Kaale baba kababwale (shop adjacent to Kallu nihariwale, Chhatta Lal Mian, Jama Masjid, Behind Delite Cinema, Daryaganj, Delhi)


In a nutshell:

A shop inside which even a few full grown men cannot stand tall, serves freshly grilled YUMM kababs on saal leaves.

Kaale baba kabab wale
Kaale baba kabab wale

Address & other details:  Kaale baba

Meal for 2: Rs. 50 onwards

Cuisine type :  only nonvegetarian

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We paid less than Rs. 100 for 1 portion each of the two dishes

I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.

Description:

The tiny shop is actually the place below a staircase. The shop does not have a signboard & I got to know the name after I asked the name of the shop.

marinated meat being readied to b made into kababs
marinated meat being readied to b made into kababs

One person sat inside and was wrapping the minced meat around sheekhs / piercing the marinated meat & attaching them to the sheekh.

that is the full view of the shop
that is the full view of the shop

A boy who stood outside on a road with a sigri was busy ensuring the heat was optimum.

sigri fired by charcoal & an electric fan to keep the flame up.
sigri fired by charcoal & an electric fan to keep the flame up.

The shop served two kinds of kababs – a kabab made from marinated meat chunks (tikka) & a sheekh kabab.

grated radish & onion, served with kababs.
grated radish & onion, served with kababs.

The Tikka was very good. It looked dry from outside but the looks were deceptive. It was chewy & soft, had burnt edges. It was was smokey, juicy, robust, rustic & flavorful. It had a bit of above-optimum salt in it.

Tikka & YUMM chutney
Tikka & YUMM chutney

If I ignore the salt thing, the kabab’s rating wud b 4.5/5. With the anomaly the rating gets revised to 4/5.

Tikka
Tikka

We also tried the Sheek kabab. It was not made from machine minced smooth paste. Hence there were little uneven Chunks in the mince.

sheekh kababs
sheekh kababs

The kabab was juicy, robust, YUMM , rustic & flavorful. Flavor of meat was above all – spices did not make their presence felt that much.

sheekh kababs being made
sheekh kababs being made

Rate it 4.25/5.

marinated meats being readied for the sigri
marinated meats being readied for the sigri

Overall rating of food at Kaale Baba averages out to 4.12/5. I wud not leave any opportunity to eat out here. What’s going on in ur mind?

marinated meats on the sigri - making of the YUMM kababs
marinated meats on the sigri – making of the YUMM kababs
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