A Culinary Ode To Kashmir, Taftoon's Menu Explores The Grand Trunk Road

Taftoon in Bandra Kurla Complex has introduced its Grand Trunk menu which consists an array of dishes from Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh.

A Culinary Ode To Kashmir, Taftoon's Menu Explores The Grand Trunk Road

Flour, saffron and cardamom infused freshly leavened bread in the small bakeries scattered across from Kabul to Kolkata- Taftoon. This warm, filling, aromatic flatbread binds disparate regions, all along the Grand Trunk Road. Conceived by Chef Milan Gupta, the essence of Taftoon stands true to the restaurant.  

Rudyard Kipling described the Grand Trunk Road as ‘a river of life as nowhere else exists in the world’. Moreover, there is a beverage named as 'An ode to Kipling'.  A ceaseless stream that runs from Kabul and Peshawar in the West, through the heart and hinterlands of northern India, to Kolkata in the East, carrying people, their cultures and traditions, their cuisines, along this living route.

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Taftoon is an ode to the flavours of the Grand Trunk Road, the northern axis of the Indian subcontinent from the 16th Century. It is an exploration of authentic recipes recreated for the modern-day. From delectable soups, Kashmiri kawa to an array of cocktails and mocktails with an infused Indian twist, Taftoon has something in store for everyone. 

The Grand Trunk lunch is only available in the afternoon and offers unlimited dishes on the menu for ₹999+taxes. Our Saturday menu consisted of varied types of soups, desserts and appetisers. You know you're in for a delectable ride when you're greeted with the Kashmiri kawa served in a kulhad (earthen pot). The starters included corn shorba, salad and 2 types of papad with sides along with malai panner, veg kebabs and mushroom tikka. You could give the salad a miss but I'm all praises for the flavours of the corn shorba and papad. 



Veg kebab

The mains included Kadhai Paneer, Punjabi Wadi ki Sabji, Chole along with Cheese Garlic Kulcha. The kulcha was one of the best dishes I had tried at Taftoon. To complement your meal, try the plethora of unique mocktails and cocktails that the bar menu has in store. The cocktail included Benarsi Tidda which was an infusion of betel leaf flavours along with a dash of vodka. Moreover, it was served with a betel leaf and cloves in a copper glass. 


Satiate your sugar rush by ending with the deserts. The Matka kulfi was a haven for dessert lovers and is the perfect end to this North-Indian retreat. Savour the sublime experience that highlights classical cuisines shaped by diverse cultures and local influences.

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If you would like to go on a journey through the ancient Grand Trunk Road, all the way from Afghanistan, Pakistan to all the way to Kasmir, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, then Taftoon should be on your next go-to list for a wholesome happy meal. 

Best Dishes- Bhutte/Corn Shorba, Cheese Garlic Khulcha and Matka Kulfi

Can avoid- Salads, mushroom Tikki and kheer  

Owner-Chef Milan Gupta, Abhir Dhawan and Pankaj Gupta

Where- Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East Naman center, opp. Dena Bank, G Block, Mumbai-                        400051

When- 11:45am - 12:30am

Approx cost for two- ₹2,500

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