Kader Khan’s Sheesha has made a grand entrance to Pune’s vast variety of restaurants. Bringing in authentic Mughlai and Awadhi cuisine, Chef Kader Khan and his team have prepared an extensive menu of kebabs, biryanis and scrumptious spreads of food from the tandoor.
The breezy ambience of Sheesha and cabana setting makes it the perfect place to unwind after a hectic day. To add to this, there are live music sessions that serve as the perfect accompaniment, creating the right harmony between the food and experience.
For starters, there is an enormous choice between vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. The Baby Corn Amritsari is a crispy yet delicate option to begin with. The Makai Malai Seekh Kebab is a cheesy delight mixed with the creamy taste of corn pieces. Served on a sizzler plate, the Paneer Shaslik consists of tender pieces of cottage cheese marinated in yoghurt and spices, served with grilled capsicum and onions to enhance the taste. The Murgh Afghani Tikka is a spicy starter of chicken pieces marinated and cooked to perfection in the tandoor. Adding a special taste to this, the Murgh Zaffrani Tikka is a tender chicken marinade cooked in the subtle flavours of saffron and other condiments.
The numerous options in the main course menu will leave you confused but willing to take a bite of everything. Worry not, all the highlights from the mains are featured here. Some of the signature dishes of Sheesha include Dal Bukhara, Lahsooni Palak, Mutton Rogan Josh and Murgh Lahsooni. all these dishes go very well with an assortment of buttered Naan, Roomali Roti or Tandoori Roti. These dishes are known for their rich, creamy gravies and subtle flavours in succulent meats. Another classic of this restaurant is their biryani. The Subz Dum Biryani is the perfect option for vegetarians that is filled with marinated vegetables, topped the sweetness of crispy fried onions. The Murgh Dum Biryani and Gosht Dum Biryani are generously filled with tender pieces of spiced chicken and mutton.
The surprise in the desserts lie in the Avadhi Lahsoon ki Kheer. A milk-based creamy pudding dish with hints of garlic in it that will surely suit all palettes. The Shahi Tukda is made from pieces of fried bread dipped in sugar syrup that is infused with saffron and rose essence. The traditional ones would surely go for Gulab Jamun served with vanilla ice cream to end the meal on a sweet yet predictable note.
Sheesha is located at Ishanya Mall, Yerawada.