It’s been a year since Mumbai welcomed Namak by The Ghost Chef, and thereafter, the delivery kitchen has taken a center stage whenever cooking seemed like a chore and one needed a day off.
Born from the concept that the soul of a Chef has taken the reins and can be felt in delicious plates of food, The Ghost Chef is founded by Chef Akhil Multani, delivers all across Mumbai. Their aim is to customise customers’ needs and offer a restaurant-style experience in the comfort of their homes.
‘Namak’ or salt is one of the most basic, yet crucial ingredients of any dish across the world. Through Namak, Ghost Chef takes the customer on a gastronomic journey of North Indian and Mughlai cuisines, while also venturing into niche ones such as Andhra, Parsi, Maharashtrian, Rajasthani, amongst others. The menu caters to comfort foods that satisfy both, the palette and soul. Customers can enjoy an extensive selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian Kebabs which feature Chef’s specials such as Chatpate Tandoori Aloo; Thecha Broccoli; Chicken Burra Tangdi and Chicken Reshmi Tikka. The Mains showcase a wide variety of Indian flavours in dishes such as Ghee Roast Paneer, a Manglorean special which also comes in a non-veg version with Prawns. Customers will also find comforting dishes such as Kalimirch Paneer, black peppercorn marinated cottage cheese paired with a rich cashew cream gravy; Laal Maas, a fiery Marwari fall-of-the-bone lamb, slow-cooked in a spicy red chili & onion gravy; and Savji Mutton, Vidarbha style stone flower masala roasted, boneless lamb, slow-cooked overnight. To accompany these, customers can choose from a selection of Indian Breads, Sides and Rice preparations such as Chef’s special Namak Special Dal Khichdi; Paneer Makhanwala Biryani; Butter Chicken Biryani; and Chicken and Mutton Yakhni Pulao.
All the food at The Ghost Chef is cooked fresh and does not use any ready made or pre-prepared products. For those looking for party catering, The Ghost Chef has a format which allows customers to order components separately, and assemble the dish at home by following simple, easy-to-follow video instructions. The kitchen has carefully selected talented Chefs who use the finest ingredients and follow quality hygiene practice keeping the customer’s comfort at the forefront at all times.
Chef Akhil has also added two more kitchens to the portfolio since the launch of Namak. Alas, which boasts of a very traditional Lebanese and Greek menu with influences of Turkey; and IL Sale, which caters to Italian food lovers. Both brand names are also translations of salt from their native languages.
Speaking about the success, Founder and Chef, Akhil Multani said, “Being a big foodie and a chef professionally, I saw a gap in the market from where one could order different specialty foods without placing multiple orders and spending on deliveries separately for all the orders. Imagine being able to order Indian Biryanis, Lebanese dips, Asian Starters and Salads & Pasta all from one roof, with all 4 being their specialities at the same time. It seemed like a dream that I wanted to achieve, and we have been seeing a great response from our customers as they love the idea of ordering different cuisines at the same time.
We aim at giving the best quality food by using the best ingredients, and are constantly making efforts to keep up the quality. We are also focussing on increasing the portion size, as requested by our patrons.”
Guests can place their orders for Namak via Thrive and Swiggy.