Sattvik, as the name suggests, this place truly defines the essence of light, natural and essential food with its sober servings, all veg . It is located near to food court of select CityWalk and adjacent to burger king.
This place has an old-village-courtyard themed ambience with sanskirt writings running on screens and inscribed on structures.
Flooring is brick-like, walls look like plastered with cow-dung, typical of indian villages and otherwise wooden ambience. The time we visited was three days post republic day and they had flag themed ballons on place.
Seating is excellent, with coushion chairs and and couch seating on the corners, couches having back cushions as well.
°baadam aur Tulsi ka shorba°
We started with baadam aur Tulsi ka shorba which had chopped as well as freckles of badaam mixed with low consistency milky curry and very little or non-noticable tusli flavor. However the soup was fresh and delicious and definitely worth a try.
From the consistency and flavor, it could be inferred that the soup was very natural and fresh, prepared using Tomatos and no artificial powder. Chopped pudina fusion made it better.
This was a vegetarian platter with all lightly spiced starters, but lightly spiced doesn’t always mean tasty.
Dahi k kebab, two in pieces, were amazing, rightly spiced, extremely thin covering, overload with thick consistency curd-veggie mix and and sprinkled on with chat masala. Loved it.
Paneer tikka however has less of char-grilled flavor but delicious marination flavor. Two very thick cubes were served.
Another two big cubes of hariyali kebab were served which didn’t render any hariyali touch flavor, was rather bland and disappointing.
The most disappointing were the chana daal kebabs, very bland, very dry and so difficult to eat due to easy breakability. Had to eat with hands as couldn’t be picked up using a fork. Even while transporting from platter to plate using hand, a portion broke off and fell on table, I guess this was an honest preparation mistake.
Finally the stuffed aloo were delicious, light covering of aloo with veggie stuffing at sober spices was a delight.
What stood out were the chutneys, green being so home-like and fresh, while methi seeds chutney something new and with a tangy touch.
°paneer e moksha°
Not very sober but with good amount and variety of spices, this paneer dish was excellent and had atleast 5 big enough cubes of paneer. The gravy was thick due to nicely tempered masala.
°dal e sattvik°
This was one of the most succulent yellow lentil dal I have tried and had excellent delectable flavor. The Lal mirch-cumin tadka had evident flavor and the consistency was right, not watery at all.
This dish was quite a work. Since we found it bland and little hard to bite, a feedback was provided which landed the chef to our table. Extremely impressed at the courtesy of the management to make sure the guests have their issues resolved. As per the explanation, broccoli/beans/babycorn and other English vegetables called for half boiling and thus the dish was difficult to bite. Also the potatos and peas were hard which wasn’t as planned. Since the place is supposed to serve sober sattvick kind of meal, the semi-dry gravy was bland. The chef insisted on giving it a Punjabi masaledar touch and the subsequent dish was better then before, but still not something I would recommend ordering.
Rotis were good, soft yet crisp and good sized.
SERVICE & COSTING
It’s a high time if waiters stopped staring or laughing when someone uses Zomato gold, pls ensure and don’t judge.
Otherwise good numbered staff was present and all attentive, had knowledge of food and preparation and served nicely, spoke nicely also. All wore a decent uniform and the manager was in suit as well as gate desk lady in saree.
The place is expensive, very expensive. Service charge to approx 10% is also levied. For a light flavored pure veg dining, this place is good.
Author – VY