Streetfood – Adam’s Kabab (Phears Lane, Chuna Gali, near Central Metro station, Kolkata)


In a nutshell:

A super duper single menu joint that is just a hole in the wall shop but serves some excellent kababs.

superb sutli kabab at Adam’s

Address & other details: Alight at Central metro station (towards Poddar Court end). U come across a statue of Maharana Pratap on ur left if u r facing Girish Park. Once in front of the statue, take the road to the right (if u r facing the statue). Take first right turn from there & go straight. The shop is on the left near Haji Allauddin Sweet shop.

Shop Board of Adam’s kabab

Meal for 2: Rs. 80 onwards

Cuisine Type: Nonvegetarian

Description:

Many years back, I was floored by the sutli kabab here.

For the uninitiated, Sutli kabab is made by wrapping a paste of meat & spices around a metal sheekh, tying it with a cotton thread & then doing it on a barbeque pit. Once the kabab is done, the thread is removed & the kabab is served.

Sutli kabab being prepared

The sutli kabab I had then was unbelievably soft, spicy, hot, awesomely tasty & was just out of the world. I thought it to be the best in its category then. Earlier this year I had a similar thing at Babu Bhai Kababwale, Chilti Qabar, purani Dilli. I was very impressed but I thought that Adam’s was better.

sutli kabab on Barbeque pit

Back then Adam’s Kabab name was not written anywhere. The elderly guy at the shop used to sit on the floor. This time we found a young guy with earphones manning the shop, sitting on a high cement slab with Adam’s kabab written. In case u r wondering about the name Adam, it refers to the first human being according to Islam who is also considered the first prophet.

sutli kabab – sutli being wrapped

This time around we found the taste to be very good but inflation had left its impression on the food. Daal is used as a binder in the sutli kabab. This time we found that the proportion of daal has increased than before. Result – the softness & juiciness had reduced.
None the less the sutli kabab was excellent inspite of the increase in daal proportions. Loved it. U can surely try it out (in case u do not have an issue with beef).

sutli kabab

With refreshed memory, I think Babu Bhai Kababwale is better than Adam’s but Adam’s is too good on its own.

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10 comments

    1. Hi,
      I am not sure a phone number wud be easy / anyone wud surely pick it up. Just asking for Metiabruz thana – anyone can show it to u. Once there, it is few buildings away. Again, everyone knows about that shop…………….. Indian GPS works for sure. I tried few times at metiabruz.

  1. I went to Haji Alauddin today and their owner said he knows that shop. But I did not have much time so will try to find Adam’s some other time. I kept looking for the board last time but could not find it. Asked a few locals but they were not of much help.

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