To the delight of many, Hauz Khas is no longer the lone attraction when it comes to designer villages cramped with high-street fashion stores and quaint cafes. Shahpur Jat is now giving Hauz Khas village a Tough fight as it gains in popularity. Potbelly Rooftop cafe is among one of them but have very unique concept with Bihari Cuisine.
And Potbelly Rooftop Cafe, tucked away in the green environs behind Siri Fort complex in south Delhi, imbibes the multiple culture of Bihar, and promises to offer you the most authentic Bihari cuisine for you to savour.
The interiors are rustic chic, without being pretentious. Wire lamps hang in a profusion of lights and colours over off white color walls.
Potbelly Rooftop Café is in Delhi’s fashion Hub’s favourite shopping spot Shahpur Jat and the façade of Potbelly Rooftop Café’s building is attached with a helical staircase which reminds the yesteryears. After sprawling to the eerie stairs you come across a beautiful surrounding on the roof top and there is the co-owner Puja Sahu welcoming you with a pleasant smile. Brimming with positivity, she serves her every guest. Baggia Basket, Meat Pakora Basket and Sabudana Basket are drool-worthy and you just can’t afford to miss these food items apart Famous Litthi chowkha in appetizer.
Potbelly Rooftop Café is Brainchild of Puja Sahu and Vivita Relan, both picked a risky venture of serving to bring in the richness of Bihari food in Delhi cuisine six year back.
The menu has wide range of Bihari cuisine beyond the usual Bihari signature dishes litti-choka and chicken ishtew. There is a bounty of “baskets” which is highly recommended for all — of pakodas, paronthas and baggias served with various Green coriander chutneys. Apart from a slew of vegetarian thalis, there is an extensive selection of mutton and seafood as well.
We have the Started with Basket of Meat Pakora, Sabudana, Pyaj Pakora and Parontha Platter. Every pakoras had great taste and quality. In the Main Course I have opted Chicken Khada Masala with Parantha. In fact, the menu here is identical to the one at Bihar Niwas outlet.
We rounded our Journey with Sweet dessert, i.e. Cake and Vanila Ice-cream.
In the Nutshell,
Address: 116C, 4th Floor, Shahpur Jat Village
Nearby Metro: Hauz Khas Metro
This place is a must-visit for all food experts and it’s certainly a paradise of Bihari Cuisine.