7 Famous Dishes of Delhi You Better Don’t Miss

Delhi, the capital city of India, is not just known for its rich history and proudly stood monuments, but also food. Ask any Delhiite and they will tell you all about the scrumptious food their land has to offer. As said, to know a place, one needs to know its food and this goes the same for Delhi.

To know the hidden layers of the beautiful city, travelers head out on a food hunt, understanding the culture Delhi envelopes. Are you a foodie at heart? Here is all about the famous dishes of Delhi, you must try on your next visit to treat your taste buds. Keep reading!

Parathas

A healthy start of the day, Parathas serve to be the best breakfast for Delhiites. From plain butter parathas to the varieties of stuffed parathas (Potatoes, Radish, Onion, Cabbage, keema and you name it!), there are places serving delicious parathas anytime you want it - morning, evening or for a tummy filling dinner. Ask any locals or students to know the best places serving parathas in Delhi and Chandni Chowk's Parathe Wali Gali and Moolchand ke Parathe would be on top of their lists.

Famous Delhi Food

Chole Bhature

Here is some free advice. Have this delicious Punjabi dish on an empty stomach to enjoy it to the fullest. Chole Bhature has to be on the list for its mouth-watering, spicy and rich taste. Every Delhi food joint have this food delicacy on their menu for its popularity among Delhiites.

If you could not make to it for the breakfast, have hot, crispy bhature and rich, spicy chole for dinner or just as a snack in the evening. Paharganj's Sitaram Diwan Chand, Chache di Hatti in Kamla Nagar and Lajpat Nagar's Baba Nagpal Corner are some best known places for yummy Chole Bhature in the city. If you are in Noida, do stop by Sagar's Special Paneer Chole Bhature in Sector 18.

Butter Chicken

For all the Chicken lovers out there, here is something you need to know about one of your favorite dishes - Butter Chicken. In Delhi, this delectable non-vegetarian dish was first originated in 1950s by Kundanlal Gujral at the Moti Mahal Restaurant in Daryaganj. However, Moti Mahal is not the only one stop point for Butter Chicken today.

The dhabas in Delhi serve you the real version of butter chicken, try out Rajindar da Dhaba in Safdargunj Enclave. Some other well-known places for butter chicken are Kainoosh and Gulati at Pandara Road. You can best enjoy the famous Delhi food with naan or rice.

Kebabs

True, kebabs found its origin in Turkey, the grilled meat chunks tastes no lesser delicious when marinated in Indian spices and Delhi proves that quite honestly. Kebabs are one of the various other things Delhiites thank Mughals for. If you are a non-vegetarian and got the advantage of being a foodie, do treat yourself with the Karim's delicious seekh kebab and sutli kebab by Kale Baba ke Kebabs in the front lane of Jama Masjid.

Alkakori Alkauser in RK Puram, Galouti at Kainoosh, Salim's Kebabs in Khan Market, Ghalib Kebab Corner in Nizamuddin and MI meat shop in Meherchand are some of the famous eateries for Kebabs in Delhi.

Chaat

Undoubtedly, chaat is one of the most famous dishes of Delhi and it has to be on the list. Yes, there are many other cities famous for their delicious street food, but Delhi is no less than a competition to them. Every form of chaat is available in the city; you can activate your taste buds with the spicy aloo tikki, papri chaat, raj kachori and just keep naming them.

That green chutney, yoghurt and 'meethi' (sweet) chutney on top is the best part of the dish. The popular street food is believed to be served best at Chandni Chowk's Daulat ki Chaat and Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala, Bittoo Tikki Wala in Karol Bagh and Pappu Chaat Bhandar, KG Marg. If you just want to have papri chaat or gol gappe, Delhi has vendors at every corner and there is no doubt it won't be fantastic!

Momos

Momos saves a place in the list and it is too obvious. Though most popular in the North-East, Momos are amongst the famous Delhi foods and you bet they are tempting. Served both in vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties, these succulent dumplings come with a hot red sauce. You can enjoy it as a snack in your cocktail parties or simply get on the street and cherish the delicacy, especially in winters with soup. Heavenly!

The best known places for momos are Nagaland Food Stall in Dilli Haat, Majnu ka Tilla in North Campus, Kamla Nagar Market and Sikkim House in Panchsheel Marg.

Kulfi

Like Food is incomplete without a dessert, so would be our list of Delhi's famous food without a mention of the most-loved dessert Kulfi. Finding its name origin from Persia, Kulfi is a creamier and denser version of ice cream and is believed to be first introduced by the Mughals in some place in North India.

Be it a house party with your friends, kitty party or a wedding, it is only the yummy Kulfi stick that completes the dinner. You will definitely find a Kulfi stall in Delhi weddings. Look out for the best Kulfi corners in the city such as the Defence Colony Market, Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh's Roshan di Kulfi and some more.

If you want something more special, take a halt at Chandni Chowk and visit Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfiwale that introduces all new version of the dessert by adding real fruits like custard apple, mango, etc. to the mix before they freeze it.

Planned your trip to the capital city of India? Now that you have the knowledge of the most famous dishes of Delhi, do plan your food hunt before you reach!

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