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The setting is delightful in a countryside Punjabi style, replete with old-fashioned village furniture. The place is rife with traditional ‘Punjabi Pind’ paraphernalia that is just as striking as the food is winsome. Addition to the artistic set-up is the bronze water tumblers, the crockery and the cutlery. Rain or shine, people still go to Pind Balluchi, which, over the years, has become a shining star. The spice content ranges from minimal to pleasant to high depending on your choice. Indeed an impressive array of Punjabi cuisine running the gamut from the succulent ‘Tangri Kabab’ to ‘Tila Kulfi’. Must-try starters include ‘Pind Special Crispy Chicken’ and ‘Mutton Boti Kabab’. The vegetarian dishes here do not disappoint at all and are not the boring regulars, some such as the ‘Mushroom Kurkure’ and ‘Spicy Golden Paneer fingers’ are outstanding and beckon you to try more. For the main course Recommendations go for the ‘Dhaba Meat’, ‘Murgh Makhni’, ‘Dal Makhni” and the ‘Dal Tadka’. One can order the main course in single or family size portions. I would simply put it this way that dining here is a special experience - the impeccable service, the sense of culinary comfort in knowing you will not get surprises - just first-rate food with no nouveau frills.
Get some of your Punjabi swag on by indulging in New Delhi’s traditional fine dining scene. This city of Punjabis thrive on a colourful robust culture that pulls you with its lively ambience and lip-smacking food that goes straight to your waist. If nothing else, Punjabis are widely known for their passion for good rich food, something they indulge in now and then fervently. Plenty of restaurants are aiming for a lavish Punjabi menu nowadays but it was ‘Pind Balluchi’, who decided to bring a piece of Punjab right to your doorstep through its enchanting décor and sensational homely food, first started this trend. After that idea just snowballed into things as they stand today where every third restaurant is trying to repeat the same concept. See for yourself what the fuss is all about by visiting the Pind Balluchi outlet at Metro Walk Mall in Rohini.
Rich homely North Indian fare is what you can expect to have at Pind Balluchi. Some Mughlai delicacies also seeps through, livening up the menu with melt-in-your-mouth kebabs or spicy creamy curries. There is also an option for home delivery if you want to avail that. Lunch and dinner is their busiest times, call ahead before driving down. Every Punjabi will first pick his drink but we ask you to give the bar menu a skip and opt for traditional Punjabi beverages like chaach or lassi man pasand. Whet your appetite with an array of appetizers. Definitely try, mushroom kurkure, fish tikka lemon pepper, dahi de kebab, mutton boti kebab, adraki saboodana ki tikki, Pind special crispy chicken, spicy golden paneer fingers and murgh tandoori. Amongst curries, pindi chole, paneer makhani, dhaba meat and murgh rahra is a must eat.
While there are your expected butter naans and missi rotis on the menu, for a bit more grandeur go for paneer paratha or mutton/chicken paratha. With a helping of decadent desserts, matka kulfi, rasmalai, gulab jamun, gajar ka halwa, thandi kheer and tilla kulfi, wrap up this scrumptious meal. Over the years Pind Balluchi has not only come to be known for its exceptional food but for its traditional décor as well. Stepping into Pind Balluchi is like transporting yourself to an old-fashioned Punjabi home. Matted ceilings, brightly painted walls, bangles stand, life-size faux trees standing between the room and brass tumblers on every table reminds you of Punjab. For a pocket-friendly price, Pind Balluchi is a steal.