‘Keep politics away from food’ tweets food lover on shutting down of Tunday Kabab

Tunday Kabab one of the most heard dishes started in 1905 by Haji Murad Ali ( 1877 – 1967 ) in Chowk. The 100-year old Tunday Kababi is considered as the most famous outlet for choicest Kababs across Globe till date. Tunday Kabab is so named because it was the speciality of a one-armed chief Haji Murad Ali. In India, the slang word used to describe a person with a hand disability is tunday. The origin of the kabab is narrated in the form of a story where the nawab lost his teeth and was unable to enjoy the meat; he apparently asked the cooks to develop a dish of softest and most succulent kababs.


The Tunday kabab, one of the famous dish and, apparently, a speciality of Lucknow. Lucknow, a city which is famous for its kababs is undergoing a peril.

 One of the most famous seller, Galauti Kababs, in Lucknow: Tunday Kababai witnessed the stern measures on illegal meat shops and slaughterhouses ordered by the newly formed BJP government in Uttar Pradesh. The shop was closed on Wednesday because of a dearth of meat in Capital, which had its four slaughterhouses that were sealed between 2013 and 2015.

Mohammad Usman, an owner of the shop, told Scroll: “The shop was shut the entire day. The meat was not available. Gosht nahi milega to kaise chalayenge. (If we don’t get meat, how will we run the shop)?”

Owner of Tunday Kababi also said, till now the supply of mutton and chicken had not been affected so far but expressed his anxiety about a meat shortage in the state.

After these, lovers of Tunde Kawab expressed their dismay on twitter, “It is really very disappointing that between the politics, food has been involved.”

Shah Ahmed tweeted, “This has to be the most disheartening news of the day”

And Abhishek Gureja tweeted “This tweet leaves a bad taste in my mouth #RIPTUNDAYKABABI”.

Till now, nine meat shops have been shut down in Lucknow. But there are at least 200-250 illegal meat shops in the Capital, according to Lucknow Municipal Corporation. “There are shops running in shanties that are not following norms. Such shops need to be regulated or closed down,” Chief Veterinary Officer of the LMC AK Rao told The Indian Express

The Lucknow Municipal Corporation has initiated a comprehensive drive across 11 districts – Lucknow, Unnao, Barabanki, Rae Bareli, Sitapur, Hardoi, Lakhimpur Kheri, Amethi, Sultanpur, Faizabad and Ambedkar Nagar.

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