Have you ever heard so much about a restaurant that you started dreaming about it? It happened with after watching a show on Fox Traveler “David Rocco’s Dolce India”, I started troubling and convinced my husband for a lunch date at Bukhara Restaurant, ITC Maurya.
The restaurant has rustic & rugged interiors and low ceiling that gives a cave like feel. You can see chefs skilfully preparing Kebabs & Tikkas in see-through kitchen. I really like such See-through kitchen as you can see all the action just by sitting at your table.
Menus are printed on wooden plaque and were huge ! Bukhara is known for its tandoori / clay oven delicacies hence you will find lots of dishes catering to vegetarian & non-vegetarian customers. Menu is limited and doesn’t have lot of options to choose from. Server suggested us to try out a platter “The President Platter”, which was served to Bill Clinton (year 2000) with dishes selected by him. But we thought it had way too many dishes and two of us wouldn’t be able to finish it ! However if you want to have a taste of what “Bill Clinton” liked, try out the platter, it has almost 6 dishes along with assorted breads & dessert.
This review was not planned so I didn’t click pictures of everything we ordered. Here is one crappy cell-phone picture of Yummylicious Malai Tikka ! My husband was running a food-marathon and wiped the plate clean in no time :p
I was a bit clueless because my meal is never complete without a curry dish except for Dal Bukhara. We decided to order Murg Malai Kabab , Dal Bukhara, Mixed Raita and Naan. Naan was round contrary to what I usually see. It was very crispy & had several layers. Dal Bukhara was delicious and had a rich smokey taste! Murg Malai Kabab was succulent and very flavourful . Food is served in good portion and One platter is enough for two.
No cutlery was served and I devoured everything with my hands .. and it felt just right ! Water was served in Copper glasses and Food was served in Basic crockery.
It’s an inhouse restaurant of a 5 Start Hotel so everything on the menu is priced that way only. Chicken Tikka was for Rs 2100 (approx), Dal Bukhara (Rs 750), I don’t remember prices of Naan & Raita . So meal for 2 would cost anything between 3500-4500 excluding drinks.
You can see more dishes in my Bukhara Blogger’s Meet post as well.
If you love tandoori food and like to feast on authentic north-indian tandoori Kababs and tikkas, do visit Bukhara. The rustic feel of the place along with the rich flavourful dishes will call me back soon.