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ITC Grand Central Mumbai: Kebabs & Kurries Experience

ITC Grand Central exquisitely carved snippets of Mumbai history which engraved in the architecture of the hotel. From the clock tower to the fountain and the life-size frame and photo album at the entrance, Mumbai’s ITC Hotel is a beautiful hotel. A walk through the corridor to the restaurant exhibits a host of awards that the hotel has won from conservation to food. The interiors of Kebabs & Kurries reflect the haunting beauty of North Indian forts.

At the end of the hallway, ‘Kebabs and Kurries’ is set up as three sections of seating called the Quila, Maidaan and Kheema (community dining section). While the divisions are quite clear, the wording may not be so pronounced. ‘Quila’ has bright lighting and comfy chairs for dinner and hence was a natural pick. The restaurant appears to have a lot of space and can accommodate a ‘daawat’ (invitation, historically to a wedding or a large number of people to dine in).

K&K – Food Fit for Royalty!

K&K is an exclusive Indian restaurant showcasing scrumptious heritage cuisine fine-tuned through years of research by the celebrated chefs of ITC Hotels. K&K captures the originality and evolution of multiple cooking styles in a comfortable and earthy ambience. Cuisines of Royalty and Nawabs, rich in folklore as also in taste, are served at the restaurant.

A delectable spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs and curries encompassed in a lavish menu. The appreciation of the cuisine it offers is manifest in the many accolades the restaurant has garnered since its inception.

The restaurant strives a variety of dishes from tandoor prepared with an iron tandoor, and stone grills along with angethis and tawa to Quormas, Qaliyas, Do Piaza and Salan. Off course, with Awadhi and Mughlai cuisine naans and Biryani.

Hot Pick: The aromatic and flavourful Gosht Dum Pukht Biryani! Trust your waiter’s recommendations – the biryani, kebabs, curries are a must try. Try the Raan, Chooza Biryani, Dal Makhani, Kakori Kebab! K&K has incredible wine selection as well.

First initiated with a welcome drink, refreshingly taste, light and preferably sipped.

The main attraction was the Sikandari Raan, and I was gallantly mesmerised with the Dum Ke Bhole and Murg Shami.

Dum Ke Bhole particularly noted for vegetarians who visit, like me! It’s a paneer roll stuffed with a blend of carrots, capsicum and cheese but not earlier dipping it in the creamy saffron mixture and cooked on a tawa. Lip-smacking, I loved it!

Then, Murg Shami is a chicken patty that is flavoured with sweet spices and stuffed with tangy raw mango cooked on a tawa. I didn’t taste it or have. As per my fellow blogger, It melts in your mouth with a rhythmic feel but sweet taste with a crunch.

Quormas: Koh-e-Awadh!

The chef’s recipe that created by presenting lamb shanks dum cooked in their cardamom tinged juices and marrow spread with saffron. Again, you can try it and experience it. It’s tender and flavourful it seems; yes, it doesn’t melt but lingers in your mouth, and every bite takes you alike to wanting more says, my friend.

Do Piaza: Ghost Hari Mirch!

Don’t Panic! Ghost means Mutton here! Single bone chops stirred into green herbs and whole seasonings with chillies. A bit of lemon to vinegar the meat. It was too eaten by my friend, and he was quite happy and not entirely satisfied with this!

Guchhi Dara- Unique!

Diced Kashmiri morels and green peas stewed in asafoetida flavoured golden yoghurt gravy enriched with khoya! Paradise to taste khoya and yoghurt sauce with green peas. Appears as good as it felt. A perfect supplement for Warqi Paratha (prepared by flour balls layered into a tower of smaller flour balls and beaten down into a clay oven). I loved it!

Dal Bukhara – Awesomeness!

A special mention goes to the Dal Bukhara cooked overnight and beautifully crafted into a not to miss the dish. That butters your palate with the taste of excellent cuisine brought in by the Mughals from central Asia.

Don’t neglect to have the Desserts to End on a Sweeter Note. Shaan-e-Aam! Alphanso mangoes, the king of fruits, is pureed and frozen onto a rasagulla that floats in rabdi and honoured with a golden leaf served in a glass filled with crushed ice.

One of the best restaurant for Indian food, pleasant ambience, beautiful decor, and delicious food with such well-trained staff and services. So if you are looking for an exotic Indian meal and the masala overdose, Kebabs & Kurries is the ultimate place to dine.

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