Behari kebabs

When I was living away from Karachi, my first meal on trips back would invariably involve behari kebabs and puri parathas. I can’t get enough of the stuff and The News has an article on the origins of the dish in Karachi. Apparently behari kebab connoisseurs have one Juma Khan to thank for bringing the dish to Karachiites.

My favourite place for behari kebabs is Meerut Kebab House near Gurumandar. Where’s yours?

19 Comments so far

  1. MB (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 1:58 pm

    Excellent one CY.
    Yes , for sure Meerut is best. A list of best Kebab places would be great. “Kebab Khaney” ke liye kuch bhi karayga. lolz


  2. MB (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 2:02 pm

    Will sure visist JUMA KHAN’s place at Rehmat Chowk. Lets see if he allows us to take some pics.


  3. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 3:43 pm

    Food Roundup (Masala TV) was showing “Green Creamy Tikka” & it was looking spectacular. Does any1 of u know where they are served ?


  4. imran (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 7:29 pm

    Meerut Kebab House -The Best


  5. IllusionFS (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 8:25 pm

    Juma Khan at Rehmat chowk, ok I have to check that out. Meerutth tastes great. On Burns Road theres a Kebab House place I think its called Waheed Kebab House, its just great. The place is not a very clean place to sit & eat, but I wouldnt care about it :) you can always sit in your car and enjoy the delights (if you are lucky enough to find a Parking Nearby).


  6. SWA (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 9:02 pm

    BEHARI KEBABS! Ooh! my mouth is watering now.

    There is this old kebab shop in Bahadurabad named Al-Kabab. It is in one of the circular streets that run parallel to the main Bahadurabad roundabout. If you havent ever tried their Kebabs, you HAVE to try them once. I think they are unmatched in the whole city. The shop looks kinda run down, but these people have been making Behari Kebabs since I was a kid, and DAM* they’re good!


  7. KhiTorPitt (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 9:05 pm

    Yah IllusionFS, I am with you, Waheed hotel at burns road is the best when it comes to chicken tikka, Bihari and Fry Kabab.


  8. Razz (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 9:27 pm

    Noorani Kebabi House is worth a visit too …


  9. Aussie_Paki (unregistered) on October 29th, 2006 @ 5:28 am

    Ah…I am away and the first thing I want is Pakola…Dil Bola Pakola =D…but yeh not sure if you could Eit the kebabs anymore due to the hygine reasons =/.


  10. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 29th, 2006 @ 11:40 am

    Waheed ka koi namul badal nahi. It rocks

    @Cy: where and why were you hiding on eid occassion?


  11. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on October 29th, 2006 @ 1:19 pm

    @SWA: Al Kebab (Bahadurabad) surely does serve wonderful Kebab offerings. Their parathas are also quite good, but a bit too greasy for my liking.


  12. Keep Walking! (unregistered) on October 29th, 2006 @ 1:41 pm

    Meeruth of course. And Al-Majeed at Kharadar!!


  13. Gibran (unregistered) on October 29th, 2006 @ 10:06 pm

    Meerath Rocks!


  14. alybaba (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 8:02 am

    I’m sorry but Al-Kabab has held this title for years.


  15. IllusionFS (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 9:05 am

    Al Kebab rocks. Love their kebabs.

    Aussie_Paki: I am offended by your comment. Stop thinking that we all eat low hygiene food and stop pretending that you only eat quality food. Australia or wherever you are, all places sell low quality food as well as high quality food. And remember no one is a saint in the food industry, everybody wants to make money. And stop degrading Pakistani food by calling it low on Hygiene. If your body cant take it, say that you have a weak body. Dont say anything to the food :D

    I think all the places mentioned are good clean enough for me, and they can kick Mcdonalds, KFCs and other mass produced foods buttocks any time of the day.


  16. ny (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 10:25 am

    @Illusionfs: i agree with you. Loved this, “mass produced foods buttocks any time of the day”.

    Also one more outlet, Ghaffar Kabab House at Delhi Society near Naheeds/Dmart. Their Kakabs too rock. Talking about Meeruth Kabab house there is one also in Mohammed Ali Society. Al-Kabab is awesome…do try their Kheeree botis too. Divine!!!


  17. Aussie_Paki (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 10:37 am

    There was no need to be offended. No one intended to offend you. It was just implying I would not eat it. There is no stopping if you find it ok.


  18. Farrukh (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 12:32 pm

    for Aussie_Paki: the best way to enjoy the Behari kebabs is to prepare then at home. My Parents made them really yummy. although I have to be involved with them in the day long process. but the final product is worth eating. i don’t know the recipe though but i can ask it from my mother if anone is inerested. but it requires lots of practice to yeild something good out of it, as is the case with most things.


  19. Aussie_Paki (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 1:31 pm

    Thanks Farrukh,

    Yeh my mum makes it every now and then with barbq :)!

    I miss Gola Kababs, anyone had those? Yumm

    Cheers!



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