Authenticook - Shahi Dastakhan at Ruksana's House


Food is the most primitive form of comfort. Ask anybody who's been away from home what they miss the most and the answer is most likely to be home-cooked food, bridging the gab and offering food cooked and served with love is Authenticook. I was recently hosted for Shahi Dastakhan at Ruksana's beautiful house.

Being a typical shy, Bengalurean dining with authenticook was a very new concept, but it is best way to make new friends and get to taste regional cuisine, I enjoyed every minute. In my opinion NOTHING can beat a home cooked meal!

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Meet Home-chef Ruksana, she invites you to her beautiful home for epic Mughlai meal. There is a lot that has been written about Mughlai cuisine but with this meal you have a chance to experience the authentic cuisine cooked and served at home. Sit with the family, learn about their culture and enjoy a meal that you won't find in any restaurants...

Shahi Dastakhan
MINT COOLER
It is a drink with mint, lime and some jaljeera and blacksalt! Perfect for an afternoon lunch..

STARTERS
CHICKEN BHUNA FRY
Chicken pieces marinated in little curd and spices for few hours.Then roasted in an nonstick on a slow flame till done..

MAIN COURSE
CHICKEN SHAHI KORMA
It is a traditional dish cooked from generations at Ruksana's home. A curd based gravy cooked with some nuts and seeds giving it a rich flavor

Fluffy Naans...

ZAFRANI MUTTON BIRYANI
It is one of the family secrets! Most traditional dish which has been brought down from her Nani's time. Mutton marinated with curd, nuts, pounded spices, etc overnight then cooked on low flame till tender.The mutton will melt in your mouth. Then it is layered with colourful rice and cooked on dum. Wallah!


DESSERT
SHAHI TUKDA
Best way to end the meal! It is made with bread which is lightly toasted and then dipped in syrup, topped with a thickly condensed milk and nuts.

TO END WITH
SULEMANI CHAI
Chai is made with lemon grass, saffron, mint and elaichi and typically had at the end of the meal as a digestive...

Over all was a very interactive and wonderful experience, I felt very much at home, enjoyed the company of friends and home cooked food. Visit https://www.authenticook.com/ for more info.

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