If you ask a Delhiite what are two things that really stand out for them about the city, it would be the rich history and the mouth-watering food. Now, I have to admit this blog sure got me in a tizzy. It’s tough being born in a city which offers such a rich diversity of cuisines, add to that the fact I’m a food lover! Delhi is a melting pot of various cultures and races who enrich the variety of the gastronomic range in the city.From Chandni Chowk to Majnu ka Tilla, Delhi is replete with many culinary delights.
So let’s take a look…
1. Chhole Bhature at Om Bhature Wala, Karol Bagh
The Punjabi dish of Chhole Bhature has not been limited to Punjab for a long time, and with good reasons. The lip-smacking taste that’s enough to bowl over even the most hardened of the taste-agnostic has made it a much-loved dish in many parts of the country.
2. Aloo Tikki at Natraj House, Chandi Chowk
A mildly spicy deep-fried potato patty topped with whipped curd and chutney. Sounds like one edible description, doesn’t it? And it totally is. Edible, I mean. Also known as Aloo Tikki, this afore-described dish is a popular North Indian street food, which you absolutely must binge on when roaming the streets of Delhi.
3. Kakori Kebabs at Aap Ki Khatir, Khan Market
Aap ki khatir located in Nizamuddin is an eating joint that serves delectable vegetarian and non-vegetarian snacks like Seekh Kababs, Tikka Rolls with Roomali Roti, Kathi Roll with Paratha, Vegetarian snacks like Paneer Tikka and Rolls, Seekh Kebabs etc. The kebabs served here are so delicious that they melt in your mouth instantly. The snacks are affordable, fresh and flavourful. They have an efficient home delivery system as a dine-in option is not available.
4. Punjabi Paranthe at Amrik Sukhdev, Murthal
Excellent place for food lovers situated near Haryana highway.. delicious food, awesome location, Great Service with reasonable price. Punjabi, chat, south Indian, sweets & much more..all types of dishes are mouthwatering & hygiene food. must visit if you are nearby Delhi or Haryana.
5. Bitto Mutton Chaap Taka Tak, Lajpat Nagar
6. Dal Bukhara at Hotel Ashok
7. Mutton Stew at Karim’s, Jama Masjid
Mutton Stew (better know is Ishtu) is another signature dish of Karim’s and the story goes that if you empty the oil lurking on the surface into another dish, by the time the stew settles exactly the same quantity of oil resurfaces. The richness of this dish cannot be described better and no mission to Karim’s is complete without the mutton stew.
8. Kachori Aloo Sabji at Nagpal’s, Lajpat Nagar
Aloo ki sabzi is usually served with a lentil stuffed, deep-fried pastry, khasta kachori. The kachoris are slightly bruised on the top and allowed to dunk in the soupy textured aloo ki sabzi. It can also be served with puris. In such case, you can thicken the curry by adding a tablespoon of flour or maida.
9. Tom uncles’ Maggi at Delhi University, North Campus
Tom Uncle’s Maggi Point located near the crossing of Daulat Ram College and Ramjas College is an important landmark in North Campus. Decades-old, this Maggi point serves delicious steaming Maggie in more than 12 different varieties! All these preparations are prepared in two minutes, the standard time for cooking Maggi.
10. Bittoo Tikki Wala, Ranibagh
Ever wanted to try something really unique, BTW (Bitto Tikki wala) is for you. Go to any of the franchisees of BTW to witness a marvelous taste of Indian snack with Midas touch. All items are on the expensive side because of quality maintained.