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Culinary Legacy of Tunday Kebabs

Lucknow, the city of Nawabs, is known for its traditional richness, hospitality, mannerisms, cultural charm as well as the monumental extravagance, however, what stands out the most is it's unique culinary legacy. The cuisine of Lucknow is as special as the city itself and this sumptuous culinary affair has been enthralling people for over centuries now. Discover the unique bond that the people of this city share with their food and travel back to the 17th Century as you unravel the origin of the iconic Tunday Kebabs. Invented for the toothless king, Nawab Asa-ud-Daula , these succulent melt-in-the-mouth kebabs became an absolute favourite of the Nawabs and the chef behind the dish henceforth, thrived under the royal patronage. Tunday kebabs, the shop established in 1905 and still operational, is a living legacy of Haji Murad Ali, the chef behind the dish. The delectable kebabs at the shop are still cooked using the traditional Dum style in ghee using a mix of 160 spices and a recipe which is centuries old. Indulge in the smoky taste of these fabled kebabs as Cox and Kings invites you for an exclusive rendezvous with these finger-licking savouries, its legends and history.

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