of 4 Coming from a super dooper foodie kashmiri should mean that the food is actually 99% authentic in taste and preparation. Yakhni is good, so is rista, and kabargah, but roganjosh and kaliya are slight turn offs. It makes me rea ...... read more