Tandoori cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines all around the world. Tandoori food is basically food items cooked in a tandoor oven. The tandoor oven is predominantly a cylindrical clay or metal oven used in cooking and baking. The Mughals from Persia, who invaded India in the late 16th century, are credited with introducing the tandoor in India. The tandoor is used for cooking in Southern, Central, and Western Asia. Dishes that can be cooked in tandoor include chicken, fish, meat and even flatbread. Many restaurants specialize in tandoori dishes and offer delicious mouth-watering delicacies cooked in an onsite tandoori oven. Just like in other parts of the world, tandoori cuisine is very popular among people in Goa. Tourists, as well as locals, are seen at various restaurants in the state feasting on delicious tandoori dishes made by experienced tandoori chefs. For all you tandoori aficionados out there, here’s a list of the best restaurants that serve tandoori chicken in Panjim.
Sher-e-Punjab Restaurant at Panjim (Image credit: www.instagram.com/sherepunjabgoa/)
First on our list of the best tandoori chicken in Panjim is Sher-e-Punjab. This fine-dining restaurant is situated near the Aroma hotel in the heart of Panjim city. It is a very popular Punjabi restaurant in Goa. It is an ideal place for family dinners and corporate get-togethers. It serves authentic Punjabi and Mughlai cuisine, along with some popular Chinese and Goan dishes. This place specializes in tandoors and spicy gravies. The ambience of the restaurant is great. One can enjoy a beautiful view of the municipal park from the sparkling glass walls of the restaurant. When it comes to food, their non-veg tikka platter, consisting of fish tikka, chicken tikka, chicken seekh kebabs and malai kebabs is incredible and simply irresistible. Their veg kababs and paneer are the best you can find in Goa. One can supplement their meal with a delicious mango lassi, a glass of cold buttermilk, or a few scoops of their special Sher-e-Punjab malai kulfi and rabri.
Delhi Darbar Goa at Panjim (Image Credit: instagram.com/delhidarbargoa)
Next on our list of the top restaurants that serve tandoori chicken in Panjim is Delhi Darbar. Situated on MG road, just outside the historic centre of Panjim city, Delhi Darbar is a nice and quite fine dining place for those who crave for north Indian and Mughalai cuisine. The quality of the food served over here is excellent. They offer a wide variety of Punjabi and Awadhi dishes. Their kebabs are delicious and mouth-watering. Their wide varieties of biryani are truly genuine and authentic in terms of aroma and taste. The quantity served is also very good. The interiors of the restaurant have a very nice, beautiful Indian ambience. Their tandoori roti, cheese garlic naan and sizzling brownies are something you can’t afford to miss out on.
Chicken Nizami served at Niyaaz (Image Credit: instagram.com/niyaazrestaurant)
Last on our list of the awesome restaurants that serve tandoori chicken in Panjim is Niyaaz. It is a Mughlai restaurant, located just a few metres away from the Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim near Panjim. The place specialises in biryani and kebabs. Their Niyaaz special Belgaum biryani is something all biryani lovers must try at least once in their lifetime. Their chicken lazeez with kulcha is also very tempting and delicious. It is a chicken gravy, rich with Mughlai flavours served with crispy kulcha bread. Their mutton seekh kabab, tandoori chicken and paneer makhanwala are amazing and totally out of this world. For vegetarians, their veg Lahori and tawa sabzi banjara will certainly bring a lot of delight and happiness. Their Thai basil chicken, BBQ wings and mutton chops are also worth trying. One can end their meal on a sweet note with some malai phirni or carrot halwa.
So, all you tandoori food lovers out there! What are you waiting for? Head down to one of these amazing tandoori restaurants in Panjim and treat your taste buds to a variety of delicious tandoori fare. Book your tables now!