Food Review: Delhiites, head to Koyla Kababs for street food in royal ambience
Street food prepared and served in a hygienic environment is what drives the passion of Amit & Anuj Tyagi and Girish Godhwani, the trio who went ahead and translated their culinary dreams into a restaurant chain reality of serving delicious and mouth-watering melt-in-the-mouth kebabs.
Launching off with their base kitchen in Anupam Complex in Saket, Amit, Anuj and Girish have come a long way by opening up outlets at GK II and their catering efforts at various events around Delhi. So it is no surprise when their efforts and expertise fructified into their flagship restaurant, Koyla Kababs, opened recently at Defence Colony in New Delhi.
Walking into the establishment, one can enjoy their kitchen area, with all its cacophony and clutter, before you find your way into the dining area.
A very soberly and serenely (although a little cramped for crowded gatherings) done-up pocket of the joint, it might just tone down any clutter that might be disturbing your thoughts and mow down the way to absorb the smoky ambience and flavours of the place.
A self service establishment with a kitchen manned by an experienced team, that has been associated with the trio since they started off with their dreams, and a friendly and courteous staff for any assistance that the patrons might require.
The food menu includes an array of choices for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, although I couldn’t help but notice kababs and tikkas dominating the columns.
Take the opportunity to try their superb kakori kabab or galauti kabab (both lamb preparations), which goes really well with their well-crafted warki paranthas. Or you might just want to dive into their range of juicy tikkas and seekh kababs. A regular to the establishment recommended the Kali Mirch Chicken on her way out. Or you may choose from the varied options to suit your taste buds.
Light on the pocket and with a menu suited for snacks and meals, Koyla Kabab might just be the place you would want to hang out with your friends or enjoy an evening out with family or if you are feeling a little adventurous and in the mood for some ‘alone time’. It has just the right setup for you, solo benches facing the wall along with a royally-attired Raj era steward for your company, all this topped with the smoky aura and some really delicious and mouth-watering preparations that might flavour your solitary outing.
For those of you who miss the street clamour of Lucknow or Old Delhi, you might just want to consult your taste buds for they surely are on the ride out through the by lanes of these flavour hotspots right in the environs of the Koyla Kababs, Defence Colony, New Delhi.