We started off with something to drink - lassi, buttermilk, and a ginger-mint jaljeera. The ginger-mint jaljeera was the best drink of the evening - cool, refreshing, and yet not over-powering. The menu has 99 parathas to choose from, apart from the lassis. 99 is a big number, and for a place that serves parathas that are almost a foot in diameter, giving so many choices isn't good - confusion prevails I say!
They'd run out of mutton by the time we got there. Mind you, we were actually pretty early - in by about 7:45 PM, and they were already out! I guess some mutton-loving monster must've stopped by in the afternoon and cleaned out the mutton. So eventually, we settled for 6 different parathas - chicken tikka, chicken masala, Jaipur mixed veg, mushroom-cheese, and two other parathas I can't remember now - just as well because these 4 were the star attractions (of the 6 we ordered).
Each paratha comes in a thali with 6 condiments on the side - pickle, curd, sauce/red chutney, mint chutney, onions, chole masala. And there was a solitary green chili on each paratha - correctly guessed, that's there in case you want to turn into a fire-breathing dragon!
The mushroom-cheese was superb. Not withstanding my love for mushrooms, it was given the thumbs-up by all at the table. The chicken tikka too was quite good, as the chicken had not dried out and become a clump of dried leaves under the paratha. The Jaipur veg was also quite tasty, although one of my guests found it a bit salty for his liking, although the rest of us didn't.
For desserts, there was rabri, kulfi, and dahi bhalla (more or less a dahi vada). They were nice, but not special. Overall, great meal, and t'was great to catch up with my old classmates.
Food: Very good
$$$: Total value for money.
Verdict: Must visit if you like parathas.
Golmaal Paratha, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore. Phone - 4208 5757