A recently opened pure vegetarian street food restaurant, Masala Trail has become a rage among the people. The restaurant that once was Shiv Sagar, owned by the same proprietor has been replaced by Masala Trail in Janpath, with celebrity Chef Osama Jalali having curated and designed the entire menu. Have you always been worried about roadside food and hygiene related to it? At Masala Trail Janpath New Delhi, you can leave that worry behind, as everything is freshly prepared in an enclosed hygienic environment, covering street food staples from every state in India. The ambience is basic, however, the food is lip-smacking, and you cannot walk out of the restaurant without trying a variety of dishes. Vidur has not paid much emphasis on the décor and interiors but has heavily focused on the food. It is perfect for families as no alcohol is served here, and there are Jain food options for pure vegetarians as well.
With less importance given to the ambience, the interiors are basic and simple with couches and chairs across the restaurant, giving it the feel of a true family restaurant. Not too many changes have been implemented from the interiors done while running Shiv Sagar. The front wall of the restaurant hosts a counter that stocks Keventers milk shakes as the owner has bought a franchisee of this milk parlour, too. If you order shakes from the menu, you will be served Keventers.
The staff is well-versed with the menu and knows exactly what to recommend to the guests without having to scout the menu along with them. They are prompt is bringing your orders and are welcome to customization for Jain options as well as spice levels. If you are lucky, you may get a chance to meet Osama at the restaurant, too.
In terms of food, the restaurant served an extensive menu ranging from delicacies from Kashmir to those of Kerala. They have not let any part of country go untouched – North, South, East and West, all have been beautifully exhibited in the flavours and presentation. Each section offers appetizers as well as main course options to choose from.
Tower Chaat From North
You all must be wondering what this dish is! We have all tried dahi bhalla, papdi chaat and dahi puri separately, however, here they serve these three together in layers in a glass with dahi bhalla being the base layer, papdi as the middle layer and gol gappa used as the top layer, further topped with curd, mint and tamarind chutney, sev, grated ginger and pomegranate seeds. This decadent dish is sure to win your hearts just in the beginning of your meal.
Calcutta Puchka For East
Choose between aata or sooji gol gappas which comes served with potato masala, spicy and sweet water, just as it is prepared on the streets of Kolkata. The size of the balls is huge, however, if you are a puchka fan, you can go on eating them. If you want to eat it street style, you can stand next to the counter and request the server to make you eat as you would at a street stall.
Chowringhee Paneer Kathi From East
A thick flaky paratha stuffed with paneer, onions, capsicum and tomatoes, flavoured with spices and served with sauces. You can ask for the vegetarian filling of your choice as well.
Panki From West
This is soft and spongy, made with rice flour batter, cooked and served between banana leaves, as good as it hailing from Gujarat. It is a perfect all-day munching snack prepared in Gujarati houses.
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Amritsari Kulcha And Makhan And Rasse Missey Cholle For Punjab
This is delicious North Indian combo preparation, popular in every house and street of Punjab. If you really want to know, how the real Amritsari kulcha is prepared, visit Masala Trail.
Chalukya Dosa From Karnataka
A massive crisp dosa smeared with Kannadiga gun powder and ghee for plain dosa and potato stuffing for masala dosa. This comes served with piping hot sambhar and coconut chutney.
Banana Poori And Aloo From South
It might sound strange, but it is exactly the opposite of the name. Crisp banana stuffed poori with sweet and spicy aloo sabzi is the description of this combo meal and is one of the heavily savoured items from the menu.
Street Style Chowmein From Kolkata
Desi style vegetable chowmein is extremely popular in Kolkata and now at Masala Trail too. Tossed in spices and vegetables, it is a lip-smacking main course preparation at Masala Trail.
Tawa Pulao From Mumbai
Rice cooked with vegetables and Maharashtrian spices, tawa pulao is served at almost every local restaurant and food street of Mumbai. It could be one of the recommended options to try.
Every state’s favourite, Matka Kufli is one of the most decadent desserts prepared and served at Masala Trail. It tastes as delicious as it is served chilled and seasoned with dry fruits.
Haji Ali Fruit Cream
Frozen cream mixed with fruits, rose syrup and sugar is prepared and known in Mumbai. Here as well, it has pleased the foodies.