Baba da Dhaba is one of the few restaurants in Bangalore that serve Dhaba Style Punjabi food. As a part of my Sunday night special, I just had a craving to try some dhaba style food. I found this place near my home and I just drove there to try it. Being a huge fan of Punjabi food, my expectation was to get truly authentic dhaba style food which is unique in its own way. And I had heard a lot about this place from my friends.
This is located in Yelhanka, New town, after the Sheshadaripuram First Grade College if you are coming from Hebbal. They have inside as well as outside seating arrangements. Ambiance looks good with humor on the wall. They need to work on the ventilation however as it tends to get a little crowded and tight. The staff is friendly and the service is good.
We started with some signature appetizers.
Multani Paneer Tikki (Tikkis and tikkas are Punjabi musts) was good. Loved the paneer quality, but the marination could have been a bit better. Goes great with their Green Chutney.
Assorted Veg Tikk was what I chose next. Tikki made of Peas, Corn, and Beet. It was good, this goes well with the green chutney as well.
Kastoori Paneer Tikka was completely marinated with yogurt, but the spice and salt were missing which kind of took the taste away. I felt it could have been better. They need to work on that.
Then, we ordered the main course.
Palak Paneer was good and as a fan, I can say they did justice to the dish.
Pindi Chole was good too with quite near to authentic taste.
Baingan Bharta was the showstopper of the night. It was delicious and is a must try dish here.
Paneer Makhanwala was a good accompaniment.
We had all these gravies and no Punjabi meal is fulfilled without there Punjabi bread.
Tava Roti was soft, good and easy to tear.
Tandoori Roti should have been the best. But it was a bit hard and needs work.
Butter Naan was so good and soft and chewy, I loved it. Among all the assorted bread I liked this the best.
Jeera Rice, not bread I’ll say, was good.
I was so full of food I had no place for dessert. I loved the food, and I would visit again for some delicious combos that they offer.
Food – 4/5
Ambiance: 3.5/5 ( Need to work on Ventilation)
Service – 4/5
Akhilesh Math G
Written by: Akhilesh Math G
Edited by: Lipi Gupta