The Royal Afghan is i of the ITC Windsor’s restaurants unfolding the cuisine of North West Frontier, located nether a spreading ‘Peepal’ tree past times the side of the swimming pool, offering the most picturesque reckon of the of the property. Copper candle-stands alongside drinking glass chimneys, rustic tumbler similar shades suspended from the ceiling in addition to conventional manner wooden spell of furniture it all combines simplicity alongside placidity to do i mesmerizing scene. The British demarcated the North-West Frontier Province inward the twelvemonth 1900, which comprised parts of Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan in addition to the Northwest business office of pre-independence India. The cuisine has been inspired past times the essence of North West frontier tradition, of camaraderie simply about the warm glow of a campfire – succulent tandoori fare, low on oil in addition to high on authenticity.
The nutrient at Royal Afghan is nevertheless cooked inward clay pot ovens known as tandoors, the basic dominion of Afghani Cuisine. The earthy aroma of the burning clay in addition to appetizing sugariness aroma of roasting meats fill upwardly up the surrounding air in addition to piece of employment along diners excited most the repast ahead. The Royal Afghan offers an ethnic sense along alongside the authentic nutrient served, flatware on the dining tabular array are non accompanied past times the cutlery, to allow diners bask the delectable kebabs conservative way. The reckon of the busy kitchen alongside chefs skewering kebabs for roasting add together to the whole dining experience.
The non bad word for the nutrient gourmands of the metropolis is Royal Afghan has opened its doors for the weekend tiffin called as “Weekend Afghani Afternoon”. Afghani afternoon is all most spending loaf fourth dimension alongside solid unit of measurement in addition to friends inward the fellowship of unlimited delicious kebabs, supreme character Indian wines in addition to chilled draught beer. The carte du jour for Afghani Afternoon consists of kebab dishes from the master copy menu, the same carte du jour that is non been changed since the inception of the restaurant, hence the character in addition to the consistency of flavors could move easily defined with this fact. The carte du jour at The Royal Afghan has a potent persona of its own, painted on a block of solid wood, it compliments the call of the restaurant.
Being the meat lover I could non resist the temptation of tasting all the kebabs from the carte du jour – Barrah Kebab (mutton kebabs), Tandoori Jhinga (Jumbo Prawns Kebab), Murgh Malai Kebab(Chicken Kebab), Murgh Reshmi Kebab (mince chicken kebab), Sheekh Kebab served alongside coriander mint light-green chutney in addition to loads of sliced onion. Each diversity of kebab is equally succulent, tender in addition to bursting alongside frail flavors, due to long hr marination masala penetrated into the deep layers of meat making kebabs uniformly flavorsome. The charcoal scented kebabs were cooked to perfection in addition to at that topographic point were no signs of dryness inward the meat. It is tough to alternative i as favorite but if asked which i I would similar to gustation over again in addition to hence my vote stands for Tandoori Jhinga Kebabs, those prawns were jumbo inward the existent sense, a rare sapor in addition to tender. Though the populace renowned Dal Bukhara is non business office of Afghani Afternoon carte du jour but dining at Royal Afghan in addition to giving Dal Bukhara a girlfriend is a sin for me so ordered Dal Bukhara alongside tandoor baked Khasta Roti, Pudina Paratha in addition to Naan Bukhara. Dal Bukhara has it’s roots inward Delhi-based ITC Maurya restaurant called Bukhara, the humble whole dark urad dal is cooked overnight inward the traditional Bukhara means on the tandoor, simmered all nighttime alongside distinct ingredients in addition to spices to do oral fissure melting pot amount of dal.
And as all non bad meals terminate alongside dessert, nosotros had creamy, saffron flavored, pistachio-laced Kulfi plated with rosewater, kewra splashed falooda. That Kulfi is sure as shooting i of the best Kulfis I bring tasted hence far, alongside no ice crystals inward the center, engulfed alongside a pleasing essence of saffron, pistachio, in addition to rosewater, it was a existent sugariness treat. You tin can right away bask this populace famous cuisine sitting past times the shimmering bluish puddle alongside the violet quondam populace charm of ITC Windsor as a backdrop betwixt 12 noon in addition to 3:00 pm every Sabbatum in addition to Dominicus at INR 1499++ for non-vegetarians in addition to INR 999++ for vegetarians.
My sincere thank you lot to Chef Uchit Vohra, Chef Riyaaz, Harsh Shenoy (Restaurant Manager) in addition to Murthy for sharing such insightful information most The Royal Afghan in addition to making the whole dining sense hence memorable.
Disclaimer: The review was done on an invitation from The Royal Afghan – ITC Windsor, my opinion, in addition to words are unbiased in addition to totally based on my sense at the restaurant. But, as they say, “Food is Subjective” hence kindly do your ain discretion, alongside the agreement that this is writer’s personal opinion.