Darbar-e-Awadh at Kebab-e-Que, The Astor Hotel

Savor the authentic delicacies of North India as The Astor Hotel, located at Shakespeare Sarani, rediscovers the royal flavors and culinary heritage of Awadhi food. Kebab-a-Que at The Astor Hotel is all set to tickle your taste buds with a blend of delicacies from the land of Nizams and authentic Mughlai preparations while you enjoy soulful ghazal performances with Darbar-e-Awadh food festival which is on till May 13. Curated by Executive Chef Amlan Bose and his team, the menu consists of both vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes.


From the non-vegetarian platter, the menu has Galawat Kebab with ulte tawa paratha (the famous Lucknow-i kebab which melts in the mouth) Murgh Kulfi Kalmi (chicken drums uniquely cooked with cream, cheese and dry fruits), Machi Moong Seekh (combination of fish mince and green lentil tempered with aromatic spice mix, finished in tandoor), Zafrani Murgh (renowned chicken kebab marinated with saffron and our chief’s special spices), Nalli Mussalam (lamb shank cooked in dum style with rich gravy), Gosht Nihari(famous lamb delicacy, slow cooked in aromatic spices), Awadhi Dum Biryani (famous rice preparation cooked in dum style) and many more dishes to choose from.

For vegetarians, they have an equally captivating menu set with Mutter Draksh ki Shammi (shallow friend kebabs made with green peas and sultana raisins), Khumb Paneer Kurkure (crispy finger with mushroom and cottage cheese filling, fancied with royal cumin), Badshahi Hara Phool (garden fresh broccoli napped in mouth melting Awadhi marinade), Nawabi Phaldhari Kofta ( kofta made of dry fruits and nuts simmered in chief’s special gravy) Awadhi Dum Biryani – Sabzi (famous rice preparation cooked in dum style with aromatic spices and saffron) Lucknowi Tikri wali Dal (slow cooked black lentil with smoky flavor done by earthen heated piece) and many more items. Sum up the meal with some unique desserts including Zauq-e-Sahi (small gulab jamoon baked with saffron flavoured rabdi), Zafrani Phirni( an aromatic sweet delicacy with milk, rice, saffron and dry fruits).

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