Dum Pukht … it is an Urdu word meaning food cooked over slow flame in a tightly sealed vessel. A tale goes that some 200 years back, Lucknow was gripped by a widespread famine; the then ruler has decided to start an employment scheme by commissioning the construction of the Bara Imambara. And cooks were employed to feed the workers round the clock. To make matters easy and save time, these cooks invented a technique to cooking everything together in a vessel tightly sealed over low heat. One day, as the Nawab was passing by one such oven, he got a whiff that caught his nostrils … and the rest is history! (Source: http://www.itchotels.in)
Dum Pukht - ITC Maratha, Mumbai is a fine-dine restaurant that specializes in Awadhi Cuisine cooked in ‘Dum’. The restaurant looks regal with chandeliers, white walls with intricate jharokas, and there is a golden touch to everything, be it table linens, cutlery, cushions or furnishings. Dum Pukht gives you the feeling of dining in some nawabi palace sans the Nawab. Service is truly commendable with a touch of Indian hospitality.
As you understand from the name, Dum Pukht uses cooking techniques that has been adopted from the age-old Awadhi style of cooking – raw meat and veggies with a touch of spices simmered over slow flame and cooked in a sealed vessel. Kakori Kebab, Mahi Kalia, Gucchi Pulao, Gulab Kheer, Raan-e-Dum Pukht, Murgh Khushk Pardah, Dum Biryani, are some dishes you should try here.
The menu has a number of desserts that are a speciality of the Awadhi age like Gulab jamun, Phirni, shahi tukda, gulab ki kheer and kulfi. Wines of different varieties are available too. The sommelier might help you pair the right one with your order.
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