Indian cuisine restaurant ‘Baluchi’ is known for its kebabs, curries, dal and breads. The breads here are not the kind you will eat in any other restaurant. This pan Indian cuisine restaurant serves up the unique flavours of Indian breads created by the resident master chefs. Introducing us to the idea of a ‘bread bar’, where rotis and naans are served in bite size portion served fresh off the tandoor along with chutneys and dips. What’s more, the in-house sommelier is more than happy to recommend wine and champagnes that will go well with the variety of breads.
The specialty breads from the tandoor served at Baluchi bread bar:
Crispy stuffed double-layered bread with cheese, vegetables and coriander leaves. Goes really well with the radish chutney offered, but is equally delicious and filling on its own.
Sommelier recommendation: Torres Sangre de Torro. A bread which is full of Indian spices and flavor will go well with a light, elegant and fruity wine.
Butter enriched flaky bread from Meerut.
Accompanied with Tomato & til chutney.
Sommelier recommendation: pair it with Argento Chardonnay. Since the bread is dipped in ghee, the wine which is round and soft with a noted buttery feel with medium acidity will go really well.
A gram flour crispy roti.
Accompanied with raw papaya chutney.
Sommelier recommendation: KMV Chenin Blanc. A light wine always compliments a light preparation like Baluchi’s besan ki roti.
Butter enriched bread.
Accompanied with carrot chutney.
Sommelier recommendation: Taylor’s Promised Land Crouchon Riesling. Bakar Khani is a semi-sweet bread and would go really well with a medium dry or a semi sweet fruity white wine.
Fresh chutneys on offer:
- Raw papaya chutney
- Tomato til chutney
- Carrot chutney
- Radish chutney
Go for the main course in the main dining area after enjoying wine and bread at the bread bar. Chef’s recommendations from the restaurants menus include Chapli Kebab (Pomegranate, Coriander and Black Pepper Corn flavoured Minced Mutton Kebabs, cooked on a griddle – Speciality of Peshawar), Murgh Pushtoon (Morsels of Chicken cooked and served in its own Juices with Blend of special Spices in a Clay Pot) and Dal Baluchi (Over-night simmered Black Lentil cooked with Rich Cream and Butter – A House Specialty)
Lovely media article of the Baluchi Bread Bar: http://businesstoday.intoday.in/story/inspired-paring/1/5913.html
Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place, New Delhi