Can't Go To Jama Masjid? Try Visiting Zakir Nagar For Your Next Kebab & Nihari Fix!

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What Makes It Awesome

Walking through the lanes of Zakir Nagar, I discovered some pretty good Mughlai food options. Al Rashida's for Galawati kebabs. Order a plateful of the melt-in-the-mouth Galawati kebabs and some roomali roti that is expertly made within seconds by someone who I believe is a roti-making ninja of sorts on an inverted kadhai, a roaring flame, a brush steeped in melted butter, and his bare hands as his only tools.

Al Umar Chicken Point for their special butter roasted chicken that's quite literally just smoky pieces of chicken tikka and shit loads of butter and cream. I've had the one at Aslam's Chicken Corner {the Jama Masjid legend} but I quite liked this version for its buttery and smoky mouthful that's best mopped up with a freshly made roti, crispy on the edges with pockets of soft bits.

Nihari and Khameri roti at Javed Famous Nahari. Meat slowly cooked in desi ghee and marrow until it's in a pool of spicy gravy and glistening fat. Those fresh-of-the-tandoor Khameri rotis keep finding their way to your table brought to you by the super-efficient servers who are most accommodating towards their guests.

What's My Pro Tip?

Don't bother taking your car inside the bylanes of Zakir Nagar. Simply park it on the main road under the flyover and walk or you could also catch a rickshaw and ask him to take you to the eatery of your choice.

Anything Else?

This is, for obvious reasons, a place more frequented in the winters. So visit it at least once before the cold weather ends.