The new Mughal summer menu at India Palace, inspired by royal master chefs, is curated with signature dishes. Masala! Tasted the menu and here is our verdict:
‘Khansama’ starters include Sunehri Jheenga and Kasturi Murgh. The former had jumbo sized prawns, fried crispy to perfection. But the latter, marinated with fenugreek and black pepper, lacked lasting flavour. Post the average starters, we were treated to Shahi Zaffrani Murgh, which was stuffed chicken with creamy gravy. I loved the gravy, although I wish the chicken filled with cheese, pistachio, almond and saffron was cooked more. Also, the dish was very heavy and too creamy to make any impression. The Sultan-e-Gosht biryani had juicy succulent mutton on the bone and was quite delicious. Our food was accompanied with a choice of classic/strawberry/mango lemonades, which were refreshing. The sweet ending, Shahi Tukda was placed on rabdi. Once again, it was a hit and a miss as the rabdi was great but the bread was over-fried and hard to chew. Can someone take note of the oil levels please?
Live musicians in the background playing some latest Indian tunes and Qawalis added to the ambiance of the restaurant. The service was impeccable too, with friendly and prompt staff. One only wishes, the food could have been tastier, especially if it is a limited edition menu.