Tunde Kabab, a boastful treat of the rich Awadh culture

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Tunde Kabab, a boastful treat of the rich Awadh culture

kabab is the most relished non vegetarian cooking of Lucknow, tunde kebab are however the favorites. Exceptionally soft and succulent till the core is what makes these kebabs an all-time beloveds. Haji Murad Ali, the creator of this authentic cuisine had only one hand and hence the name Tunday as in Hindi a person with one hand is called Tunde.

Tunde ke kabab is a dish made out of minced meat which is popular in Lucknow. It is part of Awadhi cuisine. It is said to incorporate 160 spices. Ingredients include finely minced lamb (lamb ground), plain yogurt, garam masala, grated ginger, crushed garlic, ground cardamom, powdered cloves, melted ghee, dried mint, small onions cut into rings, vinegar, sugar, lime.

The 100-year-old Tunde Kabab in Lucknow, is famous for its kababs. Tunde Kabab is so named because it was a specialty of a one-armed chef. The ingredients of Tunde Kabab's distinctive masala prepared by the women in the family is a closely guarded secret.


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