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Sizzling in the rains

india Updated: Jul 07, 2013 12:44 IST
Debasmita Ghosh

Sizzlers were originally discovered in the US more than half-a-century back, but today, it’s a big craze across the globe. Needless to say, India, one of the top food destinations of the world, has embraced this food trend. The Capital itself boasts of some fun destinations where one can try these simmering delights. And now, with the showers invading the city quite often, and the mercury sliding towards the merrier side, this could just be the right time to indulge in these sizzling bites. Both veg and non-veg options are abound. So, get set and dig in!


Srom chilli paneer to bean curd and mushroom; chicken kung pao, river sole and even jumbo prawns — you’ll be spoilt for a choice of varied sizzlers at this sizzler major. Wash down the guilt with some refreshing cocktails and mocktails.
Where: Gola Sizzlers, K 24, Opposite PVR Plaza Cinema, Connaught Place
Meal for two: R800 (plus taxes approx)

Pupu, Anyone?

The signature sizzler at this Hawaiian cafe is called the Pupu Platter. Available in veg, meat and sea food options, you can savour a variety on the platter, right from broccoli fritters, honey potatoes, wontons, spring rolls to fried gyoza, chicken drumsticks, lamb skewers, stir-fried squids, prawn and fish tempura.
Where: Bora Bora, GF 5-6, Southern Park, D-2 Saket
Price: R900 (Veg), R1,200 (meat/chicken), R1,400 (seafood)

Lamb Champs

Relish a fine combination of fresh garden vegetables and herbs served on simmering hot sizzler platters or an assortment of piping hot marinated chicken, lamb or fish with foot-tapping music and eclectic lights.
Where: Club Rhino, 312, DLF South Point Mall, DLF Phase 5, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Price: R525 (veg) and R725 (non-veg)

A lot’S at steak!

The extensive newly-launched sizzlers menu here offers a succulent and delicious range for both vegetarians and meat lovers. A must-try is their signature dish, ‘It’s9 Special Sizzler’, a medley of mutton cutlet, chicken steak, chicken sausage and roast potato with a fried egg!
Where: It’s 9 Bakery Cafe, Yashwant Place, Satya Marg, ChanakyaPuri
Price: Sizzlers are R229 onwards each

Basa Instinct

Order a Mixed Pink Sizzle platter here and enjoy another sizzling platter of mixed offerings, including chicken and basa grilled to perfection. For a sweet ending, opt for some of the sizzling desserts on the menu, such as the melt-in-your-mouth Banana Split with new school brownie.
Where: The Pink Room, 29A, Hauz Khas Village
Price: R525 (Veg) and R625 (non-veg)

Grill Thrill

Head here to try their citrus grilled chicken, or cottage cheese sauteed with tri-coloured peppers and fresh olives on the sizzler platter. Served with fresh tortillas and the very Mexican pico de gallo and sour cream, it’s manna for the hungry soul.
Where: Bubbleteas, SF 91, first floor, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon
Meal for two: R1,000 (plus taxes)