The roots of Mughlai cuisine can be traced back to the ancient medieval history of India under the rule of the Mughal empire. With time, this culinary style thrived in the Indian subcontinent and to this date remains one of the most popular cuisines among foodies across India. Mughlai dishes are very rich and feature a traditional blend of aromatic spices, nuts, and dry fruits. So if you ever find yourself in the mood to treat yourself to a hearty meal of rich Mughlai food, then here are our top picks of some of the best Mughlai restaurants in Delhi NCR that are known for their legendary preparations.
Moti Mahal with its unbeatable Mughlai and North Indian spread proves that 'Old is indeed Gold'. Their rich Mughlai gravies are to die for. pair them with their perfect 'parathas' and you are sorted. They offer an array of Mughlai delicacies including melt-in-the-mouth tikkas and kebabs. The menu is elaborate, and you will be spoilt for choice here.
Must-have recommendations: Rogan Josh, Shahi Korma, Murg Musallam, Navrattan Korma, Malai Kofta, and Kesar Pista Kulfi.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
Another one of the old favorites of the townies is Lazeez Affaire an elegant fine dining restaurant that is very much part of the local food community. Lazeez Affaire celebrates the nuance of Mughlai cuisine with its delectable smorgasbord of Biryanis and rich non-vegetarian curries. A highly recommended place for those looking for the best Kebabs in Delhi.
Must-haves: Veg Seekh Kebab, Mutton Chapli Kebab, Bhuna Gosht, Galauti Kebab, Biryani, Lazeez Special Raan, and Phirni.
Cost for two: ₹ 1600
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A perfect place to visit with family, Zaffran serves authentic Mughlai and North Indian fare, which are known for their spicy indulgence and the rich aroma. Their rich gravy preparations are the talk of the town. They also offer an array of lip-smacking kebabs on their elaborate menu that you definitely must try.
Must-haves: Murgh pasanda, Rogan Josh, Chicken Boti Masala, Paneer Akbari, Gilafi Seekh, Raunak-E-Seekh, and Murgh Biryani.
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
Exclusively bookable on EazyDiner Prime, Bukhara is undoubtedly one of the best and most popular Mughlai food serving restaurants in Delhi NCR acclaimed for its high quality of delicious food prepared in the traditional clay oven. A beacon of culinary excellence and a hero restaurant of Mughlai cuisine, Bukhara’s robust dishes bring to light food that once ruled the roost in the North-West Frontier. From their Seekh Kebab to the Sikandari Raan which is so soft that it quite literally falls off the bone, their dishes are laced with the perfect amount of smokiness and flavor.
Must-haves: Dal Bukhara, SikanDari Raan, Peshawri Kebab, Seekh Kebab, Burrah Kebab, Dal Bukhara, and Phirni
Cost for two: ₹ 5000
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When we talk about Mughlai food, it is imperative to include the best culinary gift that the royal kitchens of the Mughal Empire bestowed upon us. Yes, the royal Indian biryani, as we know it today, was first introduced to the Indian subcontinent by the mighty Mughals, who brought with them their own culinary influence. And Biryani By Kilo or BBK is one of those places in Delhi that prides itself on bringing the taste of Royal Biryani to the masses. Prepared in the traditional Dum style in handmade clay pots, they are popularly known for their exquisitely authentic selection of Biryanis, among other Mughlai preparations.
Must Haves: Chicken Korma, Haleem, Galauti Kabab, Mutton Hyderabadi Biryani, Dum Nihari Gosht, Burani Raita, and Matka Phirni.
Cost for two: ₹ 800
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Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.
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