Brijwasi – the oldest Mithai family of Mumbai has now ventured into the hospitality space with a Rajasthani restaurant called Makhan at Kalbadevi, Mumbai. The food is heavily inspired by their Rajasthani roots and serves authentic North Indian dishes.
This is fourth generation Brijwasi’s their first foray into the restaurant business with hospitality consultants SID Hospitality of Aoi and Lemongrass fame. The menu at Makhan comprises of all time Rajasthani favourites like Gatte ki sabzi, Daal baati choorma, Kair Sangri aur bhakri, Gol Gappey, etc., as well as some Gujarati favourites such as Handvo and Googra, keeping in mind the commonalities between the two cuisines.
The outlet also offers chaat items such as Raj Kachori, Tikki Chole, Khasta Papdi chaat and Dahi Aloo Puri. The sweet options include Makhan Special Tawa Mithai, Gulabi Gulkand, Moong Dal ka Halwa, Malpua and Rabdi, Jaipuri Kesar and Paneer Ghevar.
The 1400 sq ft restaurant is done up in cheery red and yellow with a unique collection of ‘Matchbox’ art that adorns the walls. Going ahead the Brijwasis are looking to open another Makhan in the Gujarati dominated Bharat Diamond Bourse in Bandra Kurla Complex early this year.
Nivedita Jayaram Pawar