Summary: this very tender chicken and cheese kabab
Cooking time (duration): 25
Number of servings (yield): 4
Meal type: lunch
Dal Bukhara (buttery lentils) - Dal Bukhara is a traditional dish of North Indian from the Awadh region. This dish has been actually brought to India by the travelers coming from Bukhara, a city in Uzbekistan. It’s a spicy stew prepared of Black gram lentils.
The curry is prepared on slow flame combined with blank lentils in a base of tomatoes, cream, butter with garlic and spices. The dish gives a beautiful reddish brown color and a rich creaminess with a distinct texture to the lentils. The flavor of the dish is very rich and complex from the ginger and chilli spices cover the area with its fragrance.
Dal Bukhara is served with Indian bread such as naan or chapati (roti) and good-quality basmati rice.
Sikandari Raan - This dish is inspired by the traditions of the Northwestern Frontier. It’s a mix of Afghanistan, Indian, Iranian, Pakistani, Central Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines that makes it so inventive in its flavors. This dish is prepared with a whole leg of spring lamb marinated in authentic spices and grilled. Sikandari Raan is a special dish of the Royal Mughal family.
Murgh Tandoori - Tandoori murgh is the famous chicken dish from the Punjab region of northern India. In the original version, whole chickens are marinated, skewered and quickly roasted in a fiery hot clay oven called a tandoor.
Mutton Seekh kabab – Traditionally prepared of minced meat with spices and grilled on skewers. Mutton seekh kabab is cooked in a tandoor and served with chutney or mint sauce. This dish is also served a starters or with cocktails.
Naan - Naan is the traditional India flat bread cooked in a tandoor, or clay oven. A typical naan preparation involves mixing white flour with salt, yeast, and enough yoghurt to make smooth, elastic dough. The dough is kneaded for a few minutes, and then set aside to rise for a few hours. Once risen, the dough is divided into balls, which are flattened and cooked.
Bukhara restaurant had also been voted as the Best Asian restaurant and the 37th best restaurant in the world by Restaurant Magazine, UK in 2007. Bukhara has often found its place amongst the best Indian cuisine restaurants in the world at the Magazine’s top 50 ratings since 2002.
Bukhara is also famous for its “Presidential Platter” based on non-vegetarian dishes ordered by Bill Clinton and the “Chelsea Platter” comprising of vegetarian dishes that Chelsea Clinton had ordered. Later in 2009, they had introduced the “Hillary Platter” based on the lines of “Presidential Platter”.
It is said that Hillary platter consists of murgh malai kebab , seekh kebab, paneer tikks, tandoori aloo, sikandari raan, dal bukhara, tandoori jinga, mixed raita, naan and kulfi. Wow it’s really rich delicious platter and a complete meal.
Truly high in calories but one must forget about the calorie if they really wish you taste the most traditional North Indian food. I feel really proud having passed out from this same place as a Management trainee in Culinary Arts. Now once again fine moments at the Bukhara where US President Barack Obama’s visit to India and his wish to have a culinary platter named after him during his visit to India in the first week of November.
It’s apparent that the US President is fond of Indian food and could say this out of my experience having the opportunity to serve few of my specialities. The President likes spicy food as is a man of diverse background; his eating preference would naturally be varied.
In few interviews, I have also heard that President Obama likes Pizzas, Mexican and Chinese dishes. Hence the President would truly have a feast eating the delicious kababs from the famous Indian cuisine.