Iconic Kebab Korner At Intercontinental Opens Its Doors Once Again!
InterContinental’s heritage restaurant Kebab Korner welcomes visitors back to the Hotel viewing the Queen’s Necklace
InterContinental, Marine Drive, a 59-bedroom luxury boutique hotel located strategically in the heart of Mumbai’s Art Deco district, on the city’s most spectacular sea-front promenade, a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea also known as the Queen’s necklace. History meets gastronomy at Kebab Korner where heritage recipes that stood the trials of time are presented on your plate to indulge your taste buds in a magical experience like never before!
The epitome of class and heritage, Kebab Korner, has been indulging its customers since 1960. After a brief pause of almost three years, the restaurant is back with gastronomic excellence and zeal and their ever-prevalent mission to charm the customers with their delectable Indian fine cuisine. The interiors may have been revamped to keep in touch with the ever-changing times, but the heart remains the same. Rooted in tradition and culture, the spices and ingredients come from the lanes of the Jama Masjid, just like the talented chefs. At Kebab Korner there are no written recipes or measures of ingredients, but the recipes remain a mystery – passed down over generations like a prized family heirloom – a smile is all that the masters are willing to share.
“Kebab Korner is an award-winning, hugely popular restaurant among a set of die-hard regulars some of whom are now third generation patrons. For a little over 50 years now, the restaurant has been delivering an unmatched experience to our guests with their selection of recipes that have been passed on from generation to generation by the Masterchefs who manage the kitchen. In its latest avatar, my team and I have worked with the chefs to present an all-new selection of food and a list of signature cocktails we have designed specially to complement the spice and flavour profiles of the new dishes. It’s a privilege for us here to be able to reopen Kebab Korner and proudly be torch bearers of this Legacy.” Kushkant Tripathi, Director of Food and Beverage
At Kebab Korner, there are not many rules but just one that is followed like a sacred ritual- every dish is prepared like it’s the only one! Kebabs have been the forte since its inception in 1960. The culinary ethos of the Kebab Korner is rooted in fresh produce and it’s a no-freeze policy that ensures that every kebab is the same every single day. The chef sources only the freshest seafood and meats, all the kebabs & grills are served with a signature 36 spice Dahi ki chutney, that has remained unchanged for 6 decades, and mint and coriander chutney. The KK classic seekh kebab, hand-ground lamb mince infused with fresh mints and spices has been a signature and most loved since its inception.
“For over half a century Kebab Korner has remained one of Mumbai’s most iconic and preferred North Indian Restaurants. It has been a special journey post -pandemic for us to be able to re-launch this restaurant, after in-depth research into carefully curated recipes that have stood the test of time. The new menu is a mix of time-honoured stand-out dishes like our Lamb Seekh Kebab and our Signature Dal Makhani which KK has always been known for and a selection of what I’d like to call the contemporary classics including new versions of the Lamb Burrah, a rich Tandoori Broccoli Mussalam and even a stunning Lehsooni Burrata Palak. This menu has adequate variety for both our vegetarian and non -vegetarian patrons. The team and I are looking forward to feeding the discerning Mumbaikars again.” Chef Shhrey Puri, Executive Sous Chef.
The Kebab Korner biryani is an homage to the great Gharana style of biryanis, all the signature biryanis were created by “ustaads” culinary geniuses of the royal kitchens, they all have distinctly different recipes and methods of cooking which is warranted by the very nature of the ingredients. All biryanis come served with the traditional ‘purdah’ which seals the flavours and aromas in and is cut open at your table. Feast like a royal with the chef-recommended signature dish Niyazi Ghosht Biryani, made in the style of the Niyazuddin family of ustaads with a robust aroma, tender lamb cooked along with the finest of Basmati rice in yogurt marination and spices. There’s something for the vegetarian patrons too, indulge in the mouth-watering Vegetarian Kebab Platter with Paneer tikka, Kumbh dak Bangla, Achari aloo & subs Nawabi seekh or a Tandoori Broccoli served with a whole head of broccoli in a Philadelphia cream cheese and kasundi mustard marinade or if you are a lover of the all-rounder vegetable ‘potato’ then Achari Aloo charbroiled baby potato, marinated with mango pickle mustard, fennel, and fenugreek is the one for you! Pairing these dishes with the delightful cocktails from the carefully curated bar menu is sure to put you in the best mood. And while you are lapping all this up, you can hear the ghazals from the live singer and enjoy the unflinching view of the Queen’s necklace.
The InterContinental, Mumbai has more options if you wish to indulge or experience different kinds of cuisine. The dining areas at the hotel are just as inviting as the cozy rooms. Catering to all your needs, the heritage hotel provides you with an array of restaurants and cuisines to choose from. Dome, the Rooftop Bar exudes the best things in life: wine, food, music, and the stars. L&S Bistro & Pizzeria brings the world to Mumbai with its global street food menu.
So, what can you expect? A feast. Of taste and texture. Of aroma. The strongest spices, the most delicate touch, in one magical celebration!
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Mumbai/Updated on: 16 June 2022