27 July 2018 | 3 min read
Melt-in-your-mouth Galouti Kebabs

5 Delhi Eateries That Serve Melt-In-Your-Mouth Galouti Kebabs


The succulent & juicy galouti kebab is a favourite with most meat lovers in India. Tenderised with green papaya, this traditional Lucknowi delicacy is found across Indian cities. Not every eatery can nail the dish, but here are some of the best places in Delhi for authentic melt-in-your-mouth galouti kebabs. Some of these places will deliver your meal to your doorstep, club these with your home-made food and have a sumptuous meal!

List of eateries serving Galouti Kebab

1. Al Rashida Lucknowi Galawati Kebab, Zakir Nagar

Infused with rich Awadhi spices and Lucknowi flavours, you simply cannot pass up a plate of juicy kebabs from Al Rashida. Cooked until they turn a perfect, mouth-watering golden-brown, you know you’ve been served authentic galouti kebabs from the first bite.

Tucked away in the by-lanes of Okhla, this small joint has a limited menu and seating (they serve only a few kebabs and rotis). The kebabs, however, make the trip completely worth it; not to mention, they’re also easy on the pocket.

Cost per plate (4Pcs): INR 80
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: (7:00pm-12:00am), Sunday: (7:00pm-12:00am)
Address: Jogabai Extension, Zakir Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi, Delhi 110025
Telephone: +919911080787
Served Cuisine: North Indian

2. Rajinder Da Dhaba, Safdarjung Enclave 

Image of Galouti Kebabs served in Rajinder Da Dhaba, Safdarjung Enclave

Source: Rajinder Da Dhaba

A quick peek into the kitchen, and you will see kebabs being freshly prepared here. The finely minced meat is delicately flavoured with Lucknowi spices while ensuring they are not too spicy. These are then fried until they are evenly browned and crisp on the outside, making them just melt in your mouth. Pair them with some Ulte Tawe Ka Parantha, trust us it is a match made in heaven.

Rajinder Da Dhaba One is of the most popular kebab joints in the city, but other items on the menu – Kalmi Chicken, Barra Chicken, Fish Fry and Butter Chicken – also taste just as amazing.

Cost per plate (4Pcs): INR 240
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: (3:00pm-11:00pm), Sunday: (3:00pm-11:00pm)
Address: AB-14B, Nauroji Nagar Marg, opposite Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi 110029
Telephone: +919990033229
Served Cuisine: North Indian

3. Koyla Kebab, Defence Colony

Koyla’s to-die-for galouti kebabs are flavoured with a delicious mix of Awadhi spices. These kebabs are slow-cooked, helping them retain a softness while also lending the dish an aromatic, smoky flavour.
Their service is fast despite the huge crowds. The Kakori Kebab and Mutton Boti Tikka are sure to delight your taste buds as well.

Cost per plate (4Pcs): INR 360
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: (12:00pm-11:30pm), Sunday: (12:00pm-11:30pm)
Address: Main Market, Block A, Defence Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
Telephone: +911141627744
Served Cuisine: North Indian

4. Alkakori Alkauser, RK Puram

Image of Galouti Kebabs served in Alkakori Alkauser, RK Puram

Source: Ranjan Manikavasagam via Wikipedia (CC BY 2.0)

A subtle aroma is the first thing that hits your senses when presented with a plate of galouti kebabs here. One of the best-known places in Delhi for authentic Lucknowi cuisine, Alkakori Alkauser serves galouti kebabs that are soft, flavourful and perfectly cooked. Their measured used of spices ensures the kebabs here are perfectly balanced and taste superb.

The restaurant serves other equally delicious Mughlai dishes like the Chicken Lababdar, Chicken Burrah, etc. It is especially heartening to see that the place has maintained its quality and quantity of portions over the years.

Cost per plate (2Pcs): INR 190
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: (12:00pm-11:00pm), Sunday: (12:00pm-11:00pm)
Address: Vasant Place Market, 30, near Malai Temple, Sector 6, Rama Krishna Puram, New Delhi, Delhi 110022
Telephone: +919015487786
Served Cuisine: North Indian

5. The Kebab Wala, Lajpat Nagar

Although the Kebab Wala is a small and lesser-known joint, the galouti kebabs you get here are sure to keep you coming back for more. These medium-spicy and well-seasoned galouti kebabs are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The perfect accompaniment – some piping hot roomali rotis for a perfect meal. Other delectable dishes you can try are the Shammi Kebabs and Reshmi Chicken Tikka.

Cost per plate (2Pcs): INR 190
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: (12:00pm-11:45pm), Sunday: (12:00pm-11:45pm)
Address: E177, Krishna Market, Lajpat Nagar 1, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
Telephone: +919818067025
Served Cuisine: North Indian

So, the next time you’re in Delhi and craving some juicy, delicious galouti kebabs, you know where to head and indulge to your heart’s content!

Have you tried this spectacular dish in any of the mentioned restaurants? Or are there any other places that you think are worth mentioning?


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