Biryani and Qorma have come to be associated with luxurious Mughlai cuisine and let’s face it, don’t we all crave these rich dishes when we want to have something special and Indian? Yes, we do! And with so many options coming up, we have a tendency to get confused about which outlet to chose.
The Biryani and Quorma Express brings to you the exclusive Deg Biryanis and Quorma from the bylanes of old Delhi. They claim to use the best quality spices, long grained rice and the best meat available. Their meat is procured from selected vendors and cut to perfection. And the best part – their chefs have a family legacy in Mughlai food spanning three generations!
I recently had the opportunity to try a few of their dishes and here are my reviews on them :
Mutton Quorma : Heavily loaded with screwpine essence, dry fruits, spices and oil, this is a must try. Once you drain the excess oil out, the aroma of screwpine becomes quite prominent. The gravy has a very fine texture and the mutton pieces are well lathered in them. The tanginess of yoghurt was perfectly balanced here. RECOMMENDED.
Mutton Biryani : The lack of spices, caramelized onions, saffron and good mutton pieces made this dish a downer. The rice were colourful but lacked flavours. Too much marred whatever remained of this biryani.
Phirni : Though it is yellow in colour but I highly doubt whether the kheer was simmered long enough to become phirni. The usual richness of this heavenly dessert is absent here. And also the sweetness was overpowering here.
Khameeri : Soft, thick and chewy, these tandoori rotis were well made.
Dal Tadka : Made up with chanaa daal, this could have been great with the presence of the pungency of garlic and the spiciness of dried red chillies. But a dish without salt can definitely affect your opinion of the dish. Could have been slightly better.
Keema Kaleji : I loved it! The kaleji was not hard and was soft and chewy – well cooked. The tanginess of yoghurt and the black pepper was pretty prominent here, so you can expect a burst of flavours in every bite. RECOMMENDED.