Raqabdaars located on Baner-Pashan Link Road is set to take you on a mesmerising journey that will make experience the “True Taste of Awadh.”

The Ambiance
The Ambiance

With their interiors and ambiance, it has tried it’s best to be a fine dine and make you feel royal.

We started off the evening by ordering some dishes on the menu and some recommendations from the chef.

Dahi ke Kebab
Dahi ke Kebab

The Dahi ke Kebab were absolutely kickass. I loved the sourness of the curd and it was like a power bomb in my mouth.

Mutton Galawati Kebab
Mutton Galawati Kebab

The Mutton Galawati Kebab was hands down the star of the night. It was so soft that we had to use our hands to eat them. They were completely “MELT IN THE MOUTH.” Well balanced flavours make these the best Mutton Galawati Kebab I’ve had in town so far.

Mutton Shammi Kebab

The Mutton Shammi Kebab made using minced mutton was really good. They seemed to be just a notch too dry but the green chutney more than made up for it.

Murgh Tikka Angara
Murgh Tikka Angara

The Murgh Tikka Angara had really soft, tender and well-cooked chicken pieces. The name did justice to the food. It was totally fiery but not so fiery that it burned your mouth. The chicken was perfectly marinated.

For mains, we started off with the Paneer Tikka Masala.

Paneer Tikka Masala

It was a standard Paneer Tikka Masala with paneer cubes, onions and capsicum. The gravy was just a tad thick which is exactly how I like it.

Dal Makhni
Dal Makhni

The Dal Makhni was brilliant. It was topped off with lots of cream and was truly rich and heavenly. It was easily my favourite from the mains.

Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken

The Boneless Butter Chicken turned out to be sort of a disappointment for me. Although it had perfectly cooked chicken chunks, the gravy was runny and a little too strong on the tomato.

Mutton Raqabdaar Special
Mutton Raqabdaar Special

The owner served us an off the menu dish called the Mutton Raqabdaar Special. Taking adaptation from the Nalli Nihari, it had lamb chops and boiled eggs in a brownish gravy that sealed the deal for the hardcore meat eaters in our group. It was totally fantastic.

Assorted Bread Basket

We went with the Assorted Bread Basket that had roti, butter naan, biscuit roti, Awadhi paratha and roomali roti. The roomali roti was more like a fulka except that it was a larger fulka. The biscuit roti was like a biscuit and tasted good standalone but didn’t pair well with the mains. The roti and naan did meet my expectations though.

Chicken Biryani
Chicken Biryani

We opted for the Chicken Biryani over the traditional Mutton Biryani and we didn’t regret the decision a bit. It was an absolutely aromatic biryani with slow cooked chicken and a delicious masala.

It was truly a royal meal at Raqabdaars and it does justice to its tagline “True Taste of Awadh.” A big shout out to Sanjog for inviting and hosting The B Team & Friends of The B Team.

Disclaimer: The invite was for a complimentary food tasting event. This review is a narrative of my experience at the event. The views expressed in this review are solely mine and others are more than welcome to agree or disagree with the same. The review is in no way influenced either personally or commercially nor has it been lifted, copied or plagiarized from any source however I have done my due diligence on the event via publicly available information on the internet.

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