Dec 26, 2016
Tucked away in a small lane in Oshiwara, is the newest outlet of Desi Deli, an eatery serving hot dogs. After an overwhelming response at their Bandra outlet, owners Lolita Sarkar and Amitabh Sinha decided to open one in Andheri, and it sure is a good decision.
With the same quirky and colourful decor scheme, Desi Deli’s Andheri outpost is a lot more spacious, giving us the opportunity to bask in the sunlight and fresh air. Popular for their desi hot dogs and burgers such as the Texan Desi, which is essentially a hot dog with chili corn kheema with sour cream and boiled egg topped with chili salt and kaarare or crisp onions and the Lush Lamb Burger (Rs. 340) made with a slice of grilled apple, a thick slab of cheddar and spicy mayo on top of a succulent lamb patty, this place is bound to make you drool.
Their new brunch menu, however, is a step away from their signature hot dogs and burgers. It serves a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, and what’s great is that you can choose any five dishes on the menu from different sections.
We loved the New Orleans Desi, which consists of buttermilk biscuits served with scrambled eggs, chopped sausage topped with a cheesy sauce and a bacon with peanut crumble, and Tuna On Crisp, which is fresh tuna patty with a zesty sauce, pickled radish on a crisp sago papad to name a few. If you have a sweet tooth, the Chilled Chocolate With Fresh Fruit and Crepe Ka Meetha (a fancy version of khubani ka meetha with a hint of orange and served with fresh cream) should be on top of your list.
Beer cocktails, wine cocktails and Sangrias are your thirst quenchers on the brunch menu, but if you aren’t one to start your day with liquor, healthy milkshakes and smoothies are there too. Try the Kalimera smoothie if you are health conscious, and the Beligian dark chocolate shake to satiate your cravings.
Desi Deli is a great place if you want to start your day with a lazy brunch, great music and hospitality. Good food worth every penny is what you can expect here.
Where: Plot 480, Adarsh Nagar, MHADA Layout, Oshiwara, Andheri (W)
Cost: Rs. 950/- for 2 (approx)