Johnny Nawab – The Authentic Nawabi Restaurant
This place serves the best of Nawabi cuisine in Mangalore
Nawabs of the Awadh region were great connoisseurs of Mughlai, Persian and Hyderabadi cuisine. A royal influence of these types of cuisine took Lucknow by storm. Johnny Nawab is now here to give Mangaloreans the same delectable taste of the Lucknowi Nawab style cuisine. Listed below are 7 dishes on Johnny Nawab’s menu you have to try.
Chicken Tikka – Johnny Nawab – The Authentic Nawabi Restaurant – Kankanady, MangaloreIt is traditionally a dish which consists of small pieces of boneless chicken baked using skewers in a tandoor after marinating in a range Indian spices and fresh. The pieces are brushed with ghee at intervals to amplify it’s flavours. The Chicken Tikka at Johnny Nawab is served with a finely ground coriander and tamarind chutney and with pickled onion rings and lemon.
Lachha Paraatha and Aloo Gobi – Johnny Nawab – The Authentic Nawabi Restaurant – Kankanady, MangaloreAt Johnny Nawab the Lachha Paratha is prepared with such technique that it’s simplicity is astounding. The Lachha Paraaths is a multi layered pan fried north Indian flat bread that is the perfect accompaniment for you to relish a hot flavorful pot of Aloo Gobi. You are sure to fall in love with the very first bite.
Mutton Biriyani – Johnny Nawab – The Authentic Nawabi Restaurant – Kankanady, MangaloreMutton Biryani or Gosht Biryani – A centuries old dish that needs no elaborate introduction. That beautifully spiced and aromatic layers of biryani rice centred with juicy, tender mutton is a culinary delight like no other. The passionate chefs at Johnny Nawab prepare it with utmost care and love, so that justice is done to every spice and condiment that has made it into the biryani. Born out of the kitchen of the Nawabs and Nizams, the mutton biryani entails a regal charm.
Lucknowi Korma – Johnny Nawab – The Authentic Nawabi Restaurant – Kankanady, MangaloreTraditional mutton korma is a rich Lucknowi stew of lamb which is slow cooked with brown onions, spices, nuts and aromatic essences like saffron. Yogurt is added into this dish to give the beautiful smooth base which cradles the myriad of flavours which would otherwise be lost in the chaos. The ground brown onions gives texture and subtle spices gives richness to this phenomenal korma.
Paaya Soup – Johnny Nawab – The Authentic Nawabi Restaurant – Kankanady, MangaloreThe mutton legs are tenderized in such a way that all the juices are extracted and it is then diluted with mutton stock and few aromatic spices to give it the iconic Awadhi taste. It is not just savoured for its taste but also the health benefits. Try the Paaya Soup at Johnny Nawab and you’ll feel good and healthy for the rest of the week!
Tandoori Mushroom – Johnny Nawab – The Authentic Nawabi Restaurant – Kankanady, MangaloreFresh juicy mushrooms threaded onto a skewer and grilled in a tandoor until a nice crust is developed on the outside. The mushrooms are marinated in a finely ground paste of coriander, chillies and a few essential spices that make this dish heavenly.
Kheer – Johnny Nawab – The Authentic Nawabi Restaurant – Kankanady, MangaloreKheer is a milk based pudding that originated from the Indian subcontinent and has been an essential part of every banquet. Made by boiling fine vermicelli with milk and sugar until it turns into a gooey mixture of pure deliciousness. It is then flavoured with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, pistachios, almonds or other dry fruits and nuts. Savour a warm cup of the best kheer at Johnny Nawab and take a trip to flavour-town.
So get on your horses and ride to Johnny Nawab because you’ll be transported back in time to an era known for its opulence and utter indulgence when it comes to food. Do remember to try out all these dishes for a truly regal experience.
Food Menu – Johnny Nawab
Content by Sanjana Rao