‘Not just paranthas’ is quite an aptly named restaurant for they have a lot more to offer apart from different types of paranthas. The menu is quite extensive! They have things like chaat,chur chur paranthas,kebabs,indian mains, pizza paranthas and a lot more!
The first thing you will notice about this place is the colorful ambience. NJP is about a 60-65 seater with a bar and open kitchen on the left. Every corner of the restaurant has a quirky indianized touch to it with colorful walls and cute installations giving a feel off old delhi. I guess the pictured would speak for themselves.
One thing I would surely want them to work on would be the service. It was quite slow and my wait for food seemed endless.
Coming to the food, For me the mains were better than the starters.
For the start we ordered a Veg platter, Papri Chaat and Lassi.
Lassi was lovely! Super thick and had malai in it. Typical desi way.
Papri chaat has all the basic ingredients (no innovation with the recipe) but the sweetened curd was more than usual. It could be reduced as it was overpowering.
Veg platter which had Soya tikka, Aloo sultanat, Mushrooms, Paneer tikka, Dahi kebab , Khumb Angaaro se and Bharwan papad. Platter was okaish and nothing to harp about. I liked the paneer tikka which was soft and fresh, Soya tikka which was mildly spiced and well done and Aloo Sultanat which was scooped potatoes stuffed with cheese and nuts (maybe not the best in town but one of the good things in the platter). Khumb Angaaro se was a mushroom kebab cooked with cheese. It was good.
I found the Dahi Kebab and Bharwan aloo very average. Dahi kebab were shaped unlike the traditional way. The hung curd had potential to be sweeter. Bharwan papad or stuffed papad was soggy (stuffed with cheese) so I didn’t like it that much.
Jogiya Tarkari..absolutely loved this dish with many vegetables in a thick orange curry. More like a navtratan korma but more thick and yummy. Was less spicy and a tad bit sweet.
Bhuna Ghosht Masaledar made my day! Tender mutton that detached itself from the bone with ease. Well cooked and brown curry and garlic…yummy!
Dal Makhani was creamy and went well with the food.
Veg Biryani wasn’t the best as it could be more flavoury. Found the taste and look a little Mexican style rice (just 5-10% maybe)
Chur Chur Panner Parantha didn’t live up to expectations as it wasn’t really the crumbly parantha I expected it to be. Have had better ones in Delhi.
Overall for me, the ambience, mains and lassi did the job. Would absolutely love to be back for the mains and will get my family along. This place is apt for a family outing or kitty J