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  • Post #271 - March 18th, 2010, 9:26 pm
    Post #271 - March 18th, 2010, 9:26 pm Post #271 - March 18th, 2010, 9:26 pm
    Rene G wrote:I don't think this is a regular menu item but if you see it as a special it's worth a try.

    I agree. I had it about a month ago and really enjoyed it. Our server mentioned it to us and I was glad he did.

    =R=
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  • Post #272 - March 19th, 2010, 11:53 am
    Post #272 - March 19th, 2010, 11:53 am Post #272 - March 19th, 2010, 11:53 am
    Just to clarify: Khan's has off-menu specials that you have to ask after? I was just there on Sunday and did not get word from our waiter that they had haleem. Bummer.
  • Post #273 - March 19th, 2010, 2:03 pm
    Post #273 - March 19th, 2010, 2:03 pm Post #273 - March 19th, 2010, 2:03 pm
    chezbrad wrote:Just to clarify: Khan's has off-menu specials that you have to ask after? I was just there on Sunday and did not get word from our waiter that they had haleem. Bummer.

    Not sure. In my dozens of trips to Khan, this was the one and only time it ever happened. I got the feeling that haleem is a seasonal dish but I am definitely not sure of that.

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

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  • Post #274 - March 20th, 2010, 1:12 pm
    Post #274 - March 20th, 2010, 1:12 pm Post #274 - March 20th, 2010, 1:12 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    chezbrad wrote:Just to clarify: Khan's has off-menu specials that you have to ask after? I was just there on Sunday and did not get word from our waiter that they had haleem. Bummer.

    Not sure. In my dozens of trips to Khan, this was the one and only time it ever happened. I got the feeling that haleem is a seasonal dish but I am definitely not sure of that.

    =R=


    It probably is, at Khan's - its not a place that usually does Haleem. Some places do (Usmaniya does a fine one every day, and Sabri probably does too). But a lot of places just do Haleem during Ramadan (and some on Fridays too.. IIRC Daata Durbar is a Friday-Haleem-spot since). If it was a while ago, that might have been when you had it, Ronnie? Or was it like this month or something? (In which case it might be a Friday-item).

    Also, Khan's does have a few 'specials'.. in that, IIRC, they do a "pulao" on Fridays IIRC.. and sometimes a biryani on Saturdays (but not always), that sort of thing.

    Oh, and stopped in to Khan's last week... and their kadai-ghost was quite excellent on the day.

    c8w
  • Post #275 - March 20th, 2010, 3:57 pm
    Post #275 - March 20th, 2010, 3:57 pm Post #275 - March 20th, 2010, 3:57 pm
    c8w wrote:It probably is, at Khan's - its not a place that usually does Haleem. Some places do (Usmaniya does a fine one every day, and Sabri probably does too). But a lot of places just do Haleem during Ramadan (and some on Fridays too.. IIRC Daata Durbar is a Friday-Haleem-spot since). If it was a while ago, that might have been when you had it, Ronnie? Or was it like this month or something? (In which case it might be a Friday-item).

    ronnie_suburban wrote:I had it about a month ago and really enjoyed it. Our server mentioned it to us and I was glad he did.

    We had our haleem on the first Tuesday in February. I'm not sure why it was offered but I'm glad it was.

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  • Post #276 - March 20th, 2010, 4:07 pm
    Post #276 - March 20th, 2010, 4:07 pm Post #276 - March 20th, 2010, 4:07 pm
    c8w wrote:Oh, and stopped in to Khan's last week... and their kadai-ghost was quite excellent on the day.
    The last time I ate at Khan's, I also ordered karai gosht and it was also quite excellent. In the past, I had always liked that dish better at Sabri Nehari, so I rarely ordered it at Khan's. I was dining at Khan's with some friends who wanted to order some. I warned them that I thought it was not that great, but luckily, I turned out to be very wrong. I am happy to have some corroborating testimony that Khan's version has vastly improved. Now it will become part of my regular order.
  • Post #277 - July 19th, 2011, 9:34 pm
    Post #277 - July 19th, 2011, 9:34 pm Post #277 - July 19th, 2011, 9:34 pm
    Wow! It's been a while since anyone posted on this thread. And I have to admit that I hadn't been to Khan in a few months but lunch there on Tuesday was nothing short of magnificent. Everything we ordered was right on the money. As such, it was especially great having a first-timer with us. I think he got to experience the place at its very best and had quite an excellent experience.

