This is where you can have chicken tikka in cheese sauce and wind up with a Dessert Thali or an aloe vera lemonade
Loud, colourful, festive and joyous, Dhansoo Cafe is more than a restaurant that offers food and beverages. It is more a state of mind with stories and nostalgia.
“At Dhansoo Cafe, we have an interesting mix of dishes that are heritage and have lost stories around them,” says Chef Ashish Singh, the Corporate Chef. “We wanted our diners to enter into a cool world of colourful, magical and eclectic energy. Hence created a complete package of good food, lovely music in eclectic setting, a cheerful, bright and happy place for everyone’s delight and smiles,” say the popular restauranteurs Vikrant and Sharad Batra, who have been running successful restaurant brands Café Delhi Heights and Nueva. They have now added Dhansoo to their portfolio.
Delhi’s Sangam Courtyard, which once had a cinema hall of the same name, is home to a cafe that takes one to a cool world of colour, magic and eclectic energy. The mood of the restaurant is enhanced with a façade that welcomes the joyous seekers with Dhansoo written in different languages. Inspired by the new wave of minimalism, the offbeat and effortless décor lends to the cool atmosphere of the place.
The marvellous furniture with pop colours and geometrical patterns complements the classic walls and harmonious flooring, with tiles that add substance to the cafe. The space uses hues and textures with an indulgent use of blues, oranges and pinks with gold, grey and white. The design meanders across the floor, featuring a long and stylish bar’ that is sure to keep you rooted in this cold weather.
A partition between the sittings is beautifully extended with green planters adding a vibe of its own, matched well by natural light sparkling the cafe with its warmth.
Diverse range of cuisine
With a range of Starters from the Sea, Meat & Poultry & Vegetarian, Dhansoo Café offers plenty of options to begin your meal with. With Tandoori Jumbo Prawns served with green chutney and masala onions to Koliwada fried Bhekti an Asian sea bass served with homemade chips. Relish Curried Pork Tacos with garlic raita and kachumber, Goan Potato chops with green chilli thecha along with Lal Maas Bunny Chow. The poultry includes Paniyaram with chicken tikka and cheese sauce, Old Delhi butter chicken and Smoked Duck samosa with green pea raita.
There is a diverse variety for vegetarians too. We thoroughly enjoyed Dhansoo Bhel with Thai salsa, Veg Duck Samosa with beetroot raita, a layered puff Japani Samosa with chhole and fried green chilli. Moth Kachori with rice was outstanding and Pulao Pakoda with red rice and cheddar cheese is a contemporary take, innovative and interesting.
Main course meals for Big Family dinners, office lunches and friends’ party treats are well curated. Kochi prawn curry with biryani and coconut chutney, Alleppey fish curry with dal chutney along with Bheja Masala, Aamchoori mutton with kalonji naan, Odeon meat pulao with sesame chutney and New Zealand lamb shank with asparagus. You are spoilt for choice with Duck Nihari with khasta parantha, BBC (British Roast Butter Chicken) and Naan & Donnie Biryani with boiled egg curry. A treat for the veg lovers includes Ema Datchi tigmo, Bhopali Paneer with cheese stuffed kulcha, Himalayas monks bowl, appam with spicy pumpkin curry, Sindhi Dal Pakwan & more.
Round off with a Dessert Thali: Khubani Mishti Doi with badam chikki, Churri with kalakand and rabri, almond halwa, quiche with Daulat ki chaat mousse.
Sip Mettre Coffee, the traditional South Indian filter coffee, Noon Chai, a pink tea from the Kashmir Valley, Dhansoo Cutting Chaa along with drinks like the Mango Tang, Sattu limeade, Kokam Fizz, Whoopee and lemonade in flavours of wheatgrass, amla, aloe vera, lemon and ginger.
With innovative yet sensitively bold flavours, Dhansoo Café is a journey across India’s diverse regions. Step in for the most delightful experience with whimsical nods to food flavours.
Address: Sangam Courtyard, Sector 9, RK Puram