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Old 11th April 2013, 17:37   #481
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Holy cow! Is that one serving of roasted chicken you have there?

My bad though, I was looking for a place that sells tikki-style kebabs. For the regular kebabs, Def Col has a couple of joints and so does the 'under the flyover' market in Lajpat Nagar - 1.

I'll definitely go to MI Meat Suppliers for the roasted chicken and pakoras.

Will also try Sab ki khatir for the tikki kebabs, by the way what's the hidden joke with kakori kebabs being too soft?
actually thats a half plate. The full plate is enough for 2 people.

The kakori kebabs thing is no joke :-) I had a smile on my face because I thought of the first time I had kakori kebabs. I was in Delhi on work from Bombay, and was meeting from friends in Khan Market. Ap ki Khatir used to have a small outlet in Khan Market then (by the way they have opened up in GK 1 M block as well). I had my first plate of Mutton Burra which just blew my mind and then my first kakori which just started falling apart when I lifted them up like you would do to a sheekh kebab. I was a devotee of kakori from then on (having first heard the name in Rang de Basanti).
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I though the ap ki khatir is closed now at nizammudin. They opened one outlet in SDA - Cblock Mkt. The kakoris and kebabs are as usual good there. Could you please point out where is their recently opened outlet in GK1. This outlet will be nearest to home

For Def Col Market: Salim's has opened in recent time. I dont' like Col Kebab either.

In Def col market there is a new roll place called "rollmall". Its by the same people who are behind mamagato. Check them out. awesome rolls. Incidentally there is a review in TOI -DT today on them.

For Rolls : there is small place in panchsheel market called Aalis. Their double mutton double egg is excellent.

Update on Chinese :
Mamagato people have opened a small takeaway chinese joint in Kailash colony market called "Speed Chow". Again good stuff.

Another excellent option is Asian Haus. Awesome stuff. Probably one the best in Delhi.

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Yaar maine bhi khaana hai . Where is this place bro, I live in Gurgaon but will happily go to Delhi for that chicken.

One thing should Non Veg be eaten in Navratras, not from a religious point of view, I am Hindu and eat in Navratras, my question is, is Non Veg fresh in this time with general sales going down.

You are right about the Karims bit, None of the dishes are special on their own but the whole experience is quite something. I was told the real Karims is in Chandani Chowk, is this true?.
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MI is near Lodhi Road behind IHC in meharchand market.

Regarding Karims : Yes, their first outlet was in chandani chowk in gali kebabiyaan. Karim is quite over-rated. Though i agree they do make few items really well. If you are going to Karim and eating butter chicken then you are wasting your time. Stick to mughlai dishes and they are consistent and good.
Whenever we drop in at Karims (and i prefer only chandni chowk branch) : We generally order between Mutton burrah (probably the best in delhi), mutton stew, chicken stew, Quorma & magaz.

I have always found Jawahar to be better than Karims because their cuts of meat are much better.


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Yaar maine bhi khaana hai . Where is this place bro, I live in Gurgaon but will happily go to Delhi for that chicken.

One thing should Non Veg be eaten in Navratras, not from a religious point of view, I am Hindu and eat in Navratras, my question is, is Non Veg fresh in this time with general sales going down.

You are right about the Karims bit, None of the dishes are special on their own but the whole experience is quite something. I was told the real Karims is in Chandani Chowk, is this true?.
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Yaar maine bhi khaana hai . Where is this place bro, I live in Gurgaon but will happily go to Delhi for that chicken.

One thing should Non Veg be eaten in Navratras, not from a religious point of view, I am Hindu and eat in Navratras, my question is, is Non Veg fresh in this time with general sales going down.

You are right about the Karims bit, None of the dishes are special on their own but the whole experience is quite something. I was told the real Karims is in Chandani Chowk, is this true?.
Depends on the shop. Street shops typically have high turnover and should be ok.

Last navratras I had a very bad experience at the very pricey corriander leaf in Ggn.
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I have eaten at least a hundred times in the last 30 years in Karim's, 90% at the Jamma Masjid branch, a few times at Nizzamuddin and a few at the Malaviya Nagar branch. The Old Delhi one is much better than the others, though recently their quality has become variable. Most of the times the Barra Kebabs are heavenly, but on quite a few occasions quite bad.

I find that Karim's forte is Mutton, and having chicken is a strict no-no, as other establishments have much better chicken preparations at much lower prices.
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I have eaten at least a hundred times in the last 30 years in Karim's, 90% at the Jamma Masjid branch, a few times at Nizzamuddin and a few at the Malaviya Nagar branch. The Old Delhi one is much better than the others, though recently their quality has become variable. Most of the times the Barra Kebabs are heavenly, but on quite a few occasions quite bad.

