Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Popular Street Food in Delhi

Do you want to see India as the locals do? If so, you should do at least a few of things that they do. Why not try road side food? During your travel to Delhi, a variety of delicious street food await to tickle your taste buds. You can savour a range of these Delhi flavours as you take a rickshaw ride in Old Delhi and in and around Chandni Chowk. There are a number of other favourite haunts in the city to take you on a gourmet tour. Some of the most popular and most liked street food items are given below.


Chaat is the buzzword among Delhi food lovers.
While in Old Delhi, you cannot afford to leave the city without sampling the chaats. It is the most famous street food in Delhi. Places where you can savour the famous Dilli chaat include tikki at Natraj (Chandni Chowk), Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar (Chandni Chowk), tikki wala (Pitampura), Bengali Sweets (Bengali Market), Lala Babu Chaat Bhandar (Chandni Chowk), Prince's Paan & Chaat Corner (Greater Kailash) etc.

The most famous name among all the kulfiwallahs in Delhi is the Roshan di Kulfi (Karol Bagh).
Other places for having toothsome kulfis in Delhi include Jeeta Kulfi Wale (Krishna Nagar), Sita Ram Nannumal Kulfiwala (Ajmeri Gate), New Kulfi House (Daryaganj), Vijay Variety Kulfiwale (Chandni Chowk) etc.

Chole Bhature

If you are in Chandni Chowk, you can head straight to Raj Chole Bhature and Lassiwala.
Other nice options to have lip-smacking chole bhatures include Bengali Sweets (Bangali Market), Sitaram Dewan Chand's Chhole Bhature (Paharganj), Roshan di Kulfi (Karol Bagh), Chaudhry Chole Bhature (Krishna Nagar), Chacha di Hatti (Kamla Nagar), Chole Bhature Corner (Greater Kailash), Ramu Special Chole Bhature (Connaught Place) etc.

Take a stroll through the Chandni Chowk area and you have a number of chuskiwallas at your service. Chuski Wala at India Gate is also a good option for visitors. If you are at the India Gate, the chuskiwala will definitely catch your attention as he shouts 'chuski chuski tasti chuski' at the top of his longs.

Kebabs (Chicken Tikka, Mutton Tikka, Seekh etc.)
For lovers of chicken tikka roll and kebabs, Khan Chacha's Kebab Corner (Khan Market), Karim's (Jama Masjid), Peshori Kebab (Rajouri Garden), Afghan (Lajpat Nagar) and Bhatti Kebab (Defence Colony) are the best places.

Street food in Delhi is a craze both among locals as well as foreign nationals. Indians love these street food and are simply addicted to it. Start on your gourmet tour now to taste the street flavours of the capital city of Delhi.


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