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Silly, silly me – Old Delhi, part 4 – Karim’s……………

September 3, 2009

I don’t know how I almost forgot it. This is how we ended our night in Old Delhi. At Karim’s.

It’s like eating BBQ in Tennessee, crayfish in New Orleans, steak in Omaha, or a cheesesteak sandwich in Philly. It is just what you are supposed to do when you visit Old Delhi. You are supposed to eat at Karim’s.

The family who runs it claims to be the from the long line of chefs to the Mughal Empire. They probably are.


Here is a sampling of what we ate……


The above bread was kind of like a thick, sweet pancake. It was yummy. And you can use it as a fork.
That’s right, you can eat with your hands here. How fun is that?

This dish above is, I believe, their signature dish. It is a lamb dish in a yummy sauce.
I am a spice wimp – the strongest spices I like are salt and parsley – and this was not too spicy for me.


This one was a chicken dish with a spinach sauce. It tasted like chicken.


This was basically a chicken kabob. Yummmmy.


There was also naan – of course. Buttered naan, garlic naan, and just naan naan.
All of it fabulouso! And yep, you really can eat with your hands – it’s like chopsticks to the Chinese.


There was a little something for everyone. I often have my liquid diet.
Drinking the water, probably not the way to go, but soda in a can – drink on my brother.
For some reason, the real Coke (not Diet) is served in a plastic cup and is not poured in front of you.
I will let you decide how you feel about that. They do have bottled water that is trustworthy.

And finally, Time magazine highly recommends Karim’s. So, there you go!


13 Comments leave one →
  1. deewane permalink
    September 5, 2009 6:03 pm

    Food, glorious, glorious food, me want it ALL πŸ˜›

  2. Jasmeet permalink
    September 5, 2009 12:24 pm

    Cliched post, but nevertheless, it has to has its place in one itinerary, nay?

  3. Nancy permalink
    September 4, 2009 10:42 am

    Looks like you’d better add that one to the list of things to do when we come! Yum.

  4. September 4, 2009 5:40 am

    Should I ever go to India, I’ll be sure to visit.

  5. September 4, 2009 4:15 am

    Read some entries in your blog. Your writing style is catchy and simple. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  6. September 4, 2009 4:01 am

    Hi, I have been reading your posts on Old Delhi and have been itching to reply on each one of them, but Im burdened with work in office and my back is now killing me :(but I just couldn’t let this one go by unreplied.

    Karims is absolutely a must do, in Old delhi. Although, Its in one of the small bylanes, but everybody just has to go there. The good news is that you dont need to go to Old Delhi to eat there. They have outlets in New Delhi too, and you can either eat in, or take away or can get it home delivered. I dont know where you live in Delhi, but i know there is one in Noida sector 18, one in Nizamuddin, one near Jamia…1-2 more at some places in South Delhi and Gurgaon too (google pls)!!

    And next time, you just have to ask them for – Burra Kebab. already slurrpinngg

    I shall write on your other Old Delhi posts, when I have more time πŸ™‚ bye bye

    • September 4, 2009 5:55 am

      THanks Maria! It was very fun – and Old Delhi is well worth the trip. I will remember the Burra Kebab. Sounds yummy.


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