Nostalgic Dishes with Phantom Ciggies, Fatafat - Nukkadwala at Saket by Vatika Group


No matter how many restaurants / cafes open everyday, street food beats them all. Nukkadwala, after a perfect spin in Gurgaon, opened its door in PVR Complex, Saket. So to speak, street food will be in every nukkad. They plan to expand and open more outlets. Kamla Nagar, DLF Cybercity and Faridabad are on their priority list. And very soon Bengaluru too.




I am no different from you and any given day prefer roadside food over a high end restaurant food. Hygiene plays a major role and who wants to have an upset stomach after. Fret not, Nukkadwala has kept hygiene in mind and answered our prayers.





Nukkadwala's food is part of the quick service restaurant (QSR) that started in August 2015 with 7 outlets established. An effort by Vatika Group, bringing diverse flavours of Indian Street Food under one roof. The place is well structured with contemporary and simple interiors. I was with my foodie colleagues and sat at a corner from where I could see marbles, comic books, a vintage telephone, a corner which made us nostalgic.

Food Talk --

A vast menu serving street food from various regional cuisines of India. Oh and you will be surprised at the prices. They are priced as any street vendor.

Winter is here and our very first instinct was to order Kadak Adrak Chai (Hot Ginger Tea). The blissful sip of tea with sharp flavours of ginger accompanied with some pakoras, will uplift your mood. You will also love the Filter Coffee served here, if you do not know what else to order.



Another beverage on the menu which is a must try is their Shikanji. With chatpata, spicy, gol gappe kinda tast, its best suited for those hot summer days. Price? Rs 45 only. It does not even hurt the pocket, does it?!


Bun Anda, a dish very similar to McEgg from Mcdonalds. Brings back those college early morning breakfast days when you had bun anda (bun egg). Steamed egg on a toasted bun with spicy mayonnaise. The portion size is big and the taste is Indian.

Samosa Pav & Amchi Vada Pav, the latter being my favourite and to live for forever. Samosa Pav was good, but they could have avoided the masala they used. Samosa itself has its own taste. The Vada Pav served here is loaded with garlic masala, tangy - zesty spices and will make you forget the roadside vada pav in Mumbai. You have my word for this.



Kutchi Dabeli, a speciality from Kutch (Gujarat). A long rectangular burger, stuffed with masala, garlic paste,onion, chutneys, nuts and salli. Though this was the second time I was eating Dabeli, might as well say, it was the best one.


Dessert 

I tried their Fruit Kulfi which is more of a summer treat with real fruit chunks. Though trying to avoid eating desserts to lose weight, this however, is a dessert with not much sugar and tastes perfectly. Bebinca, though I had never heard of this dessert, other than when Alia Bhatt's so called mom in Dear Zindagi prepares it for Kiddo (her so called brother). So I guessed it belonging to Goa. Aha! I know I can too crack better jokes. Cake layered with coconut milk tasted much like some toffee. (I fail to recall)





Overall experience was good. Savouring flavours during the day with foodie collegaues over conversations. And the best part is that you get to be a kid again who can grab Phantom Cigarettes, Fatafat, Lollipops and candies. So do grab yours when here.

Check their website for more info, here

Where? PVR Anupam Complex, District Centre, Sector 1, Saket, New Delhi
Cost for two? Rs 300 approx.

Highlights - Breakfast, Home Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Call - +91 7042799773