AMALA EXPRESSNamed after the luxurious MaharajaExpress in India, Amala Express takes youto a journey of various Indian States,unlocking captivating tales of their origin,awe-inspiring culture and unique cuisine.Come with us as we take you to a magicalride through the delectable destinations ofcolourful India.
Welcome to a Magical Ride through Delectable India.Throughout your journey, we will be stopping at variousdestinations where you can learn more about the culture, smell theenchanting homegrown spices and taste delightful dishes madewith all the love that India is so famous for.N OR T HUttar Pardesh - Everything glitters, everything is goldHome to the Golden City of the East, UP has so much to offer, from Sham-eAwad, glorious evenings rich in culture, to gold and silver handicrafts andscrumptious sweets. Famous dishes include elaborate cuisine like kebabs, kormas,biryani, nahari-kulchas, zarda, sheermal, roomali rotis and warqi parathas. Imartia dessert from Jaunpur is also one of the favourites.Language: HindiSpice: Fennel, The vitamin and mineral content in fennel contributes to bonehealth and in regulating blood pressure, heart health and building immunityDelhi: Keep calm and curry on!Old Delhi and New Delhi are only two faces of the same coin. Delhi was acelebratory and ceremonial center of India during most of Indian history. Mughalera Red Fort and Jama Masjid mosque stand proudly in Old Delhi, surrounded byChandni Chowk, its vibrant bazaar. New Delhi brings contrast as the capital ofIndia, urban with its metro railways and big industries.Famous foods include Parathas, to start a healthy day most of the families inDelhi prepare Parathas. A perfect meal for hungry college students, may it bevegetarian or non-vegetarian, it is one of the common street foods in Delhi.Parathas are enjoyed frequently as a late-night snack.Language: HindiSpice: New Delhi does not have any particular indigenous spice
N OR T HKashmir: Eat, Noon Chai, LoveWith its amazing natural beauty, this paradise on earth is known for its distinctculture, unique language, food, music and dance. Famous for saffron, warmphirans (clothing), various spices and noon chai (pink tea), Kashmir has a flavourof its own.Language: KashmiriSpice: Saffron, considered one of the world's most expensive spices. Saffron isbelieved to be more valuable than gold. The stigmas are used to make medicine usedfor pulmonary healthHaryana: Don’t cry over spilt milk, we have a lot more!Due to abundance of milk, dairy products are the foundation of its cuisine. Specificdishes include kadhi, pakora, besan masala roti, kheer, methi gajar and tamatarchutney.Language: HaryanviSpice: Garlic, used for many conditions related to the heart and blood systemPunjab: Don't fear, dress bolder and dance Bhangra!The people of Punjab know how to celebrate, may it be welcoming spring at theKite Festival, performing Bhangra to the world-famous Punjabi tunes or evencelebrating its hot summers with the cooling effect of its world famous yogurtdrink Lassi.Language: PunjabiSpice: Aniseed, perfect to regulate digestion and used for antiseptic properties
CENTRALMadhya Pardesh: Lakes, lakes, everywhere!Bhopal, with its luscious greens and rushing lakes got its name from King Bhoj,who built a dam or "pal" in Hindi, which led to the alleged forming of many lakes,hence its nickname "City of Lakes". Famous for meat-based dishes, such as roganjosh, korma, qeema, biryani and kebabs, MP brings its own flavour to India.Language: HindiSpice: Ginger used in a variety of forms helps with appetite, pain and treatingmotion sicknessWESTMaharastra - Sing it, dance it, and shake it offBirthplace of Bollywood. Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, contributes tomore than 1900 films every year, with 3.6 billion movie tickets sold. If you happento stroll around this populous city, you are sure to find many street food delicacies.Popular dishes include batata wada, masala bhat, pav bhaji, and wada pav.Language: MarathiSpice: Pomegranate Seed, a perfect antioxidant, it is best for anti-inflammationRajasthan: La vie en roseThe great Indian desert of Rajasthan is widely known for its pink city. In 1876, theruler Maharaja Singh to welcome the Prince of Walesand Queen Victoria, adornedJaipur in pink paint, giving birth to The Pink City. Cooking in Rajasthan, an aridregion, has been strongly shaped by the availability of ingredients. Gram flour is amain ingredient of Marwari food, due to the scarcity of vegetables in the area.Language: RajasthaniSpice: Chili, used for topical application in many anesthetics.
