If you are a foodie at heart and live in Delhi, this might probably be the greatest boon to you! Delhi has some of the best flavours of street food you would ever come across. Starting from golgappe to papri chaat, chole kulcha, jalebi, biryani, tandoori chai, burgers, noodles and what not, the capital city of India has it all! So if you can’t wait anymore to try one of the most lip-smacking street foods, here is a list of top five munching places which you can’t ignore visiting while you are wandering across the streets of Delhi!
Sita Ram Diwan Chand’s CholeBhature
Mention chole-bhature and a Delhite’s heart takes a leap of joy. Being the flagship savoury of Delhi, CholeBhature is a combination of spicy chick peas (Chole Masala) and a fried bread made from maida (Bhatura).The infamous streets of Paharganj, New Delhi are complemented by Sita Ram DiwanchandCholaBhaturawho has made a special place in the hearts of every foodie with its puffy bhaturasand spiced cholas. They also serve lassi and kulfi which are equally popular. The exclusive thing about their most sought delicacy is that the bhaturas are pre-cooked and heated as per service. This makes the dish suitable even for the diet conscious foodies as the excessive oil gets drained out in this process. Can’t wait to try this? No worries! The next time you visit New Delhi, don’t forget to stop and munch down at this place which is open every day of the week.
- Open Timings:8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
- Location:2246, ChunaMandi, Paharganj, New Delhi
- Cost for two:Rs 100
Dolma Aunty Momos
Did you know that about 20 years ago, there was no trace of momos in Delhi, Until a woman named Dolma Tsering took up the mammoth task of bringing these steamed dumplings of Tibet to the streets of Delhi in 1994?Dolma Aunty Momos is touted as the first ever momo ‘thela’ located in the bustling streets of Central Market, Lajpat Nagar. She and her son, Ramu diligently sell piping hot steamed momosfilled with paneer, chicken or veggies along with a spicy tomato chutney. On asking her about flavour consistency and authentic taste, she exclaimed, “I personally ensure that the ingredients, recipe and the proportion are maintained.” The hype of Dolma Aunty Momos are so high these days that you should not give a second thought to create ‘Momories’ by visiting this iconic street side stallfeaturing a variety of other dishes along with tastiest dim-sums ever!
- Open Timings:1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
- Location:D – 1, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi
- Cost for two:Rs 100
If you are looking for some yummy paranthas in your tummy, you can’t miss visiting the ParanthewaliGali aka GaliParantheWali, located in the narrow confines of ChandniChowk, Old Delhi. The street is famous for a series of shops, selling a hundred types of stuffed paranthas prepared in dripping desi ghee. The most famous thing about these shops are that they serve the paranthas in a thali comprising petha, gravy aloo and a sweet-spicy banana chutney for which you can ask for unlimited refills. You can try some of the authentic and even uncommon paranthas stuffed with mawa, ladyfinger, banana, etc. Some of these shops are existent ever since late 1800’s. The top shops of this place, include Pandit Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan, PanditKanhaiya Lal &Durga Prasad’s Parantha Shop, and PanditBabu Ram Devi Dayal’s. Hard to resist the temptation? So, next time while walking through the chaotic maze of by-lanes at ChandniChowk, do not forget to catch the whiff of steaming hot mouth-watering street food of Delhi.
- Open Timings:9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Location: KatraLehswan, ChandniChowk, Old Delhi
- Cost for two:Rs 200
Ghalib Kebab Corner
Fond of Mughlai food? Then you are sure to get mesmerized with the finger-licking kebabs served at Ghalib Kebab Corner, located in the busy streets of Nizamuddin. Though it is a small shop, yet very famous because of the authenticity of Mughlai flavours blended with minced meat. What makes the kebabs of Ghalib Kebab Corner different is the fact that the spices are mild and have just the right balance. The place serves mouth dissolving shami kebabs, tender seekh kebabs and juicy tikkas and many more such dishesthat are deliciously fragrant and mouth-watering. The texture of the delicacy is flabbergasting in itself as the kebabs are crisp on the outside and soft-within. So, if you can’t wait to enjoy the complementing lightly spiced Mughlai food, do visit this place to enjoy the tastiest non-vegetarian savouries ever!
- Open Timings:12:00 PM – 11:30 PM
- Location: Mirza Ghalib’s Grave, HazratNizamudin West Slum, New Delhi
- Cost for two:Rs 300
If you are eagerly waiting to celebrate the joys of winter, count DaulatkiChaat in your bucket list as it is one of the most trending winter desserts of Delhi. The place is famous for pillowy dessert that is scooped out delicately and topped off with sugar, green cardamom, almond flakes and pistachios. The process of making this cottony pile is what makes it exclusive as it involves a natural amalgamation of dew drops being used to aerate the milk overnight. To complement and enrich the flavours of churned milk, he even uses kewra, mawa, khoya and crumpled chena. So if you already got foodgasm, this winter, while wandering through Daryaganj, do not forget to munch down at this exclusive thela as it is one of the most liked street food of Delhites these days.
- Open Timings:10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Location: Naughara Jain Temple, Kinari Bazar Gali, Old Delhi
- Cost for two:Rs 120