When your neighborhood is host to one of Delhi’s well known ‘Chai’ place, you have nothing but to cheer. Indirapuram Habitat Centre is picking up with more and more food joints opening up here. The latest entrant being the youth centric Chaayos.
The place is vibrant and aesthetically done up. Citing quotes like ‘Life has only two T&C’s – travel and chai’, the place depicts the saying beautifully with road maps, cars and of course Chai. It is no myth that Indians love their tea and rarely does one say no to a good steaming cup of tea; and Chaayos is famous for their experimentation with tea. As the summers have set in, Chaayos have introduced their summer menu which features some amazing street snacks (the naasta which must follow with your tea), 3 amazing flavors of ice teas and some interesting tropical cakes.
Being a fan of their Thandi Chai (which is already in their menu), I was quite kicked about trying the ice-teas. And of course, to go along we tried the new menu entrants as well. Out of the three new flavors of ice-teas, Pineapple Strawberry was the clear winner, it’s a must try and fans of Kala Khatta can try the Kala Khatta Ice Tea. I loved the Kaala Chana Chaat – boiled black bengal gram, served warm with sliced onions, tomatoes and tossed with some Cajun spice, our typical healthy and filling snack. Palak Patta Crispys brings an interesting Mexican twist to the widely known chaat sans the yogurt mix. Served with sweet tamarind sauce, this would definitely be a hot-selling item.
palak patta crspys
kaala chana chaat
The street favorite, Matar Kulche is also added to the menu – where the matar (white chickpeas curry) is served in two kulhads with a single serving of kulcha. The kulcha served were not the authentic kulcha that we usually find and for me the matar could have been a little more spicier and warm. I also tried the Vada-Pav which is in their already existing menu, and I do say they serve one of the best vada-pavs in the city.
For the sweet indulgence, we had the Blueberry Lemon Cake and the Fruit Factory Cake. Fruit Factory Cake is fruity and decadent, full of dried fruits and dry fruits, you will love this. The Blueberry Lemon Cake is milder in taste and sweetness but nevertheless delicious to devour.
Chaayos, Indirapuram Habitat Center
09:00 – 23:00 hours
1800 120 2424
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