Restaurant Review: Dum Pukht, ITC Maurya, Delhi

Cooking a biryani well on “dum” isn’t a walk in the park, because you cannot see what’s going on inside. It requires expertise, skill and experience.

DUM PUKHT ITC MAURYA

Dum Pukht’s chefs reproduce in perfect detail, the two hundred year old culinary legacy from the regal kitchens of the Nawabs of Awadh. This isn’t just a regular restaurant. It is an experience, a museum of delicacies in Awadhi cuisine, if you will.

DUM PUKHT ITC MAURYA

My experience at Dum Pukht was extremely joyous. The Kebabs, Qorma, Qualiya, and Birani were cooked over a moderate flame in fixed stoneware ‘handis’, giving them a rich and special “dum” flavor. Once the “Gucchi Biryani” was taken of the “dum” the air filled with its delectable fragrance. The “Burrani raita” to go with it was finger-licking delicious.

DUM PUKHT ITC MAURYA

DUM PUKHT ITC MAURYA

DUM PUKHT ITC MAURYA

The desserts were splendid too. Dum Pukht is the only place in the city  where you will find the exquisite “Rose Petal Kheer”.

DUM PUKHT ITC MAURYA

DUM PUKHT ITC MAURYA

The conventional style of serving by courses is resuscitated at Dum Pukht and a silver “dastarkan” acts as a base to the lovely regal blue and white dishes. What is served at this restaurant is nothing less than a miracle. The food is without a doubt the best Awadhi you will have in Delhi NCR.

DUM PUKHT ITC MAURYA

Dum Pukht has many honours, awards and accolades to boast of. It has won the award for the ”world’s best exemplary eateries” by Conde Nast, ”Best in the Country” by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, Best North Indian, and was additionally the champ of Asia’s first “Golden Fork Award”.

DUM PUKHT ITC MAURYA

If you haven’t been served by Chef Gulam Qureshi, the you haven’t tasted brilliant, flawless cooking! The restaurant was opened by him in 1988, alongside the distinguished Master Chef Imtiaz Qureshi and words are not enough to describe the marvels of Master Chef Imtiaz’s cooking. He has even had the chance to cook for heads of state and famous people like Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Sachin Tendulkar, Bernie Ecclestone, M F Husain & more.

Dum Pukht has brilliant food but it is one of the most expensive restaurants in the city so in case you are planning to dine at ITC use your Amex card as Amex Platinum card holders enjoy a 15% discount on the food bill at Dum Phukt and many other exclusive restaurants across India.

Happy biryani to you!

Address: Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

Phone:011 2611 2233

XOXO

Shivangi

Thanks: ITC Dum Pukht

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