Another ‘gem’ in my MUST NOT VISIT list
Hope you got the sarcasm. If not, then let me elaborate. Pind Baluchi restaurant, Indirapuram (located in shipra mall) failed us in all respects – be it items on the menu, ambiance, food, flavor, service or presentation.
First of all the cutlery used to serve food was highly unappealing. It resembled ones that are found at a bachelor’s home – infact even they might be better. The dish used to serve biryani was broken around the edges.
The ambiance was nothing to talk about. The menu seemed to be terribly short in variety – and the lack of options was more acute for vegetarians. The food was served with zero focus on presentation – the kababs were served with just plain pyaaz – that too cut in a distasteful manner. The pudina chutney was watery and completely lacked flavour (I dont rememeber having pudina chutney worse than this). The service was unattentive and slow with long waiting period inbetween starters and main course. At one point one of my collegues lost his patience and asked the waiter if ‘the food will be served today itself or should we come tomorrow’.
Now for some details on the food.
For starters we had dahi kabab, hara bhara kabab, murg shammi kabab and kalami kabab. Hara Bhara kabab was too dry and lacked taste. Coupled with a pathetic pudina chutney it became hard to swallow. Murg Kalami kabab got a thumbs down from all of us. While Murg shammi kabab just managed to get a pass, dahi kabab was the only starter relished by one and all. It was crisp and delicious. Infact we found it so delicious that we ordered 2 more plates of it.
Main course however poured cold water on our remaining expectations. For main course we ordered Malai Kofta, Dal Makhani, Kadhai Murg, bread and Pineapple Raita. Malai kofta was horrible – the koftas were salty, the gravy was worse and hard to even taste. Dal Makhani was bland. Kadhai Murg only managed to get a pass. Butter Rotis were too kadak and started crumbling. Pinapple raita was the only thing we liked.
Thats not all. The staff managed to spoil even the basic dessert – Gulab Jamun. Jamun’s were served extra hot – so much that they seemed to melt in the chashni making them unedible.
In all the experience at Pind Baluchi restaurant in indirapuram was horrible – in all respects. A meal for two will cost Rs 800 and is defintely not worth the money. The 9 of us who visited the place were united in opinion of never visiting this place again. If you too are looking for restaurants in Indirapuram/Shipra Mall, please avoid this one.
While the Pind Baluchi chain of restaurants in Delhi is famous for providing a village like experience in terms of ambiance and taste, their branch in Indirapuram is a black spot for them. I request the owners to focus on quality of their branches rather than just quantity.