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Old 3rd September 2010, 10:16   #2296
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Ohris Banjara
In quest for some chaat I landed at Ohris.

Items tasted were Pani Puri, Dahi Puri, Aloo Tikki & Aloo Chaat - All were a big disappointment both on taste and price.

Managed to salvage the evening with Chola Bharuta (possibly the best I have tasted in Hyd) at the ground floor Eatmore joint of the same restaurant.

Had the famous Ohris icecreams sundaes which were pretty decent too.
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Ohris Banjara
In quest for some chaat I landed at Ohris.

Items tasted were Pani Puri, Dahi Puri, Aloo Tikki & Aloo Chaat - All were a big disappointment both on taste and price.
The best chaat in the town is available at Bikanerwala, Road no. 1, Banjara Hills.
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Ohris Banjara
Managed to salvage the evening with Chola Bharuta (possibly the best I have tasted in Hyd) at the ground floor Eatmore joint of the same restaurant
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The best chaat in the town is available at Bikanerwala, Road no. 1, Banjara Hills.
Chole Bhature, the famous punjabi dish, has 2 parts to it.

One is Chole and the other is Bhature.

Bhature are good at Ohris as well as Bikanerwala and also at Eat Street (Eat Street was last checked out a year back).

Coming to chole, Ohris and Bikanerwala are totally different.

While Ohri's chole are brownish (onions are responsible) and come with a gravy and are truly Punjabi Chole, Bikanerwala's chole are blackish (spices are responsible) and dry and come with a potato and are truly Pindi Chole. We cannot compare the two types of chole just as we cannot compare Chettinad Chicken and Butter Chicken.

For Ohri's I strongly recommend that please do not compromise by eating anywhere except at their Basheerbagh outlet.
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The quality of chaat and sweet (from chaat counter) at Ohri's Banjara is definitely going down. I used to love Malpua-Rabri there, but last time (a month back) I had there and it was horrible. Although, I still like the Jalebi's there which are prepared fresh as an when ordered.

OT: Has anyone tried food at the newly opened Daspalla in JH?

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I picked up Haleem from the four seasons outlet at In-Orbit Mall.

Its pricey at Rs 125 a box. But its tastes great.

If someone wants a food court, has kids along who want McDonalds, vegies who want a Dosa.
Go to In Obit Mall food court and enjoy your haleem.

Though there is no point going just for the haleem.


Also picked up ice cream from the Naturals Ice Cream joint on the road connecting Banjara Hills with Sri Nagar Colony.
Rs 175 for 1/2 kg pack. Interesting thing is all the ice creams are priced the same. A cup is Rs 35.

I had Peaches and Apricot. Nice and creamy, a little sweet. Loved it.

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Saw a board outside Hyderabad House today morning, Rs 199 for unlimited Haleem.

I don't see much point in it as most guys can barely finish 2 plates with 3 being the maximum. Cost of 3 plates is Rs 210. So you save Rs 11.
Hotel Green Park is running an "Iftar" special @ 250++ (++ means 14.5% VAT and 5% Service Charges) from 6pm to 8pm daily which includes Haleem among other things at their "Once Upon A Time" outlet.
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For all the people fond of Hyderabadi Haleem:

Hyderabadi Haleem now close to being patented

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+1 and 2 well-fed Punjabi children make up their family.
Yeah, both are huge and were made sure they were fed properly all through their childhood

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For Ohri's I strongly recommend that please do not compromise by eating anywhere except at their Basheerbagh outlet.
+1. I eat ONLY at their Basheerbagh outlet. All 4 restuarants serve very good food and are consistent.

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I still like the Jalebi's there which are prepared fresh as an when ordered.

OT: Has anyone tried food at the newly opened Daspalla in JH?
Try Dadu's Jalebi in Himayathnagar. Way better than Ohri's Banjara

A friend tried the newly opened Daspalla and didnt quite like it.

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Hotel Green Park is running an "Iftar" special @ 250++ (++ means 14.5% VAT and 5% Service Charges) from 6pm to 8pm daily which includes Haleem among other things at their "Once Upon A Time" outlet.
I always liked Haleem in Green Park. What makes them special is its available 365 days a year in their midnight buffet and couple with their Tawa Kheema Pav. Its
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I used to love Malpua-Rabri there, but last time (a month back) I had there and it was horrible.
I had that combo at Ohri's Jiva a week ago. Though the taste was ok, I had a mild vomitting sensation after an hour. Looks like they served stale stuff.
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Last night, a bunch of car crazy folks landed up at Sholay around 10:30 PM.

Items ordered:
Mutton Sheek Kababs
Veg Platter
Rogani Mutton
Bhatinde da kukkad
Kadak Tandoori Rotis
Mutton Biryani
Malpua
Gajar ka Halwa.

Only disappointment was the Malpua.
I am now becoming a fan of the gajar ka halwa at Sholay!
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Here's my take on chaat -

For pani puri, Kesava Reddy Sweets in Kondapur. If you don't like chillies then this isn't the place for you however. Next best I've tasted in Hyderabad is what my wife prepares. After getting used to this Calcutta-style pani puri in Bengaluru I've lost my taste for the Hyderabadi-style (my school-time favourite) thing available with roadside vendors. I still eat those on occasion but just love the Calcutta-style ones better (crisper puris, sharper paani and spicier aloo mutter).

For samosa ragda, roadside vendors only. None of these swanky (Dadu's/Ohri's) or not-so-swanky (Gokul) will do. Their aloo mutter just lacks the flavour of the roadside vendors' preparations, and then they desecrate it by adding meetha chutney and bhujia and whatever not.

Coming now to Daspalla hotel - I haven't tried the Hyderabad outlet but the original Daspalla in Vizag used to be very good. Of late I've heard their quality has gone down, so I won't be surprised if the new outlet here isn't satisfactory.

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Have always been a yoko's and kobe fan when it comes to sizzlers,but then since both of them are non existent in hyd,headed out to palace heights @ abids.(indiejoe's was like been there done that ,so wanted to go to a new place)

We were 3 of us and we ordered :-

a couple of soups (non veg/veg)
Mix grill sizzler (pretty good)
veg grill sizzler ( did not try it,looked dodgy)
Meat steak sizzler( big disappointment)
meat indiana (ok ok)

there was garlic bread to go with the above and couple of fruit punch( it was more like orange squash)

now if you ask me i was really not content with the food here apart from the place( view is really cool,as its on the 8th floor)

my definition of sizzler is something which comes with rice/noodles/mushroom chunks/cheese layers and french fries ... none were there.

total bill was inr 2060..

will only go there for the view/ambience and NOT the sizzlers..

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Palace Heights?? I thought you were gormandizing on meat at the Srisailam forest!!

Anyways, Palace Heights has been known for its great view for the past 2 decades.
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I went to Palace Heights as a single digit year-old kid.

We waited 45 minutes for our cold dinner to arrive.

I've never gone back there again, and never will.

If I need ambience I'll go to Waterfront. There's good food to boot.

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Myself, Ani and Avi had been to Cafe Bahaar on Friday evening and ordered the following.

Murg Massalam-Yummy
Hyderabadi Chicken- Average taste
Tandoori Roti
Rumali Roti &
Mutton Biriyani- Good taste.

Total Damages:Rs 450
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