Saleem’s Of Delhi-Culinary Delights From The Old Streets Of Delhi

Recently I was invited for the new menu tasting of Saleem’s Of Delhi– “Purani Delhi Ke Zaike”. The evening featured a journey of culinary delights from the old streets of Delhi.

 Saleem’s Of Delhi is well known for it’s Mughlai cuisine for the last three decades back in Delhi, India. The first branch of  Saleem’s Of Delhi was opened in 1977. Now Dubai can experience the authentic Mughlai delicacies at Saleem’s Of Dubai.

Located at the bustling Karama area, the restaurant is of mid size- not big, and too small either. The decor is done up very well. The interiors are Mughal inspired.  Loved the paintings, wood carvings on the walls, beautiful and colorful furniture and chandelier s. The atmosphere will take you back to the Mughal era.

As the theme of the night was Mughal and all of us got a chance to strike a pose in Saleem’s and Anarkali’s themed outfits. There was live music, I especially loved the tabla performance by a solo tabla artist.

As our welcome drinks, we were offered a lime, mint and cucumber based mocktail. It was quite refreshing.



Kumbh Tikka is the mushroom stuffed with garlic and cheese and done in tandoor style. It was done to perfection with right amount of spice.

Kaju Mutter Pudina Tikki was the second appetizer that I tried. It is the patties made with green peas and cashews. Though it was more on the spicy side, it tasted great.

Main Course 


Dal Bukhara or dal makhani was okay. It didn’t taste extraordinary, needs improvement, if you ask me.

Aloo Udaigiri was the main highlight of the meal. This baby potato curry that was delicately spiced was excellent. Totally recommend this dish.

Paneer Musallam  had paneer cooked in thick onion and tomato gravy. This dish lacked flavor and taste. 

We were also served a variety of Rotis(Indian bread) that were good.

They also served a Mutton Biryani. I can’t comment on that as I am a vegetarian.



Kesar Firni is the popular rice pudding flavored with saffron and served in clay pot. 

Kulfi was awesome and everyone’s favorite that evening. It was creamy, rich and extremely delicious. A must-try dessert at Saleem’s. 

Overall, I had a nice experience. Saleem’s Of Delhi offers more options to non vegetarians. The pricing is reasonable and affordable. If you are looking for Mughlai cuisine then, you can consider visiting Saleem’s Of Delhi.
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Author: Meghana

I live in Dubai. I am passionate about traveling, food, reading, theatre, art, music, fashion, writing, tennis and photography. I love to explore new places, whether it is a country, restaurant, art gallery or a play. This blog will mostly cover food, lifestyle, travel and books. Come join me in my will enjoy the ride!

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