Samrat Restaurant

This is by far one of the best restaurants to have a vegetarian thali in Mumbai. They also have an extensive a la carte. Samrat has a huge following for both – the thali and a la carte. I went there last night for dinner. A meal for 4 costed us Rs. 1401, which included a 6% service charge.

2 of us ordered a thali. It includes buttermilk, 3 snacks ( we got dhokla, samosa and ghoogra), salad, phulka, puranpoli, puri, papad, 3 vegetables (we got rawa, aloo rasa and paneer makhanwala), oondhiya, dal, kadhi and dahi wada. Then we could choose from steamed rice, pulao or khichdi – i chose khichdi. All this is unlimited. As desserts, we could choose any two from options of gulab jamun, rasgulla, walnut halwa and shirkhand (which is limited). I elected for gulab jamun and walnut halwa. The thali is for Rs. 355 for a Sunday dinner.

Had a great dinner. Totally stuffed.

thali

thali

julab jamun

julab jamun

walnut halwa

walnut halwa

A la carte order was a Vegetable Makhanwala with a Chili Garlic Naan and a Stuffed Paratha.

The Vegetable Makhanwala was excellent. At Rs. 260 it easily served 2.

vegetable makhanwala

vegetable makhanwala

The Chili Garlic Naan was perfect, as was the Stuffed Paratha (it was an aloo paratha). Naan for Rs. 95 and Paratha for Rs. 75.

chili garlic naan and aloo paratha

chili garlic naan and aloo paratha

My 2 companions completed their meal by ordering a Malai Kulfi. Price at Rs. 110 it was exceptional. I would say its a must to order this anytime one goes there.

malai kulfi

malai kulfi

 

Mixed Vegetable Paratha

I like this paratha because it’s healthy, as it uses many vegetables. And of course because it tastes good. It’s a Tarla Dalal recipe and I pair this often with her Paneer in white gravy recipe. (see earlier post for Paneer in White Gravy)

This paratha takes a bit of effort in making as the vegetables need to be chopped fine. Its worth the work.

Paneer with mixed veg paratha

Paneer with mixed veg paratha

Mix veg partha with paneer in white gravy

Mix veg partha with paneer in white gravy

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Paneer in white gravy

I am quite a Tarla Dalal fan. I started cooking with trying out many of her recipes. Reason being that her books were vegetarian, easy recipes and best of all – ingredients were all at home! She used day-to-day ingredients. I’ve been making her Paneer in white gravy for years. However, I make this occasionally. Though the process is very easy, I pair this with her Mixed Vegetable Parathas and the parathas require some work. (see Mixed Vegetable Paratha post). After eating this combination, you can’t enjoy it any other way. I love making this as my hubby relishes it. He is a very happy man during the meal. The plate is licked clean : ) He is mainly a non-vegetarian and this meal is one of the few veg dishes he is very, very appreciative of.

Paneer in White Gravy

Paneer in White Gravy

Paneer with mixed veg paratha

Paneer with mixed veg paratha

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