Date: 18 June, 2016
Till few years back Gulab wala was a name that we would frequently hear in Delhi winters for their Gajak Rewari. They took these humble sweets from Punjab and made them fancy by adding desi ghee, creating varieties and flavors unheard of for gajak rewari and packaging them in bright gift worthy fancy boxes.
Soon after they entered into QSR – quick service vegetarian restaurants in Delhi NCR. Though not as famous as Haldiram-Bikanerwalas, they are doing decent business in Delhi Gurgaon. We recently came to know why.
After attending Sharbat and Ayurveda Mela 2016 at Dilli Haat Pitam Pura we were looking for a place to have vegetarian lunch. Since the mela offered no decent option for lunch we thought of going to some restaurant in the vicinity. We steer clear from going to NSP for bad parking scene and overall weekend chaos. It was an extremely hot summer day and Gulab wala was an easy choice as it is 5 minutes drive from Dilli Haat Pitam Pura.
The decor inside Gulab Wala gives the feeling of a huge gift gallery with all sorts of bright glittery golden boxes all around. Even the overall decor is all golden and to be frank tacky. They have kept a few (6-7 we guess) tables in the pathway for diners. It’s a self service place but once you have chosen and paid for the items, you can hand over the bill to the waiter and he serves on the table. It was a big relief and the major reason we were happy about choosing Gulab Wala.
We had ordered Kachori Alu, Choley Bhature and Shahi Paneer with butter naan. Kachori alu for just 40-45 bucks was the cheapest and best in taste. Spicy, tangy and fresh this alu sabzi was finger licking good. Choley bhature were just about alright. We’ve had much better. Shahi paneer and naan were nice and simple. We finished our lunch with faluda kulfi. The kulfi was mildly sweet and was not heavy with thick rabri or dry fruits. We like our desserts like this.
We had no expectations before going but it turned out to be a good pocket friendly restaurants. We recommend Gulab in Pitam Pura for vegetarians who are looking for a quick and affordable place to have Indian snacks and sweets.