Delhi belongs to the people of good heart, also to the people with a good appetite. Here people believe in the tradition of serving and helping themselves. The food habits are not only royal but unique as one can easily find street food at every corner.
There are a lot of street food based outlets that are not only making good business but are being the centre of attraction. In the battle of taste against cholesterol, former one is always the victorious.
So give some rest to your cholesterol worries and explore these street foods of Delhi.
If you have tasted all these mentioned 10 common street foods of Delhi, you can proudly call yourself a true Delhiite.
1. Chole Bhature
This is the perfect dish to start off your day. What can be better than a plate that has two fluffy bhatures and the special chole served along with it. The deadly combination has a triplet in the form of chutney.
I know you are already drooling, so get up and help yourself with a meal of Chole Bhature.
Popular hotspot: Bikanervala at Rajouri Garden, Baba Nagpal Corner in Lajpat Nagar, Kwality Restaurant in CP, Chache di Hatti in DU
2. Poori Aloo
This is the lifeline of the common delhiites. It is economical, easily available and the taste will keep making you ask for seconds. The spicy taste will leave an unforgettable mark on your tongue.
Popular hotspots: Chaina Ram in Chandni Chowk, Shyam Sweets at Chawri Bazaar.
3. Dahi Bhalle
Did someone say Dahi Bhalle? Even the name is enough to get the folks excited. And if you haven’t tried it, you need to get yourself acquainted with the taste of sweet curd and mix of sweet red and tangy green chutney on top of soaked dal vada.
Popular hotspots: Atul Chaat Bhandar in Rajouri Market, Dahi Bhalla Corner at Karol Bagh, Haldiram’s at Chandni Chowk.
If Google is the leading website in the world of internet, than Golgappas are the Google of street food.
There are various versions of this street food available in different parts of the country but the Delhi’s Golgappas bring a new texture that is undeniable unbeatable.
Popular hotspots: Local market in Chandni Chowk, Rajouri Garden, Lajpat Nagar Market, CR Park, UPS Bhawan.
5. Besan Ka Chilla
The question is whether to have them as appetizers or to have them as the meal for today.
The simple recipe of a thin layer of gram flour (besan) stuffed with chopped vegetables is one of the most popular snacks at every delhi wedding ceremony.
Popular spots: Sitaram Bazar in Chandni Chowk.
6. Nan Khatai
If you are a diehard cookie fan but so far you nothing seized your heart as successfully as cookies did, than your prayers have been finally answered. These handmade cookies are made from the flesh of unicorns. Just kidding.
Though, the secret behind the taste of these cookies is nothing but the skill of the bakers.
Popular hotspots: Local bakery shop.
You can not only get to taste one of the best kebabs but the variety may remind you of the wide diversity of Pokémon. Kakori Kebab, Galouti Kebab, Shami Kebab are some of the few names to begin with.
The taste may remind you of loyalty but the budget may not.
Popular hotspots: Chawla’s at Tilak Nagar, Al Kakori at Vasant Place Market.
Rolls give an enormous menu to both the veg and non veg. It can act as a snack but somehow will still manage to provide you with enough nutrition that of a proper meal.
The peculiar thing about rolls is that every vendor has their own secret that they add to give it a distinctive taste.
Popular hotspots: If you haven’t come across a decent roll vendor, than you probably haven’t spent more than 10 minutes on the land of delhi. Keep exploring for 5 minutes more, a decent roll vendor is just around the corner.
9. Aloo Chaat
The corny potato is the chief ingredient of most of the street foods. And which street food can rely on potato more than Aloo chat. They are common and can act as the best evening snacks, both for guests or self consumption.
Popular hotspots: Bitto Tikki Wala at various outlets in Delhi and Shree Makhan at Janakpuri, Prabhu Chaat Bhandar in Khan Market.
10. Rabri Faluda
Who said desserts are only meant for after dinner?
Rabri Faluda is all about milk and dry fruits, so you can have it every now and then. You need not any reason to treat yourself with Rabri Faluda. The sweetness will make you crave for more.
Popular hotspots: Giani’s di Hatti in Chandni Chowk, Haldiram’s, Om Sweets and Kaleva.