-By Marryam H Reshii
The new face of traditional Indian dining. Great Indian food with a North Indian bias yet enough options for a non-Indian palate too.
Central Delhi was crying out for a family-style Indian restaurant without any irritating twists and turns. After all, it is the food that we have grown up with, but the mood of the moment is every other cuisine except Indian. The drawback is that in following trends, we are in danger of short-changing our own cuisine. Well, the good news is that Lazeez Affaire has brought it back. All white and chrome, the décor is unfussy and non-ethnic. The best part is the music: it is obviously customized exclusively for this restaurant: nominally Indian soulful, it is the handiwork of Indian and western DJs. It makes all the difference to the mood of the place.
No matter what I have tried over three visits, has been distinctive and memorable. Even everyone’s favourite whipping boy: the murgh Kashmiri shorba (Rs 165) really did contain saffron strands and was slow-cooked for the stock to become gelatinous. Most Indian restaurants presume that nobody is going to order soup and take minimal effort over it. Murgh sharabi tikka (Rs 465) had been smouldered with dark rum that left the tiniest hint of taste in the most succulent, well-spiced kebabs that you could order. Chapli kebab (Rs 475) was exactly as it should be – the mince was slightly coarse, roughly pounded bits of coriander seed made their fragrant presence felt and the tomato slice was partly sautéed before being served.
Among the main courses, saag ghosht (Rs 525) was a full-bodied amalgam of tender lamb on the bone and pureed spinach that had been bhunoed well. It is customary to order dal along with a North Indian meal. I like to vary that rule when dining at Lazeez Affaire and have aloo hing dhania (Rs 375). The surprising lack of oil, the kick of asafoetida and the optimum spiciness of the cubed potatoes is vastly appealing.
Mushroom Galouti, Murgh Chargah, Murgh Lemon Grass Tikkarn
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Favorite Dishes / Drinks: mazza
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At the entrance itself, one can spot the huge. If such are the comparisons, lazeez affaire should feel proud, already! The expanse of the restaurant is huge.
Food is excellent:
ambiance is perfect: only area these people need improvement is service & the quality of the waiters compared to other restaurants in South Delhi or Central Delhi.
Otherwise a perfect place for North Indian Cuisine. The couch seating on one hand, the table-chair format on the other, Further, there are as many stewards as there are customers, highlighting the magnitude of effort and investment the owners have made.
Prices are decent to above average. Quantity is less.
Vice: good all the servers have friendly nature and all have good knowledge about their work..my rating for service goes to 5/5..
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