You go to a slew of restaurants, each claiming to be ‘out of the box’ and trying something new all the time. While some impress, some just end up becoming versions of each other. At this time taking a step back, and revisiting traditional cooking styles could prove to be a bit of a risk, but Jamavar’s beautiful tribute to Mughlai, Punjabi and Kashmiri classics has dazzled us and how. The famous Indian restaurant of The Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri has been a mute witness to many a great chefs over the years. In their new menu, Jamavar attempts to recreate the same magic. These are delicacies we have grown up with, rich preparations that soothe our heart and soul. Here’s all that we tried.
We started out with the delightful tabak maaz, fried lamb ribs flavoured with mild and fragrant spices, possibly the best start we could have asked for. Next we chomped on some incredibly soft and smoky shikampuri kebabs. Up next were some tender chicken and paneer tikkas, juicy and done to perfection. Moving on to mains, we tried some butter chicken and naan, followed by some DIY Haleem. Meat ground with lentils, wheat and barley screams comfort. It is served with the side of finely chopped onions, coriander, lemon wedges, fried onions etc, which you can add as per your liking. Among desserts, you just cannot miss the shahi tukda, phirni and boondi kheer.
Where: Jamavar, The Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri
Cost For Two: INR 4000
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.