Discover Delhi’s Culinary Delights

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Looking to get a taste of Delhi’s rich culture? Follow the beckoning aromas (and crowds of hungry locals) to Chandni Chowk, where street-side kiosks dole out generous servings of Delhi’s most delicious street food, from light-as-air chaats to full-flavoured biryanis.

Paranthas

A staple on Delhi’s menus be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, these freshly-rolled flatbreads are as delicious on their own as they are stuffed with hearty fillings. Easily found in marketplaces and restaurants throughout the city, Delhi’s trademark paranthas offer travellers the perfect introduction to India’s varied and adventurous cuisine.

Where to try it: Gali Paranthe Wali, Gali Parathe Wali, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

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Chaat

Typically enjoyed before digging into a heartier meal, these seemingly ordinary flour-based parcels explode with a multitude of flavours. Opt for a combination of chickpea, potato and fresh tamarind water or satisfy your sweet tooth with a fruit-filled take on the classic.

Where to try it: Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar, 1462, Chandni Chowk Rd, Kucha Mahajan, Old Delhi

Gulab Jaamun

A popular local dessert made from solidified milk, these bite-sized sweets are soaked in a decadent sugar syrup before serving, giving them a dense yet fluffy texture that is to die for.

Where to try it: Kanwarji’s, 1972-1973, Corner Gali Paranthe, Opposite Central Bank, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

Momos

Akin to the dumplings and dim sum of neighbouring Asian countries, these delicate bites of steamed pastry are filled to the brim with lightly-spiced meats and vegetables before being served with a vibrant, chilli-based chutney.

Where to try it: Momo’s Point, Jawahar Nagar, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi

Biryani

A flavourful and aromatic combination of rice and vegetables, Delhi’s signature biryanis have risen to legend status amongst spice-loving locals. Featuring prominently on the menu of most of Delhi’s restaurants, this versatile meal can be transformed to please everyone’s taste buds, with a variety of meat, poultry and seafood versions available.

Where to try it: Al Jawahar, No.8, Jama Masjid Matia Mahal Road, Matia Mahal, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

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Kulfi

Not quite ice cream, not quite gelato, this traditional frozen milk dessert is the perfect antidote for a balmy afternoon or a spice-packed curry, with flavours like pistachio, almond and tamarind topping the list of favourites.

Where to try it: Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfiwale, 1165-66, Kucha Pati Ram, Sitaram Bazaar, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

Where to Stay

New Delhi is a vibrant place with many different types of accommodation on offer including budget hotels, hostels and more. If you have the budget to stay somewhere a little more luxurious, then you could try the Radison Blu New Delhi Dwarka hotel to enjoy Delhi the 5 Star way.

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One Response to Discover Delhi’s Culinary Delights

  1. I’ve grown up eating most of these things thanks to my Mum cooking them as well as lots of my relatives on India! But funnily enough, when I visited Chandni chowk a few years ago, I didn’t end up trying any of the street food there as the crowds were a bit too much for me but sounds like I missed some real treats!
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