Farzi Café’s new menu is a union of Indian flavours and global techniques and ingredients. We sampled their offerings one winter afternoon, and here’s what we found out.
A Review of Farzi Café’s new menu
Farzi café serves modern Indian cuisine. Their new menu—with meticulous detail—features regional delicacies with a contemporary twist, while staying true to Indian flavours.
The diverse new menu at Farzi Café leaves one spoilt for choice and everything comes with a ‘Farzi’ twist. For instance, the Farzified Pao Bhaji (INR 495) comes stuffed with bhaji as opposed to being served on the side. Mildly spiced, the pao also includes a filling of cheese and other veggies, and a dollop of farzi butter on top. For those who prefer something equally flavourful, but shy away from the spice, there is Pulled Kathal Gyoza (INR 495) that comes in a base of tomato and garlic sauce. Soft and juicy with an umami flavour, this one is a silent superstar.
For the non-vegetarians, there is Nagarjun Chili Chicken (INR 595) which tips on the spicier side, and includes fried chicken cooked with raw garlic, wrapped in green chilli and coriander paste.
For the mains, we opted for a hearty portion of the Fired Fish Polichathu (INR 803), a hugely popular delicacy in South India, that hails from Kerala. The dish also comes with a bit of theatrics on the table—think a non-residual magic tissue wrapped around the fish, which is burned in front of the diners on the table. Cooked in a paste of tomato and onions, the fish is soft, succulent, and flavourful. If you’re not a fan of seafood, the CTM Chicken Tikka Masala (INR 695) will not disappoint. With a coarse gravy, moderate spices and a burst of flavours, this dish is definitely on our must-try list. We suggest pairing it with a cheese naan, which just melts in the mouth.
To complete the meal, go for a Ras Malai Tres Leches (INR 545), which is a successful take on the good ol’ Indian ras malai. If you’re looking for a more sinful indulgence, there is Chocolate Dirt Pile (INR 595), which is enough to satiate chocolate cravings for a long time.
Farzi Café has a swanky bar counter with some hits and misses. Apart from the classic cocktails, they also serve their signature cocktails and the staff is always happy to assist with recommendations. We tried the Butterfly Martini (INR 997) and Drunken Seller (INR 997) —both of which are vodka based. While Butterfly Martini is a hit with strong flavour notes of ginger and vodka, the Drunken Seller comes with a vodka base and red wine float on top, which might not be everybody’s cup of tea.
With Aditya Kumar Jha at the helm of culinary operations, each dish comes with a subtle element of surprise and Farzi Café’s trademark funky presentations. The café is an ideal setup for all minds of meet ups—right from a family get-together to a hangout spot. The place is buzzing with people and upbeat music throughout the day and the vibe picks up with each passing hour.
Price for two: INR 1,800 (approximately; without alcohol)
Address: 38/39, Block E, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Timings: 12 noon to 12:00 am
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