Slurrrpfest in Purani Dilli- June 8, 2012

Thanks to Nipesh’s excellent organizational skills, some 20 of us from diverse backgrounds gathered tonight at Karim’s in Jama Masjid, old Delhi to eat a goat together!! Yes, you read right. An entire roasted goat sat at the center of the table and everyone partook of the feast. A Friday evening in Purabi Dilli means throngs of people, especially outside its grand mosque, which is one of my favorite spots in this city. Even though we were a large group, the waiters kicked us out the minute we were done to make space for the several groups waiting outside. For food lovers and lovers of life, eating here is an experience not to be missed. Even if you are vegetarian, do try it for the unique experience of the place itself!

Tonight was special because it was one of those, come and get your friends along type of event. In essence we were 4 or 5 sub groups of people gathered together for the sole purpose of eating bakra! We smiled across the table, even chattered a bit to people who were virtual strangers, giggled with people we did know and enjoyed the comfortable bonhomie of a common cause! Quite interesting 🙂

The meal cost us Rs 500 per head. Besides the roast bakra, we ate chicken biryani, mutton biryani, vegetable pulao, mutton korma, mutton liver curry and rotis.We drank cola mostly, no alcohol here. Awesomely good food for the price!

Aside: We traveled from Gurgaon to Old Delhi by Metro. Perfectly safe and excellent experience even though we took one of the last trains back…the Metro has changed life indeed for our city!

I don’t have too many images of tonight, but you’ll get an idea!

Tomorrow: Foods we sampled in Istanbul!

We arrived a tad late, to see all these people stunned into silence by food! That was the whole goat in the center, half of it had been eaten in ten minutes flat!

You see Nupur and me prominently here clearly enjoying ourselves. Rahul’s clicking!

Karan poses with a goat leg!

Nipesh, happy to pay up….

On the walk back to Chawri Bazaar Metro Station: Was tickled to see a wholesale paper shop named after me!


About ramblinginthecity

I am an architect and urban planner, a writer and an aspiring artist. I love expressing myself and feel strongly that cities should have spaces for everyone--rich, poor, young, old, healthy and sick, happy or depressed--we all need to work towards making our cities liveable and lovable communities.

Posted on June 8, 2012, in Travel & Experiences and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I missed it 

    • Don’t worry! Rahul’s planning another one with you and Rahul (the other one!) as chief guests…so don’t worry. In any case, the mutton gravy stuff was tastier than the bakra per se, in my opinion….next time, we’ll go to a shadier, more authentic joint!

  2. Oh! I love karim’s at jama masjid. I prefer to have their Biryani and burrah kebab, it’s delicious. And obviously, the place reminds me of banaras, and it’s galiyans…

  3. I want to be invited for the next one … please 🙂

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