Best chicken malai boti in town? You decide!

A couple of years ago, when most of the people in my group were single, one of the places we used to visit on a regular basis was Zameer Ansari Kabab House, near Bahadurabad. The attraction of that place was its melt-in-your-mouth, delicious chicken malai boti. At that time, I remember that it cost Rs. 80 per plate, and was barely enough for one person. A little expensive considering these type of places, but worth every last paisa.

Fast forward a couple of dozen months, and most of us are married, with barely enough time to give to our wives, let alone go out regularly with friends to kabab houses. What is a chicken malai boti connoisseur with too little time on his hands to do?

I have now discovered that there is a place right near my house which sells the most amazing chicken malai boti I have ever had. This place is called Dehli Kababish, and I am attaching a map with this post. It’s pretty easy to get there, as it is in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block 16, near Masjid Baitul Mukarram.

I was already a fan of their chicken tikka and gola kabab, but the chicken malai boti takes the cake. It is every bit as good as Zameer Ansari’s, if not better. The chicken tikka is one of the best I have had in Karachi. The whole menu is reasonably priced, and the food is always good. Beware though, that this is a roadside stall, so it is better for takeaway rather than dine in, if you are with family. Right now, with the chicken prices soaring sky high, you can get a chicken tikka for Rs. 65, and a plate of chicken malai boti for Rs. 90.

Next time you are in the same neighborhood or whereabouts, do try it and tell me your comments.

12 Comments so far

  1. Punjaybee (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 12:26 pm

    The Chatoras of Karachi :P

    and yet people talk of LA-WHORE’Y food

  2. Saad (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 1:33 pm

    Wow, you must be feeling so proud of yourself for making fun of the name of a Pakistani city. I for one almost felt like I am reading a comment from

  3. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 1:58 pm

    Saad, i do agree that it’s not good but for sake of your knowledge, I would like to tell you that I have personally get engaged with punjabis in Lahore and ISB who remember Karachiites as terrorists.

    so tali dono hath se bajti hey, ek se sirf chammat parta hay. :-)

  4. hungry for boti (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 2:39 pm

    Is Zameer Ansari Kabab House still open? Where exactly is this place. I am new in Karachi so can you please tell me how to get there from main Tariq Road. Thanks for your help.

    I am not adventuring into Gulshan just yet but your map is surely helpful if I do change my mind.

  5. Kashif (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 3:12 pm

    How far is it from Al-Rehman Square? I guess it would on the other corner of the row? right?

  6. mansoor (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 4:05 pm

    ansari’s does have THE BEST malai boti!!

    the first time, couldn’t stop eating once i started! even ordered a seperate plate for myself the next time i went there :D

    mmmm :D

  7. abdul bugungaf (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 5:56 pm

    The best malai boti I have had is in Delhi Merchantile Society. I don’t remember the name of the restauarant since I have not been there for 4 years.

  8. curious (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 7:41 pm

    So where is this ansari place? Where in Bahadurabad???? Hueey up as I am hungry for some mean botis. ;))

  9. malaika rizwi (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 8:45 pm

    i have never been there before…but i’d love to try it!

  10. Rashid (unregistered) on September 6th, 2007 @ 12:23 pm

    Did anyone cared to wonder what renders the meat of Chicken into a “melt in your mouth” malai like!!! Is it the unripened Papaya or some crazy chemical? I would like to eat meat where it counts as meat not as a dairy product. Sorry but I am quite paranoid of these effects that our “chefs” create.

  11. Zeba (unregistered) on September 6th, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

    bahadurabad is place karachites know, if you don know then you better be away from there.

    Bahadrurabad—->Alamgir Masjid — and opposite that is that malai boti.

    2nd place map is available above, venture your way.

  12. hira khan (unregistered) on September 6th, 2007 @ 9:52 pm

    i dont like chicken malai…eehh…so wouldnt be going there..

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