On my recent trip to Amritsar, I got acquainted to charms of dishes made on the Tawa. Though I have been eating them before, however for the first really understood the concept of it. The concept is very simple, you take meat in any form primarily – Mutton Chaamp, Mutton Seekh, Gurde, Bheja etc and you fry in on Tawa with thick gravy and loads of butter/ghee/oil and eat with kulcha or other bread. The kulcha itself is heated on tawa and soaked in the gravy of the item that is prepared or some gravy which is already prepared..
|Pindi Meat Wala – Tawa covers the entire face of the Shop.|
One such place that I have been hearing about for a long time is Pindi Meat Wala in Karol bagh area. And yesterday night I managed to visit them for the first time. Though we did not go inside the shop, it seemed people were sitting inside where it seemed impossible to sit and savoring their food.
The menu was simple enough – Chaamp, Bheja, Gurde, Tikke, Kaleji and Seekh – All Mutton, done on the tawa, served with Kulchas also heated on the tawa. We ordered Gurde/Kaleji mixed in one dish and Mutton Tikke in another, which I was not very keen on, however one look at the raw stuff and Vikas Shokeen (one of my dining partners along with Apurva Gupta) assured me that these were going to be soft.
|Ready to go on the Tawa|
|And there goes the butter|
|Working on the seekhs|
|Gravy going in|
It seems every dish is made in around 50 gm of pure unadulterated Amul butter, in which first a mix which seems dominated by onions goes in, then meats, followed by some gravy and spices. Roasted on tawa for couple minutes, it gets driers and ready to serve. The gravy that goes in the dishes is also poured over the kulchas which are heated on the same tawa.
|Preparing the kulchas on the side.|
|Kulchas as they come out|
Coming to the taste, now even thinking about it I have a waterfall in my mouth. It was on tangier side, loaded with spices, the meats were very soft and just blended in with the gravy. Something unique, which you will not find at many other places in Delhi, a must try if you love your meats done Indian style.
|Gurda and Kaleji mix – Lungs and Kidneys.. 😛|
Two dishes with six kulchas costed us under Rs. 300 which I guess is super value for money.
They do not serve in cars, you can get it packed and manage on your own, however seeing a gentleman eating outside out of disposable plates, we got curious. Pindi guy does not give disposable plates as well, however that gentleman told us that we can get it from a shop which was 2 minutes walk away. So we got our own disposable plates and got him to serve in them.
I googled for it, and got the following address listed on Just Dial.
1963, Nai Bank Street, Karol Bagh, Delhi – 110005 | Phone : +(91)-11-66363012
I assume its an evening only joint, you can easily go near the Gurudwara on Gurudwara road in Karol Bagh and ask around for the joint. It was open till 10:45 pm ateast.
PS : All pictures shot using Nokia Lumia 800 in poor lighting and after some Old Monk.