Sattviko in the M block market of GK2 is a different experience, even for a vegetarian

I have a strong belief that whatever we eat reflects on how we look and react to situations. As the one-liner goes, “We are what we eat”.

Somewhat believing in my philosophy and attempting to execute it is a young entrepreneur Prasoon Gupta who after passing from one of India’s most reputed colleges, IIT Roorkee, thought of feeding people food which is healthy and light on the stomach. After a lot of R&D, he came up with an idea to start a restaurant in the M block market of New Delhi’s Greater Kailash Part II by the name of Sattviko which is based on sattvik food.

Though a vegetarian restaurant hardly attracts me, Sattviko has a menu which is selective but offers dishes from across the globe. It is slightly biased towards the Mexican flavours, though. I quite liked the vibrant feel of the 35-seater restaurant and left it to Chef Rishi to decide my course of the meal. He began by serving me a small bowl of sabudana poha and fruit oatmeal. Having a mix of tastes like sweet, sour and spicy, the poha was light and tasty and could be a perfect dish to have in between meals to kill the cravings. The oatmeal having crunchy muesli complimenting the nuts and raisins was so refreshing that a spoonful after a hectic day could bring back the lost energy within minutes. Though the fchilled melon salad that followed it was not chilled to perfection and even lacked the zing and tanginess of a salad.

Trying the Mexican imports was fruitful as the quesadillas and even the burritos were tasty. Kudos to the chef who was able to keep the flavours and taste intact, even though it was a sattvik preparation. Another two dishes which were bang on were the quad burger and vada croissant. I loved the aroma and freshness of the focaccia used to hold the stuffing. Mumbai’s vada married to French croissant turned out to be good. Vada laid on the special dried chilli powder mix gave life to the preparation.

The dishes which were a disappointment were the pindi cholas and paneer curry. The chola was too dry and slightly under cooked while the curry had an unappealing texture and suppressed flavours.

Nitisha Jain, the Experience Head at Sattviko who educates customers about the Sattvik lifestyle, helped me by suggesting to end the meal with sabudana kheer and shrikhand. Both were yummy and delicious though a tad more of cardamom powder would have given the shrikhand a nice flavour.

Sattviko is at M 72, M block market, Greater Kailash Part II

Meal for two Rs 500

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