Authentic Punjabi-Aaoji Khaoji reviewed!

Wow! Just one word for this place, which offers best Punjabi food as per my knowledge. Based on the reviews, I had bookmarked this place for a long time. Today finally I made up my mind to visit Aaoji Khaoji. Easy to find location in Aundh.

Ambience:: They have two shops, one is kitchen and the other one is dining restaurant. Ambience is very basic. Small Entrance with 4 tables on the ground floor where on each table about 4 people can sit. And on the first floor also the space was really low. But don't go on the interior, the taste is what matters for a foodie! ;-) Right!? On second visit, I found they have also opened AC section for families. But I am yet to try it.
Food:: We were a group of 9 people, so had enough options to choose from. We ordered Dahi Vade, Cheese Chole Bhature, Aaoji Khaoji's Special Jumbo Thali, Paneer Tikka Parantha, Malai Kofta Curry and Lacha Parantha, King Size Aloo Parantha Thali, Gulabjamun with Rabdi, Masala Chach and Dry Fruit Lassi.
They have 2 options. One is normal parantha and the other is parantha thali. Normal stuffed parantha is served with dahi and salad. Parantha thali is a feast for people loving variety. It is served with chhole, dal makhni, dahi, salad.

Dahi Vade:: Soft, spongy vade with proper amount of dahi and a super delicious masala of red pepper powder, salt and black pepper powder makes it a must try dish.
Cheese Chhole Bhature::  Stuffed Cheese!!! What all can you ask for? A stuffed cheese chhole bhature plate is worth drooling for! Lip smacking spicy chhole with salad and loads of cheese in bhature. Never ever count for calories!
Aaoji Khaoji's Special Jumbo Thali:: I ordered Aaoji Khaoji's Special Jumbo Thali which included 2 big Wheat Lachcha Paranthas, Dal Makhani, Rajma, Chhole, Shahi Paneer, Bundi Raita, Dallop of homemade white butter, Salad, Veg Pulao, Papad and Gulabjamun. OMG! was the reaction when the thali was placed in front of me. It could feed even two people.
Wheat Lachcha Parantha:: Out of this world taste!!! They were wholewheat made fried in ghee, soft and crispy.
Dal Makhani:: Very nice desi flavour.
Rajma:: It was soft and for me it was average in taste.
Chhole:: Good
Shahi Paneer:: Super Yummy...Paneer was extra soft and fresh.
Boondi Raita:: It was good and best part was it was fresh and not sour.
Veg Pulav:: Fried Basmati rice with French Beans, Cauliflower, Paneer, Peas, made with desi ghee
Salad:: Nice Cabbage, Onion salad served with Masala Green Chili
Papad:: Urad Daal Papad..average taste
Gulabjamun:: Very soft and super yummy mixed with Rabdi
Paneer Tikka Parantha:: This was not thali; just a parantha stuffed with paneer, onion and spices. The size was enough to feed one. Served with dahi, dallop of homemade white butter and salad.
Malai Kofta Curry and Lacha Parantha:: It was on A La Carte menu and I ordered Malai Kofta with a Lacha Parantha. Melt in mouth kofta, made to perfection with mild gravy- not so sweet nor spicy. If in case, you are not in mood to try stuffed parantha, go for this. I bet you won't regret this.
King Size Aloo Parantha Thali:: Heard a lot about this parantha, but did not try it alone. Since, we were a big group, thought to give it a try. It was more than enough for 3 people. Served with Dal Makhani, Chhole, Shahi Paneer, Bundi Raita, Dallop of homemade white butter and Salad. You have to see the picture to believe it, This is the beast of all paranthas. A must have in case you are in group.
Gulabjamuns with Rabdi:: Now came the dessert, so we opted for Gulabjamuns with Rabdi, Gulabjamuns were very soft but Rabdi was little watery thus was not getting enough of its taste.
Dry Fruit Lassi:: Best pick was Dry Fruit Lassi in Patiyala glass. Awesome, thick Lassi with loads of dryfruits and a tint of rose syrup. Though, Chaach was not upto the mark.
Service:: Staff was quick. In case you have any doubt about what to order, you can ask them. They will suggest you. Though they were not very attentive and busy in their own chats.
Very easy on pockets. You can go for parties, anniversaries or even just casual lunch, you won't regret.
Recommendations:: King Size Parantha Thali. Cheese Chole Bhature, Aaoji Khaoji's Special Jumbo Thali, Malai Kofta Curry, Dry Fruit Lassi
Overall, for the food, I could definitely recommend this place.

Ambience: 2.5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
Find them at...
Shop 31, Raghukulnagari, Opposite Patil Complex, Ambedkar Chowk, Bopodi, Aundh Road, Aundh, Pune. Ph::020 30189624
Aaoji Khhaoji Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

2 comments :

  1. Thank you very much for the detailed review...Will definitely go for this

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    1. Great...You must try; I bet you won't regret! Share your experience...:)

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