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Dine Like Shahjahan at Purani Dilli

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  • Signature Dishes such as Mutton Shammi Kebab, Murgh Deghi Biryani and Shahi Tukda will be key highlights of the menu

Dubai, UAE, 15 February, 2022: Renowned Chef Osama Jalali will take over the kitchens of Purani Dillis two premium locations in the heart of Dubai, Purani Dilli Sheikh Zayed Road and Purani Dilli Downtown, for an exclusive two-week pop-up Shajahanabad festival starting on the 25th of February.

Hailing from Delhi and Rampur culinary royalty, Chef Osama Jalali will be reviving the recipes of Old Delhi and taking the guests through a heavenly Mughlai experience for the duration of the festival.

Jalali is a seasoned food writer, historian, consultant and master chef that has successfully reviewed more than 2000 restaurants across the globe. Belonging to a renowned culinary Jalali family, he curates Frontier, Rampuri, Shahjahani, Heritage Lost Recipes and menus along with his wife Begum Nazia Khan and mother Begum Nazish Jalali, popularly known as Ammi Jalali for premium hotels and private Daawats across the globe.

Offering flavours of Delhi’s grand past in its most authentic form, the pop-up festival highlights assorted favourites from the fabled streets of Old Delhi, the birthplace of Mughlai cuisine. Borrowing its inspiration from the legendary Mughal kitchens, every dish uses distinct home-made spices, which create a symphony of rich, inimitable dishes for guests to enjoy.

The two-week festival will have a curated four-course menu, with authentic starters such as Kathal ke shammi kebab, which are Jackfruit patties, and the popular Mutton Shammi Kebab, hand-pounded kebabs made with a blend of spices. Continue your walk-through memory lane with Zafrani Paneer Kofte – Cottage cheese Dumplings cooked in saffron and cream-based gravy, Murgh Kofte, a minced chicken dumpling cooked with Indian spices, and the star of the show, Mutton Deghi Biryani with mutton cooked in its own broth.

Diners can end their journey through the streets of Old Delhi on a sweet note, with authentic Shahi Tukda, a delectable dessert from the North with delicious bread cooked in milk and sugar syrup.

Purani Dilli is where stories of fine taste and the fabled, buzzing by-lanes are relished together with nostalgia served on a platter and entertained by the culture and charm of the most iconic historic capital of the world. The interior of the restaurant gives a feel of walking through the streets of Old Delhi alongside grandeur of a bygone era with glimpses of modernity.

The Shahjahanabad Festival will take place at Purani Dilli Sheikh Zayed Road from the 25th of February to the 1st of March and at Purani Dilli Downtown from the 2nd to the 6th of March.

For more information and reservations, please visit www.puranidillidubai.com

What: Shahjahanabad Festival

Where: Purani Dilli Sheikh Zayed Road and Purani Dilli Downtown


  • 25th February to 1st March at Purani Dilli Sheikh Zayed Road
  • 2nd to 6th March at Purani Dilli Downtown

Offer: Specially curated menu by Guest Chef Osama Jalali


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