Top 4 Food In India’s Capital | Delhi
Delhi is not only the city of people with big hearts (#dilwallahs) but also of people with appetites just as big (no, bigger actually). The passionate love affair Delhiites has with their food has made Delhi a food hub like none else in India.
So you’ve been to those five most famous places in Delhi, put some pictures up on Instagram, and now you say you’re a hardcore foodie? You know of the famous places and the famous dishes, but do you know it all? Have you really ever explored Delhi’s food scene? The answer is: not really. Not unless you have ticked off some certain spots on your bucket list.
1. Chache Di Hatti
Riding on high on reviews that can even put 5-star restaurants to shame, Chache di Hatti is one of the oldest joints in the heart of the north campus of Delhi University. They are known for serving the best chole bhature in Delhi University’s North Campus. Stuffed, melt-in-mouth bhaturas with optimally spiced chhole and special pickled salad is gonna make you go mmmm. But one has to wait for a while here to be served, sometimes as long as an hour to get their own slice of heaven. Make sure to make a dash for this Delhi street food joint, for they sell out every day by noon!
Dal Makhani is an amazing dish in itself, but Masala Art is famous for serving the best dal makhani in Delhi.
Ok, so we aren’t going to take the credit away from Kolkata, where the original Kathi roll recipe was developed, but Delhi has its own delicious variants. From street stalls offering a variety of rolls to supermarkets stocking up on frozen options and even the posh Delhi restaurants, Kathi rolls are a befitting food option for busy Delhiites on the go.
We all love QD’s, but how many of you knew that paneer tikka is one of QD’s specialities?
From being the perfect start to a “healthy” morning in most Delhi households to a meal for hungry college students and even a late-night snack, paranthas are definitely on the top of the list when it comes to my favourite 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.
Where can I try this dish? Paranthe Wali Gali in Chandni Chowk, whose past customers include the likes of Maharajah of Kashmir and even Prime Minister Nehru and his family; Moolchand Parathe Wala located in South Delhi was SRK’s favourite when he used to live in Delhi.