Food Reviews

The Culinary Pitaara, Jaana Paregga Dobara – Defence Colony

This Sunday after attending a Stand Up comedy show at Lodhi Road we were wondering where to go for Dinner. Mood Desi Khaane ka tha…. And then my friend mentioned “The Culinary Pitaara”.

On hearing the name, my wife Gurleen mentioned that she saw the place while we were at the Kotla/Def Col Traffic Light, waiting it to turn Green.

So, we decided to go there then.


The Culinary Pitaara is a small space (8 seater) with a huge see through Kitchen.

On Inquiring we got to know that this is mainly a Take away-Delivery Restaurant hence less number of seats.

We were glad to have been seated and as I picked up the menu, I knew ki is Pitaare mein bahut kuch hai.

The menu was very well designed and was folded in a very creative way.

They have Indian as well as Chinese dishes on menu.


We ordered Chicken Lababdaar, Dal Makhni, Govind Gatta Curry & Paneer methi masala. To go along with them we ordered Butter Naans, Laccha Paranthas and a Mirchi Parantha too.


While we waited for the food, I scanned the menu and found names of some interesting Dishes.

Gulabi paneer: Cottage Cheese Coated with beetroot Marinade and cooked in a tandoor

It’s Non veg version “Gulabi murg” was there too. Papad Dahi ke kebab, Bharwa Aloo Silkoti,Paan Chicken Tikka, Hot Stone Seekh were the other names that caught my attention and I shall be ordering them on my next visit.

Within a few minutes the food was on the table. It looked Good, The Portions were huge and the Food was very tasty. Every dish stood out in it’s own way and one could see that they have used the best ingredients in preparing them.

When I peeped inside the kitchen I saw a familiar face. He was the head chef who has earlier worked with Dharam Garam and before that with the amazing “Lazeez Affaire” for a long long time

Now I got to know why there was so much flavor and richness in the dishes.

We were about to leave and I was talking to the owner Uncle and telling him how I would be back soon. It was then that he told that they deliver to far off places too and my home Rajouri Garden that is 15 KM’s away comes under their servicing territory too. Now hearing this, My smile knew no bounds and am waiting to order from them soon.

So, if you are around Defence Colony, then do visit them. Or order from them when you want to have real good food.