From appetisers to mains and desserts, you will find plenty of them to explore when comes to North Indian cuisine. Stuffed potato-filled aloo paratha, creamy butter chicken, sweet & milky grated carrots-based Gajar Ka Halwa and more! And here is our 2022 list of Top 10 North Indian Restaurants in KL & Selangor.
1) Restoran Masalawala
Just like Restoran Masalawala’s clean and no-frills interior, what you get here is an authentic North Indian cuisine that is full of flavours and spices. Start your day with their bestselling Amritsari Chole Bhature — a spongy deep-fried bread with a side serving of Punjabi-style chickpea curry. Come lunchtime, they have assorted biryani dishes such as their Signature Chicken Bombay Biryani served with aromatic basmati rice and marinated chicken pieces. But if you prefer a la carte varieties, try the traditional North Indian-style Chicken Curry or go for the hearty paneer like Kadai Paneer and Paneer Butter Masala.
2) Tandoor Grill Kuala Lumpur
Located in Berjaya Central Park, Tandoor Grill serves mouthwatering North Indian foods in the comfort of a classy interior. Their menu, in the meantime, covers a wide range of flavourful dishes like spicy and creamy Butter Chicken and the aromatic Masala Biryani. The latter turns out to be one of the restaurant’s signature dishes, where they only use the best quality basmati rice possible. Given the name of the restaurant, their share-worthy Tandoor Ki Thaal comes highly recommended — a platter consisting of chicken and seafood varieties including a quarter tandoori chicken, tandoori garlic prawns, mutton seekh kebab and more.
3) Namaste India Hartamas
Beyond its elegant interior lies a restaurant that knows a thing or two about offering tantalisingly good North Indian cuisine. And here, at the Namaste India Hartamas branch, some of their recommended dishes include the Amritsari Chole with Stuffed Bhatura, Boneless Butter Chicken and Chicken Biryani. Remember to save some room for a dessert, namely Gaajar Halwa (grated carrots reduced in milk & assorted dried fruits) and the creamy frozen treat of kulfi (available in Kesar, mango or rose flavours).
4) d’Tandoor Restaurant Damansara Utama
Damansara Utama is home to many good foods and one of them has to be D’Tandoor. No stranger to serving delicious North Indian dishes since 1992, this old-but-gold restaurant has lots of choices here. Among the popular ones? Try their oh-so-tender Butter Chicken Masala cooked in a well-balanced spicy-sweet tomato-based gravy. Alternatively, there’s the velvety Palak Paneer and the well-seasoned Mutton Rogan Josh. And for the rice dishes, satiate your appetite with the Hydrabhadi Briyani served with fragrant basmati rice and juicy mutton pieces.
5) Singh Home Chapati
Craving some scrumptious North Indian foods around the Rawang area? Well, here’s one for you at Singh Home Chapati. Not surprisingly, their fluffy goodness of chapati is a must-try here and so do their Aloo Paratha. Briyani lovers can look forward to Vegi Briyani and others like Chicken Masala Briyani and Mutton Briyani. Also, do try their Punjabi Tea or Masala Tea.
6) Garam Masala North Indian Restaurant
Garam Masala North Indian Restaurant takes no shortcuts when comes to its food preparations. That means they use the traditional way to grind and blend all the herbs and spices. Even their tandoori is traditionally cooked using the charcoal-fired tandoor oven. Some of their recommended dishes worth trying include Palak Paneer, Chicken Hyderabadi and Chicken Dum Briyani. Finally, end your meal with one of their refreshing desserts such as Gulab Jamun/Rasgulla (sweet ball dumpling in sugar syrup) and Gajar Ka Halwa.
7) FLOUR® Restaurant
The fine-dining elegance isn’t the only attraction here at FLOUR Restaurant. Chef Yogi (Yogesh Upadhyay) and his culinary team also take one step further by boldly redefining the traditional North Indian cuisine with a French twist. Using only high-quality ingredients sourced from all over the world, they currently serve a special degustation Rajasthani menu. Among them includes Saag Paneer (sauteed leaves, blue cheese & brie), Lal Maas (charcoal-grilled venison & papaya) and Jaisamand Ki Machli (black cod, beurre blanc & eggplant). You can also accompany your gastronomic delight with a well-curated wine pairing that perfectly complements the dishes.
8) Pye’s Place at Singh Saab Restaurant
Popular tasty foods like the tandoor-baked butter chicken, aloo paratha and cheese naan are some of the must-tries at the USJ-based Pye’s Place @ Singh Saab Restaurant. They also serve good briyani sets, namely their Chicken Briyani Set served with basmati rice and succulent, yet tender chicken. Refresh yourself with a glass of fruity Mango Lassi or wash down with a nice, hot Punjabi Masala Tea.
9) Royal India
Dine like royalty at Royal India in the comfort of a posh, yet cosy restaurant. Their menu covers plenty of exquisite North Indian-style cuisine using only quality ingredients available. Start out with one of their delicious appetisers, namely Chicken Samosa and Subz Pakora (deep-fried battered fresh vegetables). Moving on with their tummy-filling mains such as Lamb Seekh Kebab, Butter Chicken and Tandoori Prawn Curry. Finish off with one of their refreshing lassis or desserts such as the homemade Mango Kulfi and the sweet milk dumplings of Gulab Jamun.
10) Drop Exchange
Drop Exchange combines Persian and North Indian cuisines under one roof, offering authentic dishes like the tandoor-roasted Boneless Butter Chicken (one of the must-tries!) and the spice-infused Kadai Paneer. Look out for their lunch special such as the Hyderabadi Dum Briyani cooked in the traditional way, which comes with a choice of chicken, mutton or vegetables. Alternatively, try their North Indian-style Aloo Gobhi Adrakhi — a combination of potato & cauliflower dish served with bread or rice.