Delhi is the capital of the world’s largest democracy, India. A gastronomic paradise, Delhi’s shrines are its Momos stands selling Momos with a chutney, and its avenues lined with kebab stalls.
Here we are sharing some of the best street food of Delhi you will not get any other place.
Let’s start the Food Walk then,
1. CHOLE BHATURE/KULCHA
Only in Delhi you can taste the best chole bhature or chole kulcha. The fluffy bhature or buttery kulcha makes it the best street food of the city. Ask for that special chutney to put in your chole. I am sure you will just lick your fingers while eating.
2. KACHORI WITH SABZI
This Delhi street food will make you ask for more when you try. You will get spicy treat with your runny nose and teary eyes. Add a dash of coriander and chilies, on this and you are set! For some tangy flavor, ask for special masala on top of your sabzi. And also try the stuffed onion and matar kachoris.
3. SAMOSE WITH CHOLE
Samose and chai are hot breakfast for the delhites. But this flavorsome preparation is a unique variety of Delhi street food. I am sure, just one single bite of this deliciousness and it will become your first choice among junk fried food. Add the green chili chutney on the top for some spicy taste.
4. BISHAN SWAROOP FRUIT CHAAT
Among the many sinful fried and spiced offerings street food is the fancy fruit chaat. This is the combination of health plus taste chaat. The healthy fruits mixed with chana toppings can make you healthy and wise. And also try this chaat with a glass of chilled lemon soda. You will only get this food of Delhi in Chandni Chowk.
5. DAULAT KI CHAAT
Daulat ki chaat, as it is called in Delhi, goes by many names in the north. Malaiyo in Banaras, malai makhan in Kanpur, and nimish in Lucknow. It’s a that ethereally magical dessert that’s like a cross between a soufflé and a cloud. You will have to go to Chandni Chowk to try this dessert.
6. RAM LADOO
I know the name of this street food makes you to think of any sweet dish. But no, Ram Ladoo is a savory dish with dal pakoras. The tanginess of chutney with these fried dollops make for every foodie’s fancy. Try the Bhuni Mirch and Mirchi Bhonda with this. It’s best to be eaten in winter as the hot dumplings melt in the mouth or in monsoon, enjoying the rains.
7. RABDI FALOODA
One of the more interesting thing you will taste in Delhi, is rabri faluda a sweet, rich drink—so thick it’s served with a spoon. This syrupy delight is full of caramelized milk and dry fruits. Not too sweet, this dessert will leave you asking for more. Enjoy this with a plate of Chawal Chole Palak from Giani’s di Hatti, you will love this combination.
8. MULTANI MOTH KACHORI
Moth Kachori comprises of 4 things – a khichdi made up of moong ki dal and rice which forms the bottom layer, a Kachori that’s stuffed with dal inside, sliced onions that are sprinkled with some masala that’s come from a place called heaven, and pickled green chilli. Add a zest of lemon to the savory to make it more flavorsome.
Oh yes, the Kebabs, the best street food of Delhi. You will get many variety of kebabs in Delhi from Kakori Kebab to Galouti Kebab to Shami Kebab. Try the kebabs with Lehsoon-Tamatar chutney to add some spicy and tangy taste.
The most preferred breakfast of Delhi and can be eaten at any time. A spoon of butter and extravagant stuffing in the paratha makes it a best street food in Delhi. Try the special Egg Paratha and Pizza Paratha when you visit Delhi. And go to Parathe wali gali for the deep fried parathas.
I am sure you loved this post. And do share your street food from Delhi in the comments below.