If you love kebabs this is the place you need to visit. I am completely in love with this place for its food.
Moiz Adtani who previously was working in marketing sector wanted to do something on his own. So, with support of his wife he started as a home chef and gradually advanced to a take-away kiosk to a single table outlet to now a 8-9 table restaurant. Do not expect any fancy décor but you can surely expect lip smacking kebabs. This restaurant is named after Moiz’s mother and those all are her recipes which are served here.
Foodprowl team was invited here for a food tasting. And it was one of the best tastings I have attended. Focus was food and this place gets full marks on it.
Recommended Dishes: All Kebabs, Nizami Shawarma Roll, Mutton Rogan Josh, Kadhai Paneer, Mutton Kapsa Rice, Malai Firni
Food: We were served lots of kebabs one after the other. One mushroom and rest all chicken.
Shahnoorz special Kebab: Chicken breast with minced chicken inside and grilled in tandoor garnished with lots of cream. Indeed, a special kebab. Chicken breast and minced chicken was well cooked and had nice flavor of tandoori masala.
Irani Tandoori Chicken: Chicken marinated in yoghurt, cooked in tandoor to perfection and garnished with lots of grated cheese and roasted cashews, almonds. Unlike regular spicy tandoori chicken, this preparation is slightly sweetish and cheesy. Mild flavor but surprisingly delicious.
Makarana Kebab: Juicy chicken drumsticks, 4 per portion, well-marinated and cooked in tandoor till the bone. Meat was falling off the bone. Again, garnished with lots of cream.
Golden Wings: Chicken wings cooked in tandoor. These had a golden glaze and hence the name. These had a hint of cardamom flavor.
Murg Pahadi Tikka: Chicken kebab marinated in green masala. Little spicy but flavorful. Only green colored kebab among all reds.
Murg Achari Tikka: Tender chicken pieces marinated in slightly sour achari masala, cooked in tandoor sprinkled with pepper and topped with lots and lots of cream. Amazing in taste. Chicken was tender and was melting in mouth.
Tandoori Mushroom: Only veg starter served in this tasting. Small button mushrooms marinated in spicy tandoori masala. Mushrooms were cooked just right. I am not a mushroom kebab fan but this was surely an exception. Outstanding taste.
We were already stuffed with appetizers. But we were just halfway through. There were mains yet to come.
Nizami Shawarma Roll: Grilled chicken in a spicy but creamy sauce put in a soft pita bread. I simply loved this. It had good amount of chicken and just right amount of creamy sauce. Very flavourful.
Chicken Bhuna Roll: Bhuna chicken wrapped in Roomali roti. It was bit spicy. However, I loved Nizami roll over bhuna roll.
Mutton Rogan Josh: Thoroughly cooked mutton in a thin but spicy gravy. I am not sure if they had used ‘ratanjog’ in this preparation but whatever was served to us was delicious. A must try.
Murg Mussallam: Chicken chunks in a thick gravy having minced chicken. Fried egg was used as an underliner. Gravy was thick and mildly spicy.
Chicken Angara: Smoked boneless chicken in a thick, spicy onion based gravy garnished with a dollop of butter. This preparation had a nice smoky flavor.
Kadhai Paneer: Medium spicy. Tender paneer in a thick medium spicy creamy gravy. This is a must try for vegetarians. I liked this preparation.
Assorted Roti Basket: All the gravies were servd with tandoori and roomali rotis, naans, kulchas. All these were laden with butter. I liked the lachcha paratha
Mutton Kapsa Rice: This one deserves a very special mention. We actually had said no to a rice as we were too stuffed and had no appetite for anything else. But Owner insisted serving this rice. I looked a simple rice preparation. But once we tasted this every one of us were damn impressed. Mutton chunks with some masala topped with long grain rice garnished with hearty amount of cashews. This was moderately sweet in taste. But absolutely flavourful. We initially requested to serve us just couple of spoons to taste. But each one of use asked for more and more. This is absolutely must try. Even though you are stuffed with their delicious kebabs, please keep some space for this delicious preparation.
Malai Firnee: This was another star. A nice and thick phirnee set in a kulhad. Delicious phirnee garnished with grated almonds.
Gajar Halwa: This was also good. Good amount per portion.
Service: Very friendly and hospitable staff. Moiz made sure that we are enjoying our food tasting and everything would go well.
Value for Money: Of course, Yes. Very pocket friendly place serving absolutely lip-smacking food.