Friday, July 07, 2017

Kabab Gully of Calcutta at Zakaria Street and Phears Lane

Ramzan is just ended, and the zeal over Kolkata's Kebab street Zakaria street is growing year by year. This is 4th July of 2017 and we had Ramzan on 25-26th June. During the Ramzan days I had a visit into Zakaria St. without any homework. I just googled it and visited the damn place - directly through the Nakhoda Masjid's gate on Central Avenue, opposite to Md. Ali Park. I just went straight and soon met the crowd of Ramzan, the narrower street by the middle-of-the-road stalls across the Zakaria st, till the road ended at Rabindra Sarani and Nakhoda Masjid crossing.

@Dilli6_Zakaria Street #Ramzan #Kebab #Tandoori

But I found that the top food stalls during Ramzan days over there are Dilli 6 and Tashkeen, full of crowd from all over the Calcutta. These two are selling mostly chicken items.

The old charms like Bombay Hotel, Sufia, Yadgar Hotel (who serve beef) are hidden by the stalls and crowd.

However on 4th of July, I took a revisit with an old friend of mine. Now I made some homework - read some articles over internet, saw some youtube video. So this time I started the journey from Phears Lane to Zakaria st.

The road map is here: Google Maps 

Guide: Start from New CIT Road (starting point, or point A), opposite to Central Metro Medical College Gate. On point B take a right turn. and continue straight across the Phears Lane. On point B you can smell the charcoal burnt meat. As you continue across Phears lane, you can see the road turns narrower distally. At point C it is Adam's Kebab shop and go straight. At point D it's Dilshop Kebabwala. .From here you take right and soon left to reach point E i.e. the famous Zakaria street. From there go straight - at point F it's Dilli 6 and Taskeen's. At point F it's Bombay Hotel and if you go further straight it's Nakhoda Masjid and Rabindra Sarani crossing. 

Just stare diagonally from Bombay Hotel, you can see Taskeen and Dilli 6 - they are strictly no beef and fully operational during Ramzan days. Post Eid you can find lacklustre two foodjoints, with almost no customers.

There are several Youtube video on Zakaria street. However I find this one (link) from Indrajit Lahiri is best to guide you.

What not to miss during Phears Lane and Zakaria Street Food Walk:

1. Adam's Kebab - Boti and Sutli Kebab

Suta Kababs are grilling.... 

Suta/Sutli Kebab

2. Hazi Nizammuddin's Gulab Jamun

We skipped this desert part.

3. Dilshad's Kebabs - Khiri kebab and Dahi Kebab


Kheeri Kebab

Dahi Kebab

4. Bombay Hotel - Beef bhuna and Beef Chanp 

Tandoori Rooti @Bombay Hotel

Beef Bhuna @Bombay Hotel

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