Yeh bada dahilicious hai!
Summer tucks are usually synonymous with snacks flushed with unsparing amounts of thanda dahi because this item is such a protean item! It comes with its fair share of health benefits and is a sure shot palate pleaser during this sweltering season. Lucknow has seen quick service restaurants mushrooming around the city and there’s a recent addition to this legion- Dahi Bada Guys which is winning hearts all over. Seated vividly on the bustling streets of Patrakarpuram and Alambagh, this brand has added an exclusive epicurean flare to the existing, somewhat repetitive options in the city.
This home-grown brand is offering Lucknow a niche product, inspired by the owner’s mother and grandmother and now they’re selling out in no time, every day.
The aspirations behind this brand is to increase the footprints of desi food in the fast food industry by serving a venerable delicacy, which has many takers in and around the city.
Although a bijou enclosure, the interior is quite bright and is done up in bumblebee yellow tables, coupled with generous rubescent red seats which is synonymous to artistic minimalism. The glass door framework with a sprawling mirror on one side of the wall, cleverly tricks you to believe the amount of space available here and acts as a perfect backdrop for your social media! The ceiling is interesting too- twisted plants on white washed staves and hanging incandescent lights, just instantly clicks.
Ridiculously nutritious when compared to other fast foods and notoriously delish, these 3 variants of the classic dahi bada ranked as our favourites here! No wonder these are the best sellers and rightfully so because they don’t compromise on the quality or the quantity. They use fresh stocks of curd and ingredients each time to maintain their oath of top-notch hygiene and homely vibes oozing from the delicacy. The condiments are all curated in-house and the 10 flavours that they offer here, are in the league of a never-before-seen affair!
The DBG Special was served cloaked in an unsparing amount of chilled dahi, sprinkled with chatpate masale and was an absolute zingy delight in this heat. It quenched our thirst and filled our tummies simultaneously and also is a great alternative to other empty calories laden tucks.
Listen up, fitness freaks! Opt for the Almond Me Honey if you’ve been working out because it has the wholesomeness of almonds and honey and it won’t fatten you up. The shaved almonds served on top adds a textural crunch to the tender badas lapped in dahi and you can indulge in this whenever you feel like guilt-free binging!
The Kesariya Bada when presented, deceives your mind into thinking that it’s a plate of rabri on shahi-tukda but the moment you dig in your spork here, the creamy dahi steals the thunder. Contradictory to it’s name, this version isn’t sugary at all. Just sweet enough to complement the fresh curd sprinkled with kesar, so this is an apt pick after meals if you’re craving something on the lines of a dessert.
DBG is reintroducing a classic Indian delicacy in a contemporary milieu of quick and casual snacks available in the city. Their single item specialization ensures intense focus on their product so there’s never a bad time to relish some kick-ass dahi badas here.
During this pious month of Ramzan, if you’re craving a light home-style iftari but with a little flare, you should be here! You can just drop by with your family to open your fast with these wickedly indulgent dahi badas and you’ll come back for seconds. If you just want to stay indoors and devour a plate, keep a watch on Swiggy and Zomato because these ‘guys’ have discounts which you can’t refuse!
Location: 1/91, Vinay Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow and Shop 1, 2 & 3, UGF, Jyoti Plaza, Alambagh
Cost: ₹150 for two approx.
Timings: 1pm – 10pm