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Restaurant Review: Dum-a-Dum North Indian Kitchen, Baner, Pune.

Well this outlet of Dum-a-Dum is located more towards Pashan, than Baner as the address says. Which is why, I kept seeing this restaurant from the window of my lab when I was running some experiments in my Institute’s Pashan campus last week. Obviously that led to intense Biryani cravings and it only helped that the husband has pretty much turned exclusively carnivorous for past few weeks; we therefore wasted no time in ordering a home-delivery from this outlet.

I had previously had food from their Wakad outlet at a friend’s party, but there were a fair bit of hits and misses with the food that time. The owner/manager Mr. Rakesh had taken the feedback seriously back then and recommended the specialities from their menu. We decided to stick by those this time for our home-delivery.So we ordered a half portion of Mewari Tandoori Murgh from the new specials menu and double portion of Awadhi chicken Biryani (since they say it serves two).

Mewari Tandoori Murg was very delicately spiced variant of tandoori chicken marinated with cream and green chilly paste. It was really very mild and us being such spice lovers, it was probably not a right order for us. The chicken however was very well cooked and the portion was quite generous.  They use cream a bit too generously and there were some portions of the chicken which had uncooked cream left in it.

The Awadhi Chicken biryani was quite average really, the grains of the basmati were not very well separated and a few grains had gone a bit dry. The chicken was again quite well cooked and the spices were nice and subtle. They went a bit overboard with the fried onion and the sweetness from the onions  sort of overpowered the already delicate flavor of the Biryani. The posrtions are again very generous and if you are ordering starters, then a Single portion is pretty much sufficient for 2 people. We had just too much leftover from the double portion. The portion of the raita accompanying the Biryani, however could be improved as it is really measly.

As I said, this outlet is located more in Pashan, than in Baner; it took more than 45 minutes for our order to be delivered to our place in Baner. The food went quite cold obviously and reheating did not help. But that isn’t something the restaurant can do much about.  I may not order a home-delivery again, but will probably eat there only if I am working in the Pashan campus again, because frankly there are not many decent options nearby.

Prices are quite VFM for the portions they serve but taste can still be improved.

Dum-a-Dum North Indian Kitchen, Baner.

I couldn’t agree more with Shreyasi, that this outlet of Dum-a-Dum is located more towards Pashan, than Baner. Which is why, I kept seeing this restaurant from the window of my lab when I was running some experiments in my Institute’s Pashan campus last week. Obviously that led to intense Biryani cravings and it only helped that the husband has pretty much turned exclusively carnivorous for past few weeks; we therefore wasted no time in ordering a home-delivery from this outlet.

I had previously had food from their Wakad outlet at a friend’s party, but there were a fair bit of hits and misses with the food that time. The owner/manager Mr. Rakesh had taken the feedback seriously back then and recommended the specialities from their menu. We decided to stick by those this time for our home-delivery.So we ordered a half portion of Mewari Tandoori Murgh from the new specials menu and double portion of Awadhi chicken Biryani (since they say it serves two).

Mewari Tandoori Murg was very delicately spiced variant of tandoori chicken marinated with cream and green chilly paste. It was really very mild and us being such spice lovers, it was probably not a right order for us. The chicken however was very well cooked and the portion was quite generous.  They use cream a bit too generously and there were some portions of the chicken which had uncooked cream left in it.

The Awadhi Chicken biryani was quite average really, the grains of the basmati were not very well separated and a few grains had gone a bit dry. The chicken was again quite well cooked and the spices were nice and subtle. They went a bit overboard with the fried onion and the sweetness from the onions  sort of overpowered the already delicate flavor of the Biryani. The posrtions are again very generous and if you are ordering starters, then a Single portion is pretty much sufficient for 2 people. We had just too much leftover from the double portion. The portion of the raita accompanying the Biryani, however could be improved as it is really measly.

As I said, this outlet is located more in Pashan, than in Baner; it took more than 45 minutes for our order to be delivered to our place in Baner. The food went quite cold obviously and reheating did not help. But that isn’t something the restaurant can do much about.  I may not order a home-delivery again, but will probably eat there only if I am working in the Pashan campus again, because frankly there are not many decent options nearby.

Prices are quite VFM for the portions they serve but taste can still be improved.

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