Lucknow aye aur kabab nahi khaya toh kya kiya?
When one thinks Lucknow, a few things come to mind- Imambara, a Nawabi lifestyle and, most importantly, the wide variety of food. Lucknowites swear by their food and we have to say, for good reason. Though the flavourful Lucknowi biryani is to die for, more than that, it is the kebab paratha which is the quintessential Nawabi dish that Lucknow is known for.
Let's take a look at some of the best places that carry on the legacy of this Nawabi dish.
Enough has been said and written about Tunday Kebabi. It has hosted international names like Gordon Ramsay and Naseeruddin Shah and we all know why. These guys at Tunday know how to make the classic galawati kebab the way it is meant to be made- melt in the mouth, delectable and oh so tasteful.
Though Naushijaan is quite well known amongst Lucknowites, outsiders aren't really in the loop about this little gem in Lalbagh. Often, when it comes to eating kebab parathas, it boils down to either Tunday or Naushijaan. What sets Naushijaan apart from the competition is the somewhat flaky and crispy parathas that perfectly complement the kebabs.
Lucknowites are known for their love affair with galawati kebabs. However, those are not the only kinds of kebabs you get here in the city. If you're looking for a place that serves it all, and makes it delicious, then Mubeen is the place for you. The seekh kebabs, shammi kebabs and pasanda kebabs are all made to perfection, with the perfect texture that just takes things to the next level.
Kareems is another one of those places where the kebabs just naturally live up to the age old dish. In fact, you could say that the kebabs here are fit for Nawabs. In case you're here, we would suggest that you try the shammi kebabs. The meaty flavour, infused with a few secret ingredients give the dish its unmistakable flavour.
A really different kind of take on kebabs, gravy kebabs are something that even hard core Lucknowites are unaware of. Found at Munshipulia, Raees kebab wala serves these delicacies. The kebabs have the same texture that we all know and love, paired with the delectable spicy and flavourful gravy, which gives the entire dish a whole new unmatched taste.
Here at Riyasat you can expect some melt in the mouth kebabs. The variety of kebabs is enough to make anyone's head spin and even the most die hard lovers of this dish swear by the joint. The spicy yet irresistible galawati and shami kebabs are nothing short of revolutionary, so if you haven't been here yet, then head over immediately.
This nameless little store has got undoubtedly the best seekh kebabs in town. Served with either sheermal or parathas, the kebabs are rich in flavour and have a rather gamey flavour that is really easy to like. Apart from that, it is a bit spicy, so those of you who have a low spice tolerance should steer clear from this.
With this awesome list of kebab places we are sure you can have the best of what Lucknow loves. Head to any one of these 7 places and get yourself a melt in the mouth delicious treat,