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 Famous Dishes of Delhi





Delhi is the only Indian city that is crazy about their food. Delhiites love their food on street corners of Paratha Wali Gali at Chandni Chowk to Sarojini Market to Lajpat Nagar to Connaught Place to fancy restaurants to fast food eating at the ever popular food joints of Haldiram, Bikaneer and Gulab.

Go to Parathe Wali Gali (means the bylane of fried bread) at Chandni Chowk to enjoy all kinds of tasty parathas. From the plain paratha to Aloo paratha to Mula Paratha, Pudina Paratha, Paneer Paratha, Hari Mirch Paratha, Bitter Gourd Paratha, Bhindi Paratha had with curd, paneer, Sweet Lassi and Pickles, like Mango Pickle and Carrot Pickle . You can also have a paratha with 10 layers. All these awesome and filling Parathas are made in Desi Ghee. Some of the Parathe stores are there from 1875 and open from 9am to 11 pm! You can get an awesome Paratha for Rs 75!

Other very popular street foods of Delhi are Healthy Momos, Aloo Chaat, Hakka Noodles and some piping hot Samosa had with Chai. Other ever popular foods include Pav Bhaji, Sada Dosa, Paneer Tikka, Pudina Lassi.


Delhi Street Foods

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 by Tarla Dalal
My earliest memories of Chole Bhature is of the one I ate at a popular eatery in Mumbai Known as "Cream Centre". On enquiring, I was told that the chick peas and spices were simmered together for hours resulting in a dish that a large number of Mumbaites relish even today! My version of chole is ....
Who can resist the temptation of fresh, deep-fried jalebis garnished with aromatic saffron strands? for all of you jalebi fans, here is a quick and tasty version that can be prepared without long hours of fermentation. For breakfast the combo of Jalebi with Ganthias a ....
A must-try recipe, which is an indispensable part of north Indian cuisine, where it is enjoyed any time of the day, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Luscious whole wheat Parathas are stuffed with ....
The combination of khulchas and some potatoes is a common preparation served by food stall holders all over Northern India. They are a particular feature at most restaurants that serve punjabi food. Khulchas are always associated with refined flour (maida), but here's a healthy version made wi ....
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 by Tarla Dalal
The secret to making perfect Lassi lies in the curds. If the curds are loosely set or sour, you will just not get it right. So, the first step is to put the curds into the refrigerator as soon as it sets, so that after some time it will be thick and luscious, with a fresh flavour that is just perfec ....
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 by Tarla Dalal
Samosa! Does this snack need any introduction? Originally one of Mumbai’s favourite roadside snacks, it is now so famous across the country that it is available in almost every bakery, restaurant and tea stall. While some enjoy it plain, others like to smash it and top it with sauces or make a chaat ....
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 by Tarla Dalal
Momos top the charts when it comes to Oriental cuisine. They are satiating and versatile, packed with the choicest of ingredients that are sure to delight your palate. Here, in this version of Momos top the charts when it comes to Oriental cuisine. They are satiating and versatile, packed with the c ....
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 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Chaat is a mouth-watering treat that everybody loves! Tasty baby potatoes are combined with onions and tomatoes, as well as peppy chaat masala and tangy lemon juice to make a really flavourful treat. It feels wonderful to bite into this exciting treat, which is soft, crispy and chewy too. P ....
An all time favourite! Noodles tossed with garlic and vegetables or any other ingredients of your choice like mushrooms etc. This celebrated Chinese dish gets its name from the Chinese province of Hakka. It is ve ....
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 by Tarla Dalal
A hurried meal for the man in the street. This is a spicy blend of vegetables in tomato gravy served with pav that is cooked with butter. This is truly an innovation that arose out of the necessity of providing a nice hot meal in a hurry and one that tickles the taste buds. When I am lazy to cook o ....
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 by Tarla Dalal
Delightfully crisp, golden-coloured pancakes made of a rice and urad dal batter, Dosas make a more indulgent breakfast compared to easy, steamed idlis! Combined with chutney and sambhar, Dosas are sumptuous and tasty, fit to be had not just for breakfast but for evening tiffin or even dinner. ....
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 by Tarla Dalal
Fluffy as cotton balls, white as the moon’ - every South Indian remembers those fond descriptions of Idli that mom used to convince them to eat breakfast when they were kids. Indeed, that is how the perfect Idli must be too. Grinding of batter and the ....
Tikkas are authentic Punjabi snacks that are prepared in the tandoor. A tikka is basically any vegetable, paneer or meat marinated in a highly flavourful seasoning and grilled to perfection. Here large chunks of paneer have been marinated in tangy marinade m ....
A very refreshing drink that soothes your digestive system. Thick curd is blended with chopped pudina, black salt, sugar, jeera and ice and served in chilled classes topped with fresh sprigs of mint. Deliciously cool!
 
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 by Tarla Dalal
Mumbai’s very own burger. The vada is made of a spicy potato filling deep fried in a gram flour batter. Along with a hot and spicy garlic chutney, it is served inside a small "Laddi Pav". I have fond memories of sharing a vada pav with my son while travelling on a business trip to Vapi by t ....
Paneer also known as cottage cheese is used in a variety of dishes world over. It forms a part of salads, main course dishes and even desserts in the form of cream cheese. Known as the Indian cheese, paneer is one of the most versatile ingredients available f ....
An age-old combo with a timeless charm, Puri Bhaji makes a perfect breakfast! It is prepared in almost all regions of India, with just mild variations. Fluffy and golden brown whole wheat flour puris are served with a bhaji of potatoes perked up with everyday ingredients like onions, green chill ....
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 by Tarla Dalal
A culinary gem from the streets of Delhi, the Banana Paratha is a delicacy that is much-loved by kids and adults alike. As soon as you read the name Banana Paratha, you would have assumed several things, like say, a paratha with a spicy filling of raw banana! No, this recipe is completely the op ....
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