Visit This Iconic Restaurant Near Indian Museum For Delicious North-Indian & Mughlai Food

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Established in 1991, Zaranj is a popular restaurant in the city and definitely deserves a visit.

What Makes It Awesome

Located beside the Indian Museum, Zaranj is an iconic restaurant that serves up quite a storm with their authentic North Indian and Mughlai food from the Northwest Frontier Province area. The place will take you back in time with its old world décor. It exudes a royal look with heavy wood panelled walls and vintage-y chairs. There’s a small fountain in the centre as well.

Their legendary Zaranji Raan is a must-try – whole tandoori leg of lamb, marinated with rum and in the chef’s own recipe. It takes over half an hour to prepare so it’s best if you call in advance and place an order. We loved the Dahi Ke Kebab, Nawabi Gosht Tilla  (roasted chunks of lamb cooked in tandoor)and Murgh Nawabi - boneless chicken marinated in seasoned yogurt, nuts and cream and broiled over charcoal grill. For main course, try the Lachcha Parathas and Maa Ki Daal, which is basically black lentils slowly cooked for hours and finished with cream and white butter. Machli Begum Bahar - bhetki is sauteed in butter and cooked in a light tomato gravy flavoured with some jeera and ajwain - is another fantastic dish. And, of course, how can one miss out on their signature Hyderabadi Gosht Biryani. You just can't miss it. It's crazy expensive but worth it. 

So, the next time you decide to go on a family dinner, hit up Zaranj. It's a must-visit.

What Could Be Better

The food is good but the prices are really high. The service is quite slow too. We wish it changes soon.


Watch out for their offers and special menus during the festive season or on occasions like Valentine’s Day.


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