Reviving ancient cooking methods, award-winning Indian restaurant Bombay Brasserie’s new ‘Reinterpretations’ menu is inspired by traditional slow-cooking techniques that were employed by North Eastern Indian tribes in historic times.
The reinvented dishes are prepared using long-lost traditional methods such as the Pathar ka Gosht, a Hyderabadi lamb dish made atop a rock and the Bamboo Chicken Biryani, a signature Desi dish cooked in a raw bamboo log on an open fire – which diners can witness for themselves thanks to the beautiful open kitchen design.
Wild Tuna Salad from the Reintrepretations Menu at Bombay Brasserie. Courtesy of Taj Dubai
Renowned Head Chef Vikas says he wants to intertwine traditional dishes with modern flavours through ancient cooking methods so that diners can experience the authenticity of true Indian cuisine in all its glory. “The concept and thought behind the additions to the menu was to bring back the long forgotten recipes and ancient cooking techniques from different regions in India,” he says.
“These dishes had lost their way over the years due to the exotic ingredients being used or the time consuming nature of the cooking techniques needed to prepare them. We wanted to bring these back to life, however in a more contemporary fashion whilst still retaining the signature classics the restaurant is renowned for.”
Chicken Tikka from the Reintrepretations Menu at Bombay Brasserie. Courtesy of Taj Dubai
Also on the menu is Kale and Smoked Cheese Kebab, Wild Rice Tuna Salad and a samosa - a traditional Indian street food favourite - reimagined into a crispy samosa pastry stuffed with green gram, potatoes and peas called the Deconstructed Samosa Chaat.
To finish, diners can relish the chilli rose, mukhwas and gulab jamun flavoured frozen kulfi desserts - which, trust us, you will need after all that delish spice. tajhotels.com
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Bombay Brasserie is located in Taj Dubai, Business Bay, Dubai