Being is Delhlite, the name “PURANI DILLI” in itself is nostalgic for us. The very well defined it in few words as, “Where stories of fine taste and the fabled, buzzing by-lanes are relished together. Where nostalgia is served on a platter, entertained by the culture and charm of the most iconic historic capital of the world.”
Purani Dilli, with its two branches, had already made its name in the top list of best Indian restaurants in UAE. It offers the authentic flavours of Mughlai food & also the street food of Dilli. Borrowing its inspiration from the legendary Mughal kitchens, every dish uses distinct home-made spices, which create a symphony of rich, inimitable dishes for guests to enjoy.
With such instagrammable interiors, this place will surely fascinate you to get atleast one click of every wall, every corner. The interiors of the restaurant gives a feel of walking through the streets of old Delhi with the wall murals & the antique mirrors all over the place. I personally loved the way they have decorated their gallery.
The staff is really very helpful. We were invited by the Head Chef Mohammed Afroz, who not only helped us through the menu but also make sure we enjoyed our lunch.
Coming back to food, as we went there on the occasion of Diwali, they served us Diwali Special set menu in both Vegetarian as well as Non-vegetarian categories.
We started with the famous starters of Dilli
⁃ Chandni Chowk ke Tikki… it took me back to Chandni chowk 😍
⁃ Paneer surk Tikka… was really delicious
⁃ Haldi Mirch Murg Tikka… perfectly spiced & flavorful
⁃ Tawa Machchi.. cooked to perfection.
From the main Course, they served us
⁃ Murg Handi
⁃ Mutton Korma
⁃ Subz Deewani Handi
⁃ Daal Panchmeal
⁃ Lehsuni Palak
⁃ Mutton Biryani
⁃ Vegetable Biryani
⁃ Platter of mixed Indian breads
Loved them all … everything was cooked with perfection & served with love. Definitely a highly recommendable place.
There was also a section of Desi Indian mithai with Barfi, Gujia & Halwa … seriously, nothing can beat the flavors of these Desi desserts. Loved them all.
We also had the refreshing lemon Mint mojito … a perfect drink for anyone.
To sum it all, Purani Dilli is one of the best place to have the Desi food. A highly recommendable place.
We are really thankful to the whole team of Purani Dilli for hosting us & would like to mention their names too. Thanks to all of them…. Head Chef Mohammad Afroj, Restaurant Manager Manoj, Supervisor Rahul, Captain Tarun, Waitress Anum, Chef Hasim, Chef Richard, Chef shalin & All culinary Team.