Rocky and Mayur, two of the finest foodies of the show ‘Highway on my Plate’ telecasted on NDTV India go on food hunting in the city of ‘Nawabs’, Lucknow. The city is famous for its non-vegetarian cuisines. In this video Rocky and Mayur visit Chowk in Lucknow where they go on food hunting in the restaurant named ‘Rahim- The original Kulcha and Nihari’. In spite of the Chowk being crowded with its tight alley, ‘Rahim’s restaurant’ stands out amidst this because of its tasty food and aroma. There is almost no vegetarian dish here in the restaurant. One can also take delight in shopping for clothes, household utensils, etc.
In ‘Kulcha and Nihari’, 50% of it is vegetarian so the vegetarians should not lose their heart over it as one can at least have ‘kulcha’. As they move on to the restaurant they meet the current owner of the restaurant, Mr. Mansoor Ahmed whose grandfather, Abdul Rahman, started this place a long time ago in 1930s. And since then the place is famous for its ‘Kulcha and Nihari’.
‘Nihari’ is a stew from the Indian subcontinent consisting of slow-cooked meat mainly shank meat of beef or lamb and mutton, Goa meat and chicken, along with bone marrow prepared by experienced chefs. It is a traditional dish of the Muslims of old Delhi, Bhopal and Lucknow. There are many other ingredients involved in the making of ‘nihari’. It consists of all the regular ‘masalas’ along with ‘nihari’ special masala’. Its gravy is made thick by adding a paste of wheat flour and by adding fried and grinded cereal to it. It takes near about eight to ten hours for it to get ready. In the end, if you want to have this traditional dish, there would be no other place better than ‘Rahim’s restaurant’.
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