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Though this is not widely known, the legendary Imtiaz Qureshi, the chef who created the Dum Pukht menu, no longer works in the kitchen of the Delhi original. He is now based in Mumbai and when he does turn up in a hotel kitchen, it is this branch of Dum Pukht that gets his undivided attention.All Dum Pukhts serves roughly the same menu of Lucknow dishes that have been tweaked by Imtiaz. The difference in quality between outlets comes from the quality of the chef. Because Imtiaz oversees this one personally, that is not a problem here. All the old favourites are faithfully rendered.
There are some restaurants that become essential part of our fine dining scene. They become stories passed down from generation to generation, renowned for their exemplary cooking and memorable dishes that are born in their kitchen itself. Examples are given of their brilliance and it becomes a dream for any chef to work in that kitchen, reliving the culinary magic up close. One name has always stood apart from rest of its peers, ‘Dum Pukht’. This restaurant is an iconic fine dining destination, popular for its reputation alone and is one of the best places to dine at in the country if not Mumbai itself. Dum Pukht is part of prestigious ITC Maratha in Chakala, housed under affluent luxurious setting, which is the perfect foil for this legendary restaurant. Go for its grandeur alone.
If you have a foreign client coming in who wants to experience the old-fashioned hospitality of our country, then without doubt take him to Dum Pukht, where he could see all that India has to offer up close. The menu of Dum Pukht was handcrafted by legendary chef Imtiaz Qureshi, who is now at the helm of this restaurant and has given it a new height with his guidance. The menu encompasses North Indian cuisine liberally sprinkled with Lucknowi fare to infuse the nawabi opulence. In first course go with, jhinga dum nisha, Dum Pukht kakori, seekh nilofari, murgh chandi tikka, kham khatai and harra kabab Awadhi. Soak up the curries with naan-e-bah khummach or murgh yakhni pulao. Murgh rizala, Dum Pukht badin jaan, shahi nehari, qasr-e-pukhtan, raan-e-Dum Pukht, dal Dum Pukht and murgh khushk purdah, are their bestsellers.
Pair your meal with the recommended wines to bring out the flavour even more. As grand finale to this royal evening set aside your diet chart and indulge extensively in Dum Pukht’s divine desserts. Tuck into, zauk-e- shahi, gulab ki kheer, kesari phirni, kulfi badshah pasand, shahed-e-jaam and lauz gahun gondi. Dum Pukht’s interiors are the perfect foil for their royal Nawabi menu. The entire restaurant is designed to recreate the royal durbar, court of the king and reflects the same opulence as seen in royal palaces. Plush carpeted floors, gilded walls, vintage crystal chandeliers and ceilings painted with murals, reemphasises the regal theme. Dum Pukht is quite expensive to dine at, so better save it for a special occasion.