Two very old eating joints of Lucknow and Kolkata!Lucknow is known for its various 'kababs', 'kormas' and 'biriyani'. Kolkata is famous for its street food. On the eve of independence, let us recall the exquisite taste of foods from two famous eateries, one each from Lucknow and Kolkata, which have been satisfying the people of these two cities since the beginning of the twentieth century.
Tunday Kababi, Lucknow: Globally famous for its exquisite 'Galouti kababs', kormas and biryanis, Lucknow's Tunday Kababi is believed to be established in 1905 by Haji Murad Ali, the one-armed ('tunda') cook of the Nawab of Lucknow. Almost hidden in the narrow lanes of the old area of Lucknow, the eatery still uses the same age-old intricate blends of spices to make its sensational non-vegetarian preparations.
Indian Coffee House, Kolkata: Famously hidden to the uninitiated in an obscure lane in College Street (Kolkata's academic hub), Indian Coffee House has long been an intellectual hangout and meeting place for students (and ex-students) of the Presidency College and many other academic and cultural institutions. Great personalities like Rabindranath Tagore, Amartya Sen, Manna Dey, Satyajit Ray, Ravi Shankar and several others frequented this place. Mutton cutlet and chicken kabirazi are the must haves on the still-very-cheap menu. Indian Coffee House started its famous journey way back in 1890s.