Tantalize your taste buds at Lal Qila in Darling Harbour, serving a traditional Pakistani and Indian cuisine.
Indulge in their specialty dishes of Lahori Chatkhare and Chicken Handie, street food of Pappadums and Panipuri and a delicious soft and juicy Tandoori Lamb Chop cooked in a clay pot made with spices direct from Pakistan and India.
The chefs pride themselves on the authenticity of their tradition, weaving locally sourced Australian ingredients into medieval recipes. Lal Qila’s atmosphere is immediately luxurious. Everything is meticulously prepared, from soft lighting and ornate ceramic dishes down to the house-made chutneys and fresh, crispy pappadums.
The variety is exceptional – in addition to the vast array of curries and breads, you can have your rice cooked five different ways, or choose between cheese, vegetables, chicken, beef, fish, lamb, or prawns in your biryani.
Nawabzada Aur Anarkali is a stellar signature dish, prawns sizzled in an okra-centred explosion of spice. Kebab-E-Beef Sultani and Peshawari Lamb Boti showcase the wholesome juiciness of old-fashioned Mughlai grilling, while Karahi and Handie recreate their centuries old slow-cooking tradition with some of the most tender meat you’ll ever taste.
Finish off your visit with one of their exquisite desserts – Lab-e-Sheeren, a cottage cheese based delight, or Shahi Kulfi, a traditional Indian ice cream fit for a king or a queen, topped with pistachios, almonds, and rose petals.
30 Lime Street,
Darling Harbour, NSW 2000
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