WESTGujarat: Good Morning Sunshine!Thread by thread, Gujarat's "Zari" and "Kathi" industries have made this statefamous, while it has danced its way into everyone’s heart with "dhoklas" and"dandiya raas". Gujrat has a very different flavour in India. Dhoklas, most famousfor their memorable yellow colour is a celebrated morning food item that has putGujarat on the map of the world! Other famous foods include khakra, fafda etc.Language: GujaratiSpice: Cumin, benefits of cumin are still being discovered to this day. Using cuminas a spice improves iron generation, blood regulation and better digestionGoa: Vitamin SeaOver 450 years of Portuguese rule and the influence of the Portuguese culturepresents visitors to a cultural environment not found elsewhere in India. Rice,seafood, coconut, vegetables, meat and local spices are some of the main ingredientsin Goan cuisine. The area is located in a tropical climate, which means that spicesand flavours are intense. Use of kokum is another distinct feature. Goan food isconsidered incomplete without fish.Language: KonkaniSpice: Kokam, best for liver and heart health, is also known to improve mentalhealthEASTWest Bengal: a' la KolkataThe City of Palaces is famous for Bengali cuisine, with the only traditionallydeveloped multi-course tradition, with food served course-wise similar to themodern service à la russe style of French cuisine. Rice and Fish are staple Bengalicuisines. Fish curry being one of the favourites.Language: BengaliSpice: Cardamom, best for dental and digestive health
SO UT HTamil Nadu: Watch TV and ChillTamil Nadu has a rich royal heritage of the three warring Iron Age Kingdoms ofthe Cheras, the Chola and the Pandyas. One may watch over 30 television channelsin Tamil alone. Tamil food is characterised by its use of rice, legumes, and lentils,along with distinct aromas and flavours achieved by blending of spices such asmustard, curry leaves, tamarind, coriander, ginger, garlic, chili pepper, cinnamon,clove, cardamom, cumin, nutmeg, coconut and rose water.Language: TamilSpice: Cinnamon, with antidiabetic properties, Sage, best for boosting brain health,Turmeric, with powerful anti-inflammatory benefitsTelangana: Shine bright like a diamondCovered in sparkly diamonds and natural pearls, Kohinoor and the biggest singlerock statue in the world, Hyderabad shines bright with its own 140 variations ofBiryani alone. If you ever visit, do not forget to order Hyderabadi Biryani!Language: TelaguSpice: Red Chilies, fiery Telangana chillies are high on Vitamin A and C andfamous for treating migrainesKerala: Forever greenThe Evergreen City, crowned so by Gandhi, the green state of India, where itsflora, its tea estates and waterfalls make it an oasis of tranquility, amidst theshores of the Arabian Sea. Traditional Kerala food is mostly vegetarian, Keralasadhya is an elaborate vegetarian banquet prepared for festivals and ceremonies.Language: MalayalamSpice: Pepper, best for boosting metabolism
Vegetarian StartersZaituni Paneer Tikka (V,D)Tandoori Cottage Cheese Piccatas, Yoghurt, Spices, OlivesAED70Aloo Tikki (V,D)Potato Gallets, Chickpeas and Tamarind70Punjabi Samosa (V)Potatoes, Green Peas, Cumin70Kanpuri Barkat ki Chaat (V,D)Baby Spinach fritters, Lentil Dumplings, Chickpeas,Tamarind, Sweet Yogurt60Non-Vegetarian StartersSorshe Mahi Tikka (S,D)Catch of the Day, Yogurt, Kasundi Mustard90Bhopali Gilafi Seekh (D)Mince Lamb, Onions, Peppers, Coriander90Murgh Tikka (D)Tandoori Boneless Chicken Thigh, Spices, Yogurt100*Items indicated are not part of half board(V) Vegetarian (N) Nuts, (D) Diary, (S) Seafood, Gluten free items are available on request.All prices are in UAE Dirhams and inclusive of 7% Municipality Fees, 10% Service Charge and Value Added Tax*Items indicated are not part of half board
