New Delhi, India
The biryani is the must-try dish at Dum Pukht, which specialises in the ancient art of ‘dum’ cooking, where food is slow-roasted in a sealed pot called a ‘handi’. Chef Ghulam Qureshi, who learned the regal art of dum cooking from his father, has been at the ITC Maurya hotel since 1977 and led Dum Pukht to appear in two editions of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. The restaurant’s grand decor exudes old-world charm and is a fitting stage for a banquet of kakori kebabs and lamb biryani.
Hotel ITC Maurya, Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, 110021