Kebabs don’t ask questions, they understand – and this is why, kebabs are my soulmate! If you feel the same way, my fellow Bangloreans, these are a few kebabs that you just cannot miss in the Garden City.
5. Hotel Fanoos
If beef means comfort food for you, the menu at Fanoos will leave you in happy tears. Visitors at this legendary Bangalore joint vouch for all things beef, but try the Beef Sheekh Kebab and Roll to understand why Fanoos features on this list. Fanoos has plenty of choices in mutton and chicken too, with flavours to match. The place is nothing much to speak of; but when you have kebabs as good as these, who needs fancy walls and seating? Add just a squirt of fresh lemon to your kebab to make it taste even better!
What to order: Any Sheekh kebab and the Rumbo Roll if you are really famished.
Where: 17, Hosur Road, Near Johnson Market, Richmond Town, Bangalore | Contact: 080 65838266
Limited seating is perhaps the only shortcoming of this establishment, but patrons do not seem to mind. From mutton and chicken Sheekh Kababs to Tangdi Kabab, there are plenty of options on the menu for kebab lovers. The Chicken Tikka here is a popular item too. The kebabs at Tayabbs are also available in roll versions for times when a plateful is not enough. If you love a little spice in your kebabs, try the Chicken Ismaili or Kalmi Kebab.
What to order: Chicken Ismaili—these come in a lip-smacking, ‘achari’-style marinade.
Where: Indiranagar | Ulsoor | Koramangala 4th Block
Mutton lovers, take note – when in Bangalore, this is a must-visit place for some delectable Arabic food. Although Laham Mandi is the USP of Ta’aam, the tender, juicy kebabs with just the right amount of spices are a big draw too. Are you drooling already? Me too. Kebab choices here include Kalmi Kabab, Afghani Kebab, Methi Pal Kebab, and Ta’aam’s special Kebab. The super-polite staff makes eating out here memorable.
What to order: Kalmi Kebab
Where: 19/1, Queen’s Road Cross, Munniswamy Road, Near Caricon AC’s, Cunningham Road, Bangalore | Contact: +91 9845538234
2. Siddique Kebab Centre
Cash strapped in Bangalore but got an intense kebab craving? Head to Siddique Kebab Centre and all will be good in the world again. The roadside joint is crowded in the evenings with kebab lovers, so maybe you can pack a plate (or few) for home. Whether it is their usual deep-fried kebabs or the super-soft Malai ones with beautifully charred edges, they will have you hooked. They even have a rice combo with two pieces of chicken kebab, rumali roti, and chicken gravy for all of Rs. 70!
What to order: Kalmi kebabs and Malai Tikka Kebabs
Where: Frazer Town, Jayanagar | Contact: Frazer Town +91 9845077733, Jayanagar+91 9845878672
1. Savoury Restaurant
If authentic Arabian cuisine is your thing, look no further than Savoury Restaurant. While you get everything from the usual shawarma to falafel, the kebabs at this place deserve special mention as they are prepared over a slow fire, ensuring that all the spice and juices seep deep inside. The chicken kebabs come marinated in curd and slathered in aromatic spices. With outlets in several places, you can head to your nearest one right away.
What to order: Malai Kebab, Chicken Tikka
Where: Bannerghatta Road | Frazer Town | Sarjapur Road | BTM