Some of the best entrepreneurial ideas have stemmed from go-getters who recognise a requirement and fulfill it. Kadi Patta seems to be one such venture. While Swati Snacks is located towards town and several Gujarati eateries dot the eastern suburbs, the western suburbs, the staff says, needed such a restaurant to enjoy Gujarati and Marwadi food.
Why Kadi Patta? “It’s used in almost all Indian cooking, even in the ancient times,” explains a staff member. However, the restaurateurs have stayed away from decorating the restaurant in a typical Gujarati theme.
Open from 11 am to 1.30 am, it serves a variety of juices, starters, main courses, desserts and snacks. Think gate ki subzi (Rs 150), shrikhand puri and batata nu shakh (shrikhand and puris served with spiced potatoes, Rs 150), moong dal khichdi (Rs 90), mohanthal (Rs 60)and kesar jalebis (Rs 60) — which, we are informed, are staples in Gujarati houses. The food is finger licking good, but not for someone on a diet.
The prices for the main courses, which is the most expensive on the menu, range between Rs 90 to Rs 150 — easy on the wallet. With three levels spread over 5,000 sq feet (and an open seating area), Kadi Patta looks like it’s going to be accommodating a lot of customers.