Main Course - VegetarianBombay Aloo (V)Potatoes, Mustard, Cumin, Curry LeavesAED70Guncha-Wa-Qeema Dum Pukht (V,D)Cauliflower Florets, Peppers, Onion Tomato Masala90Subz Kolhapuri (V,D)Stir-fried Vegetables, Onions, Tomatoes, Kolhapuri spice mix90Chole Do Pyaza (V,D)Chickpeas, Onions, Tomatoes90Paneer Sirka Pyaaz (V,D)Tandoori Paneer Tikka, Pickled Shallots90Dal Makhani (V,D)Slow cooked Black Lentils, Tomatoes, Cream, Dried Fenugreek75Dal Tadka (V,D)Yellow Lentils, Cumin, Onions and Tomato75Non - VegetarianMurgh Makhni, Well known as ‘Butter Chicken” (N,D)Tandoori Chicken Tikka, Tomatoes, Cashew Nuts, Dried Fenugreek105Madras Chicken CurryMustard, Black Pepper, Curry Leaves, Coconut Milk105Shahi NehariSlow-cooked Prime Cuts of Lamb, Coriander, Brown Onions120RoganjoshSlow-cooked Prime Cuts of Lamb, Onions,Kashmiri Red Chillies, Dry Ginger120Goan Jhinga Curry (S)Prawns, Coconut Milk, Chillies, Kokum120*Items indicated are not part of half boardare not forpart Vegetariansof half board (N) Contains NutsDishes indicated*Itemswithindicated(V) Suitable(V) Vegetarian (N) Nuts, (D) Diary, (S) Seafood, Gluten free items are available on request.(B) AllContains(H) HealthyOption(D)Dairy (S)Fees,Shellfish(O) ChargeDiabeticFriendly,Freeprices areAlcoholin UAE Dirhamsand inclusiveof 7%Municipality10% Serviceand ValueAddedGlutenTaxitems are available on request
Biranj – Dum BiryaniAwadhi Gosht Biryani (D,N)Basmati Rice, Lamb, Mace, Rose Water, Saffron, Dried FruitsAED120Murgh Biryani (D,N)Basmati Rice, Chicken, Mace, Rose Water, Saffron, Dried Fruits115Kadhai Subz Biryani (D,V,N)Basmati Rice, Vegetables, Dried Red Chillies and Coriander Seeds105Basmati Rice30Mande Ki Mehfil - Our Signature BreadsNaan Amal (D,N)Tandoori Indian bread, Nuts30Pyaaz ka Kulcha (D)Onion, Red Chilli stuffed Tandoori Bread35Garlic Naan (D)Butter Naan (D)Cheese Naan (D)Laccha Parantha (V,D)Tandoori Roti (V)3030303030*Items indicated are not part of half board(V) Vegetarian (N) Nuts, (D) Diary, (S) Seafood, Gluten free items are available on request.*Itinclusiveems indofic7%ateMunicipalityd are not pFees,art o10%f haServicelf boaChargerd and Value Added TaxAll prices are in UAE Dirhams andDishes indicated with (V) Suitable for Vegetarians (N) Contains Nuts(C) Contains Alcohol (H) Healthy Option (D) Dairy (S) Shellfish (O) Diabetic Friendly, Gluten Freeitems are available on request
Signature and Premium DishesTandoori Chaanp* (D) (Supplement AED 55)Lamb Chops, Yogurt, Guntur Chilies, Malt VinegarTandoori Jhinga* (D, S) (Supplement AED 75)Jumbo Prawns, Yogurt, Carom SeedsAED145165Meetha – DessertsAmrakhand (V,D,N)Fresh Mango, Sweetened Yogurt45Gajar Halwa (V,D,N)Carrots Cooked with Milk, Sugar, Cardamom,Kerala Vanilla Bean Ice Cream55Amala Signature Kesar-Malai Kulfi (V,D,N)Indian Ice Cream, Reduced Milk, Saffron55Kesari Rasmalai (V,D,N)Milk Dumplings, Saffron Milk, Pistachios45*Items indicated are not part of half boardDishes indicated with (V) Suitable for Vegetarians (N) Contains Nuts(D) Contains Alcohol (H) Healthy Option (D) Dairy (S) Shellfish (O) Diabetic Friendly, Gluten Freeitems are available on request*Items indicated are not part of half board(V) Vegetarian (N) Nuts, (D) Diary, (S) Seafood, Gluten free items are available on request.All prices are in UAE Dirhams and inclusive of 7% Municipality Fees, 10% Service Charge and Value Added Tax