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Majeed’s, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

After trying Majeed’s, you will never ever look for any other takeaway option in South Delhi for Mughlai dishes. Forget good, they are excellent! I have a thing for Mughlai cuisine as my family belongs to Lucknow and when I am smitten by the dishes of the same cuisine from a restaurant, then that does really mean something. And I won’t write much about them now, because their preparations speak for themselves and here are my views :

Chicken Tikka : The chicken was soft – should have been chewy but delectable. The tikka masala was subtly tangy and heavily spicy. If it was grilled more, it could have been a masterpiece of a starter!

Mutton Seekh Kebab : It had gone soft but I liked it. The minced mutton was chewy and was oozing the spicy juices.

Chicken Korma : Some people might say overuse of oil. But it is the oil in Mughlai dishes which keeps the spices together and helps in cooking the non veg properly. Here the spices were so flavourful – mace, black pepper, cloves, red chilli and the tangy taste of curd was prominent here making the gravy thick. They can reduce the amount of curd. The chicken pieces were chewy and soft and smothered with the curry.

Chicken Dum Biryani : The best I have ever had in Delhi. Usually, the rice is dry but here the flavourful basmati is moist and each and every grain is separate. The aroma of screwpine and saffron is tantalizing as well as appealing to the taste buds. The chicken is well marinated and cooked and is tender. You would love to have it again and again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Majeed's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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The gluttonous devil in me is always looking for new food experiences, be it at my home or in restaurants or at food festivals.

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