Beginning July, Maharaj Restaurant is now offering original Indian chaats hailing from different regions of India for high tea from 3pm to 6pm. The items, mostly vegetarian, are priced at special rates too!

First on the menu is the crispy pani puri (RM6), stuffed with tomatoes, onions and potatoes to be drenched in sweet and spicy sauce or mint flavored water. Then, the morsel is enjoyed in one bite.

One can spice up the plain samosa (RM8), a fried snack with a savoury filling such as potato and peanuts, by opting for the channa samosa (RM9.90) which comes with chickpeas masala. You can also switch the vegetarian samosa for chicken or mutton.

“Everything including the sauce is homemade here while the spices are sourced from India. We have chefs from the different regions of India here with lots of experience hence our food has the original touch. In the future, we will expand the high tea menu in tandem with the variety of tea snacks available in India,” S.M. Murugan, the manager explained.

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The next savoury snack on the menu is the bhel puri (RM6), made of puffed rice and vegetables. Other mouth-watering favourites include the dai puri (RM6), pappadi chaat (RM6) and dai pappadi chaat (RM6). Be sure to make the madras bajji (RM7), a starter made of deep fried shredded onion with chilli and coriander as part of your high tea experience.

“Our masala tea (RM4.50) and coffee go well with the high tea items. Starting August, we will offer the filter coffee,” he said.

“Every Saturday, we offer a different biryani such as chettinad chicken dhum biryani for lunch and dinner. For Friday evenings, we have unique dishes. Thus, check out our Instagram and Facebook page to see what is in store for that week,” the amiable Murugan added.

Maharaj is a title conferred upon the expert masterchefs who operated the Royal Kitchens of India. Such is the legacy behind the birth of the Maharaj restaurants, with a collection of recipes never before tasted in Malaysian soil, a tribute to those masterchefs who held dearly to the principle of quality and standards. Hence, we can now dine like a king!

With a capacity of over 200, the Ipoh branch is located along 36 Jalan Raja Dr Nazrin Shah (Jalan Gopeng), 30250 Ipoh, on the site of the Shooting Club. Function and private rooms are available. For more info, call 05 243 2515. Pork-free.

Mei Kuan