Rajdhani – A Restaurant Review

Last weekend I was at bloggers meet up at Rajdhani Restaurant, Indiranagar, Bangalore. Good food, friends and fun, all ingredients were available to make that perfect evening!

 India has diverse food preparations, each very typical of the region, its climate, spices, herbs and farm produce. Rajdhani chain of restaurants specializes in food from Rajasthan and Gujrat, completely vegetarian. The peculiarity of Rajasthani food is that food is cooked mostly in milk, curd or ghee, since water is scarce in these regions. Many main course dishes of Gujarat taste sweet, which is unheard of in south of India. Chapattis, a kind of bread is made of several kinds of flours, each having a distinct aroma and taste. 

As we all sat to be served first came the waiter with jug and pan, meant to wash our hands. Table manners of India are very different from other parts of world, roti and sabzi (bread and curry) is best enjoyed with hand. After this, a series of food items are served, I tried to keep track of name and number but then I realized I will have to sit with paper and pen, so finally decided to have the warm food first.

While most food items were being served in steel utensils, the popular Gatte ki sabzi was being served from earthenware. That was probably to retain and enhance its delicious floavor.

What you see in this pic below is not the complete serve. There were twenty four food items of which five were sweet dishes. One serving of each alone is enough to fill you up, yet they coaxed us to try more. All vegetarians will like the food no doubt, but for non-vegetarians having this food once a week or twice a week may be okay. If they wish to retain non-vegetarian customers then they will have to dish out at least a couple of vegetarian Rajasthani or Gujrati dish which is similar to non-veg preparation.

How the waiters managed to provide continuous supply of food items amazed me! Each waiter is assigned with serving a particular dish, yet he would keep a track of the item to be replenished in the customerโ€™s plate and by means of hand signals he would indicate the item to be served. Some excellent coordination there, the waiter would soon arrive with the required item even before you demand it.

โ€œFood is so primal, so essential a part of our lives, often the mere sharing of  tables with strangers turns them into good friends. That’s why I love this blogging community.โ€ Original quote of Jasmine Heiler reworded by me.


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19 Responses

  1. DeniseinVA says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this post Indrani. Thank you!

  2. Jinksy says:

    How lucky to have a group of blogpals meet. I know of none close enough for me to get to see, for the closest one I know of, is 96 miles away! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Food eaten together is the great modifier. Amazing food tray!

  4. I have skipped my lunch and the talk and the lavish spread in the thali is giving me very severe hunger pangs now!!
    I love the gi=ujarati and rajasthani thalis and agree the co-ordination among the servers is simply great!

  5. Bikramjit says:

    ooooh la la la ๐Ÿ™‚ yummy foood
    when oh when will i get to be a part of one of these meets ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. TexWisGirl says:

    wonderful shots, indrani.

  7. Sylvia K says:

    Great captures indeed and how fun!! The food looks and sounds delicious and I do enjoy meeting up with fellow bloggers!! Looks like a great day for all of you!! Thanks for sharing the fun!

  8. ladyfi says:

    Oh, how lovely to share food and culture and laughs.

  9. Wonderful where alike is possible, and happening !

  10. George says:

    This sounds like a wonderful party. The food sounds exquisite.

  11. Rajesh says:

    Wonderful coverage. I missed this as I was in the city only on the weekend.

  12. Jeevan says:

    That's interesting esp. the way of serving! Well captured.

  13. eileeninmd says:

    Indrani, wonderful post and photos! Sounds like a great time meeting the bloggers. Have a great week!

  14. Reader Wil says:

    Hi Indrani I enjoyed reading your post. It reminds me of the
    Indonesian dishes we could choose from to add to the rice, which we called nasi. Thank you for letting us have a look in the Indian kitchen. It all looks delicious.

  15. I love that sort of food, the vegetarian is so beautiful and it tastes superb. Cheers Indrani, you have made my day.

  16. Gary says:

    Boy, that food looks good!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  17. ashok says:

    hey! you missed calling me Ind ;O

  18. Carver says:

    Sounds like a great time and good shots.

  19. Leave it to you to capture even the hand gesture!

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