Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Delhi: Foodie's Paradise

India is about experiencing different types of food and Delhi certainly has a lot to offer. The magic of delhi is in its small by-lanes. Sightseeing is an integral part of any visit but Delhi is different, you just don't explore the place but you experience it. Here’s a list of food that you must try...

The “Parathe Wale Gali” literally means “The Paratha Lane” or the “lane of fried bread” is situated in the famous Chandni Chowk area of Delhi. These “parathas” are strictly vegetarian and has no onions or garlic. A must visit if you are going to Delhi and certainly not to miss if you are a foodie. Nearest metro station is Chandni Chowk and while you are there don’t forget to eat “jalebis” at the famous Jalebi Wala shop. 




If your stomach is strong enough, I suggest trying out India’s most famous street dish called the “chaat”. This particular dish is so popular that most of us Indians will walk out of the house just to have a plate of chaat from the local street vendor. Chaat is (usually) made of chickpeas with chillies and other hot spices. You think of a spice and it’s in it. Tamarind sauce is a classic ingredient of chaat that gives it that tangy taste. Chaat will also have dried ginger and pepper, coriander leaves, onions, dried noodles, and aloo tikkis or samosas. If you love Indian food, you’ll love the chaat.


Some of the most popular sightseeing places in Delhi are big in size. This means that you will have to do a lot of walking around. Delhi’s Red Fort for instance or the Raj Ghat (memorial to Mahatma Gandhi); they are big and you will have to do a lot of walking. Undoubtedly, some of us will get hungry and would like take a little break. In this break you can try the traditional Indian tea (we call it chai) and with it you have to try some ‘pakoras’. Pakoras are basically battered fried snacks a bit like potato cutlets. They can be of different types; paneer, corn, cauliflower, onions etc. My favourite have always been the onion pakoras. You’ll find them as starters in many Indian restaurants. But many of us just like to have it on its own with tea of course. Pakoras really enhances the flavour of tea.



The great thing about India is that you don’t have to go very far to find a street food stall or a small restaurant – most of the time, it’s usually round the corner. Just feel free to take a look at their menu. One dish that is equally popular in Delhi is “Masala Dosa”. I suggest you try this Southern Indian dish. It’s light and will certainly keep hunger away till lunch or dinner time. Made of stuffed potatoes and other vegetables and served with coconut chutney and sambar (lentils and vegetables added to it), the masala dosa makes a decent snack or a meal if you have more than one whichever way you look at it.



Will update more for my foodie friends :) Thanks for reading!

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  2. I agree with you that Parathe Wale Gali have lots of thing to eat. I love to go there.
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