Stuffed Courgette Flower with Masala Shrimp served with Tomato Jaggery Chutney paired with Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs NV
Nothing is worse than having a mouthful of batter.
Luckily for me the courgette flower was coated with the thinnest golden crisp exterior encasing an explosion of flavour within. You can still see the shrimp peeking out of the courgette flower.
Paired with Gosset Grand Blanc NV (100% Chardonnay) – this was a pale gold in colour, and was incredibly easy to drink with notes of almond and fresh flowers. (Yes really)
Polichathu – Kerala
Red Mullet Baked with Masala Crab Meat in a Fragrant Banana Leaf Parcel paired with Gosset Grand Millesime 2004
I love unwrapping any sort of parcel.
You could tell that the mullet was incredible fresh as you didn’t get that stale fishy taste – that angers me, this baby just melted in my mouth with each mouthful.
Paired with Gosset Grand Millesime 2004 – this had citrus-y vanilla notes with a very slight dare I say taste of honey.
Murgh Nazakat – Punjab
Trio of Tandoori Grilled Chicken, Chicken Keema Naan & Jackfruit Pickles paired with Gosset Grande Reserve NV
It is also necessary to highlight that that Moti Mahal have possibly THE BEST naan in London.
They made fresh to order (a rarity in London restaurants) are crispy, airy, fluffy and packed full of flavour.
Paired with Gosset Grande Reserve NV – I was probably a little on the tipsy side by this glass – but I do recall the faint flavours of pear.
Gosht Biriyani – Lucknow
Lamb Leg Biriyani, chilli pepper ‘Salan’ Curry served with Date & Mint Raita paired with Gosset Grand Rose NV
You know a lamb biriyani has been made with love when the lamb is still so juicy, and soft. The rice was still moist and enriched with the flavour of the slow cooked lamb, I slathered mine with the chilli pepper ‘Salan’ curry to add some of that much needed heat. The date & mint raita added that lightness and coolness back into the dish. This is very dangerous, as it gives you that false sense of security that you can have a second helping.
Paired with Gosset Grand Rose NV – this is a blend of Chardonnay and red wine from Pinot Noirs which gives this champagne it’s aroma of strawberries.
Chocolate Special – Moti Mahal
Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache, Caramelised Banana & Berries, Dark Chocolate & Coconut Ice cream paired with Frapin VS Cognac
The chocolate hazelnut ganache was incredible rich and indulgent, and was immediately lightened up by the caramelised banana & berries and the dark chocolate & coconut ice-cream. All desserts should come in 3’s.
Paired with Frapin VS Cognac – this was a really smooth and fruity cognac. So good, that I think I reached over and swiped some poor soul’s glass next to me.
I can’t normally stomach Indian food, usually the spices are too much for me. But not at Moti Mahal, every single dish was oozing with flavour without being too overpowering.
I would definitely return, especially for that Stuffed Courgette Flower.
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