Tunday 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 an its 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.
A popular joint named ‘Tunday Kebab’ is a 100-year-old shop located in Chowk, Aminabad, Lucknow. The joint is famous for serving the original and the authentic varieties of kebabs and also the Tunday ke kebabs. For meat lovers, Tunday kebabs is a paradise like no other in this world. Tunday Kebab, the joint, is most famous outlet for the choicest Kebabs and non-veg dishes.
Tunda Kebab is named after a one-armed chef Murad Ali whose nickname was “Tunday” who happens to be the mind behind the recipe. The recipe which comprises of 160 spices is a family secret. The variety of kebabs that you get here is huge. Apart from the popular Tunday ke kebab, you can also get to eat Kakori Kebabs, Galawat ke Kebabs, Shami Kebabs, Boti Kebabs, Patili-ke-Kebabs, Ghutwa Kebabs and Seekh Kebabs. These are just a few of the known varieties available here.
The Tunday kabab is a flat pattie like kabab which is made of minced meat and is so soft and succulent that it literally melts in your mouth. The kebabs are so soft and delicate that you won’t be able to hold it in your fingers. It just falls apart.
Tunday Kebab is now evolved into a corporate entity which has a series of restaurants spread all across India. The corporate entity is known as Tunday Kababi Private Limited. Tunday ke Kabab has became a popular chain of restaurants crafted by Tunday family. There are ‘Tunday Kebab’ chain of restaurants almost in all major cities and at variety of location in the city. So, anyone who is craving to have the popular and all so famous ‘Tunday ke Kebab’ doesn’t really have to travel to Lucknow to satisfy their taste buds. However, experiencing and tasting the popular ‘Tunday Ke Kebab’ at the original century old shop in Aminabd is truly an experience in itself.