To start with I had heard loads about this place. They had a branch in Goregaon sometime back, but then the management was changed and the food quality took a nose dive.
I would have to add that, there were two other Bhagat Tarachand on either side of this one, but both were close so I assume this is one which is famous for. I am forgetting the letters which are attached to each Bhagat Tarachand though.
I was in the vicinity of the area and being close to starving and lunch time, I decided to visit this much talked about place.
Firstly go for this place for just the food. It has 3 sections, 1 non-ac and 2 small ac ones. The ambiance might even deter you to find some other place. But trust me, try their food. I visited on a Sunday afternoon around 2 and the place was jam packed. We were 3 and were told it will take at-least 30 min to find a table. It took around 45, but we would have gotten a table in the non-ac section earlier, which we didn't wanted to take considering we were standing outside in the sun for 30 mins already.
We started with papad which they served with chutney. Papad was as expected good, even the chutney was very good.
Along side we also ordered 1 Chaas (Buttermilk) Bottle and coming from the heat it was just divine. Many place we get watery butter milk, but here it not very watery and not very thick. Again just the way it should be.
Then came the Paneer Tikka which was fantastic. Very rarely I have eaten such nice Paneer Tikkas. It was just perfect. Paneer was soft and grilled just the right amount.
Main Course we had -
Malai Methi Mutter
Everything was lip-smacking ! It was so fresh, it made we remind of the kind of food you get in road side dhabas. Both the vegetables were extremely well made and delicious.
Naan and Kulcha was crisp but not burnt !
Dal-baati came in huge serving and it was how it should be.
We concluded our meal with a dessert of Dal Sheera(halwa). It was nice, less sweet, but for me a little bit of extra ghee was in there. But actually thats the way Dal Sheera is made. So its more of subjective taste.
The service is super fast and friendly.
Overall the tab came to around rs. 680....definitely expensive for the location and the ambience....but the food is good. So I would leave that to individual choice too.
The only reason I am not giving it 5 star is because of the location(and ambience) and because its too far from my place in Malad. Going here on weekdays only for eating is a very bad idea as this place is right in the heart of Zaveri Bazaar which is packed with millions during weekdays. Even on Sunday, finding a parking nearby will be tough.
I really doubt I will visit this one again, not because its not good, but because going there just for food is a somewhat not practical. I really hope they open another branch in the suburbs !
If you are in Zaveri Bazaar...this place has to be savored !