Rustom’s is now one step closer to offering the only true-blue Parsi dining experience in New Delhi. Shifting homes from the hustle and bustle of busy Adhchini, the restaurant now manages the canteen of the iconic ‘Delhi Parsi Anjuman’ on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg. Formed in 1925, the DPA today owns and maintains the Mengusi Parsi Dharamshala (rest house), the Bhiwandiwalla Community Hall which houses books on Zoroastrian history and culture, as well as the Kaikhusuru Palonji Katrak Dar-e-Meher (Parsi Fire Temple) which is the only one of its kind in North India.
Just like its first outpost, Rustom’s at the DPA will be an intimate dining space in the heart of Central Delhi, that promises to give you a glimpse into a traditional Parsi home, complete with authentic home-cooked food and recipes that have been passed on from generation to generation. Rustom’s showcases Parsi delicacies beyond the popular favourites—Dhansak and Salli Boti—focusing instead on the rich culinary diversity of the cuisine. Revisiting old favourites and forgotten recipes and introducing diners to some of the lesser-known Parsi delights is what the menu is all about. While meat lovers will enjoy the community’s affinity towards meat and egg-based dishes, we have ensured that vegetarians are not alienated with our focused and researched approach to meat-free dishes. New menu additions include an emphasis on showcasing and reinventing traditional treats found at local Bombay cafes along with a smattering of street eats and club food. Craving a Chilli Cheese Toast, Frill chicken cutlet Pao or Bombay Grill Sandwich that hits all the right spots and packs a spicy punch? We’ve got you covered. For our child-at-heart guests we’ve got some jam thumbprint cookies and mawa cakes that will leave you longing for your childhood. Our Parsi love for eggs has not been forgotten either. With indulgent Akoori made three ways with mutton boti, chicken and the classic way; Parsi masala omelettes, breakfast sandwiches and Parsi crepes, you’ve got an all-day-breakfast fit for an Irani wrestler. So do drop by for a hearty lunch or just for a cup of Parsi chai or freshly brewed Blue Tokai Coffee and a side of Maska Pao.
You won’t be enjoying that meal in another staid dining room either. The interiors of our 38 seater restaurant will let you experience a comfortable space that’s familiar, yet take you back in time to when old Parsi homes were designed with love. The décor is inspired by memorabilia found in old Parsi homes - think rocking chairs in front of fire places, grandfather clocks, a vinyl record player and glass table tops with inset vintage memorabilia. Photographs from celebrated photographer Sooni Taraporevala’s book titled Parsis: The Zoroastrians of India depicting Parsis and their culture continue to hold centre place in the restaurant. The atmosphere is elevated to reflect the refined tastes of the community with our background music that has an emphasis on old-school classics—The Beatles, Abba, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra etc.
Rustom’s Parsi Bhonu, inside the Delhi Parsi Anjuman, Bahadur Shah Zafar Road, Opposite Firozeshah Kotla Stadium, Near Maulana Azad Medical College Campus, New Delhi - 110002.
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