Practically an institution on St John’s Road near Coles Park, Siddique Kebab Centre has a whopping 28 types of kebabs to get you drooling. Plus, biryani at INR 90. I don’t live too far from this iconic kebab joint. This means, that for almost every impromptu party, I was in charge of bringing copious amounts of kebabs and rolls. My car probably has an eternal whiff of kebabs. And from experience, I’ve learned to tell vegetarian friends to fend for themselves or sit pretty when I show up with veg fried rice, noodles and rotis – the only vegetarian offerings! For the rest of us, it’s rolls, biryani and grilled chicken — from tikkas to tangdis.
The hot sellers are Chicken Kebabs which are grilled but also slightly fried then (at INR 130 for 8!). Perfect with beer (not sold at the shop), it’s juicy, greasy and heavenly! Chicken Tikka, Hariyali Kebab and Tandoori Chicken are all succulent with a spicy marinade. Perfect to have with the mint chutney they all come with. But they do taste similar, and we suspect colouring is the only thing that differentiates them. Biryani isn’t the best but at INR 90, it packs in plenty of flavours so we won’t grumble.
For something different, dig into the Arabian Grill Chicken. The whole chicken, with skin, is marinated in Arabian spices including black peppers and cinnamon. We like this light but flavourful taste; more so because it’s distinct. Beef Bhuna Rolls are top-notch, as are the chicken rolls. Perfect for that weekend Netflix binge party — filling, easy to eat and yummy. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Chinese dishes and tell us how it was.