The Kashmiri mother-daughter duo are the face behind the new Kashmiri Kitchen restaurant which has come up on the busy MG road enroute to Gurgaon. This small and primarily take-away/home-delivery joint has 3 tables neatly tucked in for the guests for a quick meal.
“My guests at home always urged me to start a restaurant where others in Delhi-NCR can appreciate the Kashmiri flavors and cuisine, so I left my corporate career to start this venture”, said Pearl, the pretty face at the Kashmiri Kitchen.
The Tabak Maaz (250) was nice but had soaked in extra oil which was the result of reheating. Similarly I like my kebabs straight from the skewers, which wasn’t the case here as the main kitchen is not located at the premises. Chicken is not a formidable portion of Kashmiri cuisine and though the Chicken has been included here to appease Delhi-ites taste buds, but Chicken Mirchi Korma (140) was chewy and tasteless.
Fortunately, the Rista (250; meat balls in red gravy), Lahradar Kebab (250; Big chunks of minced mutton in mild spicy curd based gravy) and Gushtaba (250; Meatball in white yoghurt gravy) were clearly amongst the best I have had in NCR. The Haak (110; Kashmiri Saag) was light and mildly flavored; just the way it should be. The Phirni (60) is surely not to be missed. Made by Pearl’s mother, the semolina on the top gave it a brûlée like texture and the right consistency.
Kashmiri Kitchen currently does not serve roti and rice is the only option. If you are longing for the authentic Kashmiri cuisine, its is great place for the main course and dessert, but kebabs and chicken dishes are avoidable.
Ratings out of 5
Food: 3.0 | Ambiance: 2.0 | Service: 2.5 |Overall: 3.0
Meal for Two: 700 | Alcohol: No | Credit Card: Yes|
Address: Near Ghitorni Metro Station, Opposite Pillar No 109, MG Road, Delhi| Phone: 99996-62326 / 95828-56612