    Here's the scorecard on what we ate:

    Chicken Boti (2)
    Broast Chicken (full)
    Seekh Kabab
    Frontier Chicken Rice
    Daal Palak
    Chana Masala
    Dal Fry
    Bhindi
    Paratha (2)
    Tilwala Naan
    Onion Naan

    One bit of news (at least to me)...there were signs on the windows indicating that breakfast is now being served from 9-12 every day. The menu appears limited but still, it'll be nice to have Khan available earlier in the day than 12:30 pm.

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #278 - August 6th, 2011, 8:15 am
    Post #278 - August 6th, 2011, 8:15 am Post #278 - August 6th, 2011, 8:15 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Wow! It's been a while since anyone posted on this thread. And I have to admit that I hadn't been to Khan in a few months but lunch there on Tuesday was nothing short of magnificent. Everything we ordered was right on the money. As such, it was especially great having a first-timer with us. I think he got to experience the place at its very best and had quite an excellent experience.

    Here's the scorecard on what we ate:

    Chicken Boti (2)
    Broast Chicken (full)
    Seekh Kabab
    Frontier Chicken Rice
    Daal Palak
    Chana Masala
    Dal Fry
    Bhindi
    Paratha (2)
    Tilwala Naan
    Onion Naan

    One bit of news (at least to me)...there were signs on the windows indicating that breakfast is now being served from 9-12 every day. The menu appears limited but still, it'll be nice to have Khan available earlier in the day than 12:30 pm.

    =R=


    as of last friday, they aren't open until noon. they open earlier on the weekend
  • Post #279 - August 7th, 2011, 7:10 pm
    Post #279 - August 7th, 2011, 7:10 pm Post #279 - August 7th, 2011, 7:10 pm
    zim wrote:
    as of last friday, they aren't open until noon. they open earlier on the weekend

    It's Ramandan, which probably impacts their hours.
    -Mary
  • Post #280 - August 7th, 2011, 7:40 pm
    Post #280 - August 7th, 2011, 7:40 pm Post #280 - August 7th, 2011, 7:40 pm
    The GP wrote:
    zim wrote:
    as of last friday, they aren't open until noon. they open earlier on the weekend

    It's Ramandan, which probably impacts their hours.


    It is indeed... but, if Zim means what I think he does by last-Friday (ie not this Friday, but the Friday before this one).. then it wasnt actually Ramadan yet then :-) It may well be possible that Khan's "early breakfast hours" are only a weekend thing.. thats when they would actually draw business, and thats when many other places are actually open for breakfast too (Tahoora, King Sweets etc all do "weekend breakfast" hours, with the halwa-puri special, which is a *huge* seller especially at spots like Tahoora. Khan's probably thinks they can be too, especially with a couple extra meat-oriented options..)

    BTW, as mentioned above by GP, it *is* Ramadan-time.. which on Devon means Haleem-time. Have picked up one each the last couple of days, from "Naan on Devon" (which was rec'd to me recently as having very good food), and Hyderabad House. Both pretty solid versions, with little to separate them. Both places are making Haleem, dahi-vada, pakora's etc every day for the month of Ramadan. (So is Chopal, saw an ad for it, but havent tried their version yet).

    c8w
  • Post #281 - August 8th, 2011, 7:39 pm
    Post #281 - August 8th, 2011, 7:39 pm Post #281 - August 8th, 2011, 7:39 pm
    c8w wrote:It is indeed... but, if Zim means what I think he does by last-Friday (ie not this Friday, but the Friday before this one)..

    c8w


    yes, indeed I did, sorry for the confusion, I'm never really very good with the this/last denotation. I would be surprised if they started opening earlier during the week, as the street just isn't that busy.

    Glad to hear that Naan on Devon had decent haleem, I've always hoped that food will live up to their name. There is something so essentially indian about rhyming name schemes, probably the most famous being "Curry in a Hurry" in NYC. Even the michelin starred Rasoi in London has a more casual cousin known as "Urban Turban"
  • Post #282 - August 8th, 2011, 9:14 pm
    Post #282 - August 8th, 2011, 9:14 pm Post #282 - August 8th, 2011, 9:14 pm
    zim wrote:yes, indeed I did, sorry for the confusion, I'm never really very good with the this/last denotation. I would be surprised if they started opening earlier during the week, as the street just isn't that busy.

