North Indian food and 'mehman nawaazi' done the right way
Goa is known for its stunning beaches, its rich culture and history. This beautiful place that is beyond comparison is also known for its beautiful coastal cuisine that is rich in spices, flavours and signifies a confluence of different cultures that together become "Goan".
However, if you've been wanting to dip your teeth in succulent meat dishes with different flavours, North Indian food is what you've been looking for. If you are on a lookout for such a place in Goa, you have got to try- The Awadh House.
Be it a simple biryani, a complex galouti kabab or the famous nalli nihari, when it comes to rich curries and strong flavours, North Indian food and especially the food from Awadh is what you need to explore. To really immerse in the Awadhi 'mehman nawaazi' and taste, The Awadh House is a place in Goa you definitely need to visit.
Awadh or Avadh has gone down in history as a home to the nawabs who brought with them a historic shift in the culture, art and food of the area. The Awadh House shines a light on the grandeur and luxury the nawabs are associated with and Awadh represents.
Be it food or interiors, The Awadh House has rightly captured the grace and elegance the nawabs were known for and it makes for an experience that is a must have.
If elegance and grandeur could be encapsulated, The Awadh House would be a perfect example of the phenomenon. A simple as the restaurant is from the outside, it is exquisite from within. For lunch you would lose yourself in the reflections the sunlight casts on the golden serve-ware and the crystal decor, the way the plush velvet curtains decorate the walls and the mosaic tiling brings a character to the place.
Not only do the interiors here encapsulate grandeur and luxury, they capture the rich taste and the sophistication the culture represents, they exemplify it!
Awadh is known for its great food culture, to this day, the food found in the streets of Lucknow takes even the most accomplished of chefs for a spin. At The Awadh House, these flavours of Awadh are presented in all their glory. We would highly recommend trying the fragrant biryani here, the light and fluffy dish would make you meet the food Gods.
While dishes like Nalli Nihari and Nizami Raan, define what subtle spices and time can do to a perfectly cooked piece of meat. You should also definitely try the Murgh Musallam, a combination of tandoori and minced chicken coated with a beautiful onion, tomato and cashew sauce, a rich mix of what the Lucknawi food represents.
For a vegetarian, the kathal kofta and biryani are a luxury you will not find elsewhere. While the shahi tukda and gulab halwa will help you round off any meal in grand flavours and sweet endings.
The Awadh House is a great place for people who like their meals with a side of luxury and to them we'd highly recommend the place. The prices here are quite reasonable, so you can come here with a budget and still have the time of your life. Also, if you have been wanting to head somewhere special with your significant other, this is the place you need to bookmark.
Address: House 9/98, Boca De Vaca, Near Talaulikar Hospital, Panjim, Panaji, Goa