Food Street of Kharadar, Karachi | Pizza Fries, Qadir Chat, Sanober Icecream | Pakistani Street Food

Food Street of Kharadar, Karachi | Pizza Fries, Qadir Chat, Sanober Icecream | Pakistani Street Food


Assalam-u-Alaikum My name is Zia Tabarak and right I’m in the Kharadar Area, Karachi. Kharadar is one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Karachi… …and also its the birthplace of the Founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Behind me is the Lyari General Hospital & just opposite to it is this amazing Food Street. It wouldn’t be wrong to call this place Mini Burns Road or Hussainabad. A huge variety of Food items are available here. Every Food item you can think of is available here. But right now I’m here to try out the famous Pizza Fries, Qadir Chat & Sanober Ice-cream. It’s a really vibrant place with a lot of happening. The people here are also really loving & welcoming. Now we’re going to explore this Food Street & show you what’s happening around. Chalain! (Let’s Go!) You’ll see a lot of Coconut stalls right after entering this street. A lot of Toy shops here too. Salam Uncle! How are you I haven’t these many Coconut stalls anywhere in the city. What’s the reason? That’s because it’s the main market for Coconuts. I’m seeing a lot of people selling Coconut Water here. Yeah that’s because people come here mainly for that. How much for the Coconut Water? Rs. 150. The large one or the small? Small one. And the bigger one? That’s Rs.200. Isn’t it a bit expensive? Alright then make me a small one. Salam! How are you What items do you have here? I have everything here…Chickpeas, Sesame seeds, Coconut, Peas. And you make it here in this Karahi? Yes I do. So you make it in Sugar or Jaggery? I use both. And I guess its Winter that’s why its crowded here? No it’s usually like that even in Summers. What are you making there in that Karahi? I’m preparing the Cocunut. These Til (Sesame) Ladoo’s are being packed here. Sesame & Peanut candies are also being packed here. How much is this Mixed Packet? Rs. 90. Good! You’ve mixed Coconut with Sugar & now you’ll cook it again? Yes. That’s the Cutter for it. Now you’ll let it cool down for a while? No it’s ready now. Really crispy & fresh. And the best thing is that the Peanuts are perfectly roasted & made in Jaggery. Really nice! So right there is the stall for Peanut & Sesame Candies & stuff… …and right next to it is this shop “Chilli Try Fry”. And they’re the ones making Pizza Fries. What’s your name? My name’s Fahad. So you’re making Pizza Fries right now?… …Yes Pizza Fries, Cheesy Fries, Chipotle (a type of sandwich here). We also have a special Chicken Cheese Sandwich. So what’s so special about your Pizza Fries that so many people are here for that? Our Pizza Fries are a bit different because we have our own special sauce. Alright then make some for me as well. I’m seeing a lot of ingredients here These are the Regular Fries and you can see the Ketchup, Mayo & other things they’ve used. Fahad has prepared the Fries & now he’s adding the spices. All these different spices are made by them. Here are all their spices. They’re adding all one by one. They look so good I would eat them just like that. But they told me to try their special Pizza fries. They’ve first added the fries… …then a layer of Mayo, and then a layer of Chicken. After that the Green Onions. Then goes some Ketchup. Then another layer of Fries. How much these fries are for? Rs. 200 with Chicken. Without Chicken will be Rs. 150. So these are with Chicken for 200 & without Chicken for 150. Now they’re adding Cheese. So our Pizza Fries are now ready. Just check this out! Cheese, Chicken, Fries & the spices they added in the end… Even an actual Pizza doesn’t taste like that. These fries are really good & Indeed it’s their special item. For 200 it’s really economical because it has Chicken, Fries & their special spices. Great! Now I’m at Qadir Chat House. That’s Qadir & that’s his son Gulzaman. Salam! How are you? So can you tell me how do you make this Chat & for how long you’ve been doing this? I was born here… …and my parents used to do this same thing. This Chaat business. Yes. And how old is business. It was started even before my birth. And it’s been the same shop? Yes. I had 4 brothers, 3 of them passed away. He’s my fourth brother. Do you use any special spices? We use both homemade spices & Premade spices. Tell us what change did you see in Kharadar in all these years? Yeah this place has changed a lot. There was nothing here back then & now there are stalls everywhere. There was no one when we moved here. And now there are different food shops everywhere. Now there’s a lot happening here. What were you’re favorite food items in your childhood. I used to & still eat everything. I have Diabetes but still… So you’re here all the time or just at night? I’m here all the time. I make everything here by myself. A few things here are premade rest of it is homemade. Preparing it is my job & serving & selling it is my brother’s. Alright Qadir, make one Special Mixed Chaat for me too. This is a special Chaat of Black Chickpeas. This Chaat is not commonly available. And those are Sour Potatoes. Those are added in the Chaat too? Yes everything is mixed together. First they’ve added the potatoes, next the Black chickpeas. Next they add Sev (a popular snack). Papri crackers. Then the Chaat Masala. Then some Salt. It looks a bit more Granular. Then some Sour sauce. And some Tomato Puree. Then some Tamarind Chutney. Then Coriander & Pepermint Chutney. And this is Mixed Masala. You can tell the flavors it’ll have after all these Chutneys. And in the end some yogurt to top it off. And some onions and coriander too. And now it’ll be mixed. The Chaat is now ready. So this Chaat by Qadir & Naseema is now ready… …and their way of making this Chaat was also really unique. It looks really different & delicious. And it’s really amazing how many different Chutneys they’ve added. Looks so good I wonder how it tastes. It has a lot of really different flavors. It’s definitely not like the regular Papri Chaat we’ve had. It has a really different flavor. Special the Tamarind & other chutneys they’ve added. And these Black Chickpeas also have their own taste too. As she told us that this shop is more than 70 years old. It’s amazing. Auntie this Chaat was amazing. It’s a Chaat that everyone can have. It’s neither too Sour nor Sweet, it’s perfectly balanced. It’s really good ! And you’re just like my mother so please bless me with your prayers. Thank you so much! So right now I’m at Sanober Ice Cream. This is the most famous Ice Cream Parlour in Kharadar. What’s the reason that your shop is so famous here? We’ve maintained our quality. That’s all. What flavors are inside the machine? It has Chocolate Vanilla & Strawberry Pineapple. I’m going to dip this in Chocolate for you. And how much is this for? Rs.80. The plain one is for 50. You’re getting so much Ice Cream for Rs. 50. What more you can ask for? Right now he’s making the Sanober Surprise. What’s inside of it? We mix Dry Fruits & Vermicelli in it. So this is their Special Flavor. This ones is for 150 & has Cashewnuts, Almonds & Pineapple. Looks really good. They added 3 scoops in it. And I think for 150 it’s pretty economical. So this concludes our episode of Kharadar. We tried only a few things but this entire street is filled with different foods & flavors. And we’ll keep exploring this place from time to time. That’s it for today. I hope you all liked the video… …and if you did then Like it, Comment & Share it. I’ll see you guys in the next episode. Allah Hafiz!

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