The Qureshi Bab Al Hind is located at The Hormuz Grand Hotel – Muscat. Known for their amazing ‘biryani’ and being part of the Qureshi family culinary legacy – the restaurant is now celebrating Hyderabadi cuisine. The Hyderabadi Dastarkhaun, is a new a’la carte menu being served for a limited time only (Until the 19th of October 2017)
We were invited to take part in an interactive cooking session with ‘master-chefs’ Chef Muhammad Ashfaque and Chef Irfan Qureshi (needless to say, I did NO cooking – just watched!) Loads of photos from the evening on my facebook page!
Later, we sampled selected dishes, starting off with the appetizers.
Lal Mirch Ka Tikka (Marinated chicken tikka with fresh red chilli and malt vinegar), the Shikampur Kebab (Lamb and bengal gram cooked with spices and then minced, rolled in patties and deep fried) Shammi Kebab (Shammi of lotus stem blended with fresh herbs, rolled in patties & shallow fried)
For the mains, Hyderabadi Nehari – (Prime cuts of lamb simmered on low heat, cooked overnight with spices). Meat cooked to perfection it was melting off the bone.
Haleem – (Traditional Lamb and lentil porridge) and the Murgh Aloo Korma – (chicken curry cooked with baby potatoes).
Also served were vegetarian options like the Paneer Timatar Quth -(Anari paneer simmered with tomato gravy and fresh coconut) and the Baghaare Baigan (Baby eggplants cooked in tamarind and peanut gravy)
The highlight at all meals at Qureshi will always be the biryani for me! On the menu was the Kacchi Gosht Biryani (Marinated raw lamb cooked with basmati and saffron). A vegetarian option of the Subz Masala Biryani (Seasonal vegetables and dried plums cooked with basmati and saffron) was served too.
Fresh breads were served in addition to the biryani. On the menu were Warqi Paratha, Rogani Roti, Khasta Roti.
Badam ki Lauz (Almond and milk burfi) Double Ka Meetha – (traditional bread pudding of Hyderabad) and my personal favourite – Phirni
Download the Hyderabadi Dastarkaun menu. It gives you a clear idea of the variety of dishes available!
Once again, the Hyderbadi food festival is a limited time a’la carte menu. Available only until the 19th of October 2017 (In case you want to do something special for Diwali)
All photos from the evening on FACEBOOK – click here to go straight to the album! (Don’t forget to click ‘like’ @shotsandsocks when you get there!) You can find Qureshi Bab Al Hind on Facebook & Instagram. A word of advice, call ahead to make a reservation!