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Kebabs Below Scratch

Deserves a carrot for bravery—if nothing else. The lamps here are ornate, the decor minimalist, and the menu vast.

Kebabs Below Scratch Sandipan Chatterjee

Krazy Kebab
85, Fazlul Haque Sarani (Jhowtala Road), Calcutta - 700 017
Ph: 033 65480523
Meal for two: Rs 1,200

Most Calcuttans have stories to tell about the several Mughlai eateries that populate Park Circus—of how a vegetarian tasted his first biriyani and kababs at Shiraz or Zeeshan, or of how the queue outside Arsalan resembled a railway booking line on some Saturday evening. These are enormously popular setups, with modestly priced food and cult-status kababs. So it takes courage to go fine dining in the area, and Krazy Kebab deserves a carrot for bravery—if nothing else. The lamps here are ornate, the decor minimalist, and the menu vast. The mutton galoti kabab, it said, was a speciality, but the meat was a bit coarse; so we turned instead to the adrak ke panje, which, happily enough, gave us enough succulent mutton to sink our teeth into. The roomali roti was soft enough to make up for a clearly undercooked murg tikka malai kabab. After our meal, we were asked to choose a number from a large fish bowl. I picked 23 and got to take home a gaudy leather credit-card holder. And in it, my cards shall remain, because Shiraz, Arsalan and Zeeshan all prefer cash.

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