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Sheermal house of kabob

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Sheermal house of kabob

zim | Aug 26, 2002 09:28 AM

Well I'm not sure this is the name but it's something similar. It's on the SW corner of Devon & Western, used to be call "House of Pita". The new owners (3 months)just recently put up the brand new name and yellow & red signage shouting out their new 24 hour policy and that many things are 2.99. One of those 2.99 specials was for parantha kabob so i made a point of stopping in for one sunday, since kabab rolls are about my favorite sandwich.

Parantha and enclosed seekh kabob (!) were made fresh for our orders and the roll also included some lightly fried onions with lemon and a side of mint chutney. The kabob had nice flavors though I think could have been charred a little more.

The naans that were coming out fresh looked especially good - blistered and puffy and large. I also tried the last sheermal they had that day which was tasty, but you have to be in the mood for some ghee (this isn't a shortcut it's the traditional way of having it, soaked in the stuff). Sheermal for those who haven't had any, is another type of bread, not thick or puffy like baturas or naans, more like a pancake made in ghee with a very slight bit of sweetness and nice chewiness, the kids devoured the stuff. This is also an option for encasing your kabob. All of these 2.99 meals also include a pop, though you may have to go into the fridge yourself for it.

As I said, these were all made fresh, so there's a little bit of a wait involved but you definitely can't beat the price. Among some of the other specials were nihari and naan and bun kabob.

It's a pretty basic even dingy place, but the owners are welcoming and friendly and a good cheap eat. I can't speak for language skills, 'cause all our conversation was carried on in hindi, even when I initially spoke in english.

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