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The foundation of this colourful city named Delhi was laid by the Mughals which infused a love and deep knowledge for the intricate art of cooking in the inhabitants. To further enrich the culture along came the Punjabi refugees bringing with them their own addition of North Indian cuisine. It was this cuisine which quickly formed roots all over the city and has grew with age. Now nobody can imagine Delhi without picturing a platter of kebabs or a plate of chole-bhature which has become quintessentially Delhi. North Indian cuisine is just not about paneer and chicken, it’s so much more and if you give the local restaurants a chance, they will show you the hidden unimaginable delights of this cuisine. One can’t talk about Delhi and North Indian cuisine without mentioning the legendary ‘Dum Pukht’. This North Indian venture of ITC Maurya is a mecca for foodies and visitors on food journey. Though this place is pricey but go anyway to gorge on excellent curries in grand style.
Chef Hemant Oberoi has put ‘Masala Art’ on the map of culinary excellence by his keen sense of spices owing to his Punjabi roots. A part of Taj Palace, Masala Art offers to its diners a diverse menu of Indian delicacies with a certain style. ‘Jamavar’ at The Leela Palace is special because of the personal attention it receives from Mrs. Leela Nair. The mouth-watering Malayali food resulting of such dedication adds an extra oomph to the extensive menu. Jamavar is stunning and very opulent. The North Indian fare gains momentum by the arrival of some pretty great restaurants like ‘Dvar Indian Restaurant’. Guided under the sharp eye of Chef Rakesh Sethi, Dvar is a hit amongst the local foodies. Being generously spacious and elegant helps too.
Introducing the authentic dishes from the royal court of Patiala palace is ‘Singh Sahib’ of Eros Hotel. The Punjabi guests of the establishment have perfected the cuisine with their refined and acclaimed tastes. The interiors are lavish and grand depicting the opulence of the royal court. Chef Marut Sikka has surpassed himself by giving to us a sensational addition to the North Indian list. His ‘Kainoosh’ is elegant, stylish and so very delicious. The food he prepares will astound you into returning here again especially for his dum ka karela. To taste the North Indian cuisine at its best especially in a new avatar then head over to The Leela Ambience, Gurgaon where celebrity chef Kunal Kapoor will serve you his amazing creations. His food is innovative yet retaining the traditional values. Eat, Haleem to relive the old times. North Indian food in Delhi is passionate and so creative. The batch of talented chefs have successfully bridged the bygones time with the modern times of today. This collection of restaurants will be your guide in the vast pool of gourmet stars.