Venkys. A name that is synonymous with frozen chicken products. A brand that is well known in every non-vegetarian household, a name that is recommended as de facto for any packaged chicken and egg purchases.
Venkys was already omnipresent across the city with outlets offering pre-packaged, frozen products on sale across their LoBs – Freezer to Fryer, Freezer to Microwave and Cold Cuts; however recently they have expanded their presence by establishing restaurants, termed Venkys Xprs, in different pockets of the city, a place where you can not only shop for your favorite frozen chicken but also have a fun meal with friends or family.
Venkys Xprs also offers the convenience to their customers of frying their “freezer to fryer” products for immediate consumption – at no extra cost.
I recently visited their Bavdhan outlet upon invite and I was visibly impressed by the entire setup. Ample space outside for parking your vehicles and a security guard who cheerfully guides you in parking. Enter inside and you are hit by the spaciousness of it all. Clever use of white theme creates a lot of positive space. The place can easily accommodate 15-20 covers at a time. The white tables and red chairs go well with the theme as well as branding of the place.
|Freezer to Fryer||Freezer to Microwave||Cold Cuts|
Having recently introduced some additional dishes in their repertoire in the “Freezer to Microwave” category, we settled in for a meat-lovers hog fest.
Tried the Chicken Malai Tikka, Chicken Tandoori Tikka, Chicken Haryali Tikka and Chicken Achari Tikka. Retaining near-perfect flavors of the dishes, it would be hard to believe these were warmed up in the microwave for a few minutes instead of being freshly made in the kitchen. Served with classic mayo, garlic mayo, mint mayo and pepper mayo respectively, the dips were a perfect pairing with the individual tikkas, to enhance the flavor profiles. The thought process of pairing different dips based on the flavors, is all the more impressive considering the fact that the tikkas are of the “heat and eat” category. #DeliciousDelicious
|Chicken Malai Tikka|
|Chicken Tandoori Tikka|
|Chicken Haryali Tikka|
|Chicken Achari Tikka|
All tikkas are priced at Rs. 100 for 3-pcs and Rs. 190 for 6-pcs.
We also tried their Butter Chicken Dhaba Style with Malabari Parotta and Mom’s Biryani, both priced at MRP. Being of the same “Freezer to Microwave” category, it took them less than 5 minutes to heat up the packaged dishes and get them on our table.
The Dhaba Style Butter Chicken had the typical flavors of the authentic preparations in a rich, creamy gravy which paired well with the crispy and flaky Malabari Parotta. Absolutely the showstopper of the tasting. #HighlyRecommended
|Dhaba Style Butter Chicken|
The Mom’s Biryani, on the other hand, was full of subtle flavors and oodles of ghee. The spiciness was on the lower end which makes it an apt choice for kids and those with a low tolerance of spice. They also have a more masaledar biryani on the menu which promises to satiate one’s flavor expectations.
Venkys Xprs outlets are located in FC Road, Bavdhan, Aundh, Hinjewadi, Kothrud – Happy Colony, Kothrud – Paud Road, Kothrud – Karve Road, Camp, Salunkhe Vihar, Sinhagad Road, Viman Nagar, Baner, Kalyani Nagar, Erandwane. The tasting was hosted at their Bavdhan outlet.
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