Marhaba received another delightful invitation to savour the exceptional Indian cuisine at Qureshi Bukhara, but this time was special – it was to sample their famed Qureshi Brunch. The brunch buffet offered at the acclaimed restaurant within Dusit Hotel & Suites – Doha promised an array of sumptuous dishes, reflecting the essence of India’s diverse gastronomy.

I was joined by a companion who is an adventurous professional chef and is currently visiting Qatar. Given her fondness for Indian cuisine, she was eager to dive into the culinary creations of Qureshi Bukhara. As we arrived, the staff greeted us warmly and led us to our table. The dim lighting and wooden accents throughout the restaurant evoked the intimate and rustic charm of a cave-like setting. We dropped our bags and hurried to the buffet station, where Archana, our amiable host, guided us through the spread.

First stop: the salad station, offering a wide selection including beetroot salad, Kala Chana salad (black chickpea), chicken salad*, assorted vegetables, fruits, pickled lemons and onions, chutneys, and raita, allowing diners to create their own salad, with pappadams and butter naan available to complement the meal.

On to the mains: the selection impresses with a variety of traditional Indian dishes. The spread begins with Murgh Korma – chicken braised in a relatively mild, velvety yogurt sauce that’s seasoned with aromatic spices, followed by Rogan Josh, a dish of tender mutton slowly cooked with onions and spices. The seafood choice is a Jinga Malai Curry*, a delicate prawn dish. Diners can also savour the Murgh Kali Mirch Tandoori – chicken in black pepper, Seekh Kabab – tender rolls of succulent lamb mince, and Reshmi Kabab* – tender rolls of chicken mince all brought together in a mouthwatering chargrilled finish. Lastly, the Saudhey Aloo* offers a vegetarian delight, with potatoes cooked to perfection.

The further array of vegetarian dishes is just as inviting, with Aloo Gobhi offering a rich masala blend with potatoes and cauliflower, and Bhindi Hara Masala* delighting with sautéed okra, onions, and tomatoes. The Tikki Kabab, or potato patties, and the Tandoori Phool*, featuring smoked, marinated cauliflower, also stand out. Completing the feast is the Tandoori Salad – a warm medley of grilled pineapple, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and paneer, all charred to perfection in the tandoor.

Venturing to another station, we’re greeted with the aromatic Jeera RiceMurgh Yakhani Biryani, featuring soft chicken slices nestled within a bed of long-grain basmati rice, a speciality of the house, the Dal Qureshi Bukhara, a testament to patience and culinary artistry with its combination of black lentils, tomatoes, ginger, and garlic, all simmered for 34 hours, and the Jinga Tili Tinka* offering a crunch with prawns that have been marinated, coated with white sesame and breadcrumbs, and deep-fried to golden perfection.

Many might hesitate to try Indian cuisine due to its reputation for being spicy. Yet, at Qureshi Brunch, the seasoning is masterfully balanced to offer rich flavours without overwhelming heat, ensuring an enjoyable dining experience for all.

The dessert station offers two quintessentially Indian delights – the classic Gulab Jamun, drenched in saffron-honey syrup, alongside the delicate Rasmalai*, a sponge-like cheese soaked in creamy milk sauce. These signature desserts together with Salted Lassi and Masala chai* offer a satisfying finale to the meal.

Every Friday, between 1 pm and 4:30 pm, the Qureshi Brunch promises to be a feast for the senses. Delight in this lavish food experience at QAR129 per person, which includes soft drinks, or enhance your brunch enjoyment for QAR229 per person, which comes with special beverages.

For table reservations or additional details, call 4004 4052 or WhatsApp 3070 1295. Don’t miss this chance to savour the cherished tastes of India, right in the bustling heart of Qatar.

*Highly recommended by Marhaba

For more details on our experience from our previous visit, read our full review here.

Food Review- Footer

Author: Ayen Molina

Copyright © Marhaba Information Guide. Reproduction of material from Marhaba Information Guide’s book or website without written permission is strictly prohibited. Using Marhaba Information Guide’s material without authorisation constitutes plagiarism as well as copyright infringement.