Sutli (Suta) Kabab ~ Beef Kabab tied with Thread
Sutli (Suta) Kabab
Beef Kabab tied with Thread
Its really a melt in the mouth experience!!! kababs so soft that it needs to be tied around the skewer with threads, and hence the name Sutli kabab or Suta Kabab.
Available in the Adam’s Kabab Shop in the Phears Lane and is just a couple of minutes walk from the Central metro station.
Open only during the evening hours the small shop, its hardly a shop, is located next to the Liyaqat Sweet Shop.
Named after the first man to walk on the planet the Adam’s Kabab Shop, which is hardly a shop, is extremely difficult to spot.
Located next to Liyaqat Sweets in the ever winding Phears lane, the Adam’s Kabab Shop is extremely difficult to stop.
So it is best to keep not only your eyes but also your nostrils open to spot the Adam’s Kabab Shop.
Initial look gives the impression of an ordinary kabab shops, with meat being grilled in fat skewers over flaming red charcoals in a a barbecue pit.
A closer inspection revels that the meat being barbecued are tied to the fat skewers using a fine cotton thread, yes this is sutli kabab or suta kabab!!!!
Unlike the seikh kabab, which stays on the skewer, the sutli or suta kabab disintegrates unless tied together with a thread.
Not many shops in Calcutta sell sutli or suta Kabab and Adam’s Kabab Shop on Phears Lane definitely tops the list.
The process looks simple first the meat (small pieces of beef, but not minced) marinated with exotic and secret herbs and spices are put around the skewers. Then the cotton thread (soaked in water) are rolled over the meat, a process which requirs years to master.
The skewers are then placed over the barbecue pit and the threads are removed before the sutli kebabs or suta kabab are served with onion and chili garnishing along with a dash of lime.
The Sutli or Suta Kabab costs Rs25 per plate and is served in paper plates and the take aways are wrapped in sal pata. If beef and hygiene are not a concern the “melt in the mouth” experience of Sutli Kabab or Suta Kabab shouldn’t be missed.