Wednesday, December 21, 2016

'Tabbakh restaurant, Bhopal India' by K.J.S.Chatrath

While visiting Bhopal earlier this year I had an excellent Chicken Biryani at a restaurant opposite the entrance to the Taj-ul-Masjid. Last week I visited Bhopal again and went to the same restaurant around lunch time.

A tough looking Afghan with a lathi in his hand opened the door for me.

When a waiter came to take my order, I asked him first to explain the meaning of 'Tabbakh'. He explained that it was an arabic word meaning 'cook'. I accepted that and placed order for 'Chicken Stew' and tandoori roti.

Chicken Stew did not find a place in their menu, but was served after a wait of about 15 minutes.

Chicken Stew

Tandoori roti was good but made of 'maida' and not atta. 

Th very first bite showed the excellent quality of the dish. It had a liberal presence of garlic, ginger and oil, besides well cooked chicken pieces and other masalas (spices). The quantity served was generous.

And thn I ordered 'Phirni'. It tasted very good and was not too sweet.

And then the bill arrived- Rs.180 for the Chicken Stew, Rs.24 for two rotis and Rs.40 for the 'Phirni'. I added 10% as tip and left the restaurant in a happy mood.

P.S. Those who are fussy about their cholestorol levels, may better avoid.... 

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