Flavoursome north Indian cuisine in a majestic setting sets the tone for a fine dining experience in the city centre fit for a king.
An addictive starter without being overwhelming would be the palace platter – a non-vegetarian selection of juicy chicken lollipops, crisp murgh samosas, plump Shami kebabs and tangy murgh chat.
The murgh makhanwala is one of the chicken specialty dishes here and it tastes absolutely delicious. It’s the Indian version of butter chicken with the charbroiled boneless chicken tikka cooked in a rich creamy sauce of butter and mild spices. The lamb roganjosh, or lamb stew features cardamom, cloves and cumin flavouring the tender and aromatic braised lamb chunks. A lovely tone-down to these dishes is the palak paneer, cubes of creamy cottage cheese and pureed fresh spinach sautéed with freshly ground mild spices and fragrant herbs. There are varied carbs patrons can choose from to go with the dishes, ranging from bread, naan, pitas to rice, with the saffron rice being a popular choice.
If you’re inclined to end a spice-and-herb-heavy meal on a sweet note, the signature rose kulfi is an aromatic and refreshing option.