Be prepared to be served one of the greatest Awadhi/North Indian Cuisines in Malaysia. It’s beautifully made, transporting your tastebuds to the Royal Courts of India...
Ground Floor, East Wing,, TPC Kuala Lumpur, No 10, Jalan 1/70D Off Jalan Bukit Kiara, Bukit Kiara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2011 1007
11.30 AM-2:30 PM and 6:30 PM-10:30 PM (Closed on Mondays)
This is as Authentic as it gets when it comes to North Indian Cuisine in KL.
It can be a bit on the pricey side but you have to indulge yourself and it’s worth it.
RM12.00 - RM60.00
Qureshi, the only name (in my books) that you need to remember when craving for some 'royal' taste of North Indian cuisine in KL. Muhammad Ahsan Ali Qureshi, the Chef and founder of Qureshi (Malaysia) comes with over 200 years of North Indian culinary legacy to his family name. He is also the youngest son of the Grand Master Chef Padma Shri Imtiaz Qureshi - the man responsible for bringing back the olden styles of cooking such as “Tandoor and “Dum”. With an air of opulence and excellent personalised service, you'll be feeling like Maharajahs once you relish their authentic North Indian flavours.
Start it right with one of Qureshi’s signature staters, the Chaat Platter. It’s a medley of Mumbai’s and Dehli’s street snacks like Papri Chaat, Dahi Bhalla, Samosa Chaat and even Paani Puri. This is salty, savoury, sweet, spicy and tangy all in one platter.
After that scrumptious appetizer, we got our hands on Qureshi’s Gosht Biryani (Lamb Biryani), cooked in with the “Dum” method. This is very similar to Johor’s famous Briyani Gam but with a bit more finesse into it. Saffron and cardamom are some of the key flavour components that give the rice a beautiful aroma. It's just wonderful to savour such light, fragrant and fluffy biryani - you'll never go wrong ordering this one.
Another Qureshi must have is the Hyderabadi Nihari which is Lamb Shank slow cooked overnight in caramelized onions, ginger, cardamom, turmeric and special herbs & spices! It's all thoroughly mixed with the lamb's own juices! This renders it moist and tender. Seriously, the lamb just falls off the bone making you want to savour each indulgent bite.
If you’re not too big on rice, they also have an assortment of Rotis and Naans to scoop up those curries and sauces. They're buttery and soft just like how they should be, all freshly made to order.
After a full spiced up hearty dinner, I ended the night on a sweet note - with a plate of warm Carrot Halwa, served with handmade Pistachio Kulfi. The combination of delicate warm halwa and chunky cold Kulfi was a perfect end to my North Indian cuisine experience. Before I forget, remember to order a glass (or 2!) of their signature Mango Lassi or Jalzeera, a tangy drink that's made with cumin and fresh mint to cleanse your palate.