Be sure of two things before you land here –
1. You need to walk along the narrow lanes of Nizamuddin which is in itself quite an exciting experience.
2. An excess dash of oil would be common with preparations.
If one is fine with both, surely expect a wonderful, hearty meal to follow !
We reached here for lunch quite late so skipped the regular rush Karim’s is synonymous with. The ambiance was traditional yet simple.
Hungry beyond words after a visit to the famous and soulful Nizamudin Auliya Dargah, we were soon served Dil Pasand Seekh Kebabs and Hot roomali rotis . Ah, kebabs were just so succulent and well-spiced with focus on ginger.
Chicken Jahangiri, an exquisite tomato – based Mughlai dish with the richness of cashew and hotness of chillies (loads of them) was the star of the day. Having it with the fluffy Khameeri Naans was a thorough delight.
Shahi Paneer ( yes, for the veg folks ) was a different take from the regular ones we are used to eating, with a base of poppy seeds to add flavor. Finally, Dal Makhni wasn’t that great, but this is not supposed to be Karim’s USP anyway!
Gentlemen serving us were polite and quick. Prices were competitive and reasonable, totally worth the food – on- offer. If authentic, lip – smacking Mughlai eating is your thing, head towards this place at the earliest !