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Karim Hotels, Delhi

Karim Hotels, Delhi

Jama Masjid. Chandni Chowk. Lal Quila.
This neighborhood is definitely one of the filthiest in India.
It doesn’t really matter, because tucked in one corner of the Masjid lane is a whole new world.
A mecca for foodies.

Karim Hotels Pvt. Ltd. has been delighting us with divine Mughlai cuisine for almost a century now, established in 1913. I had been fortunate enough to hog here a dozen of times, and it just keeps getting better everyday. The menu card boasts of a recommendation by the Lonely Planet and the “Best of Asia” by times magazine. The Roomali Rotis and Naans are cooked right in front of you. The delicacies include roasted goat, brain curry, burra etc. with a wide assortment of curries fit for a king’s plate.

Whatever I say about the food of that place, it’s less. So I’ll just stop here and recommend some of my favorites from there:

  • Tandoori Burra (Clay-Oven-Roasted Mutton)Karim's on Times magazine
  • Tandoori Raan (Spiced leg roasted in oven)
  • Dil Pasand Seekh Kabab (A special preparation roasted on direct heat, after wrapping spiced minced mutton on skewer)
  • Romali Roti (Bread of flour baked in the oven)
  • Makhani Murgh-e-Jahangiri (Chicken cooked with butter)
  • Kheer Benazir (prepared with milk, broken rice, sugar)
  • Shahi Tukda (fried bread soaked in condensed milk)

The menu keeps changing according to the local festivals and seasons. So keep your options open. And leave your calorimeter back home, becasue all preprations are done in desi ghee (butter).

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