Kebabs at Karim's

Kebabs at Karim

On Friday night we visited Karim’s Hotel for our first dinner of the holiday. Although it’s called Karim’s Hotel you can’t actually sleep here – unless you’re a kebab! Karim’s is down a small alleyway and most tourists would get lost trying to find it as there is no sign or anything. The only giveaway sign is that there’s a security guard by the entrance.

Karim's entrance

For starters everyone else had Chicken Tikka and Seekh kebabs. Dad ate the Shami Kebab before remembering to take a photo as he was extremely hungry! I didn’t eat any of this of course seeing as I am the only one in my family who doesn’t eat meat.

Chicken Tikka
Chicken Tikka

Seekh Kebab
Seekh Kebab

Amy enjoying a sekkh kebab
Amy enjoying a seekh kebab

Main course
We ordered Chicken Mughlai, Chicken Jehangiri and for me Shahi Paneer which was yum and was basically like a korma; Paneer is a type of Indian cheese. We also ordered a Palak Paneer – but the only thing I can say is that it was green! – plus 4 plain naans, which didn’t last long, so we ordered 2 more, which didn’t last much longer, so we ordered a butter naan. The naans were delicious and I dare say they could be called the best tasting naans in the whole of India!
There’s a photo down lower on this page of the workers making the breads.

Chicken Mughlai
Chicken Mughlai

Chicken Jehangiri
Chicken Jehangiri

Shahi Paneer
Shahi Paneer

After the meal we looked outside and we watched them serve up shahi paneer on to plates and take it upstairs; It was fascinating watching to see how it was made! We also saw them make naans and stick them to the side of the oven so they could cook, it was amazing to see how they made the naan breads and how quickly they were working.

Serving curry
Massive vats of curry being served to order

Serving curry
Another curry server

Making Breads
Making the breads

Making and cooking the kebabs
These people here were making kebabs and cooking them on a hot bbq which also let the smoke out; but it did go wrong at times!

Cooking kebabs
The kebabs cooking over the hot coals

Cooking kebabs
The extractor fan system when it’s working

Cooking kebabs
The extractor fan system when it’s not working

Check out the video on the next post.

By Em :) x

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