Veda, situated in Connaught place, is known for its Pan-Indian flavours and opulent setting. While the food is varied and well-balanced, the luxe red interiors by Rohit Bal with the notes of black and gold are equally impressive.
We visited Veda to try out some new additions in the menu on its tenth anniversary. The a-la-carte has some fusion food. They borrow some elements from oriental and continental cousines while retaining the flavours that are absolutely Mughlai.
Although there is much on offer at Veda, here are the seven delicacies that we would recommend you to try out:
Pudine Matar ki Galoutti with Philadelphia Cheese
You must have heard of the famous Galoutti Kabab of Lucknow. It means something that melts in the mouth. It has a small Indian bread, Pudine Matar ki Galoutti with a cheese topping.
Nitrogen Palak Patta Chaat
Nitrogen Palak Patta Chat is something that you must try as its severed with nitrogen treated palak and curd which are frozen at -160 degrees to give you a taste that you would like to be hooked too. Apart from palak and curd, the rest of the ingredients are common to any other chaat.
As the name suggests, this is a signature dish. It is Veda’s version of Dal Makhani. This dal has a balance of spices and cream that gives a bespoke flavour. This dal can be ordered with any other dish in the main course menu to make a perfect meal.
Shatwar Ka Shorba
If you are wondering, what this exactly is, then a more flavoured introduction will be Asparagus Shorba. It is warm and slightly unconventional. The use of mild spices makes it absolutely divine.
Chilli Coriander Martini
Cocktails with a dab of salt is a common sight but if you are looking forward to something beyond, then you must try Chilli Coriander Martini. It’s for the first time we discovered that chillis can be a perfect for cocktails. Grab a drink to explore it further.
Blooming Onion is a new interpretation of Pyaaz ka Pakora. Inside a crunchy crust, there is soft onion. It is mild and is not close to the Mughlai flavours that we are accustomed to.
The exact description to this dish may be broccoli dipped in malai. It may not sound that appetising but if when you just grab a bite you realise that it just melts in the mouth leaving behind the flavours of curry.
Veda provides a good fare for an afternoon/evening meal. It has a nice feel and the flavouring has been nailed down to the point. It is definitely worth considering.
H 27 Tropical Building, Cannought Circle, New Delhi 110001
Cost for Two