15 Legendary Dishes Like Momos & Butter Chicken Every Outsider HAS TO HAVE In Delhi!
While Delhi maybe infamous for its never-ending traffic and exasperating summer but the one thing that everyone would agree on is that the street food here which is, hands down, the best and everyone loves it. And just in case you’re planning to travel to the city anytime soon, we’ve prepared a list of the best dishes that you HAVE to try while here. Check it out!
1. Tikki & Chaat @ Prabhu Chat Bhandar
To start with, we say, you try out the ever famous Aloo Tikki from Prabhu Chat Bhandar, that’s been located outside the UPSC building on Shahjahan Road for decades now. The Bhalla Papdi Chaat here is one of the most loved recipes because of its creamy and tangy flavours. Their super crispy Aloo Tikki comes topped with sweet curd, tamarind, coriander chutney, pomegranates and shredded onions. Come here once and you’ll become a regular fosho!
Where | Prabhu Chat Bhandar - Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, UPSC Office Lane
Price | Rs 50 (Aloo Tikki) & Rs 70 (Bhalla Papdi Chaat)
Timings | 11 AM - 9 PM
Call Them | +91 9810 314 063
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/prabhuchaatbhandar/
2. Dahi Bhalle @ Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala
Always super crowded, Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala is one of the oldest dahi bhalle wala in the walled city. Located right outside Chandni Chowk metro station, they dish up the yummiest Dahi Bhallas you could’ve ever asked for. The bhallas are soft and come served with fresh and chilled curd with lots of spices. The mix of sweet and tangy chutneys adds that extra touch of magic. It’s a MUST try, you guys!
Where | Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala -1396, Main Road Near Central Bank, Opposite Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandni Chowk
Price | Rs 50
Timings | 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Call Them | +91 9811 167 400
3. Butter Chicken @ Moti Mahal
Standing tall in the congested lanes of Daryaganj for over 5 decades, Moti Mahal is known to one and all in Delhi. These people were the legit originator of butter chicken (woah) and rest is just history. If you’re craving for a piquant plate of this beloved dish (we always are), then this place is a pure haven. Definitely check this eatery out!
Where | Moti Mahal - 3703, Netaji Subhash Marg, Daryaganj
Price | Rs 390 Onwards
Timings | 12 Noon - 12 Midnight
Call Them | +91 11 2327 3661
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Moti-Mahal-138035799679931/
4. Galouti Kebabs @ Rajinder Da Dhaba
If you’re a sucker for non-vegetarian food, then Rajinder Da Dhaba HAS to be on your bucket list whenever you swing by Delhi. These people whip up the most mouth-watering Galouti Kebabs and we’re absolutely addicted to them. They’re loaded with flavours and we bet, you’d end up asking for more!
Where | Rajinder Da Dhaba - AB-14, Safdarjung Enclave Market, Safdarjung
Price | Rs 280
Timings | 5 PM - 12 Midnight
Call Them | +91 11 2610 0355
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/rajinderdadhaba/
5. Chole Bhature @ Chache Di Hatti
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Just like vada pav is Mumbai’s and dhokla is Gujarat’s, Chole Bhature is the heart and soul of Delhi and we CANNOT image our lives without it. You might’ve already devoured chole bhature multiple times but try it once at Chache Di Hatti and you’ll know what we are talking about. And don’t forget to pair it up with a frothy glass of lassi, it’ll be a meal you’ll remember for a long while!
Where | Chache Di Hatti - 32, Near All Smile Dental Clinic, Kamla Nagar
Price | Rs 50 Onwards
Timings | 9:30 AM - 4 PM
Call Them | +91 9811 389 963
6. Rolls @ Khan Chacha
With multiple outlets across town, it is almost impossible to skip Khan Chacha and you definitely shouldn’t. In Delhi, this place is synonymous with the most delectable varieties of rolls, Chicken Tikka Roll being our personal favourite. And if you land up here (we’re sure you would), do give their sumptuous Mutton Kakori and Fish Tikka Kebabs a try as well!
Where | Khan Chacha - CP, Khan Market, Saket & Other Outlets
Price | Rs 210 Onwards
Timings | 12 Noon - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2341 8028
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/khanchacha/
7. Kebabs @ Qureshi Kabab Corner
Qureshi Kabab Corner has found a place in the foodie diaries of every Delhiite because of their finger-licking kebabs. Like, can you imagine anything better than some perfectly cooked and succulent kebabs slathered in melted butter and served hot with mint chutney? If you said NO, then this place is where you need to stop your wagons at while you’re out and about on your Dilli darshan trip. Order up their Mutton Kebabs and you’ll thank us later!
