If you want to have the best street food in India, then definitely Delhi will come to your mind. The varieties here you’ll get in Delhi with varying intensities of flavors will leave you spellbound. Let your foodie instinct arise and calm your hunger pangs with some lip-smacking cuisines of Delhi.
All the foodies out there, Delhi is a place that will excite you to another level. From the ancient lanes in Chandni Chowk to the most hyped setup in Connaught Place, this place has something for everyone. Only Delhites know the power of street food that Delhi serves. Each variant of food comes with a story or ancient background with itself. If you are in Delhi, every nook and corner of the street will give you an appealing delicacy to treat your taste buds. Delhi has a surprise element in its every dish.
Let’s give you an insight into some of the famous street foods in Delhi.
Hands down, this is the best of all things. Nothing can be better or more worthy other than this in Delhi. If you have yet to try this, you are missing out on the best in Delhi in terms of street food. Trust me, Delhi is the only place to enjoy the best Chhole Bhature in the world. Some shops serving excellent hot piping Chhole Bhature in Delhi are Sitaram Diwan Chandi in Paharganj and Anand Ji Chhole Bhature in Lajpat Nagar. It’s best to keep your stomach empty while having Chhole Bhature as it’s a heavy dish, and the taste is unmatchable.
This list will remain incomplete without the mention of Golgappe of Delhi. This snack will make you forget Kolkata’s puchka and Mumbai’s paani puri. The best part is that you’ll forget the count of it while having it. You can have them spicy or sweet, as per your taste. Each is made according to your choice of flavor and perfectly placed on your plate before you even complete eating the previous one. After eating them, the bonus is you’ll be served with a piece of paper dipped in curd and tamarind liquid. You can have them at any local market or street as one of the vendors sells them very quickly.
Daulat ki Chaat
This sweet dish is available only in Chandni Chowk with a melt-in-mouth texture. This frothy dish is made with milk and saffron with garnishing of dry fruits. Once you taste it, you know it – this unique dish works on the same phenomenon. This sweet-savory is perfect, and you don’t need to look for another sweet in front of this delicacy. This famous plate of goodness is as delicious as it looks on the plate. This dish is only available from September to March as it’s a seasonal dish.
These soft, deep-fried balls loaded with radish and spicy green mint are a dish to die for. This dish is famously known as Ram Laddoo and is quite famous among the Delhites. After having it, the taste of tanginess will crave you to have more of these. The vendors of Ram Ladoo are easily spotted in the streets of Delhi, but if you want to have it from the best, straightway head towards Central Market in Lajpat Nagar. Try this dish with a cup of ginger tea and fried green chili to add more flavor to this dish.
Now, who says no to a plate of chaat? This is a go-to dish when in confusion or hungry. The varieties of chaat you’ll get here are unmatchable, but the common thing in all the chaat is potato. Potatoes are so versatile that they can be paired up with almost everything. Satiate your spicy, sweet, or sour cravings with the chaat of Delhi. Besides this, eating while standing on the street only and enjoying it to the fullest is recommended. Some places where you can have the best chaats are Bittu Tikki Wala, Prabhu Chaat Bhandar outlets in Khan Market, and UPSC Bhawan.
How can you even miss kebabs from the streets of Old Delhi? Your trip to Old Delhi will be complete with mentioning the kebabs. These Mughal streets are home to various kebabs, especially for non-veg lovers. These kebabs are full of flavors that will remind you of the nawabs. The kebabs range from spicy to non-spicy; you can have them according to your taste. You can find kebabs with great taste at Jama Masjid’s lanes, any outlet of Khan Chacha & Karim’s, and Kebab Factory in Saket.
This cold and sweet dish will increase your calories, but the syrup goodness is worth all the calorie intake. This frozen dessert on the stick is best for summer and will relieve you from Delhi’s hot & humid weather. This dessert is filled with nuts and topped with vermicelli & is the perfect dish to end your sweet cravings. You’ll find this dish to be even better than ice cream. Some shops even sprinkle kewra or rose water from the top to enhance its taste. Streets of Kamla Nagar Market, Kakke Di Hatti in Chandni Chowk, and Roshan Di Kulfi at Karol Bagh are some places where you can find the best Kulfi Faluda.
Momos, yes, no one can take the chance of missing this essential food from this list. Momos is termed as the synonym of Delhi due to its fan following. This super spicy and tasty snack is quite famous & readily available on every street in Delhi. Many versions of momos can be found nowadays, from steamed to tandoori and chicken to paneer with different sausages. This dish is not just amongst the Delhites but has become an emotion for them. Try them at Dolma Aunty in Lajpat Nagar, QDs at Hudson Lane, or any street.
Parthe also known as the king of breakfast, this dish can be eaten by Delhites at any time of the day. This evergreen dish is served with lots of butter and extravagant fillings. If you try, then also you can’t resist yourself from having it. The aroma and fragrance of parathas can be felt from a distance and will draw you towards it. The moment you ask someone about the parathas in Delhi, you’ll get a straight answer to head toward Chandni Chowk. The famous Parateh Wali Gali there serves up to 30 different kinds of parathas and that is too deep fried. Another place to have parathas in Delhi is in Moolchand.
Chole Kulcha is the tastiest and most easily available dish in Delhi. This dish is quite healthier as compared to Chole Bhature. You can find this dish at every street with different flavors and garnished with green chilies, onion, coriander leaves, and lemon juice. As you have it, you’ll find each mouthful better than the previous one and want to crave more of it. If you want to have them from famous places, then head towards Lotan at Chawri Bazar, Yadav’s Chole Kulche at Saket, and UPSC Bhawan.
Soya Chaap is considered a vegetarian’s chicken. In recent years, the craze for this dish has gone to higher levels. This dish is available in endless varieties and flavors from afghani to tandoori. It is available in almost each area of Delhi and not only among vegetarians, in fact, it is common among non-vegetarians also. If you are in Delhi, that too for street food then this dish you can’t miss for sure. Head towards Sardar Ji Malai Chaap Wale in Subhash Nagar or any outlet of Wah Ji Wah to have some of the best chaap.
Have you ever heard of desi burgers? These are not as same of Mc Donalds or KFC burgers but something even better than them. Even before the popular franchise came up with their versions of aloo tikki burgers, the vendors and street hawkers of Delhi had already come up with them. You can find these burgers on every street in Delhi and these burgers are as Indian as it can get. This dish is a different league in itself. You can have them from any local burger carts situated everywhere.
Kachori Sabji is a typical Indian dish which has all the flavors of spices. This dish is served with a crunchy kachori and spicy aloo sabzi along with a dash of chopped onions, green mint chutney, green chillies & coriander leaves. This signature dish is a favorite snack to munch on and is available at every corner of the street.
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