poha-jalebi and namak wali chai but that is not all it has to offer. The capital city Bhopal has some intricate non veg dishes which the locals savor with immense delight. Bhopali non-veg cuisines are mostly influenced by Mughlai culture due to its rich history and external influences. Malwa region was one of the major trading hubs in 16th century which is the reason why the food here has a heavy Mughal influence. The passion for food runs deep in the veins of bhopalis and they are bound to lure you into their food spells. The food has an amazing blend of spices and has a local flavour which makes it taste like home cooked food. From spicy Handi mutton to juicy korma to tangy achaar gosht to amazing Mughlai chicken that has an aromatic twist to it, you name it and bhopalis will tend to your taste buds and prepare the most satisfying non vegetarian fare. The chatori gali located amidst beautiful Mughal architecture in the dusty suburban area of old Bhopal is your go to place for the best chicken and mutton preparations and you can savor them till your heart's content.
Here are some of the best restaurants that serve the most amazing non-vegetarian dishes in Bhopal.
Located in koh-e-fiza, this restaurant was started by a muslim family and it has some finger-licking-good dishes like Fish Tikka, Malai Chicken Tikka and Mixed BBQ Platter to name a few. The most special dishes here are mutton korma and mutton rogan josh that are highly recommended to all the people who love mutton. Apart from that you can also get a lot of other chicken items that will not disappoint like keema pulav and korma. The specialty of these dishes is that the family who owns the restaurant has their own delicate way of preparing these dishes which adds to its unique taste.
It started off as a small corner shop and now has two big restaurants in MP Nagar and 10. No stop that are every bhopali's favourite place. Hakeem has such a wide range of non-veg items on the menu that it's impossible to try everything even if you spend a whole day there. Their most special dishes include Fish Dragon and Mutton Biryani, the latter is served with the famous rumali roti and side dips. Other delicious things on the menu include Chicken Manchurian, Mutton Kofta, Mutton Kolahpuri and obviously Chicken Biryani. Another special here is mutton kadai which is full of aromatic flavours and is not very spicy on the palate. This is also served withrumali rotis and appetizers.
3. Jehan Numa Palace
The Shahnama restaurant at Jehan Numa Palace, a royal heritage hotel in Bhopal, is known for its non veg food, the grandeur and the ambience. The buffet here is to die for - it's got superb options from Mughlai chicken to eggs, bacon and non-veg biryani. They have so much variety with amazing quality and taste that you will probably get confused what to order first. Another specialty of this place is its Achari gosht that is prepared using a lot of pickles and is spicier than usual. This is yours go-to place if you want to dine in style and enjoy some of the most royal non-veg specialties of Bhopal.
4. Zam Zam
Located in the busy congested area of old Bhopal, behind Bhopal talkies, this place is the meeting point of workers, students, businessman, women going home after shopping and literally everyone around the area hungry for some delicious chicken. It has one more branch in the peer gate area and is amongst the finest and best in Bhopal. The chicken tastes simple, yet divine and is very affordable. Chicken Tikka, Chicken Shammi Kebab, Boneless Chilli Chicken are some of the popular here and you will regret if you don't get your hands full of them.
Another authentic dish that you can find all over town is bhopali gosht korma which is a great recipe that belongs to Bhopal's Nawabi cuisine. Mutton chunks are doused in a rich and spicy gravy seasoned with whole spices and they are an absolute delight.
We are sure your taste buds must be curious by now and you are as eager as us, to try quite literally everything on all the menus! Bhopal has extensive and delicious dishes that you need to try at least once in a lifetime. Let us know your favourite ones in the comment section down below.
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