Taste of Awadh Home Kitchens
Restaurant: Guls Kitchen
Reviewer: Aalok Wadhwa | 12th January 2016 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 4.00

I must confess I am not too fond of Awadhi food. My palate loves hot and light food, while Awadhi food tends to be mellow on spices and heavy. Yet when Gurgaon Foodie member Gul Ali asked me to review her food, I decided to give it a try, only because her food is light and flavourful and quite enjoyable.

Her samples come in on the dot on the pre-arranged time, and the packaging is adequate. She has sent five dishes for tasting. I start with Fish Kebab (4pcs, Rs 250) which are soft, not fishy yet capturing the texture and flavor of sole fish that is used here. These are light and flavourful kababs that will be on my list of the dishes to order now.

Mutton Paya (medium size portion Rs 300 serves 2 people) is a bit daunting to look at, with a healthy film of rogan covering it. The taste is great though. This is the right weather for paya and it is fun to keep sucking out the marrow.

Mutton Qorma (medium size portion @350 serves 2 people) is Gul’s grandmother’s recipe and is simply delicious. All it needs is some good khameeri rotis or even bread to mop up the gravy and enjoy the qorma.

Mutton Dum Biryani (250gm, serves 2 people, Rs. 375) is the dish behind Gul’s well-deserved popularity. The biryani’s rice is long and flavourful demonstrating the depth of the yakhni in which the rice is cooked. The mutton is soft and yielding and I cannot find faults with this biryani.

I end the meal with Zafrani Kheer (Single serve @70) which is rich, creamy and competent.

Having been Gul’s customer I have been aware of her Biryani prowess but her other dishes are equally delightful.

Please note: This review was done on an invitation from the home chef to taste their food, and when the food was sent to the author’s home, no bill was presented to the author. While the author assures you of objectivity, the review may be influenced by the extra care and attention the food samples got before being sent for review.

Ratings (Out of 5)

Food: 4.0 | Delivery: 4.0 | Value: 4.0 | Overall: 4.0

Meal for two: Rs.800 

Tel: 9871897268

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Restaurant Information
Guls Kitchen Guls Kitchen
Telephone: 9871897268 view on a map
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Cuisine: Mughlai
Average Price: Rs. 800 - 1000