Growing up in India, we cannot deny our love for the street food! We are fortunate that every state has its own cuisine and food varies from region to region, leaving us with endless options. An integral part of Indian culture, ‘street food’ constitutes to approx. 45% of the Indian food market share (ref. SMART advisors). It is highly popular amongst majority of the population from all walks of life due to its ‘authentic’ vibe. Let’s be honest if we want the real taste of food from any particular region, street food is the first thing that comes to our mind. It’s the vegetarian street food which scores over non-vegetarian street food in our country. At least 31% of Indian population eats only vegetarian food whereas almost 99% of the population relish the vegetarian delicacies provided by the street food vendors of a particular state.
What if I tell you that you can find everything I mentioned above under one roof which is not only superior quality but is also hygienic! I am talking about the Masala Trail by Osama Jalal! It is a pure vegetarian restaurant which offers hygienic, traditional food served at its best with dishes from every nook and corner of the country. The menu is impeccably chosen by the man – Osama Jalali himself who is one of the renowned epicureans of India. At his restaurant, you will find a very unique collection of handpicked dishes on the menu which we all have had while growing up. The traditional food has almost faded away in the limelight of the modern Indian and International cuisine, especially amongst the younger generation. TMT by Osama Lalali, is not only a sincere effort to keep the tradition going but also to bring these traditional gems to the mass population.
The dishes like Bihari Lithi Chokha, Rajasthani Dal Baati Choorma, Gujrati Panki & Dabeli, Amratsari chola kulcha , Karnataka Akki Roti etc. delivers flavors of their respective regions, only to take you back to your childhood. I was also impressed by the interiors of the place which are well thought as per the theme. The huge hand painted wall which depicts the diverse culture of our rich Indian heritage is also a noteworthy aspect about the place.
A perfect family restaurant, where one can enjoy different regional cuisines in its authentic form, TMT by Osama Jalali has all my check boxes ticked when I visited for the food review for Martini On Heels.
Martini on Heels’ recommendations: Bihari Lithi Choka, Rajasthani Bajra Khichdi, Banarasi Tamatar Chaat, Dal Ka Halwa