Manzilat’s is a very successful catering service in the city run by Manzilat Fatima, the great-great granddaughter of Wajid Ali Shah – the 10th and last nawab of Awadh. The chicken boti kebab and beef handi kebab she makes will melt in your mouth. And don’t even get us started on the biryani. It is long-grained, light, non-greasy, fragrant and the meat is cooked to perfection. It will have you licking your fingers long after your plates have been wiped clean.
Committed to preserving the cultural legacy of Awadh, her recipes though rooted in tradition also serve as a fine example of how tradition and recipes evolve as they travel through cultures and time. Which is why the aloo in biryani (Bengal’s pride!), hilsa and rezala with a Bengali twist have been seamlessly woven into the nawabi menu.
Manzilat’s caters to an order quantity that can serve 10-25 people on a pre-order basis. It is an ideal solution if you have friends or family coming over and you do not wish to labour away in the kitchen with no energy or appetite left at the end of it all. You can order Kalkatta Shahi Biryani (chicken or mutton) with complimentary burhani for INR 2,500 for 10 to 12 people and INR 6,000 for a group of 20 to 25. She also makes delicious Nawabi Chaap and Shahi Resala costing INR 150-175 a plate. Don’t miss indulging your sweet tooth with lip-smacking shahi kheer or gajar ka halwa (seasonal).