Kebabs are a desi carnivore’s #BAE. The char-grilled and marinated pieces of meat can turn around anyone’s day and make life beautiful again. Delhi has deep connects with the Mughals and North Indian royal families, which makes it kind of an expert in grilling the yummiest kebabs. Here are 10 places where you can head to for kebab-licious time!
The Great Kebab Factory
Ansal’s Fortune Arcade, Captain Vijyant Thapar Marg, K Block, Pocket E, Sector 18, Noida-201301 | +91 9599500998; 0120 4642921
Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi, National Highway 8, Near IGI Airport, Mahipalpur, New Delhi | 011 33105395
This fine dining restaurant is a factory of every possible kebab in the universe. Their system is simple yet unique, every guests gets served one round of kebabs (veg and/or non veg) and then they can repeat whichever particular kebab you liked. One round sounds too less right? Not when there are at least 15 types of kebabs and more than 5 types of breads to accompany them.
Corner of Kautilya Marg, Near Assam Bhawan, Kautilya Marg, Block X, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-21 | +91 9015487786
This generations-old Kebab Mullah of Old Delhi, Alkakouri Alkaauser has been providing the capital with amazing kebabs for the past three generations. Tender and heavenly, the kebabs melt in your mouth. This is also a place where you’d find veg kebabs like Tandoori Aloo & Paneer Tikka being served. The must-have dishes here would be Kakori Kebab, Mutton Galaoti, Murgh Malai Tikka, Paneer Tikka to name a few.
Ashok & Ashok
5820/42, Subhash Chowk, Sadar Thana, Near Azad Market, Azad Market, Delhi-06 | +91 9213575323
Hidden away in the bustling streets of Sadar Bazar, this dhaba – as the name suggests – if famous for its meat preparations. The place has no seating arrangement but the food is so good that you won’t even miss the chairs. With everything prepared in pure desi ghee, some of the heavenly things that you must try here are the tandoori chicken, chicken malai tikka and mutton barra.
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Generations swear by the authentic food at this eatery. Known and loved for its signature dishes like the Nikari and Bara Kabab, Karim’s is the go-to place for Mughlai lovers. With the third generation of Karim Sahib, a royal chef in the kitchens of the Last Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Karim has established around nine outlets in the city.
J 56, Sector 18, Noida-201301 | 0120 4563333
29, Defence Colony Market, Block A, New Delhi-24 | 011 24333124
The first of its kind drive in experience, Colonel Kebabz’s signature ‘dine-in-your-car’ system is what made them even more popular. When it comes to the kebabs, Colonel Kebabz does a flawless job. Right from their fish tikka to their mutton seekh, every preparation is flawless and worth waiting for in a several kilometer long line.
Rajinder Da Dhaba
AB-14, Safdarjung Enclave Market, Safdarjung, New Delhi-29 | 011 26100355; 011 41653145
Rajinder Da Dhaba at Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi is a popular Dhaba-style restaurant. It’s a meat lovers’ paradise, which serves delicious non-vegetarian dishes. One must try the chicken malai tikaa, mutton barra, mutton curry and their signature kalmi chicken.
Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Malcha, New Delhi-21 | 011 26112233
Standing tall at Sardar Patel Marg, which happens to be at the mouth of the aforementioned tarmac serpent, ITC Maurya houses some super classy – to say the least – restaurants. Each of these is worth giving a try, but these are our top picks. Visit this place just for the dal makhani and the unique dining experience, which is devoid of all cutleries for true Indian-style eating.
6, Pandara Road, Pandara Market, New Delhi-03 | 011 23388836
A famous eatery located in the thriving Pandara Road market, Gulati is loved for its classic North Indian and Mughlai food. The place has got its kebab game on point with options like a cramy murgh malai tikka, a delectably charred chicken tikka and more. You can have a bite of it all with their loaded kebab platter!
8, Jama Masjid Matia Mahal Road, Matia Mahal, Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid-06 | 011 23275987; 011 23264126
Hop over to the fabled and loved Al Jawahar to treat yourself with sinfully good desi ghee doused Mughlai delicacies like kaleji gurda, nargisi kofta and chicken saag. The kebabs here are in abundance and include varieties like afghani, burra and tandoori tikkas.
Ghalib Kabab Corner
Shop 57, Ghalib Road, Near Lal Mahal, Nizamuddin, New Delhi-03 | +91 9810786479
One of the better kabab magnates in the vicinity, Ghalib Kabab Corner is your reason to overdose on the delicacy. Super gentle on your wallet and a powerhouse of flavors, the dishes here include certain specials like Mutton Qurma, Mutton Shami Kabab and the mutton Tikka Roll.
Here are some more kebabs by the street in Delhi for your palate’s desire!