WelcomHotel Dwarka, which houses K & K is at a very
prominent location, next to metro in the residential hub of Dwarka very near to
the Airport. It is a magnificent restaurant, with dim lights and small candle lamps,
which together make up for an enchanting decor. More than a thousand candles
(T-lights) are lit every evening which go on till late, reminding us of the
ever romantic scene of Anarkali and Salim from the Epic Mughal-e-Azam. We
planned a visit to the restaurant to unfold its gastronomic mysteries.
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I get really choosy when it comes to Indian cuisine,
while eating out. There are very few places, which do all the traditional
recipes really well. The heavily creamy and buttery gravies, is something I
don’t really relish. I hate it the most, when the chefs try to hide the
blunders of unbalanced flavors under greasy, thick and spicy gravy.
Hoping to have some decent food, we stepped inside
K&K. The award winning restaurant is one of ITC’s signature fining dining restaurants.
K&K is celebrated for its slow cooking and other traditional cooking
techniques, where the flavour of every ingredient is heightened by adhering to
The menu has dishes that use varied cooking
techniques from Dum cooking in handi’s, to roasting in tandoor’s, grilling on angeethi’s and searing and frying
on tawa’s. Imtiaz Qureshi has been responsible for many wondrous creations at
the ITC group of hotel restaurants and you may go to any Dum Pukht, Bukhara,
Peshawar or Kebabs & Kurries — the taste of the dishes is phenomenal and it
Nicely done menu with some great dishes of the North West
frontier / Pakhtouni cuisine and various regular Mughlai options to cater to
everyone’s need. While we were seated comfortably, the welcome drink was
served. It was really refreshing and tasty.
The servers are really knowledgeable and know about each
and every dish on the menu. With the help of our server, we placed the order. They
even ask you about your allergies and preferences like spicy or less spicy in
advance, which is a very good practice.
A very nice and elaborate Drinks menu is also on offer
with a good collection of wines. The servers also helped us to pair a good wine
with our meal. Highly impressive!
The starters were served in less than 15 minutes and
were class apart. The Murg Angaar and the Fish Tikka were juicy and succulent
to the core. The Pudia Paneer Tikka was as green as a forest with lovely
flavors and texture. The Nimona Tikiya is a must have for the vegetarians, it’s
a green pea tikki stuffed with blended spices. I loved the Tali Subz machli
which is a fillet of fish marinated in coriander leaves mix and spices crumbed
and fried on a tawa. The Tala gosht was the best as it was a little spicy and
meat cubes were perfectly cooked in the masala.
Coming to the main course, we tried the Handi Kofteh
which as per me were a little dry. The
Dum ki raan was the highlight of the meal as it was a bang on dish, thoroughly
perfect cooking I must say. Baby lamb shoulder slow cooked and then finished in
the tandoor. Oh, I am drooling!
Though most of the dishes are really good and worth
repeating, I can visit this place again and again only to have the Raan. Even
the breads are not the regular fare. The breads like Taftan, Khamiri kulcha are
really a delight to be had with the dishes served.
One can wind up the perfect meal with a Dessert like a
Kulfi or a Shahi Tukda or a Gulab ki kheer or even a Paan.
While all this food was being served throughout the
evening, the attentive staff took care of us all very well. I guess, that is
the best thing about Hotels like this (ITC group) is their unmatched
hospitality and the warm welcome which makes them stand out. A tasteful
ambience clubbed with great service ensures that you are up for a great meal experience.
It was an
interesting journey through the beautiful and innovative creations of Chef Yashpal Singh who is following the age old traditions and the recipes of Maestro Imtiaz Qureshi.
Dinner: 7:30pm - 11:45pm
K&K Restaurant, WelcomHotel,
Plot No. 3, Sector – 10, Dwarka,
New Delhi – 110075
Coverage and Review
By : Vickrham (Vicky)
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