For the Holy month of Ramadan, Bombay Brasserie has crafted a unique Iftar menu, steeped in history and heritage.
The menu offers a culinary tribute to the flavors of the ancient Moghul Empire, calling upon classic Indian delicacies with a Middle Eastern twist.
Developed from historic scripts written by King Shahjahan’s Royal chefs in the 17th Century, the recipes contained within these significant culinary records had long since been forgotten. There are only two manuscripts left intact – one in Chennai and one in London British Library.
Working closely with students and professors of Jamia Milia Ismaia University Delhi, one of the hotel’s sous chefs, Thoufeek Zakriya, who is also a historian and calligrapher, translated key recipes from the original manuscript.
His painstaking work allowed the Bombay Brasserie team to replicate the heritage of Indian gastronomy with an Iftar menu packed with exciting flavours.
Menu highlights include kofte shahi mahi – grilled fish kebab flavoured with cinnamon, fennel seeds, sesame oil and ghee; kebab baida murg – chicken kebab coated with egg white and glazed with goat fat, and yakhni teh bala – rice cooked with fragrant goat stock infused with ghee and cloves.
The menu is described as a hedonistic culinary journey that will transport diners through the ages this Ramadan.
AED 225 per person.
Daily from Iftar to 11.30pm
Bombay Brasserie, Taj Hotel, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay – Dubai
04 438 3222