Royal India,
Lot 203, The Intermark,
182, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 2164 3280
Business hours: 11.00am-10.30pm

FOR a taste of dining like royalty, Royal India at The Intermark in Kuala Lumpur offers an experience of having a home-cooked meal set in a Mughal-like ambiance.

The restaurant serves North Indian cuisine in fine dining style.

The man behind the food is chef Rakesh Prasad, who hails from Mumbai, India.

He gets his inspiration from his mother and translates the warmth of home into the meals served at the restaurant.

“I mix my own masala and spices for all the dishes. We don’t use any local spices because it is different.

“When it comes to masala, mixing of spices is important. In North Indian cooking, we use a lot of garam masala, onions and tomatoes.

“We put in our thoughts and soul into the dishes that we prepare for our customers, hence they feel the warmth of home,” he said.

A385D6CBC7B54FA39E250AC92ACABD2AFlavourful:The Dum Biryani wrapped in chapati.

Royal India’s most interesting dish is the Dum Biryani wrapped in chapati for a unique presentation.

The biryani is cooked perfectly with mutton inside. Each piece of meat is tender and sweet while complementing the rice well.

Next on the menu, the Mutton Rogan Josh, which gets its name from red Kashmiri chillies, literally means red lamb.

It is a little spicy while the succulent meat goes well with rice or nan.

4843FFA767844BAEAD37B4BCA08F05E2Sweet ending: The creamy and sweet Pineapple Raita.

The Pineapple Raita is a surprising side dish that has creamy yogurt and a sweet fruity taste.

It can be eaten on its own for those who love cultured milk and fruits together.

Pherni or rice pudding is a milky concoction, rich enough for a king. It is creamy and sweet with spices which makes it a soothing dessert after a hearty meal.

The Mix Tandoori Platter with prawn, fish, chicken and shish kebab is a good dish to be shared with family or friends.

Each item is well-marinated for grilling.

The Butter Chicken is made in true Punjab style. The meat is grilled before it is added into the red creamy concoction.

It is sweet and tasty, which goes well with bread.

Last but not the least, the Palak Paneer will always be a favourite simply because of the cottage cheese.

At Royal India, the cheese is also made in-house and spinach is blended to make it a smooth side dish.

Overall, Royal India brings out the real taste of North Indian cuisines.

Accompanied by the Mughal or Rajasthani decor, patrons will have the feeling of dining in India.

This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.

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