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DELHI STREET FOOD GUIDE: BEST PICKS FOR FOODIES

What comes to your mind when someone mentions Delhi? For me, “Dil walon ki Dilli” has always been about all things loud and lip smacking, mouth-watering STREET FOOD!! 

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While most of you when stumbling upon this blog must be wondering why would someone be talking about street food and all things unhealthy in the era of veganism? So let me clear the air for you first. Healthy food soothes our body but junk and street food soothes our hearts and souls!And it’s perfectly fine to pay attention to your heart every now and then because it deserves it; after all, it pumps blood for us, doesn’t it? While it does a lot of overthinking on the side, let’s just leave it alone for now and focus on STREET FOOD for the weekend!!!

So here’s presenting top 12 Street Foods to watch out for when in DELHI!!!

  1. MOMOS 
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Momos is an emotion for the people of Delhi, not a dish. Momos will always make you feel at home, no matter how far you move away from this place. In Delhi, there are an infinite number of momo shops.

There are also numerous varieties. From tandoori momos to fried momos, the classic steamed momos are always available. It is, in fact, northeastern cuisine, but Delhi gives it a whole new twist. This street food will always be at the top of our favourites list.

Best Places to try: Satya Niketan & Amar Colony

  1. CHOLE BHATURE

That steam that rushes out of Bhature as soon as you pop them is the true soul of Delhi! Chole bhature can be eaten at any time of day or night if you’re a North Indian, especially if you’re from Delhi. It is one of Delhi’s most popular street foods. Every Delhiite considers it an ideal breakfast. This dish is served with green chutney and pickle. It is widely available in Delhi’s markets and restaurants.

Best Places to try: Giani di Hatti in Chandni Chowk, Nand Ke Chole Bhature in Sadar Bazaar, Chache di Hatti.

  1. KULFI 
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Kulfi is a favorite of everyone who goes out to have a tasty dessert.This delectable dish features caramelised milk and finely crushed dry fruit granules.

Best places to try: Roshan di Kulfi in Karol Bagh OR Kuremal at Chawri Bazaar.

  1. GOLGAPPE
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Gol gappe is a street snack in Delhi that goes by different names in different cities. This crunchy and flavorful ball is unquestionably everyone’s weakness. The water within is a sweet-sour experience, and the Meethi chutney is the ultimate “sone pe suhaga.”

Best Places to try: Rasilli Chaat in Vasant Kunj & Rajouri Garden. 

  1. ROLLS
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No matter where you try rolls in Delhi, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Each vendor attempts its own stuffing recipe, allowing customers to sample a variety of flavours. Paneer Rolls, Chicken Rolls, Mixed Veg Rolls, Manchurian Rolls, and so on are all options.

Best Places to try: Khan Chacha, Chowrangee Lane & Satya Niketan

  1. PARANTHE 
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Every North Indian’s face lights up when they hear this name. And it shines even brighter when DILLI DE PARANTHE is involved. With a generous dollop of butter and a variety of fillings, paratha has evolved into the ideal breakfast option throughout the years. This Delhi street cuisine can be enjoyed at any time of day or night.

Best Places to try: Paranthe wali Gali & Moolchand ke Paranthe 

  1. KEBABS
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With over 25 different types of Kebabs dominating Delhi’s street cuisines, this dish will serve as the best memory of the Mughal era. It comprises Kakori Kebab, Shami Kebab, Galouti Kebab, and a variety of other dishes.

Best places to try: Chawla’s at Tilak Nagar & Vasant Place Market.

  1. CHAAT
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Chaat is a great example of why Indian cuisine is connected with spice. Chaat is a name that encompasses a variety of popular appetisers such as Aloo Tikki, Papri Chaat, Samosas, and Samosa Chaat. The preparation of chaats varies by region, however potatoes are a constant element. Potatoes are a common street food item, ranging from a hot cutlet or tikki served with spicy sauces to a stuffing for samosas. Want to end your shopping day with some delectable chaat? Then check out these places below! 

Best Places to try: Prabhu Chaat Bhandar, UPSC Lane & ManSingh Road

  1. JALEBI 
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Rabri Jalebis are the best desserts in town, according to everyone with a sweet taste. Any time of day, hot Jalebis topped with creamy Rabri will put a grin on your face. This is one of the “renowned food items in Delhi menu” items that you should not miss when visiting Chandni Chowk. Furthermore, no one does Rabri Jalebi like the generations of sweet shop merchants who sit there.

Best Places to try: Old famous Jalebi wala, Chandani Chowk

  1. KACHORI SABZI
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One of the greatest competitors for what defines Delhi – is street food. The Kachori Sabji is the star of the show, coming in second only to the Rajasthani Dal Kachori. This quick characteristic meal of broken Kachori topped with Aloo Sabji (curry) and Mint Chutney is a favourite snack among Delhi’s street vendors, shoppers, and many others.

Best Places to try: Anil Kachori Wale, Hanuman Manidr & C.P.

  1. RAJ KACHORI 
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As the name rightly suggests, RAJ Kachori is a single dish capable of satisfying your hunger. Stuffed with oiled channa and crisp namkeen, dahi, meethi chutney and pudina chutney topped with some pomegranates,  this is an authentic food to give a try for sure.

Best Place to try– Haldirams in Chandni Chowk, Lajpat Nagar, and Connaught Place.

  1. SAMOSE 
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During the rainy season, this is the perfect street food to pair with a cup of chai. It is the cure for all ills. It is one of the most popular street foods, and the classic aloo samosa will always have a special place in your heart, but now they come in a crazy variety, including chill paneer, chilli potato, and chow mein samosa, because when in Delhi, there has to be a twist! 

Delhi is one of the few cities in India that has a diverse range of street food options. Delhi, or Dilli, has something for everyone, from the old-world alleyways of Chandni Chowk to the more imperial setting of Connaught Place. Any street or corner you turn will have a hawker selling some delectable dish. Anyone who has visited the city will tell you that it is a healthy and tangled combination of cultures that has resulted in a friendly atmosphere among its citizens and visitors.

If nothing else, for the love of Delhi and for me (if you have little), you should taste at least FIVE of the above-mentioned delights the next time you are in DELHI, and trust me, you will be back for more!

If you enjoyed this blog and would like Pankhuri to cover more trending topics, please leave a comment below and let us know which city we should be touring next for FOOD!!!!!!

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