All the Capital Lifestyle Magazine team had to hear was, “Depending on the meat, it could be marinated for a few hours or even overnight,” and we were on our way. Tucked away on the 1st floor of Adams Arcade, if you miss the mammoth sign at the end of the stairs, I’d suggest simply following your nose, and sniffing your way to Mughals. The addictive barbeque and grilled aromas from this newest entrant in Nairobi’s competitive restaurant scene is an irresistible teaser.
Its unassuming façade hides a welcoming modest space and spectacular authentic Indian barbeque dishes named after India’s most famous singers, Mohammed Rafi to Lata Mangeshkar, their unique portraits hang on vibrant orange walls, painted by one of the talented proprietors of Mughals.
Mughals is a haven for grilling and barbecue, one of India’s many cooking traditions. Typically when we think of “Grilling” or “Barbecue,” thoughts of American culinary prowess may come to mind. Though these cooking traditions may have been popularized by American media, in my humble opinion, Indian Barbecue still leads the pack with its intense flavours and aromas, and succulent grilled meats.
Mughals is a small space so don’t expect more than a couple of people to assist you, but with knowledgeable and smiley staff, that’s really all they need.
Capital Lifestyle’s favourite was the Grilled Lamb Chops. Tender, thoroughly marinated with a special combination of Indian spices and paired with the perfect charred crust on the outside, the sight of these Lamb Chops is enough to get you salivating. Its flavours were smoky with a hint of sweetness followed by a surprising slight kick, which will surely send the most emotionless diners into ecstatic displays of affection after swallowing their first bite.
Another must-try would be the Paneer Chapati. Fresh paneer (a smoother version of cottage cheese), onions and chopped coriander are sandwiched between golden chapattis, and pan-fried until the exterior is brown and crispy. The coriander’s refreshing flavours cut through the heavy tastes of the paneer perfectly. Delicious!
Like many similar authentic Indian Barbeque spots in Nairobi, Mughals runs out of items frequently late in the day, thanks to popular demand and their commitment to ensuring only the freshest of ingredients are served. Mughals even makes their own dipping sauces from scratch – the mint yogurt sauce with coriander is definitely a fan favourite.
One of the most fairly priced establishments in town, according to Eat Out, an average meal at Mughals will cost around Sh 550 per person. A steal if you ask me! With the warm ambiance, smiley service and delicious food – Mughals may just be your regular spot!
For location details, prices, and how you can book online – make sure you check out Eat Out Kenya! Check it out now! http://www.eatout.co.ke/mughals
Funky and simple interior.
The Beef Mushkaki was really delicious and flavourful, but a bit heavy on the salt.
The French Fries taste as good as they look.
The Curry wasn’t as rich as the ones we’re use to, but very tasty nonetheless.
Now this is a Lamb Chop!
And, cooling Indian Ice Cream to round it all off.