The Great Kabab Factory

[Rating:2.5/5] Ansals Fortune Arcade, Sector 18, NOIDA

The Great Kabab Factory was earlier the exclusive preserve of the Radisson near the international airport in Delhi. After deciding to show mercy to poor souls like me, it opened up a branch in sector 18, NOIDA.

Walk in and you are struck by the same decor that seems to be a statement. I’ve seen it in the Radisson, NOIDA and Jallandhar. Identical, down to the uniforms.

They have fixed menus for the day, so dont come expecting an a la carte meal. Both veg and nonvegetarian options are available. A typical non vegetarian menu is:

Mutton Galauti Kabab
Amritsari Fish Kabab
Chicken Boti Kabab
Mutton Chhaap Kabab
Chicken Tangri Kabab

Before the kababs comes a huge platter of salad including some very good water melon. Each of the kababs are tailored to your individual tastes and preferences. The kababs are accompanied by different ‘breads’ like

Ulte tave ka parantha
butter naan
Tandoori Roti
Lacchha Parantha
XYZ Bread (I cant remember the name, but this is a griddle roti with a very bready texture)

When you’re nearly through with the kababs your waiter will bring to your table a selection of the days ‘food’, that is normally one daal and two vegetable dishes. Buttermilk is served and refilled throughout the meal just like everything else. When you’re done with the kababs, its time for biryani. Mutton or chicken biryani served with a plain raita.

When you’re done with this as well, its time for desert. The collection normally available is:
Ice cream (three flavours)
A Rice pudding
Gulab Jamun

Even at the end of the meal, feel free to start off again with the kababs if you so desire. Normal people will find that one of each kabab and one of everything will see them fit to burst. Gourmands (not to be confused with Gourmet) like me take gluttony to the level of a fine science. I find keeping a side plate of water melon, using the breads for nothing more than wiping your hands and only taking the occassional sip of butter milk, takes me to the as-yet-unbroken record of 5 refills of everything! I do like to ensure my waiters are fit and healthy through many trips to the kitchen. Personally, I avoid the daal, vegetables and only take a peck at the biryani. Its the kababs that interest me the most. If anyone else has ideas on how to improve performance at The Great Kabab Factory, drop me a line.

Meal for two: Around 1200/- including service tax.
Rating: 9/10
Category: Fine Dining

By Sid Khullar

Sid Khullar is a wellness coach who works with different aspects of lifestyle change towards the accomplishment of goals such as weight loss and blood sugar management among other health situations that require the presence of specialised, precise diets and lifestyle change. His methods address aspects of food, nutrition and the mind.