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June 28, 2011

ghalib kebab corner, nizamuddin

ghalib kebab corner in nizamuddin was opened in 1971. in all these years its only innovation has been to add chicken biryani, firni and pepsi to its menu. ghalib's strength is sheek kebab. for a restaurant barely larger than a living room, the fan following is enormous. it used to be the favourite haunt of nocturnal hostel students of delhi public school, mathura road, which is a kilometre away from nizamuddin. they would quietly scale the school wall late at night and run to ghalib. even the vegetarians would accompany their carnivorous friends to sample roomali rotis dipped in green chutney.

some people may not like the surroundings, and hygiene is definitely an issue. despite the drawbacks, this small restaurant has survived four decades, and even won the title of 'best kebab-maker' in a food festival organised by five-star hotel itc maurya sheraton. 

haneef qureshi, 59, has run the restaurant since the time it opened. he was young then. he has taken up no other work. he had gone on leave during this visit, while the cook managed the affairs. haneef is recognised among regulars as "the old man with the loud voice". you, too, will notice him if you went to ghalib.

shop no. 57, near lal mahal, ghalib road, nizamuddin, new delhi. timing: noon till midnight


  1. No depsite can ever forget this place....i still remember waiting for the weekely pocket money and scaling the channel'V' tree on the football ground with frnds and heading for galibs.....awesome pix !!!

  2. i always used to think all 'dipsites' were 'despite', now you have added a new one 'depsite' ha ha


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