Awadh once ruled by the moguls, followed by the Nawabs has a distinct character in the food this region serves. Neel – Tote on the Turf brings the rich flavours of Awadhi cuisine to Mumbai’s elite. Located at Mahalaxmi race course this luxurious restaurant is set out to woo you with is delectable serves and stellar hospitality.
While we got down from our self driven and walked to the little reception, a warm welcome extending steward escorted us to a still empty restaurant. A glimpse into the Monsoon chapter of the Neel’s signature menu had us hooked from the very first serve.
Below are our recommendations.
Shetbar aur Pista ka Shorba (Asparagus & Pistachios soup)
Angara Paneer Tikka
Malbari Chilli Kaya (Golden fried raw plantane tossed in kerala spices)
Jaitune Kumbh (Stuffed mushrooms)
Nadru Singhada Palak
Tazi Bhuna Sabzi
Nawabi Sabz Biryani
Kaju Anjeer Barfi on Rajgira Chikki
Bhutta Mewa aur Makhaana ki Kheer
Banarasi Thandai ka Rasgulla
Nadru Ka Raita
Kakdi Kasundi Raita
Run Of The Mill!
Asparagus ki Guloti
Basnu Singhada ki Shami (Lotus stems & water chestnuts constructed to a grilled shami)
Paneer Gustaba Kalia
At Your Own Risk!
Bhindi Bhutta Dopyaaza
Aloo Sheng Mutter
Neel’s Monsoon chapter Signature menu is as bestowing as the monsoons have been in the country this year. Just like the heavy down pour in some places is a little bit of a challenge so are some dishes on the Main course. This does not take away anything from the fact that the starters and desserts are stupendous! Must visit!