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5 Finger-Licking Good Kebab Places You Must Try Out While in Delhi

Polka Café logo Polka Café 17-04-2018 Nida Zehra

Though stone-supported skewers dating back to 17th century BC have been excavated in Greece, the first known use of the word “Kebab” for food was found in the Turkish script of Kyssa-i Yusuf in 1377 AD. The Turkish word Kebap is derived from the Arabic word “Kabab” which means roasted meat. However, the word is not found in Arabic books and its use in relation to cooking became prevalent during the Turkish period.As of today, the quest to find the best Kababs in town is like the hunt for the Holy Grail. The basic way to make them is the same, though the difference lying in the secret ingredients use is literally a secret! People have their favourites Kebabs, so the best Kabab award would be an oxymoron with every outlet making mouth-watering Kababs. Anyway, here is the list of places we recommend. :): 5 Finger-Licking Good Kebab Places You Must Try Out While in Delhi © wikimedia.org 5 Finger-Licking Good Kebab Places You Must Try Out While in Delhi

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Though stone-supported skewers dating back to 17th century BC have been excavated in Greece, the first known use of the word “Kebab” for food was found in the Turkish script of Kyssa-i Yusuf in 1377 AD. The Turkish word Kebap is derived from the Arabic word “Kabab” which means roasted meat. However, the word is not found in Arabic books and its use in relation to cooking became prevalent during the Turkish period.

As of today, the quest to find the best Kababs in town is like the hunt for the Holy Grail. The basic way to make them is the same, though the difference lying in the secret ingredients use is literally a secret! People have their favourites Kebabs, so the best Kabab award would be an oxymoron with every outlet making mouth-watering Kababs. Anyway, here is the list of places we recommend. :)

Qureshi, Jama Masjid

This is a small shop opposite to the grand mosque, but the long queues in front of it betray its secret. Words fall short while describing them. These Kababs are big in size with a healthy portion of butter per plate with it. If the best seekh is what you seek, this outlet is right at the top!P.S.: There is no place to sit, but it is still worth it. They have Chicken Kababs too, but we recommend the Mutton ones if you are fond of red meat and, most importantly, can have it!Address: Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid, New Delhi: Qureshi, Jama Masjid © instagram.com Qureshi, Jama Masjid

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This is a small shop opposite to the grand mosque, but the long queues in front of it betray its secret. Words fall short while describing them. These Kababs are big in size with a healthy portion of butter per plate with it. If the best seekh is what you seek, this outlet is right at the top!

P.S.: There is no place to sit, but it is still worth it. They have Chicken Kababs too, but we recommend the Mutton ones if you are fond of red meat and, most importantly, can have it!

Address: Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid, New Delhi

Al Kausar, R K Puram

This roadside outlet makes some amazing non-vegetarian dishes including very tasty Kababs since 1896! If you are out on a Kabab outing with your family and want to avoid the hustle bustle of old Delhi, this is the place to sit and have perfect family time as they provide a separate seating arrangement for families. The price, however, is on the higher side.Address: 30, Vasant Place Market, Near Malai Temple, R K Puram, New Delhi: Al Kausar, R K Puram © instagram.com Al Kausar, R K Puram

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This roadside outlet makes some amazing non-vegetarian dishes including very tasty Kababs since 1896! If you are out on a Kabab outing with your family and want to avoid the hustle bustle of old Delhi, this is the place to sit and have perfect family time as they provide a separate seating arrangement for families. The price, however, is on the higher side.

Address: 30, Vasant Place Market, Near Malai Temple, R K Puram, New Delhi

Khana Khazaana, Tughlaqabaad

This is place is perhaps the best-kept secrets of the city. The location is not great, that is next door to a liquor shop, but what amazing food! The adequate guards outside assist you to park your car and the ambience of the place is pretty well kept. They serve some of the yummiest kababs--not too hard and not too soft--having the perfect texture and taste. The icing on the cake is that everything here is reasonably priced, which makes it a complete “value for money” place. The service is quick as well.Address: TA-61, Okhla Main Road, Tughlaqabad Extension, Opp Tara Apartments, New Delhi: Khana Khazaana, Tughlaqabaad © justdial.com Khana Khazaana, Tughlaqabaad

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This is place is perhaps the best-kept secrets of the city. The location is not great, that is next door to a liquor shop, but what amazing food! The adequate guards outside assist you to park your car and the ambience of the place is pretty well kept. They serve some of the yummiest kababs--not too hard and not too soft--having the perfect texture and taste. The icing on the cake is that everything here is reasonably priced, which makes it a complete “value for money” place. The service is quick as well.

Address: TA-61, Okhla Main Road, Tughlaqabad Extension, Opp Tara Apartments, New Delhi

Khan Chacha, Khan Market

There are many outlets selling Kabab rolls but the heavy footfall here gives a clear indication of the authentic kebabs they make! The Chicken Seekh Kabab roll is highly recommended here. What you might not like are the long waiting time and unclean washrooms. The price is a bit on the higher side as well. You might get to see a lot of celebrity pictures with the owner, who have had visited this place.Address: Shop 50, 1st Floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi: Khan Chacha, Khan Market © instagram.com Khan Chacha, Khan Market

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There are many outlets selling Kabab rolls but the heavy footfall here gives a clear indication of the authentic kebabs they make! The Chicken Seekh Kabab roll is highly recommended here. What you might not like are the long waiting time and unclean washrooms. The price is a bit on the higher side as well. You might get to see a lot of celebrity pictures with the owner, who have had visited this place.

Address: Shop 50, 1st Floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi

Ghalib Kabab, Nizamuddin

Many people turn to the Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah every Thursday for a spiritual experience by listening to the live Qawwali sessions. There is another spiritual high for those who love food. Right before the turn for the Dargah is Ghalib Kabab corner. This place is crowded, but you will certainly be bound to come back for its juicy Kababs over and again.Address: Shop 57, Ghalib Road, Near Lal Mahal, Nizamuddin, New Delhi: Ghalib Kabab, Nizamuddin © instagram.com Ghalib Kabab, Nizamuddin

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Many people turn to the Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah every Thursday for a spiritual experience by listening to the live Qawwali sessions. There is another spiritual high for those who love food. Right before the turn for the Dargah is Ghalib Kabab corner. This place is crowded, but you will certainly be bound to come back for its juicy Kababs over and again.

Address: Shop 57, Ghalib Road, Near Lal Mahal, Nizamuddin, New Delhi

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