Fellow Foodie: A. Qadar
Thankyou Delhi Darbar for the invite to your Barsha Branch.
Delhi Darbar has been serving to “Mughali cuisine seeking” humans like us for over many years both in India as well as Dubai. I some how never got a chance to try them out until I received an invite from them. So here’s in short my experience at Delhi Darbar.
Ambiance: The seating area is huge and can accompany alot of families together without feeling a sense of being cramped up. I personally love their selection of super cheesy hindi music.. I could not help but sing more and eat less. 😛
Service: Our servers were quick and efficient. They served us the food quickly and did not keep us waiting for extremely long period of time. Special shout out to Faisal for an amazing service and suggesting us the most delicious food available.
Price: I love their pricing as its not too expensive and perfect for super casual dinning time.
What we had;
We were bought plain and Masala Papads [4AED] before anything else. Their masala papad had the taste of chat and it was yummy! They were devoured within no time.
For drinks; We had Sweet Lime Soda [14AED] and Mango Lassi [17AED]. The lime soda was perfect to go with the spicy starters and main course. It was very generic but delicious none the less. I expected the mango lassi to be my favourite.. but unfortunately it was not. It was not cold enough, and it did not taste as I expected a chilled lassi to taste like.
Dynamite Shrimps [8pcs 28AED]: Gone are the days when Dynamite Shrimps was the USP of P.F. Changs. Now places like Delhi Darbar are serving even more delicious dynamite hrimps for almost half the price. These shrimps were huge, juicy and extremely filling. I loved the sauce and it tasted just like the usual dynamite sauce we get. However, I would suggest them to latter the fried shrimp in the sauce a little more as some of the pieces had very little sauce on them.
Mutton Tawa [26AED]: I do not eat Mutton but my friend did and he seemed to have liked the dish alot. He actually wanted to have their Dabba Gosht [35AED] which he has had previously at Delhi Darbar – and one of his favourite dishes; but was unavailable at that time.
Mutton Seekh Kebab [32AED]: These kebabs came in four pieces and were delicious and juicy.
Butter Chicken [half – 32AED]: Okay so this would be loved by any chicken lover as it is super creamy and thick and has plenty of juicy and succulent pieces of chicken. But if you’re like me, who likes their butter chicken to be a little on the sweeter side; this may not be your favourite of them all. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked the dish once I kept the whole ‘butter chicken not being sweet’ notion aside. It tasted really good with some naan!
Reshmi Paratha [5AED], Lachedar Paratha [5.50AED], Chilly Garlic Naan [6.50AED]: The Parathas were really good, especially the Reshmi Paratha. However, the chilly garlic naan was not the best thing I had had that evening. The naan tasted stale and was extremely spicy for my liking.
Mutton Biryani [30AED]: I do not eat mutton but once this biryani took a spot on our table, I was so tempted to have the biryani rice on top. And it was extremely delicious! The rice was perfectly cooked and so fragrant. I wish I’d have ordered the chicken biryani instead.
Kung Pao Chicken Sauce [30AED]: Okay, so this was probably the best version of Kung Pao Chicken I’ve had in my life! I loved the sauce way too much! Perfect Indo – Chinese flavours. There were plenty of chicken pieces and they were juicy and perfectly cut. The curry was not too thin but thick and saucy – and was sweet and spicy at the same time. This has to be the star of the evening, besides the dynamite shrimps and desserts ❤
Matka Angoori Rabdi [15AED]: What a perfect end to such an amazing evening! The Angoori Rabdi was just perfect with a little bit of gajar halwa. Though I’m a little biased towards Gajar Halwa, this too is a must try. The Rabdi was not too sweet and honestly I want some right this moment. The Gajar ka Halwa, shockingly was waaaay better than what my mom makes. It was more in the paste-y consistency, which I love and was perfect amount of milky and had the right amount of sweetness in it. Gajar ka Halwa [15AED]
Final Thoughts: I have no idea why I have never crossed paths with Delhi Darbar. Outstanding food, priced very well. This is not a biased review and I honestly loved almost everything that I ate here. This is place you must try. Completely family friendly as well.
loved; Kung Pao Chicken, Dynamite Srimps, Gajar Halwa
not so much; Mango Lassi, Chilli Garlic Naan
Call them; 04 4535410
Reach them; Eros House, Behind Mall of Emirates, Opp Pearl Coast Premier Hotel, Barsha 1, Dubai
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