    I wish I'd asked. Mr. Khan was there, so I should have. I hope that someone can find out more details about the breakfast menu and report back.

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #283 - August 8th, 2011, 11:43 pm
    Post #283 - August 8th, 2011, 11:43 pm Post #283 - August 8th, 2011, 11:43 pm
    zim wrote:Glad to hear that Naan on Devon had decent haleem, I've always hoped that food will live up to their name. There is something so essentially indian about rhyming name schemes, probably the most famous being "Curry in a Hurry" in NYC. Even the michelin starred Rasoi in London has a more casual cousin known as "Urban Turban"


    It was decent haleem, not much more.. as was HH's on the day, both quite similar, both solid.

    Was speaking with someone who eats far more frequently on that stretch of Devon than I do nowadays (this guy eats 4-5 meals a week around there! And he's Hyderabadi to boot). His considered opinion was that, at this current time, Hyderabad House has "only biryani" that was better than Naan on Devon... that Naan on Devon was superior in most other menu items on a head-to-head comparison (and they have essentially identical menus). He also said that Daata Durbar had deteriorated a fair bit, and doesnt match up with either at the moment. YMMV. I know Iam planning on picking up a few things from Naan a bit more often over the next couple weeks..

    (FWIW, I did have a "chai" at Naan on Devon with him that day - a week or so ago - and it was very good).

    c8w
  • Post #284 - August 8th, 2011, 11:50 pm
    Post #284 - August 8th, 2011, 11:50 pm Post #284 - August 8th, 2011, 11:50 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    zim wrote:yes, indeed I did, sorry for the confusion, I'm never really very good with the this/last denotation. I would be surprised if they started opening earlier during the week, as the street just isn't that busy.

    I wish I'd asked. Mr. Khan was there, so I should have. I hope that someone can find out more details about the breakfast menu and report back.
    =R=


    Ive only seen the signs outside, which advertised Halwa-puri, Omlette-paratha etc. Will ask the next time Iam in. But, as noted earlier, Iam fairly sure they arent doing breakfast at the moment anyway, it being Ramadan (even Tahoora doesnt have their "halwa-puri" during Ramadan IIRC).

    BTW, one very interesting-sounding Ramadan-special is currently being offered by Usmaniya - theyre doing an "Iftar Buffet Special". For $9.99 ($5.99 for 10-and-under), you get sherbat (drink), khajoor (date), pakora, choley (chick-peas), haleem, nehari, chicken makhni (butter chicken), aloo palak (spinach-potato), bhindi (okra), seekh kabab or chicken boti, matka gosht or karahi gosht or mutton qorma, chicken biryani or mutton biryani, salad and naan. (Plus gulab jamun or kheer for dessert). Definitely sounds worth stopping in for, sometime this month... (Iftar is at approx 8pm at the moment).

    c8w
  • Post #285 - August 14th, 2011, 1:53 pm
    Post #285 - August 14th, 2011, 1:53 pm Post #285 - August 14th, 2011, 1:53 pm
    zim wrote:
    as of last friday, they aren't open until noon. they open earlier on the weekend


    As far back as I can remember, at least at the current location, they *always* open later on Fridays.
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  • Post #286 - August 14th, 2011, 2:07 pm
    Post #286 - August 14th, 2011, 2:07 pm Post #286 - August 14th, 2011, 2:07 pm
    As far back as I can remember, at least at the current location, they *always* open later on Fridays.

    That's the case for a lot of establishments on Devon - folks are at mosque on Friday mornings for Jumu'ah.
  • Post #287 - October 15th, 2011, 9:23 pm
    Post #287 - October 15th, 2011, 9:23 pm Post #287 - October 15th, 2011, 9:23 pm
    Ive only seen the signs outside, which advertised Halwa-puri, Omlette-paratha etc. Will ask the next time Iam in. But, as noted earlier, Iam fairly sure they arent doing breakfast at the moment anyway, it being Ramadan (even Tahoora doesnt have their "halwa-puri" during Ramadan IIRC).


