When it comes to Mughlai food, Karim's has no match. Established in 1913, Karim's is something of a Delhi institution. It serves Mughal food in rudimentary but clean surroundings off a courtyard that is close behind Jama Masjid in Old Delhi. The food here is cooked according to age old recipes.The tandoori chicken here is highly recommended. The bird, surprisingly, arrives whole and spread-eagled but is mouth-wateringly good. Some of the other popular dishes include kadhai gosht, chicken Mughlai, chicken Noorjehani and mutton stew. Served with butter naan or other varieties of bread, it makes for an unforgettable meal. Don't forget to try out the special dessert, kheer, which is set in shallow earthenware bowls.
16 Jama Masjid
Tel: (011) 2326 9880/4981.
Karim's has 5 outlets in Delhi but the original one, of course, is the best.
168/2, Hazrat Nizamuddin West
Tel: 2435 8300, 24355458