I find that Karim's forte is Mutton, and having chicken is a strict no-no, as other establishments have much better chicken preparations at much lower prices.
Couple of weeks back, at the old delhi one we ordered the raan. I had been waiting for years to muster up the stomach for eating. It was such a colossal dissappointment - under cooked, hard (as if it had been refrigerated) - just terrible. It just made for good food porn for facebook pics, thats all. I agree their Burra is good, the kormas' are very mediocre (get the same taste at ten dozen other restaurants), their sheekh kebabs are average, their exotic kebabs (I think Shah Jahan Kebab) were pretty good. Their best dish for me was the magaz/bheja.
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Tried MI Meat Store's roast chicken, chicken pakoras and chicken kebab roll.

I asked him to pack all three so pakoras were almost no good, these must be consumed while hot, after 45 mins all crispness was gone.

Roast chicken was good while the kebab rolls were just ok. The chutney was only green spicy water, very spicy for my taste at least.

What I also realized was that their half plate means half kg, at the price they offer it, it's very cheap.

Will go back for roast chicken for sure.
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I wish to have the smoked chicken. The authentic one where chickens are cooked with smoke in the oven with wooden shavings for upto 24 hrs. Searched for a while online, but all Delhi has to offer is roasted chickens and not smoked ones. Suggestions invited.
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I wish to have the smoked chicken. The authentic one where chickens are cooked with smoke in the oven with wooden shavings for upto 24 hrs. Searched for a while online, but all Delhi has to offer is roasted chickens and not smoked ones. Suggestions invited.
Smoked chicken pieces are available at - Pig Poe, Jorbag market. Have no idea if they have a whole chicken, but you can always order a full smoked chicken from them.
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I asked him to pack all three so pakoras were almost no good, these must be consumed while hot, after 45 mins all crispness was gone.
Bhai, you have to stand and eat there. Sacrifices, sacrifices.

Went last night to Bijoli Grill which is the restaurant at Bongo Bhawan, on Hailey Road, opposite Modern School, Barakhamba Road. I had last been to Bongo Bhawan 2 years back, when the canteen was not open to outsiders - we had to plead with the manager to allow us to eat as we were very hungry, and thankfully he fed us some very regular rice and alu posto.

But I had heard that things had changed, with this new restaurant which was open to non-residents. We had Kasha Mangsho, and Betki Soris, with Luchi and (unexpectedly top class) Parathas for Rs.600. Very satisfying meal, and the mutton was done perfectly. The fish was slightly over-fried, but I really sympathise with restaurants which try and serve fish in Delhi - the logistics really boggle my mind. They have 2 sections - one is the section where you can eat very cheaply priced thalis (100 rupees for chicken thali), which is targeted towards the residents; separated by a small partition is the ala carte section which is where we sat and ordered.

All in all I will go back there. Timings: seems to be open late - we reached at 10pm.

I heard from some Bong friends that Bijoli Grill is a very famous caterer in Calcutta, and apparently their Ice cream soda (which is not an ice cream float) is very famous.
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Thanks for review.

The delhi haat WB outlet is also called Bijoli Grill and they are also from a bengal chain. I believe they must be same. Their mutton cutlets are awesome.


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Bhai, you have to stand and eat there. Sacrifices, sacrifices.

Went last night to Bijoli Grill which is the restaurant at Bongo Bhawan, on Hailey Road, opposite Modern School, Barakhamba Road. I had last been to B.
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Thanks for review.

The delhi haat WB outlet is also called Bijoli Grill and they are also from a bengal chain. I believe they must be same. Their mutton cutlets are awesome.
Not a fan of Bijoli grill here. I did not like their food in Kolkata -- and did not like it in Delhi haat either.
I find their cutlets etc to have a lot of "bhejaal", and gravy preparations are so so.

There is no major issue with fish logistics either. Decent quality freshwater fish is available in Delhi (CR Park, plus I am sure there would be other places), Noida and Gurgaon.

BTW, there is a small joint called "Ki Hangla" in Gurgaon, DLF supermart. Worth a try for Bong food.
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BTW, there is a small joint called "Ki Hangla" in Gurgaon, DLF supermart. Worth a try for Bong food.
Damn! I am forsworn off malls - so can't go there. There used to be Hangla in Bombay (on Linking Road) where they had pretty good Calcutta rolls, and Biryani - wonder if its the same thing.
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Damn! I am forsworn off malls - so can't go there. There used to be Hangla in Bombay (on Linking Road) where they had pretty good Calcutta rolls, and Biryani - wonder if its the same thing.
No it is a small place. Run by a family -- mum in law and daughter in law. It is not a mall -- but a market (like galleria). The location is exactly where Bernardo's was earlier.
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