Gulab, a well-known brand since 1912, has opened shop in Sector 104 ,Hazipur market, Noida. The restaurant cum sweet shop is the one-stop destination for all those who love sweets and Indian chaats. With specialization in authentic Indian sweet items, Gulab is running a legacy of Indian (vegetarian North-Indian and South-Indian) food traditions. Alongside, the restaurant also serves a variety in Chinese cuisine, besides a variety of namkeens and savoury appetisers, chaats and more.
The ambience is quite nice, with huge French windows overlooking the main road, making it a perfect place to spend a lovely winter afternoon over a long, leisurely meal with the family or friends, gorging on various delicacies.
We tried their chole bathure, a concoction of spicy and creamy chole (chickpeas) along with puffy hot bhature , accompanied by some tangy pickled carrots or radish and onion , the perfect indulgence when the festive season comes knocking. The bhature were soft and even crispy, with no oil dripping out. The chole was a mix of delectable flavour.
Pav bhaji is a street food favourite of many for all the good reasons. Spicy, hot and flavourful bhaji served with butter-oozing paavs. A favourite amongst the family, we relished the bhaji, which was a perfect blend of a myriad variety of veggies along with exotic spices , along with the soft paavs. The generous portions of tomato and onion slices that were served along, add a nice tangy flavour to the entire dish. Squeeze a little lemon juice on the bhaji and you're done for the day. We washed it down with a glass ofdeliciously cold lassi.
A tantalising treat, the matar kulcha was ordered next. The combination of cooked white chana or white matar with toasted kulchas is sure to make you crave for more. It had a variety of flavours in it and tastes the best when garnished with ginger juliennes and tomato slices.
For variety, we also ordered the south Indian platter, comprising of masala dosa, idli, vada and uttapam, along with sambhar and chutney which was filling and tasty. We also tried the tandoori platter which was a perfect melange of the best tandoori items in one, including harali seekh kebab, bharwan tandoori aaloo, bharwa mushroom tikka and kesari paneer tikka.
Street food is the essence of Indian and when itâ€™s as yummy and tangy as the super delicious rajkachori chaat, well , you just have to eat. It was perfect , with a crispy and crunchy layer of papdi. Not to miss the chats, we tried the aloo tikki which full of flavours sweet, tangy, hot and spicy.
The joy of munching on crispy atta or sooji puris, filled with tangy water, chickpeas, mashed potato and a melange of spices is above all. Salivating already, aren't you? Yes, we did try the gol gappas and they were yummy.
Dessert makes us go weak in the knees. It's a warm blanket on a cold winter evening and without a doubt Indian desserts tops our list when we crave a sweet treat. The mithai from Gulab, stole the show. We gorged on some amazing chamcham , rasmalai with rabdi , delicious rasgullaâ€™s and more.
All of these Indian desserts are often made on different celebratory occasions as well as on days when you just want to forget about diet plans and just gorge on a box of sweets ,the visit to Gulab was an occasion enough to relish the delectable desserts
The meal left us satiated but wanting more. We will definitely be back soon.
Recommended dishes: pav bhaji , chole bathure, tandoori platter and matar kulcha are some must try savouries to devour upon.
Recommended sweets: chamcham , rasmalai with rabdi, gajak and revri (perfect for the winters)
One can also order online through zomato
Where : Sector 104, Noida
Timings : 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Call: 9625070625/ 9625076536
Average cost for two people is approximately INR 400