‘Chutney, Bar + Tandoor’ at The Metropolitan Hotel, New Delhi, Has A Range Of Indian Appetisers Worth Trying Out


With equal attention to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, the food at  ‘Chutney, Bar + Tandoor offers Pan-Indian cuisine accompanied with an amazing selection of various Chutneys.

Professional Chefs bring to Chutney an unparalleled art of Indian cooking offering classic cuisine with a contemporary twist. The modern ambiance of Chutney exudes a contemporary yet intimate relaxed charm and serves an extensive selection of exotic mocktails, cocktails, champagnes, fine wines, liqueurs, and spirits in its bar section. Chutney, Bar + Tandoor set amidst luxurious setting provides an ultimate dining experience. Chutney, Bar + Tandoor is a new kind of stylish Indian restaurant, smart but not stuffy, where a fusion of flavours is tastefully crafted for your appetite.

The restaurant has an elaborate food and drinks menu solely dedicated to Indian dishes. But the restaurant seeks to serve Indian appetizers with a difference. With equal attention to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, the food at ‘Chutney‘ offers plenty for people of both dietary preferences. They have a welcome platter with bread sticks surrounded by a range of unique chutneys prepared from fruits and vegetables.

The welcome platter kick-starts the meal on a high note with offerings like – Raw mango, Amla, Beetroot, Kiwi, Coconut, Mint, and Tamarind making up the whopping 7 different types of chutneys. The platter sets the tone for the meal and one expects a truly spectacular experience. The restaurant offers various types of mocktails viz. but I recommend going in for Kacchi Ambi which is a must-try.

The restaurant delivers too, with a delightful range of veg and non-veg  Appetizers and satisfying Mains. Among the vegetarian starters, the Karele Ki Shammi (bitter gourd tikkas), Malai Santra Kebabs (hung curd patties coated with orange reduction), and Bharwan Aloo Tilnaaz (marinated potato barrels filled with seasoned cottage cheese and nuts cooked in tandoor) Achari Paneer  Sambuca were all very delicious and recommended. The Malai Santra Kebabs are a must-try for their melt-in-the-mouth quality and subtle play on flavours.

Among the non-vegetarian starters amongst various options like the Gazab Ka Tikka (tender chicken tikka prepared in a cheesy marinade) and the Kakori Zaitoon (lamb seekh kebabs with green onion & olives) are both highly recommended. I recommend trying for aachari machli.

Sampling soup options amongst other options of veg and non-veg must try Indian-style tom yum soup which comes under veg and non-veg options. both soothing and delicious enough to work our appetites up. 

For the Mains, you have options galore. Vegetarians can choose from a range of dishes like  Daal Chutney, Shahi Paneer Firdoshi, Non-Vegetarians can choose Chicken Chettinad, and Deguchi Gosht besides other options. Recommended for Dessert  is a must-try Gulab Jamun Sandwich.

All in all, Chutney gives you a chance to have a satisfying and sumptuous meal with plenty of options to please the palates of everyone.

Devendra Grover
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