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The owner took one look at us, calculated us to be unsuspecting white folk, and clearly wanted to point us to Hema’s Kitchen across the street, saying, “our food is very spicy”. We knew better and insisted we would be ok.
We ordered the Chicken Boti, Seekh Kabab, Aloo Palak, Daal, and some Naan.
The naan was white, puffy, slightly charred and smokey.
The bbq items did not disappoint. The chicken boti was spicy, smokey, and succulent, and paired very well with the cooling sauce served earlier. Kabab in Indian and Pakistani restaurants is often brittle, crumbly, and dried out. Khan’s kabab was juicy and redolent with spices and some hints of jalapeno.
The daal was very creamy and garnished with fresh spring cilantro bits, while the Aloo palaak was filled with firm potatoes and rich hearty spinach.
The spices in collective snuck up at the end of the meal, but it was in no way a barrier or overpowering, actually just the right amount.
The items from the makeshift tandoor are the stars of Khan BBQ, maybe some of the best on Devon, Chicago’s Indian and Pakistani strip. We look forward to going back.
Finally for less than adventerous folks, Khan BBQ is a straight up no frills, old storefront with red bench seating circa 1985 McDonalds or Kentucky Fried Chicken. There is no air conditioning, and on a day like today (90+) with the BBQ coals in full flame, the rickety general issue floor fan offered very little circulation, though, it was worth it. One must always be in the service of the transcendant food experience.
Khan BBQ is located 2262 W. Devon Ave. and open 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. seven days a week. Phone is 773-274-8600