Dig into unlimited vegetarian Gujarati and Rajasthani food while sitting in a relaxing ambiance and listening to good music at Rasotsav.
In the mood for some traditional ghee-laden food? Then this newly opened vegetarian restaurant in Andheri West, Mumbai, can be a good option for you. They are serving an unlimited thali with traditional Gujarati and Rajasthani dishes with some piping hot desserts. Local Samosa went to Rasotsav to try out their food, and here's our review!
This huge Thali comes with 3 different appetizers namely Methi dhokla, Bread Sev Roll, and Palak Patta Chaat. We loved munching on the crispy Sev roll that had a green veggie filling and the Dhokla was fluffy enough. But, among all 3, the star was definitely the Palak Patta Chaat. The crispy Palak Besan Bhajiya tasted heavenly with the chilled sweet Dahi. It was soo good that we had to ask for another plate.
Dal and more
Our next 3 Katoris were filled with piping hot Gujarati Khatti Meethi Dal, Mix Dal, and the Bikaneri Ghatiya Kadhi. The kadhi was just perfectly sour, but we wish it had bhujiya of some sort or some Ghatiya on top. The mix Dal tested good with ghee, but what stole our taste buds was the sweet Dal. It was our first time trying this dal and we totally fell for it.
Rasotsav's special Dish for the day was Dal Baati Churma and it was a delight. The baked baati with spicy dal and sweet crumbly churma was done right and it's something you wouldn't want to miss. In rice, the Thali had Corn Pressed Pulao and Achari Khichdi. The khichdi was soul-satiating and it did bless our taste buds, while the Pulao could have been more flavourful we feel.
Sabzi Ki bahar
We tried all 4 sabzis that were on the menu of Rosatsav and we sipped on Chaas as it was a bit spicy for us. However, Paneer Sabzi Korma did help in calming the spices down, and it had the classic creamy flavor to it. These sabzis were accompanied by 4 types of bread. The first one was the regular phulka, the next was Til Puri, then Masala Biscuit bhakari, and the last was Bajra Rotla. The Puri and the Bhakari were a little hard but went well with the Kadhi and dal. We can't help but reminisce about the Bajra Rotla which was served with ghee and jaggery and ooh the combination was killer.
The heartwarming desserts
Though desserts are meant to be eaten after you finish the meal, we will suggest you enjoy them in between if you are having this Thali. The buttermilk is surely here to clean your palette, but biting on some hot dry Fruit & Anjeer Ka Halwa will enhance your overall experience. We also loved the Malai Sandwich and the very piping hot crispy Jalebi that was served with chilled Rabdi. We give all 5 points to Rasotsav for the desserts!
The Thali also offers different chutneys, achars, and sides, especially the Papad Chaat, which remained crispy until the very last bite. It had peanuts and til, and we are all up for it! Even though almost everything had ghee and butter in it, it did not feel heavy on the stomach, and we ended up eating a lot.
3 reasons to visit Rasotsav:
- The heartwarming Dry Fruit Anjeer Halwa and the starters especially the Palak chaat.
- The polite and courteous staff.
- The aesthetic and rich ambiance.
P.S: You have to ring the bell to leave Rasotsav, and as soon as you hit it, the staff says 'Aau Jo", meaning visit us soon in Rajasthani, and it was very welcoming.
Where: Royal Sands Building, Shastri Nagar Road Raheja Classique Lane, Andheri West.
Contact: 072080 27824
Price: Rs.499 per person.