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“Love Parathas then this is the place to be”

Ram Babu Parathe Wale
Ranked #157 of 291 Restaurants in Agra
Cuisines: Indian
Description: One of the oldest restaurant og Agra
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Description: One of the oldest restaurant og Agra
Reviewed 1 February 2013

This place is not for the calorie conscious. the parathas are deep fried in oil but are absolutely worth a one time visit when in agra. A plate of paratha starts from Rs. 60 and has one paratha and some sabzi and the standard achar etc. We tried the basic aloo and paneer paratha it was good. The ambience is not that great but food is good. They have two shops in agra.

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Reviewed 2 January 2013

parantha with oil-oil and oil , not good at all for me . too much of chilies , only for indian guest .

Thank nataliyawoods
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Reviewed 4 December 2012

There lies the problem. A wide varieties of parathas they serve. But I found the stuff itself too oily, rich. If you are driving the car in NH-2, and plan to fill your belly with parathas from Rambabu, then beware. It may doze you off. We visited twice, first time it was late evening and they ran short of curds, an essential accompaniment for parathas. Pricewise OK. Anyhow, my impression is not that OK. There are far better options available in other roadside dhabas, plenty of which are available dotting NH-2, all serving delicious food in open ambience. I found the interior of Rambabu quite stuffy. Parking is available within the complex. All in all, a mixed experience. I don't feel overtly enthusiastic about going back there again.

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Reviewed 12 November 2012

Ram Babu Paratha wala in Belangunj Agra is really quite an amazing place to go to. The number on the web doesn’t seem to work but if you go to Agra fort and then ask people for Belangunj, people will get you there. Once you get to Belangunj just ask for Ram Babu Paratha and you will be directed to it very easily.

Their parathas are easily the best in the world (to me at least!

I thought it is interesting that they don't serve tea when most of north of India has tea with paratha's!

The kadhi is extremely sour and watery but there is a lot of coriander leaves in it and it is really quite good. It is hot; spicy enough to make your mouth feel the heat but not so hot that you can't have it.

The potato curry is a bit of a letdown, it is somewhat watery and the potatoes are of random sizes. To be fair, the potatoes usually aren't. The curry is watery but passable.

I believe the chutney is amazing, as you can see from the non-fussy eater’s plate; there are a lot of additions for this insanely expensive paratha.

Yes, my friends, the cheapest variety of this delicacy costs one hundred rupees at this place, something that is unheard of in most normal places in India and not something that you would expect in a place that is essentially a hole in the wall!

Now that I have grumbled about the price let me tell you about the paratha itself. It is fried to a crisp rendition of any paratha you have ever eaten. They actually make it on a tawa that was made forty years ago and weighs about forty kilos. So basically there is no way I was going to be able to buy one from them and take it home (yes that idea did strike me!) Apparently these have been custom made for them from mixed iron.

The way it works is that they fill the parathas and roll them out like any ordinary paratha. THEN they toast it on this incredibly hot tawa (flat pan) that looks more like a thick kadhahi (wok) and fill the bottom with oil and fry the Parathas till they are crispy.

Then they cut them in half and give it to you. If you ordered more than one kind and there is more than one of you, they automatically serve each one of you a half.

We had the aloo (potato) one and the gobi (cauliflower) one. Please note that they don't do onions, so the regular potato-onion combination is not available. They really raise their eyebrows when you ask for it and tell you that they promptly tell you they don't do onions.

The fillings aren't really exceptional to be honest, they are simple and probably available everywhere. What sets them apart is their crispy ness.

Please note that this is not extremely healthy and most people find them quite heavy but seriously, put that rubbish aside and enjoy the crispy ness.

So while the place is a hole in the wall, and somewhere you may never go, I highly recommend it if you are in Agra, do visit this place.

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Thank SaucyShireen
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

The food here is excellent. We went in expecting only a paratha and possibly some curd, but they serve a DELICIOUS paratha thali with a curd-daal soup (I think...), a potato curry, a wonderful pumpkin dish, sweet chutney and pickle in addition to the paratha. We had both the potato (aloo) paratha and the mixed veg (I forget the name in Hindi...), and both were very good. The staff was very attentive, and the owner was very kind. We watched (and photographed them) making the parathas in the front, which they seemed to get a good laugh out of. Definitely some of the best parathas I've had in India.

This restaurant was pretty full for it being 4pm on a Sunday afternoon, and brought in all types of people. Families, couples, friends, it seems like a place for everyone. They don't seem to get too many Westerners, but if you accustomed to eating local food (not necessarily street food, but just local), then this is a place to try.

The proper name is Ram Babu Paratha Bhandar, and it is in the Belaganj area. If you ask any rickshaw driver, they should know it. It is an institution.

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Thank Rebecca H
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