Peshawri is a very famous fine dining restaurant in Agra, receiving a 4.2 rating out of 5  on Zomato.  Located in the basement of the grand ITC Mughal Tajganj.  I arrived a little earlier than lunch time so was seated straight away, half way through I noticed how full and packed it was.

Date

March 2017

Meal

Dinner

Ordered

VEGETARIANS

  • Tandoori Phool – 1675 RUPEES
  • Dal Bukhara – 725 RUPEES

NON VEGETARIANS

  • Murgh Khurchan – 1850 RUPEES

BREADS

  • Butter Naan – 250 RUPEES
  • Pudina Paratha – 200 RUPEES

BEVERAGES

  • Bottled Water – 200 RUPEES

Food

VEGETARIANS

Tandoori Phool – 10/10

Tandoori Phool

Tandoori Phool

Tandoori Phool are cauliflower florets seasoned with yellow chilli and spices then coated with special batter of flour , then deep fried and char-grilled.  This was the only dish that was dry so we could easily eat it with our hands despite it being super hot.  Every cauliflower florets were well coated with the batter and deep fried to make it even more crispy.I seriously enjoyed this dish very much, so much I tried replicating this at home.

Dal Bukhara – 10/10

Dal Bukhara

Dal Bukhara

Dal Bukhara

Dal Bukhara

Dal Bukhara is a mixture of black lentils, tomatoes, ginger and garlic simmered overnight over a slow charcoal fire, finished with unsalted butter and cream.   This was completely foodgasm believe it or not.  I had a little with my butter naan and it was mindblowing.  The Dal Bukhara is slightly sweet yet so creamy and refreshing.  Knowing it’s full of lentils, I could’t stop eating it with my naan.

NON VEGETARIANS

Murgh Khurchan – 9/10

Murgh Khurchan

Murgh Khurchan

Murgh Khurchan is chicken tikka with tomato and cashewnut gravy with cream.  I love chicken tikka and I have only had it back in London, so it was a must to order in India.  The gravy was very creamy and smooth, reminds me of cream soup.  The chicken pieces inside was well cooked and seasoned.  I could not stop dipping my naan or paratha in it.

BREADS

Butter Naan – 10/10

Butter Naan

Butter Naan

Pudina Paratha – 7/10

Pudina Paratha

Pudina Paratha

Pudina Paratha

Pudina Paratha

The Butter Naan definitely beats the Paratha by a mile, we were thinking of ordering another portion of the naan after we started fighting over the last piece, however our server recommended us to the Pudina Paratha.  He said it was made from wholewheat flour while naan was made from refined white flour, it sounded like a better option.  Pudina Paratha is obviously with mints as shown on the photo, although it was crispier, we preferred the naan that was lot more softer.

Water glass

Water glass

Complimentary red onions

Complimentary red onions

My plate

My plate

Every table gets a complimentary plate of red onion which you can to your food as you wish, I did not add too much incase my breath smells.  You are given aprons so you don’t mess up your clothes, but why? Because you are supposed to eat your food with your hands!!!! It was difficult at first, sauces dripping everywhere, lentils were all over the place, so thank God we had those aprons.  As most fine dining places in India, they will serve you once the dishes arrive so we got fair amount on our plates.  You can also ask for forks and spoon if you are really uncomfortable eating with bare hands, I did and I am not ashamed of that!

Ambience & Interior

Walking down to the entrance

Walking down to the entrance

Inside

Inside

Seatings

Seatings

Smaller table at the back

Smaller table at the back

Interior

Interior

Napkin

Napkin

Menu

No online menu unfortunately

Menu

Menu

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Recommendation

  • Tandoori Phool
  • Dal Bukhara
  • Murgh Khurchan
  • Butter Naan

Verdict

Tandoori Phool – 10/10
Dal Bukhara – 10/10
Murgh Khurchan – 9/10
Butter Naan – 10/10
Pudina Paratha – 7/10

This was definitely one of my best meal in India, I was mindblown on how tasty Indian food can be.  Everything was well cooked and even though it was in a small portion despite the price, I was very full and content at the end.  Service was slightly inconsistent, we were not greeted at first, and left wandering in and looking for a seat ourselves.  Then service picked up half way, then dropped towards the end.  The guest all looked grumpy, would be nice if they smiled more.

Would I go back again? Yes
Rating from my brain (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥ 
Rating from my heart (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥♥
Overall rating (out of 10 hearts) : ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 9/10

Damage

Approximately 2575 Rupees (315 hkd)  per person

315 hkd may not be fine dining in Hong Kong, but for a third world country and its economy, 315 hkd is LOTS of money in India.  This was one of my most expensive meal in India although it was outstanding.  As you can see, you eat at a luxury restaurant you will be charged for other taxes on top of the 12.5% VAT, I actually have no clue what K.K.Cess tax or the S.B.Cess tax, then I had a bonus 2% VAT on top of VAT? No idea and they couldn’t really explain to me  either. I have only just realized they taxed me another 200 Rupees for Non Alcohol Beverage when I paid for  abottle of water already?

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Details

Peshawri 

ITC Mughal
Fatehabad Road
Tajganj
Agra

Monday – Sunday
12:30 PM to 3 PM
7 PM to 12 Midnight

Reservation
Essential for  dinner

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