EAT YOUR WORLD

guides you to the best local dishes & drinks in
125+ cities.
See map now

Join the Project

EYW wants your food photos!

Donair pizza

Nova Scotia
lsr

Upload a photo now

Food Memories

EYW wants your food stories!

Best Dutch Lunch

Amsterdam
jad59789

If you ever need to have an authentic Dutch lunch, I can't recommend enough visiting Rob Wigboldus Vishandel. I had a fried cod sandwich and it was so good I came back 2 days in a row. Can't recommend... Read more

Write a Food Memory now

  • What to eat
  • How to burn it off
  • Where to Stay

<< back to foods in Delhi

Mutton burra

Mutton burra from Karim Hotel in Delhi, India.

What: Mutton (usually goat, in India) is perhaps most memorable cooked as a burra kebab: marinated, skewered, roasted and charred in the tandoor, on the bone. When done well, it’s tender, spicy, smoky meat—an ideal component of a carnivorous Mughlai feast.

Where: Perhaps the most celebrated version of this dish is that found at one of Old Delhi’s most celebrated restaurants: Karim Hotel (Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid, map), dating to 1913. Its owners famously trace their family lineage back to the royal cooks of the Mughal emperors.

When: Daily, 9am-12:30am

Order: The mutton burra (230/440 rupees for half/full order) is a must here; the half order is a little pile of four mutton pieces, making a perfect appetizer. The tender meat is intensely flavored, well spiced and redolent of charcoal smoke; before you know it, you’re sucking on the bones, near-desperate for another bite. (For the goat averse, chicken burra is also available, for a few extra rupees.) Follow these up with more meat—mutton seekh kebabs, shami kebabs, maybe some tandoori chicken or mutton korma—and sweet kheer for dessert.

WATCH: A whirlwind one-minute trip through Delhi, Agra, and Udaipur in North India.

 

Alternatively: If not at Karim’s, try this dish at another place similarly known for its Mughlai specialties, like Al-Jawahar (2327-5987; Bazaar Matia Mahal, opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid, map) next door or the original Moti Mahal (3704, Netaji Subhash Marg, Daryaganj, approx. map), also in Old Delhi. In South Delhi,we recommend Purani Dilli (2698-3371; 371 Main Rd., Zakir Nagar, Jamia Nagar, map), inside Islamic enclave Zakir Nagar.


 
Banners for Food Blogs Award 2019

Delhi Kindle Guide

Now on Amazon.com!

Delhi Food and Travel Guide on Amazon.com

Download our new Delhi Food & Travel Guide for easy access to 43 traditional dishes and drinks from the Indian capital, plus a restaurant guide and an Agra food guide, for Taj Mahal visitors. $3.99

Click here to buy

TRAVEL DEEPER THROUGH LOCAL FOOD

Sign up for monthly updates on new destinations + food stories.

Your personal info is private. We will not spam you.



Forgot password