    Went by there this morning around 10 - it's a Saturday and not Ramadan. There was no sign in the window anymore and they were not open until noon. I guess the breakfast idea didn't take.
  • Post #288 - January 9th, 2012, 11:51 pm
    Post #288 - January 9th, 2012, 11:51 pm Post #288 - January 9th, 2012, 11:51 pm
    Whistler with Paul McGee then Khan BBQ made for a hell of a one two punch. Khan was dead-on, six of us over ordered including the ever elusive Goat Chanp. Marinated goat chops done in Khan's lump charcoal fired tandor. Most Khan regulars of my acquaintance ask for goat chanp every time they go to Khan knowing there is little chance, tonight was our lucky night.

    Khan BBQ Goat Chanp

    cell phone pic
    Image
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  • Post #289 - January 10th, 2012, 8:20 am
    Post #289 - January 10th, 2012, 8:20 am Post #289 - January 10th, 2012, 8:20 am
    G Wiv wrote:six of us over ordered


    You call 17 dishes for 6 over ordering?
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
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  • Post #290 - January 10th, 2012, 10:21 am
    Post #290 - January 10th, 2012, 10:21 am Post #290 - January 10th, 2012, 10:21 am
    Is that whitish stuff goat chop fat on the chop on the left??
    I want it. I can literally taste it. Crunch, and then a mouth full of grease and burnt flabby goodness. I so want it. That pic IS what food porn means to me.
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  • Post #291 - January 10th, 2012, 11:29 am
    Post #291 - January 10th, 2012, 11:29 am Post #291 - January 10th, 2012, 11:29 am
    G Wiv wrote:Whistler with Paul McGee then Khan BBQ made for a hell of a one two punch. Khan was dead-on, six of us over ordered including the ever elusive Goat Chanp. Marinated goat chops done in Khan's lump charcoal fired tandor. Most Khan regulars of my acquaintance ask for goat chanp every time they go to Khan knowing there is little chance, tonight was our lucky night.

    Khan BBQ Goat Chanp

    cell phone pic
    Image

    In the dozens of times I've been to Khan, I'd only had this once before last night. Wow! Such a great dish. It wasn't entirely tender but just chewy enough so that I could continue to extract charred, meaty, spicy flavor from it all the way through. Glad you snapped a pic Gary, or no one would have believed it. :wink:

    Maybe it was the fact that I hadn't been to Khan in a few months but the entire meal was downright spectacular. The boti was a bit salty but by the time it showed up late in the meal, it almost needed to be. I initially got full, then broke through a wall and honestly, could not stop eating. This was some soul-soothing food at its best.

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #292 - January 10th, 2012, 11:36 am
    Post #292 - January 10th, 2012, 11:36 am Post #292 - January 10th, 2012, 11:36 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote: I initially got full, then broke through a wall and honestly, could not stop eating.

    =R=


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  • Post #293 - January 10th, 2012, 6:11 pm
    Post #293 - January 10th, 2012, 6:11 pm Post #293 - January 10th, 2012, 6:11 pm
    Was just at Khans last night for our usual Chicken Boti (Crispy/Well Done please),Cauliflower and Potato,
    Dal Fry & Garlic Nan.
    Yumm.
    Is it just my imagination- but now- the Chicken Boti is up to $10.95 per order?
    Does it appear to have new 2012 pricing in effect?
    I seem to remember it being a $8.95 priced dish- anyone else recall the price of the Boti?

    :o
  • Post #294 - January 10th, 2012, 6:22 pm
    Post #294 - January 10th, 2012, 6:22 pm Post #294 - January 10th, 2012, 6:22 pm
    once upon a time it was $6.
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  • Post #295 - January 10th, 2012, 6:36 pm
    Post #295 - January 10th, 2012, 6:36 pm Post #295 - January 10th, 2012, 6:36 pm
    gleam wrote:once upon a time it was $6.


    Yes - its all LTH's fault :-)

    (the last Chicken Boti I had at Khan's, sometime last week, was actually not as good as usual either.. a little drier than typical, not near the best Ive had there. The Kadai-ghost was pretty good on the day, the naan's good but unspectacular. A good meal, but Ive had better there. Was followed by a very good kulfi at King Sweets however, so all was well with the world).

