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This is the restaurant that popularised the elaborate court cooking of the Avadh court in Delhi. Dum Pukht is a style of slow cooking in which the dishes cook gently in steam (the Dum) but the menu goes beyond steam cooking. The restaurant has three classics: the minced meat kakori kabab that melts in your mouth, the famous biryani in a sealed pot that has been widely copied, and the delicate yellow Dal Qureshi with its garlic tang. This is the place to go for North Indian haute cuisine.
A total let down, took my young nephew, a passionate foodie to celebrate a special occasion. The batter fried fish was smelly hence obviously not fresh and the batter wasn't sticking to the fish, the serving people also saw it was sub standard and politely changed it, the replacement was shades better. Boneless chicken in some saffron gravy was tasteless, a suji naan, highly recommended by the serving person was sadhchaap quality, totally unchewable, The real disaster was the prawn dish which was almost raw and when Chef Qureshi visited our table he was the least one to own it up, said " ohhh it's difficult to get them right, if we cook them more they get overcooked ".... and I was like is this the Dum Pukht chef I am talking to.... Good Lord !!! Last but not the least we were very graciously served kheer on the house, am so disappointed to say it was lethally sweet and we could only manage a teaspoon each. I feel the lunch at Rs. 9000 for 2 of us was a complete ripoff, nothing Awadhi about the cuisine and utterly sub standard. The only thing we enjoyed was the Warki Paratha which was par excellence !!! My advice don't even go anywhere near Dum Pukht :(
Had my dinner at one of the finest restaurants in New Delhi, and will visit another, Bukhara on Wednesday. What impressed me the most were the service and preparation. They did not serve me all the Briyani or curry at one go. Instead, those were kept warm in the claypot and only small portions were served each round. The attentive waiter was always nearby to top up when I finished. Few observations about authentic Indian food. The briyani doesn't come with curry, it is served dry with yoghurt. The curry comes separately and the one I ordered was ultra creamy, strong and buttery. The paratha was crispy with strong spice taste. It is unlike the prata back home. All in all, it was a wonderful dinner and the restaurant ensured you know that you are a distinguished guest of theirs with their service.
Extremely expensive place and no great ambience. Bukhara is 1000 times better place at ITC. Found flies inside the restaurant and restaurant provide 10% discount in compensating this for bill of 35k for 8 people. Awful experience. Rather they should not charged us.
The food is excellent. I had dinner and breakfast buffets at this restaurant. They do put limited quantities out so the quality is always fresh. The breakfast was included in the room rate but the dinner prices were well above average. However, this is also in a hotel which is way well above average.
Went with family for a quite dinner..food was good...place is famous for non veg items...could have dinner in peace at a corner table..staff was warm....overall this is what you expect in a restaurant of a 5 star property...an evening well spent !!!
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Some names in gastronomic world live forever. Their name is synonymous to brilliance, perfection and high quality repute. They are said to be masters of their field and have earned their flawless reputation through consistent quality. And what better place to play host to some of the biggest names in gastronomic world than an ancient city like Delhi. The gastronomy palette of this stunning city is simply out of this world. It is home to luxurious high end restaurants to some of the most popular names in the entire world, so it’s only fair to talk about the famous ‘Dum Pukht’. The mention of Dum Pukht fills one with images of sublime curries and pots of aromatic biryanis and an ambience so beautiful, that one can’t help but be mesmerized. Dum Pukht is a legendary name when it comes to traditional Indian cuisine at its very best.
Part of the affluent ITC Maurya Hotel in Chanakyapuri, Dum Pukht plays host to the upper crust of the city. It is a regular haunt of page three crowd and high fliers, who often stop by for their curry fix. Due to its important location, the restaurant receives a panel of diplomats, powerful businessmen, bureaucrats and truly enthusiastic foodies who don’t mind dropping a hefty bundle for good food. The name Dum Pukht is equivalent to luxury, elegance, sophistication and affluence. The interiors are created to resemble a royal court with, scalloped doorways, silk carpeted floors, crystal chandeliers and tables laden with beautiful expensive crystal ware. Every ounce of the ambience reflects riches and class. If you truly want to dazzle someone with opulence and grandeur then you better hurry and book a table at Dum Pukht.
Dum Pukht is quite an expensive dining place but for good reason, cause you will find the best of everything here. The menu travels the entire Indian region, handpicking the best recipes to be included in their well composed menu. As first course nibble on, kham khatai, habibia chops, dudhiya kebab, dum pukht kakori, seekh nilofari, mahi dariya, murgh chandi tikka, shorba shahi pasand, harra kabab Awadhi and jhinga dum Nisha. Save some appetite for the main course which brings to you delicacies like, dum ke aloo, jhinge ka salan, arbi qaliya, murgh handi qorma, guchhi subz-e-zar, shahi nehari and raan-e-dum pukht. Dessert selection is worthy of a king so indulge.