Tunde ke kabab

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Tunde Ke Kabab
Plate of Tunde Ke Kabab with paratha and chutney.
Alternative namesTunday Kebab, Buffalo meat Galouti Kebab
CourseMain course
Place of originAwadh, India
Region or stateLucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Created byHaji Murad Ali, Awadhi Cuisine
Invented17th century
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsGoat meat
VariationsMany Flavors
Food energy
(per serving)
500 Cl kcal

Tunde Ke Kabab, also known as Buffalo meat galouti kebab, is a dish made out of minced meat which is popular in Lucknow, India.[1] It is part of Awadhi cuisine. It is said to incorporate 160 spices.[2] Ingredients include finely minced Goat meat,[3][4] plain yogurt, garam masala, grated ginger, crushed garlic, ground cardamom, powdered cloves, melted ghee, dried mint, small onions cut into rings, vinegar, saffron, rose water, sugar, lime. Tunde ke kabab were introduced to the Nawab of Awadh Wajid Ali Shah.[5] Lucknow’s iconic eating joint Tunday Kababi, started in 1905, is famous for serving buffalo meat galouti kebab.[6][7]


During the 17th century, in the Awadh state under the Mughals in Northern India, one of the members related to the Nawabs of Awadh held a competition for the local Khansamahs to prepare Kebabs as soft as possible to chew. One of the khansamah named Haji Murad Ali who was also 'Tunda' (one armed), prepared the dish with using at least 100 Indian and exotic spices including some aphrodisiacs. The Nawab found the kebabs so delicious, that he immediately declared Murad as the winner. Eventually the kebabs became so popular in Awadh and other Mughal courts that it came to be known as Tunday ke Kebab, literally meaning One armed man's Kebabs.[8]

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  1. ^ Amarnath, Nupur (23 January 2011). "We eat, therefore we are". Economic Times. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Appetising aromas from Awadh". The Sunday Tribune. 13 July 2003. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Tunday Kababi of Lucknow to be back with its USP g Goat meat kebabs". 16 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Lucknow's Tunday Kababi open, but loses USP: GOAT meat". www.hindustantimes.com. 23 March 2017.
  5. ^ "History of Tunday Kebabs: How a One-Armed Chef Gave India One of its Most Loved Kebabs".
  6. ^ "Good News For Foodies In Lucknow, Beef Galouti Kebabs Are Back On Tunday Kebabi's Menu". HuffPost India. 16 May 2017.
  7. ^ "A recipe for the royal taste of Galouti Kabab from the city of Nawabs,Lucknow". India Today. 26 February 2017.
  8. ^ https://recipes.timesofindia.com/articles/features/your-lucknow-trip-will-be-incomplete-without-trying-these-7-kebabs/photostory/64029708.cms?picid=64030256[dead link]

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