A smoky date in the rain
The irritable summer is long gone. Pune has finally got it's date with the monsoon. Now is the time to tuck into smoldering hot delicacies while the drops of rain hit the ground. Aanchal Kurmi does a round-up of the most lip-smacking kebabs available in some of the most celebrated spots across Pune
The joys of Kathi Kebabs
Celebrate the onset of the monsoon over succulent delicacies at this Kathi Kebab joint. Experience the combination of tasty kebabs and the rains and watch everything being prepared right in front of you. As soon as you enter Dhole Patil Road, the aromas wafting from this small kiosk guarantee to stimulate your appetite. Kapila Kathi Kebab offers a wide range of rolls to suit the vegetarians as well as the non-vegetarians. They have the tasty Aalu and Paneer for the vegetarians whereas the non-vegetarian menu includes juicy Chicken Rolls. You can choose to have either a single filling or double filling. A single filling would cost you Rs 80 whereas for a double filling you would need to shell out Rs 110. Slightly on the oily side, these Kathi Kebabs are bound to increase your waistlines a bit, but weight watchers can put off their routines once in a while. They do takeaways as well.
At: Kapila Kathi Kebabs, 153/1, Dhole Patil Road.
Makkhan Maar Ke brings you delicacies that are just right for your palate and the season. Known for their delectable North Indian fare and with an array of new kebabs on the menu, you are spoilt for choice at this eatery. Targetted to offer you a very different taste from the usual run-of-the-mill fare, they also offer vegetarians much to tuck in and their kebabs are just melt-in-your-mouth good. Try their Paneer Noorani Kebab, Veg Coconut Seekh Aloo Dinnar and Zafrani Gobi Paneer Ke Shole and you’ll keep coming back for more. Of course, non-veg lovers can enjoy Chicken Dum Ki Seekh, Chicken Kalmi Ki Numaish, Mutton Boti Kalandhari, Shammi Shirmal Kebab and Sarson Ki Machhi. The prices are affordable with kebabs available between the range of Rs 250 to Rs 300. They also have refreshing mocktails like Mumbai Salsa and Chak De to accompany your kebabs.
At: Makkhan Maar Ke, ground floor, Rituraj Apartment, below Godrej Lifespace, Aundh, Pune Baner Road.
Literally meaning The Land of God, Marrakesh brings you the taste of the Middle East and the Mediterranean. With flavours as diverse as Moroccan, Lebanese and Indian, Marrakesh thrills your tastebuds every time you drop in. You are bound to become a regular once you dig in their tasteful creations of mouth-watering kebabs like Makrana Kebab, Boti Kebab and Nizami Kebab (Rs 175-Rs 180). Not only these, you can try out the authentic Falafels, Pitas with a blend of Hummus, Tahini, their delicious and rich garlic sauce, pickles and the meat from the vertical rotisserie. You can also savour the tailor-made Shawarmas, where you can choose your own filling-- mushroom, broccoli, potato, or paneer.
At: Marrakesh, 8, Landmark Shopping Complex, near Bishops School, Kalyani Nagar.