While walking through the lanes of our national capital Delhi will give you an instant food rush. Delhi is also called as a foodie’s paradise.
I couldn’t resist myself from trying out the mouth-watering delicacies that the streets of Delhi had to offer. From spice laced kebabs, sublime desserts to stuffed parathas, Delhi has a lot to offer once you start exploring it the right way.
Trying out the rich and varied cuisines of Delhi is an amazing experience in itself. It is something each one of us should try out at least once, which is why I making a list of the best food in Delhi which everyone should try.
Chole Bhature is the most wholesome food one can get to eat in Delhi. Chole bhature is to Delhi what Masala Dosa is to Chennai, one just can’t think of living in Delhi without getting to enjoy this dish.
The fluffy bhaturas served with spicy chole and a splash of chutney is an ideal mix. There’s almost always a crowd of patrons flocking around hot bhaturas being served straight out of a cauldron of sizzling oil.
You can find a number of roadside stalls and al fresco shacks offering this amazing dish. Sita Ram Diwan Chand in the Paharganj area is one of those places that you must drop by for their stellar chole bhature.
Other places that you can try out are Roshan’s at Karol Bagh, Giani’s di Hatti in Chandni Chowk, Nand ke Chole Bhature in Sadar Bazaar, Chache di Hatti in DU and Baba Nagpal Corner in Lajpat Nagar. If you are very particular about your hygiene then the places you should visit are Bikanervala at Lajpat Nagar, Rajouri Garden, and Shalimar Bagh.
Although there may be many variations of Pani Puri like it’s called Puchka in Kolkata and the Mumbai’s Pani Puri, nothing can beat the flavor of Delhi Pani Puri.
Pani Puri as Delhites likes to call it ‘Golgappe’ is something that is loved by almost all the locals and Patrons in Delhi. It comes with different water flavors and different stuffing.
Everyone loves an extra piece of papdi dipped in a chutney that we get to eat after having a whole plate of Pani Puri. Talking of different variations of it, one must try the Vodka or Tequila Golgappe and the ‘Pachranga’ variations of Golgappe pani.
Pani Puri stalls can be found in almost every corner but if you are a hygiene lover you should try eating them at Haldirams, Bikano or Om Sweets. They are the most hygienic places to eat in Delhi.
Paranthas is the most preferred breakfast and famous food of Delhi but can be eaten at any time the day as well. There is a wide range of Stuffed Paranthas being served in Delhi which differs in their stuffing and makes up for a wholesome meal.
There are Chandni Chowk’s renowned Paranthe wali Galli. Here you can enjoy parathas stuffed with anything from rabri and besan methi to okra and tomato, fried in desi ghee, typically served with fiery potatoes and a variety of chutneys.
Head to Kake di Hatti in the Chandni Chowk area for parathas of another kind. They offer naans stuffed with everything from gobi, methi and aloo pyaaz, to cheese, matar paneer and khoya. To have paranthas, some of the best places to eat in Delhi are Not Just Parathas at Rajouri Garden, Moolchand ke Parathe and Om Sweets. They are simply one of the best street breakfasts in Delhi.
For the sanity of your inner foodie, you just have to try one of the amazing Delhi street food Aloo Tikki.
You will definitely enjoy the combo of mashed potato patties with a thin crisp golden crust stuffed with spiced peas or lentils. It is topped with tamarind chutney and a mint and coriander chutney, some curd, onions, and pomegranate.
There are several stalls selling aloo Tikki in Delhi, for some of the best ones try one of the outlets of Atul Chaat Corner in Rajouri Garden, Natraj in Chandni Chowk, and Ranjeet Tikki Wala at Janak Puri, Bittu Tikki Wala, and Prabhu Chaat Bhandaar in Khan Market.
The crusty kachoris are something everyone loves. It is stuffed with a spicy filling of lentils and is usually served with spiced curried potatoes which give a very distinct flavor along with chutney. It could be enjoyed at any time of the day but especially during the chilly winter mornings.
City’s best kachori joints could be found in the ancient lanes of old Delhi. If you are a spice lover then you must visit the JB Kachori Wala in Chandni Chowk. It serves a notoriously spicy potato curry with some chopped green chilies. It is one of the best street foods in Delhi.
DAULAT KI CHAAT
If you are in Delhi, Daulat ki chaat is a must-have dish. It’s a winter dish as loses its texture and taste in hot weather. Winter morning dew is a chief ingredient in the recipe. It is made by churning milk and cream until it evolves into a frothy, dreamy dessert enriched with khoya, saffron, dried fruits and more.
The dish involves immense effort and expertise. The soft frothy peaks just dissolve, leaving behind an amazing flavor and taste. The best Daulat ki Chaat is available in and around Chandni Chowk. Head to Dariba or even to Paranthe Wali Gali and enjoy this amazing delicacy.
Rolls are one of the most common street foods you can find in the lanes of Delhi. To make this tasty goodness all the more delish every Roll wala in Delhi has his own special ingredient.
One should try these rolls with chili sauce (commonly known as momos wali chutney in Delhi) and let go of the conventional tomato ketchup. The places where you can try some amazing rolls are Taste Drive at Rajouri Garden, Local joints in Kamla Nagar Market, Wah Ji Wah at Mayapuri, High on Rolls in Defence Colony and Nizam’s in CP. One must try this amazing street food in Delhi.