Changezi Chicken is arguably one of the best restaurant in New Delhi. It has got numerous outlets in New Delhi, but today we will talk about one of the better ones, at Tagore Garden. Nice settings, main road location, ample parking and to top it all, delicious food.
Location of Changezi Chicken Restaurant
Changezi restaurant is properly marked on Google Maps. It is right in the center of Tagore Garden and Rajouri Garden metro station. If reaching by your own vehicle, there is ample parking on the main road and limited parking in front of the restaurant. And remember this road is one of the busiest road in New Delhi, so be ready for some traffic and chaos during peak hours. But one good part is the traffic keeps moving.
A simple single dining room with two rows of tables. Big families seating is also available. The place is air conditioned. Comfortable enough for families to sit and enjoy their meal. This place is also open till late. They also serve food outside if you want to have it in your vehicle.
Menu is limited and service is fast. Infact the food comes so fast, you keep wondering how so. Waiters are courteous and serve with a smile despite the maddening rush this restaurant sees sometimes. Prices are unbelievable too, get ready for a surprise.
About the food at Changezi
The owners of Changezi, Karol Bagh is putting in lot of effort to serve good food. There is substantial competition around. Infact just opposite the road is the stretch of dhaba style eating joints which must be serving good food too, but never see the kind of crowds visible at Changezi. Consistency is critical here.
First the snacks, Tandoori Chicken, Afghani Chicken and Chicken Tikka, with or without malai. These are prepared with a mix of butter and cream, and what results is chunks of soft marinated chicken dipped in thick buttery mix which you end up licking your fingers.
For the main course, you may choose between chicken or mutton. I would strongly recommend try the mutton dishes as the meat used in preparation is top quality, soft and tender. Their signature dish is Chicken Changezi of course. You need to try this atleast once to enjoy what this place serves best. Alternative and safe option is the butter chicken is also famous here. Moving to mutton, dont miss Mutton Nihari and Mutton Korma. Yes, Nihari is served the whole day here and the preparation tastes awesome. Cooked over a slow flame, the mutton turns soft and the juices of the bones and their marrow seeps in the curry. Out of the breads, Kharimi roti is nice, huge and slight sweet to taste. It nicely balances the curry.
The surprise in the end is the sweet dish, the kheer served in an earthen vessel.
This place is cool. Taste is consistent and spot on. Minor issues can be ignored for the overall experience and the way they handle to rush of customers is inspiring. As far as we are concerned its all ticks in the right boxes, the best dining experience in New Delhi.