Elco Veg Dine

by Jannat & Pawan Manghnani on August 16th, 2016

About

Since 1975, Elco has been serving up a good time, every time with exciting and flavourful menu items that always surprise and delight! From their famous tangy cold pani puri, chaats and Sizzling hot ragda pattice to their tempting dosas and flavoured faloodas, you will find endless ways to spice things up every time you dine with them.

Review

We Indians love chaat and for Mumbaikars- Elco is the Mecca for chaat and other cafe-style south Indian food! Categorized purely as fast food, Elco first established its roots in Bombay, and then moved all over the country and now in Dubai! 

Food

Medu Vada:
Medu Vada is an Indian fritter made out of black lentils ad is shaped like a donut! It has a crispy exterior and a soft interior. Most south Indians consider their breakfast incomplete without it. The trick here is to get light vadas as over fermentation of the batter makes it really heavy and dry. Elco does one of the best ones available in Dubai.
All the south Indian delicacies are served with 3 kinds of dips- Sambhar- which is a curry made out of lentils and Coconut chutney in two varieties, one spicy and one not. 
Idli Sambhaar:
Idli's are savoury cakes about 4-5 inches in diameter, made out of a combination of urad dal(de-husked black lentils) and rice. Again this batter is fermented overnight to produce soft idli's upon steaming. Two of these make a portion and are sufficient as a breakfast or snack option! 
Saadha Dosa:
Literally the same batter as the idli or a bit diluted is used to make Dosa as well, which is basically an indian pancake! Thin and crispy, it can be enjoyed plain or with different kinds of fillings inside! 
Masala Dosa:
The most common dosa filling a "masala dosa" consists of a spicy potato and vegetable filling, either place in the centre or spread evenly on top of the dosa. The fillings add the additional zing to the otherwise bland dosa-pancake!
Masala Uttapam:
An Uttapam is literally a thicker version of the dosa and an actual savoury Indian style pancake. It is usually made with the dosa batter and is filled with onion, tomatoes and masala, and cooked until made. It is one of our family favourites! 

Dessert

Kulfi Falooda:
Another family favourite, kulfi falooda consists of creamy kulfi(set condensed milk) with a variety of components like falooda in the form of tapioca noodles and some rose and saffron flavourings! Its often topped with ore sweet cream called "rabdi"! One portion is enough to suffice two people because of its rich nature! 

Rating

​Interiors –
Average

Location –
Good

Ambiance –
Good

Value for Money –
Good

Service & Hospitality –
Excellent

Quality & Taste of Food –
Excellent

Cost –
About AED25-50 Per PAX

Cuisine –
Indian, South Indian, North Indian,Chinese

Phone –
04 3972787, 8003526

Address –
​Opposite General Post Office, Zabeel Road, Al Karama, Dubai

Verdict

Elco is not only nostalgic for us but it also manages to offer a bit of home, here in Dubai! The consistency in flavours is what we really appreciate about the franchise and it is reasonably priced too! It is a must go for all South-Indian food lovers! 

Power Couple & Lifestyle Bloggers Jannat Manghnani (@PriyankaVidhani) & Pawan Manghnani (@AyaashPaw) love food. It's the only thing they eat. They embark on a unique adventure every evening trying to break free from the routine while soaking in a new experience, well detailed into blogs so friends & family can benefit from them. Read about the entire experience by checking out their various blogs. Remember, A drop of ink may make a million think.


Posted in Food ~ The Tasterpreneur    Tagged with Elco, Mumbai, bombay, dosa, chaat, indian


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