Delhi and its rich love affair with food needs no introduction. Having been the capital of various kingdoms, the walled city adapted to a variety of cuisines over time. The refugee settlements and migrant communities also contributed their fair share to the foodscape of the city. And no matter how hostile a relationship we shared with the British, Delhiites sure have a very special place for British breads, desserts and stews that our erstwhile colonisers introduced us to. One of the most celebrated cuisines in Delhi is the Mughlai cuisine. From biryani, to rolls, korma and kebabs, you would find them at every nook and corner of the city. Especially the melt-in-mouth kebabs of all kinds, Delhi houses many iconic and fancy joints that serve delicious kebabs.
Here are some of our most favourite kebab places in Delhi:
1. Qureshi Kebab Corner
The legendary kebab stall outside Jama Masjid is a haven for all meat lovers in town. Named after Haji Abdul Ghani Qureshi, the stall has been serving their special kebabs in old Delhi for 72 years now. Presently, the shop is run by his five children who are also called the Qureshi brothers. From crushing spices to mincing the meat, the Qureshis do it all on their own. The wholesome kebabs are currently priced between 20 to 80 rupees.
Where: Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid, New Delhi
Cost For two: INR 150
2. Ghalib Kebab Corner
Do you love the old world charm of Delhi? If yes, then you must visit Ghalib Kabab Corner situated near Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah. Operating till late in the night, Ghalib Kabab Corner's rich Mughlai fare will leave you licking your fingers. Their kebabs are a hearty blend of masalas, with perfectly pounded meat and lots of ghee. You can enjoy the juicy and crispy seekh kebabs right there itself or pack some for yourself for your ride back home, the choice is yours.
Where: Shop 57, Ghalib Road, Near Lal Mahal, Nizamuddin, New Delhi
Cost For Two: INR 350
3. Al Kauser
The lips-smacking fare of Al Kauser, Chanakyapuri has been delighting the South Delhi foodies for quite some time now. With the strong word of mouth in its favour, the iconic joint has also managed to pull kebab lovers from different parts of the city over the years. We suggest you to come here with enough room in your stomach. From kakori kebabs, galouti kebabs, burrah kebab to kaleja shahi tikka, Al Kauser will leave you spoilt for choice. They also offer a good range of options for vegetarians too.
Where: Near Assam Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Cost For Two: INR 750
4. Rajinder Da Dhaba
Think dhaba, and you are bound to picture a dingy little place with dilapidated walls and corners. Rajinder Da Dhaba may shatter your pre-conceived notions about a 'dhaba' with its well-lit complex, but the kebabs you have at this posh take-away are every bit the spicy and greasy treat you would expect them to be, or even better. In addition to the take-away shop, you can sit and enjoy a variety of kebabs, kormas, curries and biryanis at the dine-in restaurant situated right beside Rajinder Da Dhaba.
Where: AB-14, Safdarjung Enclave Market, Safdarjung, New Delhi
Cost For Two: INR 800
5. Khan Chacha
Khan Chacha is one of the oldest street food joints in Khan Market. The number of people queuing outside the shop for their plate of kebabs at all times is enough to tell you just about how iconic the place is. In addition to succulent kebabs, Khan Chacha is renowned for its roomali rolls stuffed with filling kebabs too! There, we saw you slurping!
Where: Shop 50, 1st Floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi
Cost For Two: INR 600
So what are you waiting for? Head to these places now and appease all your kebab cravings.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.