Where | Qureshi Kabab Corner - Alaknanda, South Ex II, Def Col & Other Outlets
Price | Rs 200
Timings | 7 PM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2602 0563
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Qureshi-Kabab-Corner-564754206927445/
8. Kulfi @ Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfiwale
Enough of these theeki and chatpati items, here’s the best place to score those creamy kulfis. This tiny shop in Chandni Chowk offers the best frozen treats ranging from Jamun, Sitaphal, Kewra, Blackberry Sharbat, Aam Papad and lots more. And just in case you don’t feel like going out from your hotel rooms (summers are difficult) then you can order in and get slurping!
Where | Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfiwale - 526, Kucha Pati Ram, Bazar Sita Ram, Chawri Bazar
Price | Rs 60 Onwards
Timings | 9 AM - 10:30 PM
Call Them | +91 9810 540 105
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/kuremals/
9. Golgappe @ Prince Chaat Corner
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If golgappas are something you cannot live without (we sure CAN’T), then do try Prince Chaat Corner in GK. They’re crispy, tangy and all things yummy. And the best part is that this iconic place uses mineral water for that delicious golgappa paani so, hygiene issues sorted right there. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also try their Special Palak Papdi Chaat!
10. Momos @ Hunger Strike
Known as the tandoori momo king of Amar Colony, they know have an outlet in almost every popular shopping complex and market in Delhi for their delicacies are loved by one and all. Momos may not have originated here but there’s no Dilliwala who can ever say no to them and so, we say you give them a try too. Their Tandoori Afghani momos are the best!
Where | Hunger Strike - Amar Colony, Noida, GTB Nagar & Other Outlets
Price | Rs 80 Onwards
Timings | 12 - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 9667 769 284
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/HungerStrikeHudsonLane/
11. Jalebis @ The Old Famous Jalebi Wala
With a self-explanatory name, these guys serve the yummiest jalebis and we’re their biggest fans. Standing tall since 1884, this place hasn’t changed a bit in terms of their preparation. Their sugar loaded, juicy and crispy jalebis are hard to resist. The size per jalebi is such that it may weigh about 100 gms and one piece is enough if you’re not looking for an overdose!
Where | The Old Famous Jalebi Wala - Dariba Corner, Chandni Chowk
Price | Rs 500 (Per Kg)
Timings | 8 AM - 10 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2325 6973
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/shubhjain.jalebi/
12. Chur Chur Naan @ Sanjay Chur Chur Naan
A famous eating joint in Moolchand, Sanjay Chur Chur Naan is ever popular for its butter loaded naans that are served with chole, dal makhani and some chilled raita. We say you head here with your fam jam because you won’t be able to polish away their Paneer, Aloo Pyaaz mix and Kandhari (dry fruit) naan all by yourself and you NEED to try them all!
Where | Sanjay Chur Chur Naan - Lajpat Nagar IV & Kalkalji
Price | Rs 106 Onwards
Timings | 10:30 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 9205 052 938
13. Rabri Faluda @ Giani’s Di Hatti
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The best way to beat Dilli ki garmi is with a chilled serving of this drool-worthy Rabri Faluda from Giani Di Hatti. This sweet treat is no ordinary dessert because its recipe dates back decades and the quality of the product reflects it. This kulfi tastes nothing less than heaven and you should defo get your fill from here!
Where | Giani’s Di Hatti - 651/52, Church Mission Road, Fatehpuri, Chandni Chowk
Price | Rs 80
Timings | 12 Noon - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2393 6174
14. Kulle Chaat @ Sultan Kulle Wala
If you’re looking on the lighter side (so, unlike us!), we suggest you try this yummy and healthy Kulle Ki Chaat from Sultan Kulle Wala in Jama Masjid. And for the ones who haven’t heard of it before, then we’ll like to tell you that it’s basically a fruit chaat made with a number of spices and stuffed inside scooped out items like cucumber, tomatoes and sweet potatoes which are edible too. This guilt-free snack is perfect if you’re watching your waistline!
Where | Sultan Kulle Wala - Gate 1, Meena Bazaar, Bazar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid
Price | Rs 40
Timings | 3 PM - 12 Midnight
Call Them | +91 9289 322 786
15. Pav Bhaji @ New Arjun Bombay Pav Bhaji
If you find yourself strolling on the streets of Model Town, then you CANNOT afford to miss out on this place because this place serves the best pav bhaji. The pavs here are crispy while the bhaji is tangy, spicy and doused in butter which adds a ton of flavour. If calories are not on your ‘to worry about’ list, then come here and eat away to glory!
Where | New Arjun Bombay Pav Bhaji - D-2/4, Model Town III
Price | Rs 90 Onwards
Timings | 5 PM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 9212 974 917
We hope after going through this exhaustive list of dishes, you must’ve already booked your tickets to Delhi!