I ordered a Karim's roll (which had a sheek kabab in it), and along with it, a plate of sheek kababs. Also, I had read somewhere that they serve this sweet pancake type of dish called a sheermal, and so I also had one of those.
Since I'd never had a good sheek kabab anywhere in Bangalore, this was a godsend for me, and I really liked it. The sheek cost 22 each, and I thought was totally worth it. As for the roll, it was the the same sheek rolled into a rumali roti with some pickle and creamy, butterry thingy. The sheermal was a pleasant surprise - to be eaten just like that, it was not too sweet, and neither too bland.
The previous night, a friend of mine who lives in Delhi now, took me to a street vendor in the Chawri Bazaar area (on the Lal Kuan road). For the exact location, you can check this great site that I was told about (unfortunately after I got back from Delhi). After walking for a good ten minutes from the exit of the metro station, we came across this old guy, sitting on the corner of the street, making kababs , and selling them for 4 bucks. That's right, Rs 4 for one of those, and although I couldn't tell the difference in taste between this guy's and the Kareem's kababs, the fact that for Rs 20 I got to eat 5 made me arrive at the conclusion that this guy's was better (and plus, I didn't fall sick after eating his road side ware).
The old man worked his hands like magic, with clockwork precision, and switched skewers that were done with newer ones, all the time adding the minced meat onto the skewers. I was a bit beat in the sweltering Delhi summer heat (even at night the temperature was above 40C) , and so wasn't up to getting the DSLR out and taking better pictures. One thing is for sure, though - if you wanna skip Kareem's, do so, but don't miss this guy. Chacha, keep it up!
Addendum: I just found out that the meat used by the dear old man above is buffalo meat. Now before you throw up or something, apparently buffalo meat is cheaper than chicken and cow meat, and is used on a large scale throughout several kabab/mughlai joints all over Delhi (old Delhi in particular).