Settled within the narrow bylanes of Old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, the Paranthe wali gali is world famous. The place attracts tourists from all over India and world. The place is celebrated for the massive variety of old shops making and selling paranthaan Indian bread cooked in clarified butter/ghee. The place is a paradise for vegetarians. The paranthas are served with vegetable curry, chutney and pickles.
Dahi bhalla is a famous north Indian snack which is actually a blend of sweet curd, sweet red and spicy hot green chutney with a soaked vada. Natraj in Chandni Chowk offers the best Dahi Bhalla in town. The shop is a small outlet in busy market of Old Delhi and is more than eighty years old.
Chole Bhature is the most loved breakfast option of North India. There are hundreds of shops selling the dish but the undisputed leader is Sitaram Dewan Chand in Old Delhi’s PaharGanj. The place has many branches in other parts of Delhi as well.
Bittoo Tikki Wala started as a small cart vendor in Rani Bagh but now has franchises everywhere in the city. Thankfully, the tender aloo tikki dealt out at these places remains standardised and is a favourite among the Delhites.
If you’re keen to eat some spicy north Indian culinary art and Punjabi food, Pandara road is that the best place to dine in. There's a good variety of veg/non-veg North-Indian delicacies. The place is a favourite destination for the rich and affluent crowd of Delhi.
The list of chaat places is incomplete while not mentioning Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar in Chandni Chowk. Retaining the old world charm of the place Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar serves different kinds of chaat in leaf plates. The array of snacks includes Aloo Puri, Dahi Bhalla, Tikki and Papdi Chaat. But the papri chaat tops the list hands down.
To experience a diverse cooking culture journey one can head to Dilli Haat in INA. The place known for having products from different regions of India also has food stalls from different states. One can go for shopping and also eat their heart out by trying cuisines like Tibetan, North-Indian, Rajasthan, Hyderabadi Biryani and Kashmiri etc
The Dolma aunt Momo joint is forever packed with Momo lovers from around the town. Settled in Lajpat Nagar Market, the place is famous for dishing out super delicious and soft Momos. The fiery red sauce that goes at the side of the Momos adds another feather in the hat. The place is a hit among youngsters because of its extraordinarily reasonable rates.
There's no better joy than having steaming pakodas and sipping on hot tea in Delhi winters. The Khandani Pakode wala in Sarojini Nagar is heaven for people who like to gorge on some pakodas. The outlet dishes out ten forms of pakodas at any given time. The bread pakoda and the Paneer pakodas are the most liked. Chutneys served alongside the pakodas acts as an icing on cake.
One of the hidden gem and lesser known delicacy of Old Delhi is Bishan Swaroop’ chaat corner. Settled on the unruly streets of Chandni Chowk, this place is completely well worth the efforts taken to find it. They serve fruit chaat and aloo kulla scooped out poached potato and having the filling of chickpeas with the garnishing of spices and lemon is completely mouth watering.