    BTW, if anyone's a fan of very flavourful, tasty, spicy Biryani (but, sadly, not as overloaded with meat - either goat or chicken - as I typically prefer biryanis to be, probably due to its economical price)... but, as I say, the best-tasting flavourful/spicy biryani in the city can currently be found at "Biryanis" (of course, where else? :-) On Devon, near California - near where the dear-departed Ambala used to be.

    c8w
  • Post #296 - January 10th, 2012, 6:44 pm
    Post #296 - January 10th, 2012, 6:44 pm Post #296 - January 10th, 2012, 6:44 pm
    Hombre de Acero wrote:Is it just my imagination- but now- the Chicken Boti is up to $10.95 per order?
    Does it appear to have new 2012 pricing in effect?
    I seem to remember it being a $8.95 priced dish- anyone else recall the price of the Boti?

    I think chicken boti went for about $9 a couple years ago but it was $10.99 over six months ago.

    Khan BBQ Menu, June 2011
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  • Post #297 - January 10th, 2012, 6:51 pm
    Post #297 - January 10th, 2012, 6:51 pm Post #297 - January 10th, 2012, 6:51 pm
    Rene G wrote:I think chicken boti went for about $9 a couple years ago but it was $10.99 over six months ago.
    Khan chicken boti was $6.50 in '05

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  • Post #298 - January 10th, 2012, 7:54 pm
    Post #298 - January 10th, 2012, 7:54 pm Post #298 - January 10th, 2012, 7:54 pm
    Mmmmmm.....stewed cow foot for breakfast, same price.
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  • Post #299 - January 10th, 2012, 10:03 pm
    Post #299 - January 10th, 2012, 10:03 pm Post #299 - January 10th, 2012, 10:03 pm
    c8w wrote:
    gleam wrote:once upon a time it was $6.


    Yes - its all LTH's fault :-)

    (the last Chicken Boti I had at Khan's, sometime last week, was actually not as good as usual either.. a little drier than typical, not near the best Ive had there. The Kadai-ghost was pretty good on the day, the naan's good but unspectacular. A good meal, but Ive had better there. Was followed by a very good kulfi at King Sweets however, so all was well with the world).

    BTW, if anyone's a fan of very flavourful, tasty, spicy Biryani (but, sadly, not as overloaded with meat - either goat or chicken - as I typically prefer biryanis to be, probably due to its economical price)... but, as I say, the best-tasting flavourful/spicy biryani in the city can currently be found at "Biryanis" (of course, where else? :-) On Devon, near California - near where the dear-departed Ambala used to be.

    c8w

    I still sing Khan's praises to whoever will listen, but it has been a while since my last visit (which I should hopefully rectify soon). This suggestion of another place to find good biryani, however, really piques my interest! I'll have to check it out as well. Thanks for the heads-up, c8w!
  • Post #300 - January 15th, 2012, 12:15 pm
    Post #300 - January 15th, 2012, 12:15 pm Post #300 - January 15th, 2012, 12:15 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    G Wiv wrote:Whistler with Paul McGee then Khan BBQ made for a hell of a one two punch. Khan was dead-on, six of us over ordered including the ever elusive Goat Chanp. Marinated goat chops done in Khan's lump charcoal fired tandor. Most Khan regulars of my acquaintance ask for goat chanp every time they go to Khan knowing there is little chance, tonight was our lucky night.

    Khan BBQ Goat Chanp

    cell phone pic
    Image

    In the dozens of times I've been to Khan, I'd only had this once before last night. Wow! Such a great dish. It wasn't entirely tender but just chewy enough so that I could continue to extract charred, meaty, spicy flavor from it all the way through. Glad you snapped a pic Gary, or no one would have believed it. :wink:

    Maybe it was the fact that I hadn't been to Khan in a few months but the entire meal was downright spectacular. The boti was a bit salty but by the time it showed up late in the meal, it almost needed to be. I initially got full, then broke through a wall and honestly, could not stop eating. This was some soul-soothing food at its best.

    =R=


    I have a new goal in life! I want to eat this Goat Chanp, ASAP! Does anyone think I'd have luck calling ahead to request it?
    Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

    -Mark Twain

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