Restaurant Review: Dawat E Khaas, Hyderabad House

Restaurant Review: Dawat E Khaas, Hyderabad House

When it comes to relishing food, I’m sure none can beat the lavish spread at any of the Traditional Muslim Wedding. Being from the city of Nizams, i...

When it comes to relishing food, I’m sure none can beat the lavish spread at any of the Traditional Muslim Wedding. Being from the city of Nizams, i have indulged in this spread on multiple occasions but never in a Restaurant .

Dawat-E-Khaas, a new concept launched by Hyderabad House is designed to offer the most authentic Hyderabadi cuisine, in a format that of a traditional Muslim Wedding. Located on the outskirts of the city, very close to Appa Junction, the concept is housed in a function hall which in itself resembles to that of a Palace.

I was invited to experience the gourmet menu that featured the most authentic version of the Hyderabadi Dum Biryani, Haleem & Other mouthwatering delicacies.

I began this gourmet experience with a portion of Haleem which was the most authentic one I have had till date. Never before I have come across haleem which tasted so homely that you could literally see the pounded wheat.

This was followed by a Hyderabadi Marag, a spicy yet subtle mutton soup which had exceptional flavors and tender meat. The sheermal served along went perfectly well with it. What followed next was a range of appetizers with Lukhmi being the first one.

Supposedly called the local variation of samosa, Lukhmi is typical minced meat savory which is relished in most of the authentic Hyderabadi weddings. The Reshmi Kebab & Tali Hui Machli that followed next had its own authentic feel with Reshmi Kebab being the start among the two.

For the mains, the Dum Ka Murgh & Lagan Ka Murgh was on offer. The dum ka murgh is a dish with robust flavors that is prepared in a “slowly cooking method” which is extremely rich & aromatic. This was the star among all the ones I have tried so far and went perfectly well with Rumali Roti. The Lagan Ka Murgh that is cooked in roasted nuts and spices was subtle in flavor when compared to the former, but held its own flavors.

The Hyderabadi Gosht Ki Biryani was the next to follow, I have had Hyderabadi biryani in multiple places before in places that claimed to be authentic, but today was different the word “authentic” was truly defined in the Gosht Ki Biryani which had quite a lot of balanced flavors of meat & spices.

The mirchi ka salan couldn’t have been better either. For the desserts the double ka meetha was not as sweet as I expected it to be, but well prepared while Firni , a traditional rice custard was served in earth-ware containers was good as well.

Chef Pradeep Khosla, a known name in the Hospitality Industry of Hyderabad, along with his team of chefs had meticulously prepared the menu with traditional recipes using the finest ingredients and as well kept the discerning tastes of Hyderabad. Mr Khalil Ahmed, the Managing Director was quite pleased with the response that he has got to this concept so far and is looking forward to take this concept Pan India. It was a pleasure to have met both of them person.

All in all, Dawat – E- Khaas is an ideal opportunity to indulge & relish the mouth-watering and authentic classics from the City of Nizams, an experience of food that is usually served at Traditional Muslim Weddings.

Photos and review by Vishal Fernandes
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