The famous Haldiram has reached Bombay and Manisha shared this a while back. My experience at Bikaji, Haldiram does not bring back good memories and I remember them as Chandni Chowk or Relief road in an AC environment.

However, decided to give it a shot. Reaching the place, seeing the weird way vehicles were parked and the chaos as well as camphony visible thru the glass was enough experience for me.

But the wife pushed it. So in we entered. The left side full of sweets and a 2.5 ft cash counter right in front. With Self Service written on top. Another reason to disappear. But by then I was embolden by the wife so went, side stepping the modern dressed Marus screaming at each other, groups like catching an unreserved compartment. 2-3 each for purchasing, getting the order and holding on to tables.

Managed to reach and asked for Bhel, papdi chaat both were over; so as is my won’t asked him what did he have – Dahi Puri, Raj Kachori, Aloo Tikki, Pani Puri – and he slipped in their speciality ‘Mommos‘.

Blame it on the noise, my risk taking abilities or whatever but yes I agreed.

Dahi Puri and Raj Kachori – Excellent

Aloo Tikki – Quite good but was just warm instead of piping hot.

Pani Puri – Nice, would have loved the suji Puri but didn’t get them.

‘Mommos’ – Bhajjiya with silver stuffing and looked like a potli with outer as fat as me.

Surprisingly saw people eating more Chinese, Thali and South Indian compared to chaat.

A good place to go in a group so that different teams can be allocated to getting things organised. Or at a time when there is a bit of quiet.

Their menu said they deliver via Swiggy and Zomato but doesn’t seem to be the case.

Ambiance 2/5

Food 3.5/5

Service NA

Overall 3/5

Damages ₹800 for 2 people

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Written by AD
ex waiter, angadia, travel agent, dotcomer, dukaandaar, marketeer, people watcher. appreciates single malt, food, friends