Guru Da Dhaba
By Ramneek Chawla
If you happen to walk by the lanes of sector 8,Rohini and all of a sudden you start feeling hungry, just so you know who to blame, Guru da dhaba is the small open restaurant at the corner of the street tempting your taste buds.
Started around a decade ago, it is popularly known as the ‘Mumbai film city vale’ among the locals, given the fact that Tinsel town is the place they began from originally. A basic restaurant with less fancy and more focus on quality, quantity and customer service, this place is definitely worth paying a visit.
First things first, the food is deliciously ‘northy’ and by ‘northy’ I mean, creamy, delicious, spicy and extremely mouth watering. It has everything needed to woo a Punjabi. All the foodies especially those who have a thing for north Indian food would definitely love this place. Talking about the menu, you can find almost all the vegetarian north-Indian delicacies here and that too, all of them with a GDD twist (as I call it). GDD or Guru Da Dhaba is best known for making their dishes with extra ghee without making them weirdly greasy. Ghee and not greasy, is the twist they give to their recipes and this has remained their usp.
Apart from the taste, the other thing that matter to a foodie is hygiene. Wouldn’t you just love visiting a place which is neat and tidy, has beautiful interiors, smells good and serves delicious food in clean and big supplies? Come here in the evening and you will fall in love with the place. The rate list is very pocket friendly. You don’t need to shed a huge amount of money. 2 people and Rs.200 and you’re good to go! Oh, unless you have a never-ending appetite, 200 for 2, is all you need.
The highlight of the menu is the Paneer Pasanda with naan, it is just very delicious, so much that the taste still lingers. Malai kofta, Dal makhani, Mix veg, Tadka rice, Kadhai paneer, et cetera are among the other few dishes one must try.
The best time to visit this place is after 4pm as the scorching sun won’t be quite welcoming as it is an open restaurant. But in the evening, nothing can be as good as this place. This place is not a pomp and show kind of a restaurant. Quite blissfully located at one of the busiest areas of Rohini, it is seen as a perfect family dinner destination by the localites and is visited religiously.
A cool summer evening/ a sunny winter after noon and a GDD thali, Ah! Life is good.
Edited by:Kanchan Bisht