Khana Khazana Xpress – Casual Dining at Yelanka

Khana Khazana Xpress

Khana Khazana is one of the restaurant serving authentic North India food.  The name of the place is quite good as it means ‘Food Treasure’.  They have roped in Chef Balvinder Singh aka Bittoo aka Omelette King, who is quite famous in the Faridabad region.  The owner of the restaurant intends to serve the most authentic dishes rather than customizing region-wise by adding extra spices, masala.  I recently got a chance to visit the place and tried out some of the items for lunch and sharing my experience.IMG_20170828_180214

Ambiance

It’s a nice and cosy place that can seat around 50 guests at a time. The interiors have been done quite well and nothing is over the top.

Tables, laminations on top of the Tables, Chairs, Cushion sofas looks neat.  The tables have basic items needed while having food and nicely setup food-mat.

Pictures of some of the food items served is highlighted on the board above.   Fan on the ceiling looks pretty good and has the golden color.

Special shield with 2 swords present on one side of the wall looks cool.

Food

The interiors look pretty good for a casual dining restaurant.  But the most important aspect is the food that is served.  The food needs to make an impression.

The menu is quite neat and compact, all of the items served are captured in A3 side sheet which is nicely laminated.

Starters

Mushroom Pepper curry was the starter I chose to have which is listed under Chinese Starters section.  Apart from the Chinese Starters, they also have North Indian Starters.IMG_20170828_162634

The starter was pretty presented well with cut onions, capsicum & carrot.  I could immediately observe that the usage of oil is quite less.  The taste was good but would recommend eating it hot.IMG_20170828_163906

Main Course

There were plenty of options to choose from.  They also have some house specialties listed under Khana Khazana special gravies.  Some of the dishes I took including – Soya Chap Curry, Sarson Ka Saag and Chole.IMG_20170828_162207

I loved the Soya Chap Curry as it was presented very well.  The first looks make anyone wonder if it is Chicken curry.  But it is vegetarian and had soya based kebab around a stick.  Gravy was quite good and it went along very well with the breads.IMG_20170828_162314

Sarson Ka Saag was fine but I personally did not think that the Saag was thick as the viscosity was less.  It was a little on the spicier side and it was not what I expected.  But when it was taken along with the breads, it tasted pretty good.IMG_20170828_165707

Chole was pretty well made and I did not have much complaints about it.  It went along very well with the breads.

Breads

Amritsari Stuffed Kulcha, Missi Roti and Pulkha.  Among these the Stuffed kulcha was pretty good.IMG_20170828_162908

Boondi Raita

The taste was pretty good which shows that they have used good quality curds.  Masala added inside was also optimum.IMG_20170828_163324_01

Masala Tea

This was not part of the menu but then when I asked the manager, they obliged me with a Khullad/Clay-Tea-Glass Chai.

Overall Experience

It was a wonderful experience of eating North Indian food nearer to home.  After I came to know about the Chef who has worked for 20+ years.  The presentation of the dishes were nice and the taste was pretty good.  Soya Chomp and Amritsari Kulcha are my special recommendations in this place.  I was also glad to see that they have designed the menu by keeping working professionals with Weekday Lunch Combos and Weekday Lunch Thali options.  I rate my overall experience at 4.0/5.

Rating in other departments.
Food – 4.0/5
Service – 4.0/5
Ambiance – 3.75/5
Drinks – 4.0/5
Food for 2 at this restaurant will cost anywhere between INR 500-800.

Pictures taken with the owner Sanjay and Chef Balvinder Singh.

 



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