Al Bake. We know what you’re thinking: Those melt-in-your-mouth shawarmas. Here, have a look.

IMG_7713Enough. No more for you. Everyone knows the delicious Al Bake shawarma, but how often do you try any other starters on the menu? Have you? We did. And here are three of our favourite starters.

Garlic Kebab

IMG_7725We loved this soft, delicious kebab. At first we were genuinely perturbed by the name of this starter. Is is just garlic drizzled on kebabs? Well, kind of, but also, not at all. Served with the essential hari chutney, pyaaz and dhania, the dish was hot, and infused with the flavour of garlic {rather than just rubbed over it}. This made the garlic explosion come after you bit deep into the small kebab, and leave your palate reeling.

Tangri Chicken

IMG_7716Perhaps we didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into when we ordered the Tangri Chicken, primarily because of the size of the dish. The five pieces, which we assumed would be smaller, dominated our orange table. After sprinkling some lemon over the leg pieces, we each {except our fussy photographer} grabbed one.

The burnt edges had that satisfying tandoori crunch, and the meat was well cooked and thoroughly spiced. Perfect for a group of hungry friends, one leg at a time.

Mutton Seekh Kebab

muttonseekhWhile it is a classic, the seekh kebab is not something we would usually order at Al Bake. However, within minutes of sitting down {and gulping down a shawarma} we heard someone ordering a mutton seekh kebab. Our curiosity piqued, we decided to give it a try. The warm kebabs were delicious, and warm, and full of mutton flavour. And it was over in a matter of minutes which, mind you, is a big deal, because we ate it last, and still found space for it in our stomachs.

Where: 21-23, Community Centre, New Friends Colony

Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir

Timings: 12pm – 11pm 

Price: INR 600 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 41672588, 011 32972881

Images courtesy: Radhika Agarwal