The historical capital, Delhi is a foodies’ paradise. From street food to international cuisines, Dishes Of Delhi can blow your mind.
You can experience wine and dine or you can just let your mojo rule and devour the mouth-watering flavors of street food in Delhi.
There are two things that really stand about Delhi, first, its rich history, second the variety of the gastronomic range in the city. From Chandni Chowk to Majnu ka Tilla, Delhi is replete with many culinary delights.
So without any further ado, we present to you my list of top 10 famous dishes of Delhi.
1 Chole Bhature
Believe me, only Delhi can provide you with the best chole bhature. The extra care and less soda put to make fluffy bhature make it the best street food in Delhi.
If you are a street food lover you will love the ones at Giani’s di Hatti in Chandni Chowk, Roshan’s at Karol Bagh, Nand ke Chole Bhature in Sadar Bazaar, Baba Nagpal Corner in Lajpat Nagar and Chache di Hatti in DU. If you are a hygienic lover Bikanervala at Rajouri Garden, Lajpat Nagar, Dwarka and Shalimar Bagh and Kwality Restaurant in CP will suit you the best.
Try this street food in Delhi and you will forget Mumbai’s pani-poori and Kolkata’s puchka.
The other variations of golgappe simply can’t beat the flavor that Delhi has to offer. You must try the ‘Pachranga’ variations of golgappa pani and the Vodka or Tequila Golgappe. You can try this dish at Local market in Chandni Chowk, Rajouri Garden, Lajpat Nagar Market, CR Park, UPS Bhawan
3 Butter Chicken
This recipe will surely make you drool!
Here’s an interesting story about the origin of one of the most gratifying dishes on this planet. It originated in the 1950s in Moti Mahal Restaurant, Daryaganj, a neighborhood skirting the Walled City. Known for its Tandoori Chicken, the cooks there accidentally tossed the sauce consisting of butter, tomato and chicken juices with tandoori chicken pieces; the rest is history. Today, this dish can be found in almost every non-vegetarian restaurant and highway dhabas and is best enjoyed with rice or naan.
You can try this delicious dish at Moti Mahal, Daryaganj or Havemore, Pandara Road.
A favorite of the Mughal Emperors, the Biryani has stood the test of time and is today enjoyed all over India.
This poultry or meat-based dish is prepared in an earthen pot and the lid is sealed with dough so that the spices, flavors, and aromas get soaked in. The Biryani experiences in Delhi vary from the commercial chains and road side dhabas to the Sufi shrines and five-star hotels. You can try this dish at Dum Pukht in ITC Maurya; Al Kakori Al Kauser, R K Puram, Deez Biryani & Kebabs, Defence Colony.
Whoever thought grilled chunks of meat or fish marinated in aromatic Indian spices couldn’t give you joy should think again.
While we Delhiites have a lot to be thankful for to the Mughals, Kebabs are one of them. Whether it is Kebabs being delivered to your car, a quintessentially Delhi experience, to food stalls and fine dining restaurants across the city, try this popular dish and you will be hooked forever.
You can try this dish at Alkakori Alkauser, R K Puram; Ustad Moinuddin Kebabs, Lal Kuan; Ghalib Kebab Corner, Nizamuddin; Salim’s Kebabs, Khan Market; Aap Ki Khatir, SDA
If there is one thing that keeps the Delhi food scene ticking is it’s the Street Food like the Delhi Chaat.
With a variety that is unmatched, eating on the streets of Delhi is a crash course in the history and culture of the place. Chandni Chowk is undoubtedly the Street Food Capital of Delhi, and while no guide book can actually pinpoint the best places for Chaat, there are some landmark food haunts that really stand out. Of course, if you aren’t willing to travel that far, fret not for there are plenty of options for street food in Delhi.
You can try this dish at UPSC building, Shahjahan Road; Bittu Tikki Wala, Karol Bagh; Daulat ki Chaat, Chandni Chowk; Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala, Chandni Chowk.
From being the perfect start to a “healthy” morning in most Delhi households, to a meal for hungry college students and even for a late-night snack, paranthas are definitely on the top of the list when it comes to my favorite food in Delhi.
Choose from a plain one or select a stuffing of your choice – potatoes, cauliflower, radish, eggs, keema, bananas or even last night’s leftover dal – the options are galore.
You should definitely visit Paranthe Wali Gali in Chandni Chowk to try this dish.
Moolchand Paranthe Wala was SRK’s favorite spot when he used to live in Delhi. Even Prime Minister Nehru and his family were found of Paranthas from the Paranthe Wali Gali.
9 Aloo Tikki
The most popular snack dishes Aloo Tikki typically served at road-side tracks from stalls in all over India.
Aloo Tikki is one of the most mouth-watering delicacies within the street food .Made with boiled potatoes and various spices served hot along with a tangy sauce.
You can try this mouth -watering dish at Kinari Bazar, Katra Shah N Shah, Shahjahanabad, Delhi-06 ,G19, Main Market, South Extension 1, New Delhi-49 .
Momos are the famous dish from North India, but in Delhi, it is one of the famous street foods.
You will find stalls and vendor outside every office building and famous streets. This dish is served with really spicy red chutney. You have the option to select vegetarian and non-vegetarian momos.
You can try this dish at Dolma Aunty D-1, hunger Strike Amar Colony Market, Lajpat Nagar 4 or you can relish tandoori momos at QD’s, at Satya Niketan
13 Chicken changezi
As far as North Indian and Mughlai preparations are concerned, Delhi is an area which never falls short of options and houses a variety of eateries which Mughlai and North Indian lovers can check out.
You can try this delicacy at Chicken Planet, Tyre Market, Near Filmistan.
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