Food Review: Amit Da Dhaba (Vasai Highway)

dhabaNot all dhabas serve good or even decent food, as we recently found out at this place in Vasai. “Amit Hotal” reminded me of the time restaurants used to think they were hotels. Amit Da Dhaba serves London Pilsner Strong beer, and I wonder what restaurants have against LP Mild. Still, LP Strong is the best option when put amidst Kingfisher and other beers that are even worse, because if you’re drinking any of these beers it’s to get drunk, not for the taste.

dhaba 2Sitting on the cot, drinking the beer, looking at people who preferred eating at the table, we waited for the parathas, expecting something tantalizing, only to be underwhelmed. The paratha had nothing going for it, except the dollops of makhkhan (homemade butter) on it, and the fresh coriander-mint chutney that came with it. Despite cooking food the traditional way – slow and in an earthen tandoor, the food at Amit Da Dhaba was no fun to eat. The dal makhani was watery and the tandoori chicken wasn’t juicy and masaledaar enough.tandoor

So I realized that the use of older ways and storing food in large vessels doesn’t mean the cooking will be good.

dhaba 3There are countless dhabas on the Vasai Highway, and next time we’ll visit another one.

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6 Responses to “Food Review: Amit Da Dhaba (Vasai Highway)”

  1. April 11, 2013 at 20:14

    Ah, a welcome break from your Metal assault posts (blame my lack of taste!). The best way to enjoy in highway dhabas is when your really hungry, preferably when it’s morning. That time even the watery dals would taste like spicy mutton kheema. Have you tried mutton curry at Puran Singh ka Dhaba in Ambala? It’s a divine experience, the most delicious “soft” mutton is served in India up North, around Himachal and Punjab regions. I think they use sheep instead of goats.


  2. April 12, 2013 at 04:25

    Ghodbunder road must’ve changed like mad since my college days. It was a blood jungle twelve years ago.


  3. 5 aa
    April 17, 2013 at 11:37

    Better to stay hungry for a few hours than to eat this and come down with serious illnesses.


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