Kitchens Of India’s Dal Bukhara: #FirstImpressions
Ready-to-eat products are known for their convenience and authentic taste. Let’s see if ITC Kitchen’s of India’s new ready to eat variant of the iconic Dal Bukhara is as great as the original.
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Bukhara is an art of open-cooking that has been practiced since ancient times when caravans used to move along the great silk route. These recipes are mystical. ITC Maurya’s Bukhara restaurant serves some fantastic dishes paying homage to this culinary style. Kitchens of India, an ITC brand is trying to pack these recipes as part of their new ready-to-eat range of products. Cooked over slow coal fires, and containing authentic spices, Dal Bukhara, as Kitchens of India claims, is a feast for your senses. It is a claim that cannot be proven without tasting it, so here we are! Continue reading our #FirstImpressions of Kitchen of India’s Dal Bukhara.
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Quick Facts About Kitchens Of India’s Dal Bukhara
*as per info on the pack.
- It is made from whole black lentils that are cooked over a slow coal fire.
- The dish is created by the master chefs of ITC hotels.
- No added preservatives.
- Kept safe in a 4 layer pouch.
Kitchens of India, Dal Bukhara, 285g
An old recipe made for modern times with all the authentic spices.
MRP: Rs 110*
*Price at the time of review
*As Printed At The Back of The Packet
Cut pouch, empty contents into a frying pan, and heat for 3-5 minutes while stirring. Serve hot.
Cut pouch, empty the contents into a microwave dish, heat on high for 1-2 minutes. Serve hot.
Immerse the foil pouch in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Cut open and serve hot.
#FirstImpressions Of Kitchen Of India’s Dal Bukhara
So if Dal Bukhara by Kitchen Of India’s was meant to replicate the creamy, buttery decadence of the dish by the same name from ITC Maurya’s Bukhara restaurant, it doesn’t do justice.
We agree it may be hard to replicate the richness and distinct flavors of Dal Bukhara made fresh at the restaurant, but this one doesn’t even come close.
We felt that the packaged version of Dal Bukhara had too much tanginess from tomatoes, and in addition to that, there was an unmissable excess of ginger. Together, these two factors made Dal Bukhara by Kitchen Of India’s not something we would go for again.
In fact, in our recent review of the Most Authentic Ready-To-Eat Dal Makhani, it was ITC Kitchens Of India Dal Makhani (Ready-To-Eat) that was picked as the tastiest dal makhani. ITC has also had a number of delicious launches in the ready-to-cook/frozen category recently. Like their Vada Pops, and Falafel Kebabs, both of which are tasty and do justice to ITC’s culinary legacy. This one, however, has been a bit of a letdown. Even those who have not been to Delhi’s Bukhara restaurant would find this Dal dish a bit underwhelming. We prefer the Dal Makhani by ITC any day.