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Jodhpur is a city in Rajasthan, it is known for its unique character, history and of course the food. Jodhpur Royal Dining recently opened its doors in Dubai and is already the talk of the town. It is under the supervision of the clever and king of creativity, Chef Pradeep Khullar.
Chef Pradeep is a genius, his creations are filled with creativity and the combinations of flavors are simply unbeatable. Also, he is better known as the live wire who has a lot of passion and will visit your table and make sure everything is perfect. (some of the reasons you need to visit Jodhpur as soon as possible)
The decor is simple yet magnificent similar like the Rajasthan’s palace with comforting shades of turquoise blue and gold. The ambiance is calm and spacious with elegant settings.
The concept of gastronomy is becoming very popular in Dubai but I will like to clear that Chef Pradeeps take on gastronomy is different- Simple yet delicious courses with an innovative twist that will transport back to your childhood days and to be honest, it did! (Even if you are not Indian/Pakistan, it is going to be a journey full of exploring new flavours)
We often hear the word ‘modern twist’ and it worries us because few of the restaurants forget to keep the originality of the dish but Jodhpur was definitely worth it. It was a culinary experience that we won’t forget for a long time…
- Jeera Khari with Herb Yoghurt
Khari is a baked rough puff pastry which is one of my favourite snack with tea but it was my first time having it with yoghurt. Khari were wonderfully crisp and flaky and it can be enjoyed with spread of herb yoghurt. These little treats were placed on an adorable riksha which reminded us of our home countries and we had so much to talk about!
- Macaroon Chaat
You know when there is a hype of a specific dish and you want to taste it so bad? Yes, I have been literally talking about it to all my friends, foodies and family, until I finally tasted it and I regret nothing as it was absolutely mind-blowing. I don’t want to spoil the fun of it but all I would like to say that it is worth the hype and you are in for a sweet/sour roller-coaster treat! It’s true all great things happen accidentally (well, at-least this little shot of heaven aka macaroon chaat did and we are thankful)
- Beef Short Ribs
The beef is braised for 8 hours and then tossed in a reduction of tamarind, chilly paste and aam papad (Aam means mango) I would like to name this dish,’the summer dish’ as for its elegant presentation, incredibly rich taste of the beef and surprisingly the combination of the aam papad with beef was a success. I was in a constant shock, how well the International plus Indian worked out and couldn’t stop thinking about the wonders of food.
- Desi Pesto Kabab (Coriander, Green Chillies & Basil pesto galette stuffed with Raisins & Cream Cheese. Grilled & topped up with chutney made from Popcorns)
- Laban & Ricotta Kabab
It is light and creamy with a slightly grainy texture and delicate flavour. ‘Crispy fried melange of Hung Curd & Ricotta, coated with Rose Ash’ Look at the beautiful details! It is not only eye pleasing but also, a carefully cold kabab put together. Yes, you read it right, it is a COLD kabab coated with smoke rose petals. Love how this dish is bold and posh!
- Chicken & Chestnut Kulcha (Mixture of Chicken Tikka & Water Chestnuts stuffed in dough made of refined flour & cooked in tandoor. Served with Laban topped with Sumac)
We all had kulcha but did we ever had tikka beautifully presented inside of a kulcha? Thanks to Chef Pradeep, now we do and the combination was loved by everyone on the table. It was a little spicy for me as my tongue is sensitive but I ate all of it! Undoubtedly, one of my favourite comfort foods!
- Adees Chaat (Chaat made out of humble moong dal & topped up with various chutneys & textures)
- Mango, Cranberry & Kaffir Lime Sorbet
A refreshing palate cleanser but the main aspect that caught our attention were the little pressure cooker and I used to literally play with this toy.
- Keema ‘Pygmy’ Pao ( Green Chillies spiked Lamb mince topped with paper thin red radishes & garam masala butter. Served with seared Foie gras & miniature Pao)
- Malai Kofta
Crispy fried kofta tossed in a rich smooth Maknai sauce. Unique taste and my favourite vegetarian dish.
- Jhinga Chettinad
Huge, delicious golden garlic glazed prawns beautifully topped with crispy parmesan pappad and rich chettinad spiked sauce. Loved the chettinad sauce as for the perfect creamy texture.
Dessert is kind of course that we eat with our eyes first, and if you look at these pictures below…you know what I am talking about! The Jalebi definitely is the best and crispy example of ‘creativity in simplicity’.
- Kesar Malai Kulfi (Full Cream milk reduced & mixed with dry nuts, saffron & cardamom. Freezed in customized moulds with stick inserted & topped it with freeze dried Raspberries)
- Rasmalai (Rasmalai served on bed of saffron flavoured milk, topped with milk foam & pistachios. Loaded with crisp kataifi for crunch in the dessert)
- Saffron Jalebi (Crisp miniature Jalebis accompanied with Mascarpone Rabdi. Dredged with Golden Dust)
Overall, it was super super successful discovery as you can tell, the presentation and preparation of each course is done with heart by a creative mind. Incredibly beautiful! Jodphur Royal Dining food is like an unexpected surprise, but in the best way! We are going back soon (And you should too)!
For more information,
- call 04 3559846
Thank you Chef Pradeep and rest of the team of Jodphur! Also, special thanks to Diksha or else it wouldn’t be possible!