One of the latest and effective entrants in the city’s foodscape, Foodhouse is the New Alipore based home food service that caters to all kinds of vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals – be it snacks, food combos or full meals.
As per the ongoing season and festival, they keep on introducing the concerned menus and platters.
Around a quadrimester back, packed in a big, beautiful and sturdy orange & black box, they sent me their Maharashtrian Thali and 3 Snack Combos for tasting & review.
The Snack Combos comprised of –
– 2 Vada Pavs with Green Chutney and Garlic Chutney: Made with relatively big ladi pav buns, the Vada Pavs tasted nice and filling. But they were a far cry from the ones that you get in Maharashtra. Actually, it’s quite difficult to re-create that magic in other locations.
– Sambhar Khichdi with Baigan Bhaja, Aloo Chokha, Tomato Chutney, Aam Panna, Papad and 2 Rasgulla: Though the main component of this combo was from South Indian cuisine, the accompaniments belonged to assorted other Indian cuisines.
The aforementioned mix and match did make the combo interesting, as well as, filling.
Infused with a good dose of Sambhar masala, the Khichdi was quite tasty. All the other items were also nice.
– 1 Raj Kachori with Curd, Imli Chutney, Green Chutney, Sev and Seasonings: The Raj Kachori came filled with the potato-moth mixture and the rest of the assembling I was required to do at home.
The Kachori was quite well cooked. It’s filling was uniform and once assembled, it looked nice and tasted excellent.
– 1 Paneer Parantha and 1 Achari Parantha with Pickle, Curd and 2 Gulab Jamun: The Paranthas were quite big and thick. They tasted quite good with the accompanying condiments. One Parantha was kind of enough for one person.
The Maharashtrian Thali comprised of –
Aloo Bonda, Sprouts Salad, Maharashtrian Kadhi, Dal Varan, Thecha, Veg Maratha, Paneer Kolhapuri, Puran Poli, Ghee Rice, Lassi and Papad
Generally used to tasting Rajasthani, Gujrati and Punjabi Thalis, the Maharashtrian Thali was first of it’s kind for me and I really enjoyed tasting it’s wares.
For those who don’t know, Thecha is basically coarsely pounded green chili peppers and garlic seasoned with salt and pepper. It’s quite a popular condiment in Maharashtra. I always wanted to taste some authentic Thecha. Hopefully, I tasted it in this Thali.
The Thali as a whole was nice and filling. I personally loved the Kadhi. It was simple and sans any fritters, but still tasty and quite different from the Rajasthani and Punjabi Kadhis that we make at home.
Foodhouse is also listed with Swiggy & Zomato.