Chaat Affair at Nine Square – Reviewed!

Who doesn't love chaats and especially the heavenly cold savory ones in the scorching summer. We all have them at street carts but the experience of having chaats in a restaurant is altogether different in terms of hygiene, authenticity and flavours. Recently, Nine Square has come up with the Chaat Affair to treat your palate with the absolute indulgence. Not only the food but the drinks are also Summer-inspired.

From the Special Menu which had around 6 coolers and 6 chaats; we tried the following...
  • Jodhpuri Jaljeera (4.5/5)
  • Masala Shikanji (5/5)
  • Raj Kachori V2.2 (4/5)
  • Pudina Paani Poori (5/5)
  • Chhole Samose ki Chaat (4.5/5)
  • White Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse (4.5/5)
Started our lunch meal with the chilled Jodhpuri Jaljeera (Rs.90) which had the plethora of spices, refreshing mint and boondi for the crunch. Not-too-tangy cooler, known for its digestive properties, was the perfect way to ignite our hunger.

Masala Shikanji,(Rs.90) my most favourite famous and traditional lemon drink, was just what I needed on a hot summer day. Bit of chaat masala, cumin powder, salt and fresh lemon juice made this perfect cooler. Must try!

We also tried their version of Raj Kachori V2.2 (Rs.180) which was made with activated charcoal, rest all remains the same. Two pieces of kachoris, stuffed with potatoes, sprouts, chana, curd, chutneys topped with farsan and edible flowers, over the bed of green chutney, dates-tamarind chutney and curd. It was not only burst of colors, flavours but textures too. Activated charcoal is not my choice personally however the ingredients for chaat were excellent.

Star dish of the day was the Pudina Pani Poori (Rs.150). OMG! Beautiful presentation and what a taste! Deep fried puris in the glass and chilled savoury/tangy water and sweet chutney in two separate cups. The chilled, tangy-savoury water was just heavenly. Crispy fried gol gappas were filled with potatoes. Pick one, fill with both savoury pudina/mint water and chutney and devour the awesomeness! Highly Recommended!

Another wonderful dish from the menu was Chhole Samose ki Chaat (Rs.150). A popular road-side lip-smacking treat was plated beautifully. Smashed samosas were topped with delhi-style spicy chhole, coriander-mint chutney, sweet chutney, pomegranate seeds and edible flowers. Full of textures and flavours. Loved it!

Concluded our meal with the luscious White chocolate and Raspberry mousse.