Be it summers or the winters, we have a flair of fleeing to the hills on the slightest of pretext. Well who would mind the cool, clean weather or the warm, fresh, flavorful food that we have an access to in the hills? True believers of when in Rome do as the Romans do, we always love to experience the local cuisine whenever we are traveling. Yeti – The Himalayan Kitchen has now opened its door in Hauz Khas Village, and we just fell in love with the place.
Delhi has very few options for the Himalayan cuisine, so again Yeti is one place we would love to go back again and again just for the menu it serves. People have a prior perception that Himalayan cuisine mostly involves meat, however we were proved wrong when at Yeti we had some nicely done vegetarian affaire.
The menu is vast and a single post won’t do justice to it, so there will be two posts for Yeti, and mark our words, it totally deserves it. We are concentrating on the vegetarian menu in this post.
Vegetarians have a plethora of options to choose from – the best being the Aloo Momos (yes!), Aloo Sadeko, Wai Wai Sadeko and Aloo Ka Achar. Whatever you do, don’t miss the Aloo Momos (245) – we generally don’t order vegetarian momos but we did here, when insisted and we are in love. Aloo Sadeko ( 255) is a rustic dish of potatoes sauteed in Nepali spices. Wai Wai Sadeko ( 225) is an avatar of the favorite noodles where dry noodles is tossed with onion, tomato and green chilli – an instant hit if you are a noodle lover. If you want a taste of all, order a Yeti Veg. Platter ( 345) – which gives you Aloo Sadeko, Bhuteko Chana (stir fried chickpeas in Nepali spices), Wai Wai Sadeko and Tingmo, the steamed bun. We didn’t try Crispy Spinach ( 295) but have heard great things about it – and there’s always a next time 🙂
yeti veg. platter
wai wai sadeko
aloo ka achaar
For the mains, do try the Thakali Thali (Veg.) (495) – a full meal with a curry (choice of paneer/mushroom), dal (one of the best you will get, you must try their dal), gundruk sadeko (sun-dried spinach in traditional spices), rai ko saag, piro aloo, vegetables, achaar, papad, curd & rice. A portion of Mix Veg. Datchi ( 325) with a Tingmo will satisfy all your cravings for cheese – this cheesy curry is addictive and we couldn’t stop ourselves from finishing it even on a full stomach.
Yeti serves no frills lemonades and fresh fruit juices – ask for the house specials and for the availability of juices. We love their Virgin Mojito which is balanced in all respects and their Watermelon juice is pure bliss – there’s watermelon in it, and that’s pretty much it 🙂
yeti special lemonade
The second post covering the non- vegetarian dishes will be up soon and you can’t afford to miss it, for the food is finger licking good and the variety will blow you away.
This review was done on an invitation from the restaurant. Portion sizes might have been customized for the experience.