THE flagship branch of the popular Bawarchi Indian restaurant chain is well known for its gourmet renditions of traditional Mughlai cuisine – that is, flavour-packed meats and seafood cooked to succulent perfection in a red hot tandoor oven, and rich, aromatic curries loaded with herbs and spices imported from Bawarchi’s very own spice factory in Delhi.
The extensive menu is packed with dishes to please all tastes, and starts with meaty grilled highlights such as the deliciously tender Salmon tikka (B1,600), which delights with every spice-infused bite, Seekh kebab (B475), rolls of minced lamb mixed with ginger and green chillies, and spiced with cumin and royal saffron; and Murgh malai kebab (B380), featuring large chunks of skewered chicken marinated with Indian herbs and cheese – creamy, rich, and utterly irresistible. Don’t eat meat? Try the Bharwaan aloo (B375), potatoes stuffed with nuts and cheese. Delicious.
Also recommended is Bawarchi’s signature Hyderabadi biryani (B595), a spicy, fragrant and colourful rice dish that features a generous serving of tender mutton. But make sure you leave room for dessert – including popular choices such as Gulab jamun (B210), deep fried milk dumplings soaked in cardamom spiced sugar syrup, Kulfi (B210), Indian-style ice-cream, and Rasmalaii (B210), juicy cottage cheese dumplings soaked in clotted cream.
Bawarchi Chidlom, Intercontinental Hotel (President Tower Arcade) B-level, 973 Ploenchit Road
Tel: 02 656 0102-3 www.bawarchiindian.com