3/48 Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, Delhi.
Meal for two without alcohol: Rs 1,200-1,500
This new restaurant offers dishes you’ve never heard of before. Like escolanets—zucchini-wrapped dates stuffed with almonds and feta cheese (Rs 300).
I’d never had Moroccan food before, so I started with the ample mezze platter (Rs 700-850). It comes in a three-tier tray lined with kibbe (minced lamb and crushed wheat kebab), barbecued chicken wings, fried calamari, sheesh taouk (grilled chicken with saffron), fish tarator, hummus and garlic dip. Amidst all that variety, each individual mezze made an impression.
I tried the harira (Rs 130), a slighty boring chickpea soup, because I wanted to sample harissa, a signature Moroccan masala made of chillies ground with garlic and spices in olive oil. A far better way to enjoy harissa was in the tagine (Rs 340)—chicken stewed with harissa, saffron and salted limes....