Sarna Hotel, located at the Daladili Sabji market on the ring road in Ranchi, is known for its mouth-watering mutton dish and this foot joint attracts a large crowd daily. In contrast to the orderly environment of a fine dining restaurant, one can witness a bustling crowd at Sarna Hotel just because of the mutton curry and rice.
Visitors often have to queue for their turn to sample the mutton delicacy, and finding a table is considered a stroke of luck. The mutton dish at the Sarna Hotel is so popular that it attracts people from far and wide and the dish has become a favorite among the locals.
Sarna Hotel also often attracts local politicians and its clients include Ranchi’s banner MS Dhoni, according to the hotel’s owner.
Peter, the owner of Sarna Hotel, says that the hotel has been open for about a year and a half now. In the early days, the mutton dish could not find many customers and the hotel prepared only one kilo of mutton per day.
However, the hotel now serves an impressive 70 to 80 kilos of mutton daily, which is sometimes short due to high demand. Perhaps the price of the mutton curry is a big draw among the customers. A plate of mutton curry and rice costs just Rs 130 and customers can order unlimited rice and gravy as they like.
The hotel has become a favorite among locals from every corner of Ranchi, including Bariatu, Dhurva and Singh Mor Chuki, for the flavorful mutton dish it offers. Not only that, but people from neighboring cities like Kolkata and Tata also visit here to enjoy the Mutton at Sarna Hotel. This major transformation in the hotel’s fortunes is a testament to the exceptional quality of its food and the loyal following it has gathered over time.
What’s so special about the Mutton?
Peter says the hallmark of the mutton dish at the Sarna Hotel is its simplicity and cleanliness. “Unlike other restaurants that tend to overload their dishes with excess spices, we stick to a simple recipe passed down from our great-grandmothers. We only use domestic spices to prepare the mutton, just as it is made at home. Our approach is to use a well-coordinated blend of herbs that complement each other perfectly,” explains Peter.
According to Peter, at Sarna Hotel they believe that the best food is made with simple but carefully selected ingredients and this is reflected in the flavors of the mutton dish.
Many ministers and politicians also love this place. Former Mandar MLA Bandhu Tirkey and AJSU leader Sudesh Mahto are among the many prominent people who frequent the hotel.
If you want to try the famous dish for yourself, just follow the Google Map directions, the shop is open from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. The hotel remains closed on Thursdays.
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