Pilgrimage to Karim's

#1 Dec 30th, 2005, 23:03
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Just returned from the pilgrimage. Started off in the evening, Kingfisher cans on the sly in the car, Gratefuldead playing full blast in the car, picked up Indiaworker & went over to Karim's. Seek kabab, Tandoori ran, Mutton qourma, Mutton istew, roomali roti & Sheer mal. Heaven on earth!
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Okay in my books .....

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The Karim Roll (seekh kebab in roomali roti) is to die for!

To this day, I still don't know if that means mutton (ew) or chicken neck (double ew). And as a person who only eats chicken breast and tuna, inquiring minds want to know!
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The seekh kabab is originally red meat only. Off late learned men & wise scientists have created a scare around red meat eating so you get Chicken Seek Kababs too but I have never tasted them so wouldn't be able to comment.
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Originally Posted by goose The Karim Roll (seekh kebab in roomali roti) is to die for!
Next time you're in HYD do try the kabab stalls near Charminar, also the Haleem and Paya and not to forget the Biryani.

Here's an older thread on Biryani and such....
In search of the best biriyani..
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain
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Hyderabadi,
Hyderabadi Biriyani is first rate & is available at other places too but the Haleem & the Paya(trotter) soup you get near Charminar is not available anywhere else.
I am a Charminar smoker!
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Originally Posted by jyotirmoy Hyderabadi,
Hyderabadi Biriyani is first rate & is available at other places too but the Haleem & the Paya(trotter) soup you get near Charminar is not available anywhere else.
I am a Charminar smoker!
Jyotida, Hyderabadi Biryani is available only in Hyderabad, rest are plain imitations, it is said that (in Hyderabad at least) the water and the weather and the grass that the sheep (potential mutton!) feed on must be exactly right for the Biryani to be what it should be. We are pretty fanatic about our Biryani.

I'm in Hyderabad this June and if you can come down, I am willing to host a special Hyderabad IM Meet Up focussing on food. As my wife wants to visit Delhi for a day, if you can lead me to the most authentinc Hyderabadi Biryani there, we can then jointly criticise the Hyderabadi Biryani served in Dilli.
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Yes I understand what you mean, ofcourse the vegetation that the sheep or other animals eat has a profound effect on the taste & texture of the meat. Once while trekking in the Belak meadows I spent a night with a Gujjar family who were grazing their cows & bufalloes there. Next morning they offered me a glass of milk the taste of which till date I havent forgotten. When I asked them they said it was the vegetation at this place which made the milk so beautifully tasty.

Wish I could come over & eat the biriyani with you thanks a lot any way. I often eat it on Sundays at the Andhra Bhawan, fairly good.
When does your wife visit Delhi?
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Originally Posted by jyotirmoy Yes I understand what you mean, ofcourse the vegetation that the sheep or other animals eat has a profound effect on the taste & texture of the meat. Once while trekking in the Belak meadows I spent a night with a Gujjar family who were grazing their cows & bufalloes there. Next morning they offered me a glass of milk the taste of which till date I havent forgotten. When I asked them they said it was the vegetation at this place which made the milk so beautifully tasty.

Wish I could come over & eat the biriyani with you thanks a lot any way. I often eat it on Sundays at the Andhra Bhawan, fairly good.
When does your wife visit Delhi?
Matter of fact, I used to find a difference between the meat in Hyderabad and the one in the rural districts. As for the stuff we get here .

PM sent regards our Delhi visit.
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recently went to Karim's but unfortunately had to walk through another area to get to it as the Police had closed off part of the roads near the Mosque due to a religious festival, on our walk there we passed through the local abattoirs or butchers areas for chickens and goats, let me tell you I love the food a Karim's but after that walk We didn't enjoy the meal half as much...next time I going in via a different route... wouldn't it be great if you could have a cold kingfisher in Karims?
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Really enjoyed Karims, the food was excellent as was the company, Jyoti and his daughters, and found the area buzzing and lively. A must visit for all IMers coming to Delhi.
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