Saturday, 26 May 2012

Salim Kababs(khan Market Wale)

Salim Kababs Khan Market Wale is owned by a gentleman Javed bhai.Javed bhai in 1996 used to sell chicken fry and fish fry in old delhi.His brother still own Al zahid nemat kada chain of restaurants in kasab pura,Sadar Bazar.

Everyone in Delhi recommend Khan Chacha for kababs, which in my opinion, is over rated. Both Khan Chacha and Salim’s Kabab corner used to be in Khan Market.However, in 2011, Salim promptly moved to the posh defence colony market.And the good news is that they are again going to open their new outlet in Khan Market in the last week of May. The address of Salim Kababs (khan Market Wale)is Shop 3,Defence Colony Market,Back Lane,New Delhi and the contact numbers are 011-65879989,9891519242,9990259785.

Javed eloquently argues that when you are hungry you can eat and praise any kind of food,but you can make the distinction between good and bad food only when your tummy is not empty. The eatery has few high tables where you can eat.One also have the option to enjoy the delicious kababs in quintessential Delhi style of eating in a car.I ordered for Mutton Kakori Kabab(Rs 130)and Chicken Afghani Roasted(Rs 160).Kakori kabab was soft and succulent and did melt in the mouth.The spices added were up to the mark.Usually, to soften the kababs,some acid is added to it. But,here they use pineapple fruit for the same. It’s a best place to eat Mutton kababs.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Chidambaram's New Madras Hotel

The other day, I was invited for a meeting at India Habitat Centre to plan an event to be held on 23rd June. The meeting got delayed by an hour because no one including the person who called the meeting was on time. The best way a foodie can utilise the time is to explore the good eateries and food. I asked auto rickshaw driver to drop me at any place where I can have my brunch. He had a great foodie instinct and straightaway dropped me at Chidambaram’s New Madras Hotel, famous for South Indian Food.

The address is Chidambaram’s New Madras Hotel, Shop No.7,Khanna Market,Lodhi Road and phone numbers are 24611726,24617702,9312220478,9811301534.The restaurant is owned by C.Kumar and C.Raju.Chidambaram who started the restaurant is no more. It was opened up in 1930 to provide food to officers in British Government who were from South India.In 1950 they had moved to this new place in Khanna market.

We ordered 3 in 1 rava dosa(Rs.90) and a plate of dahi vada. It was served on a plate covered with banana leaves.The three portions of the dosa had three different fillings-paneer masala,potatoe masala and crushed coconut. The 3 in 1 rava dosa was crispy and well stuffed.Sambhar and coconut chutney was awesome.It was truly delectable.They first serve hot spicy rasam which one can sip to wait for the ordered food.The dahi vada was equally good.

The nice ambience, wide range of food and friendly staff make Chidambaram's New Madras Hotel Restaurant a place worth visiting!