After watching a movie in Royapettah, we were headed back home to Velachery and it was close to 11PM. As there weren’t be too many options for food in Velachery at this time of the hour, decided to eat something en route. As we drove on the Chamiers Road, spotted a brightly-lit food truck, quite busy at that time of the night. Decided to try it right away!
We checked with them if they were still taking orders and they assured they were open. After a quick look at the menu, decided to try a Chicken Malai Tikka and Chicken Angara. Both the dishes were basically boneless chicken kebabs served with a piece of Parotta and cut onions. When we wanted to order two of each, we were told they only had one portion of each, just prepared, actually reserved for someone in their family and if I was okay, they would serve me that. I felt awkward to mess up someone else’s dinner, but after being assured it wasn’t a problem, I decided to take it. I appreciate that attitude, totally! Since it was ready, I didn’t have to wait for that to be prepared.
Coming to the food, first look, the portion was quite small for 230 bucks. 5 small-sized chicken pieces, a small parotta and cut onions. Tasted a bit from both, I liked the taste. I had no complaints with how the chicken tasted. Between the two, I liked Malai Chicken Tikka better.
We also ordered 4 pieces of Parotta. They didn’t have wheat parotta and had to settle for Maida. Frankly it didn’t matter to me as I was ok with either of those. At that time of the night, I am not complaining about the non-availability, perhaps they were sold out.
The 4 Parottas were the reheated ones, and very ordinary, they were priced at 10 rupees a piece. Ordered 2 Goli Panneer Sodas, priced at 50 bucks each.
After a good 15 minutes, we got the Paneer Tikka, again along with a parotta and onions. This was a let down. While the sauce around the paneer was good, the paneer itself was hard and chewy. Definitely not in the league of what can be called good.
While the place was flocked with swanky cars and young crowd, it seemed like they were friends and family of the owner and not exactly ‘customers’. Looked like we were the only customers dining at that time, perhaps one another person, thats all.
Firstly, eating a kebab with a Parotta is new, at least to me, unless served like a Katti roll, in which case the parotta would be way bigger and more filling, perhaps a little less pricey too. In terms of value for money, this place falls short in my opinion. Taste-wise, Paneer and parotta left a lot to be desired. We paid 780 bucks in all for 1 Malai Chicken, 1 Chicken Angara, 1 Paneer Tikka, 4 pieces of parotta and 2 Goli Sodas. I know its not much when you look at it like this, but we were far from being full after dinner.