I was recently being invited by Khandani Rajdhani to try out their famous Rajdhani Thali and some Mango loaded food as they are presently having the Aamilicious Festival. I went there with an intention to have something beyond Daal Baati Churma and also to check how a typical vegetarian Restaurant looks in Kolkata where we have a good lot of Marwari people who are actually strictly vegetarian and even Bongs also enjoy vegetarian food a lot. I was completely satisfied with the vegetarian serving there and cream of the top was obviously mango loaded food there as part of the Aamilicious festival.
I always cherish vegetarian food and especially Rajasthani variety. My 6 long years of stay in the northern part of the country has given me several opportunities to try the authentic Rajasthani food several times. I personally love the color and texture of Rajasthani Food which is for me like a proper color palate. What I found in Khandani Rajdhani, they are providing a perfect Rajasthani/ Gujrati Thali in moderate price with no compromise in the test and texture.
Situated almost in the heart of the city, Park Street, one of the plus point of Khandani Rajdhani is their location. As I already mentioned they are famous for their Rajdhani Thali where they offer around 24-28 items from Gujrat and Rajasthan at a cost of 400-425 plus taxes. With modern decor but traditional serving I found Khandani Rajdhani a typical place to visit with big fat Indian family 🙂 .
Presently in Kolkata, Khandani Rajdhani are having their Aamilicious Festival and being Mango is the main ingredient, they are serving at least 8-9 dishes specially prepared with Mango as part of the Thali. As discussed with the Manager Mr Sanjeev Roy, Khandani Rajdhani is having various Mango dishes which are inclusive of but not limited to Keri Panna, Aam ki Launji, Aam Rash, Keri Mix Salad, Keri Chutney, Keri Veg Tikki, Keri Samosa, Mango Daal Dhokli, Gunda Keri, Tindla with Keri, Mango Kadhi, Bhindi Keri, Aloo Keri, Keri Thepla, Aamrakhand, Mango Jalebi, Mango Pulao, Mango Pickle, Chunda, Mango Lassi etc. apart from the regular servings.
Coming to the platter I tried, I was served with around 31 dishes inclusive of drinks, starter, main course and dessert. Started with Mango veg Tikki and Papri Chat I was served with Chaas and Keri Panna. Then there was Daal Baati Churma, assorted Bread (Makki Ki Roti, Bajra Roti, Poori, Keri Thepla) and Mango Pulao. I was served with a dish prepared with Paneer, Rajma Masala, Aloo ki Sabji, Mango Tindla, Gujrati Kadhi, Mango Kadhi, Khichdi, 3 types of Daal, Mango Sabzi, Aam Rash, Aamrakhand, and Mango Jalebi etc apart from Mango Chutney, Achar and Salad. Almost every item was worth trying and serving portions were also good. Apart from the basic dishes like paneer, Rajma, Daal Baati Churma or Kadhi, I found the combination of Aam Rash and Poori amazing and Mango Sabzi was worth trying for sure. Coming to the Mango Kadhi, that was really flavorful and I loved the after taste. Mango Thepla was good as well and other breads were also good. Mango Pulao was average and Khichdi was loaded with ghee and taste amazing. I found Mango Jalebi awesome; it had a sweet crunch outside and tangy Keri/ raw mango inside. Typical family ambiance and vegetarian noises were funny to watch for.
Staffs were very polite and friendly there and they were constantly helping out with what to try with what and other information related to the traditional Rajasthani and Gujarati food. This gesture was really good for those who are not much aware about Rajasthani and Gujrati Food. The staffs were constantly there to assist to to share that Poori goes best with Aam rash and Mango Thepla to try with the Mango Kadhi and so on.
For a non-vegetarian like me, it was worth visiting Khandani Rajdhani to clear my palate with a perfect vegetarian Thali with a dose of Mango. With colorful and flavorful vegetarian food Khandani Rajdhani is a must visit place for sure. Khandani Rajdhani will be having their Aamilicious Festival entire summer and further details can be found Here.