I was lucky enough to be invited for softlaunch of Paaji’s Express a few weeks back. It was such a great evening seeing all the hard work our friend put into the opening of this new restaurant inspired by Papa Pancho in Lower Parel. And you can’t imagine how tasty the food is over here…
The feedback my hubby and I gave: “We will come here every day -this is better than home-cooked food…” To be honest, we are not coming every day -the only reason being that we live pretty far away and don’t work in Lower Parel.
But if you either live in this part of town or get to work here, I urge you to try out this fantastic place if you haven’t done so yet.
As a starter we enjoyed Tandoori Chicken and Paneer Tikka. I remember that the chicken was tasty… but oh…. the paneer was just heaven! I would come here anytime just for this paneer tikka!!! It’s the best in town.
We continued our food journey of happiness with a Thali with Punjabi Kadi, Aloo Gobi, Bhuna Gosht, Butter Chicken and Baingan Bharta which was served with rice and roti. My husband and I were trying to figure out which dish was the best… But.. Seriously, they all tasted amazing.
Often you find Thali sabjis being overcooked or made in big quantities (and therefore maybe with less love?)… Well, this one is different. With all respect to my MIL who makes the world best kadi -Paaji’s kadi was sooo yummy. The tastiest I’ve ever had. And we promised, next time my MIL is in Mumbai, we make her try this one as well… She will love it.
Overall, Paaji is a great concept of tasty food for office (check out their delivery service) or a lunch/dinner with colleagues that makes you feel at a Punjabi family home. Check out the menu here.
Oh and by the way: Awesome decoration, too. You will find the Papa Pancho typical parrots, movie posters and Bollywood music. It’s a lively and cozy place to spent your lunch break or eat a quick bite between meetings.
But now, go: see and taste for yourself. Let me know what you think about this restaurant in the comments below.