Crystal has been a short drive from my place and since we are all south bom snobs in my circle we never ever gave the place a second look.
Somehow we ended up there today for lunch and as it turns out were lucky to get a table. The place is not much to look at, in fact it looks deliberately run down.
The food is North Indian though they do serve some pav bhaji as well.
Staple dishes, rajma, paneer varations, chana masala, dal makhani etc.
Now the cool part is that the food is amazing, its not great tasting or lovingly prepared, the flavor is very close to what your mom would cook up, or something you would get at a dhaba somewhere. Same but different.
The preparation is light and the spice and oil factor is low. The service is fairly quick, as is the turnaround time for a meal.
We got Rajma, Paneer, Rotis, Rice,Dal, Dahi, Papad, Thums up and Kheer all for 199.
Check this place out but get their early or you will end up waiting.