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6 places in India you must eat at before you die

Last updated on: August 04, 2014 19:05 IST

6 places in India you must eat at before you die

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Deepanshu Verma, YouthIncMag

Do you have the appetite of an elephant and can go any lengths to enjoy good food?

Head to one of these restaurants right away!

For a country that is home of some of the most exotic food preparations, it is not uncommon to find a food stall, a restaurant or a coffee shop at every other turn. 

However, not all of them whet your appetite.

Food lover Deepanshu Verma picks six of the best Indian eateries transcending price, state and location.

A visit to each of these places, he says, would require the budget of a king and the appetite of a giant.

Read on to find out what makes these food joints so special...

Crimson Chakra, Chennai

Crimson ChakraEven before you get inside Crimson Chakra, you can't help but be drawn to the inviting ambience of this seemingly old bungalow-turned restaurant.

With staff ever-ready to cater to your taste buds, Crimson Chakra is one of the most popular restaurants in the auto hub of India, Chennai.

Located in Adyar, Chennai, Crimson serves you a mix of continental and North Indian food.

Some of its best dishes include the Thakali Poondu Soup, Mushroom Soup and Crab Meat Cakes.

If you are going there for the first time, do not forget to try their Chicken Lasagna and Mutton Isabella in the main course. 

Must-try dishes: Poached Chicken Breast Clemenceau, Vendakkai Meen Soup

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Image: Crimson Chakra, Chennai
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Church Street Social, Bangalore

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In addition to the delicious food Church Street Social offers, the restaurant also boasts of a casual, laidback ambience and grungy, undone interiors with graffitied backdrops.

The menu is presented on toilet paper rolls and in tin cans with a 'caution' label stamped on it.

A great place for beverage lovers and drinkers in general, one of its most popular drinks is the Cosmo Explosion.

It is a blissful jumble of vodka, cranberry juice, candy floss and malta orange.

As for the food, you can't afford to miss the Elvis Presley French Toast.

A twist on the old-school French Toast, this one includes peanut butter, soaked sugar sprinkled bread slices that are served with bananas.

Must-try dishes: Anda Shammi Kebab, Sesame Honey Chilli Fries and Chicken Bao

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Image: Church Street Social, Bangalore
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Peter Cat, Kolkata

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If Peter Cat was a political party, the Chelo Kabab would be its Prime Ministerial candidate.

Chelo Kebab, Peter Cat KolkataIt is unquestionably the most famous food item on Park Street.

Chelo Kabab -- which principally includes soft and spicy luscious kebabs that are accompanied by a buttered bed of rice and are served with poached eggs -- have single-handedly transformed Peter Cat into a landmark in Kolkata.

With its gloomy lighting and a laid back vibe, Peter Cat will take you back in time to the 70s.

Ask those who frequent this place, and you'll know why you'll have a harrowing time finding a place to sit.

Despite that, Peter Cat, is the ideal place for those solely interested in devouring its beautifully prepared, and aesthetically presented food items.

Must-try dishes: Vegetarian Mixed Grill Sizzler, Fish Makhmail Keba and Fried Chicken Liver

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Image: Peter Cat, Kolkata
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Global Fusion, Mumbai

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Spread across 7,500 square feet and playing host to around 320 diners at a time, this list would be incomplete without a mention of this restaurant.

Global Fusion is one of the most popular restaurants in the western suburbs of the city.

Momos, Global Fusion MumbaiServing elaborate vegetarian and non vegetarian buffet seven days a week, the food is exotically scrumptious and doesn't disappoint.

Its Spicy Pepper Chicken, Fried Pepper Mushrooms, Honey Chilly Potatoes and its Fried Pomfret are real treats for non-vegetarians.

The restaurant has a mini lagoon that offers Japanese, Thai, Chinese and North Indian cuisine, focusing more on the non-vegetarian preparations.

Incredibly popular for its sushi, the restaurant boasts of a separate kiosk serving well over two dozen varieties of it.

If the appetisers and the main course aren't enough, the dessert counter is sure to leave you stuffed to capacity.

From exclusive Baskin and Robbins ice creams to cheesecakes, pastries and a number of Indian desserts, they have it all.

No wonder this place draws in customers by the hundreds.

Must-try dishes: Crab soup, Cheese Prawns and Shanghai Paneer


Image: Global Fusion, Mumbai
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Pirates of Grill, Gurgaon

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If you ever embark on an expedition to discover tongue-liberating tastes of North Indian cordon bleu, Pirates of Grill must be one of your pit stops.

It is one of those places where the taste gets you excited, compelling you to explore more with the service of each dish.

While the restaurant caters to non-vegetarian taste buds, they also serve vegan delicacies.

Among the array of dishes they have to offer, some of their most popular ones are grilled prawns, Brazilian Churasco chicken, Punjabi aneer and Tawa Boti Soya Mushroom.

Must-try dishes: Moong Dal Halwa and Garlic Green Prawns


Image: Pirates of Grill, Gurgaon
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Khan Chacha, Delhi

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With their oldest restaurant located in the heart of New Delhi, Khan Chacha is known for its scrumptious North Indian cuisine.

In business for the past 41 years, the eatery has popularly preserved its authentic taste in each one of its food items whether they are succulent chicken or mutton preparations, scrumptious rice treats or even delicious kulfis.

Its mouth-watering delicacies like the Chicken Tikka Roomali Roll and the Mutton Seekh Kebab Roll draw foodies not only from Delhi, but also from the neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

Some of its other well-known dishes include Mutton Kakori Kebab, Mutton Tikka Roll and Fish Tikka.

Obviously, the restaurant is not very popular with vegetarians, however, its vegetarian Paneer Tikka and vegetarian Hariyali Roomali Roti are delicious.

Apart from its rolls and tikkas, the lassi served here is also a crowd favourite.

Must-try dishes: Chicken Biryani and Mutton Seekh Roll

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Do you have a favourite restaurant? Have you sampled the latest eating haunt on the block? We would love to know more about the best eating out option in your city.

Name of the eatery:

Location:

Ambience:

Price range:

Dishes you recommend:

Photograph of the place:

Please mail these details to getahead@rediff.co.in (subject line: Best Eateries) and we will publish the best responses on Rediff.com.


Image: Chicken Hariyali Kebab at Khan Chacha, Delhi
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