If you are a Delhite, you must have definitely tasted these mouth-watering dishes. Delhi is India’s capital and the capital city is full of majestic Mughal architectural marvels. If you want to know about Delhi, the best way is its amazing food. You find a lot of wayside dhabas and cafeterias in Delhi. Delhi is a city of food lovers. Here are some popular dishes which are just irresistible.
Any connoisseur of good food will not miss these famous Delhi recipes on a trip to Delhi. The food dishes from Delhi are loved not only in Delhi but also enjoyed all over the country.
Best Delhi Food You Cannot Resist
Delhi is basically famous for delicious street food and some spicy dishes made in every home. Checkout the 10 best food you can enjoy while in Delhi.
A wide variety of Chaats are made in Delhi. As Dahi Bhalla, Gol Gappa, papri chaat etc. Usually, the chaats are prepared using yoghurt, sweet south chutney,and green chutney.As you love to eat crunchy aloo chaat on KG Marg at Pappu Chaat, you can also enjoy papri chaat and gol gappa. The chaat food in Chandni Chowk is most famous in the city. Well, you can try it with any nearest vendor.
2. Chole Bhature
Chole bhature is the most popular amongst the Punjabi dishes. It is very heavy, spiced and rich food. Whenever you visit Delhi, you must try its Chole Bhature. You find the dish in restaurants’ list of options of breakfast, and also at all food junctions. The best place for this delicious dish is Chache Di Hatti in Kamla Nagar, Sitaram Diwan Chand in Paharganj, Delhi.
Parathas are healthy snacks for the morning breakfast. Most people choose it for their daily routine breakfast or night-time snack.
Parathas are a favourite food for people living in Delhi. It is found in different varieties like plain paratha or stuffed paratha and vegs or non- veg parathas. Options for stuffing in parathas are paneer, onion, cauliflower, potatoes, keema, eggs etc. which you can select as per your taste. Moolchand Paratha Wala in South Delhi and Parathe Wali Gali in Chandani Chowk are the most preferable for relishing parathas.
Nihari is a soup of slow-cooked, spicy and rich meat which is served along with Tandoori Rotis. Earlier the food was common and popular in the ancient royal families. Nowadays this marvelous dish is available in every corner of Delhi.
5. Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken is known to be first served in Moti Mahal Restaurant in 1950. But today the dish is easily found in almost each and every main road dhabas and restaurants. Mostly every single person who is non-vegetarian loves to eat butter chicken. It is made of a high rich, spicy butter, chicken juices and tomato gravy with chicken pieces. It is served with natural rice, tandoori roti or naan.
Rolls are a specialty of Kolkata. In another word, we call a signature dish. But Delhi has also its specific delightful variations. Kathi rolls are the right choice for the busy life of people in Delhi. You can try the wonderful rolls in South Extension-2, at Qureshi’s Kabab Corner, Nizam’s at Connaught Place etc.
Kebabs are one of the most gifted dishes given by Mughals to Delhi. It is a grilled chunk of marinated fish or minced meat with Indian spices. You can enjoy the taste of delicious Kababs in elegant restaurants around the city. The famous places are Aap Ki Khatir, Salim’s Kebab at Khan Market, and Ghalib Kebab Corner at Nizamuddin etc.
Momosare very popular street food in Delhi. You find the yummy dumplings in veg or non-veg option. The hawkers and stalls also find on roads and on the outside of the office blocks. The dish goes along with very sizzling red chutney. You can try momos in Dilli Haat at Nagaland Food Stall, Café Brown Sugar at GK market, Sikkim House at Panchsheel Marg and many more other places.
Biriyani is popular in non-vegetarian form as well in veg form. The non-veg form is made of meat or poultry-based rice dish.it is prepared in a clay pot with Indian spices, aromas,and tastes. You will find the dish on highway dhabas, five stars hotels, and non-veg restaurants.
Delhi food is not complete if we don’t mention its super sweet desserts. It is very hard for you to ignore the dessert while you are in the Capital. You will find wide-ranging variability of desserts in Delhi. Laddos, Cookies,and Cakes made in pure ghee, different flavours of Kulfis like Mava, Badam Pista, Custard Apple etc,and Hot Jalebis or mouth-watering Rabri, Faluda and many more.
That’s what Delhi has to offer us. Whether you are a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian, Delhi does not disappoint you a bit. Make sure to enjoy your favourite dishes from the above list whenever you visit Delhi.
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