Karim Hotel – Recipes from the Royal Kitchen of Mughal Empire

Kareems New Delhi

Dilwalon ki Dilli (Delhi) is absolute delight for foodies. Century old Karim Hotel in Old Delhi is paradise for non-vegetarian foods, city’s most famous culinary destination, but not fine dining destination though. If you are a food voyager and wish to enjoy the real authentic flavors and a glimpse of history, then take a metro ride from opulent Connaught Place in New Delhi to Chandani Chowk in Old Delhi. Take a glimpse of history of Delhi and old structures in a Rickshaw ride from Chandani chwok through Parathon wali gali, Red fort, Jama Masjid and then to the famous Karim hotel which dishes out flavors of centuries old Royal Mughali cousins

Mohammed Aziz worked as royal cook in the Mughal Emperor in mid-19th centuries. One of his son, Haji Karimuddin started Dhaba during British rule in India in 1911 at the time of coronation of King George V. In 1913, Haji opened Karim’s hotel with the aim to server royal food to common man. Since then next generations of royal cook have persevered the culinary secrets and continue to dish out delicacies  using centuries old recepies and slow cokking processes to the food lovers.

Must tries are starters (shami kabab, Tandoori Raan) Shorba soup, Jalzeera, main course side dishes ( Badshahi Badam Pasanda, Roghan Josh, Akbari Murgh Masala) assorted naans (Indian breads), deserts (Kheer, Kulfi) etc. A meal for two costs Rs 800.

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