Famous foods of Delhi

Traditionally, the food of Delhi has been described as a fusion of Mughal and old Indian styles. A significant portion of the local cuisine is made up of street dishes. The best Delhi street food includes lassi, kebab, chole bhature, jalebis, falooda, samosa, butter chicken, Nihari, and kulfi, to name a few. Warning- don't read this blog on an empty stomach.

Famous foods of Delhi

Famous foods of Delhi 

When was the last time you saw a Delhiite who wasn't a foodie? Well, not my fault. Delhi's food is so well-known and incredibly delectable that no one has ever been let down by it. You've done well for yourself if you're a foodie and you moved to Delhi. The capital city has everything, from the best street food to excellent eating establishments.

What kind of food is Delhi known for? Some of the best meals you must taste in Delhi include paranthas, chaat, butter chicken, kebabs, chole bhature, biryani, rolls, samosa, and gol gappa.

Here is a special street food guide for you from Delhi! Try some of the popular cuisine dishes on this list in Delhi to release your inner foodie. The best street food in Delhi, East Delhi, Old Delhi, and any other type of street cuisine you can imagine are all included in the list.

  • Chole Bhature- All-Time Favourite

You can only get the greatest chole bathure in Delhi. No one else in our country can make chole taste as good as the street vendors. If hygiene is important to you, you can eat at any restaurant, including Haldirams and Bikanervala, but the best spot to get a chole bathure is on the road.

Where to try: Giani’s di Hatti in Chandni Chowk, Roshan’s at Karol Bagh, Sita Ram at Paharganj, Nand ke Chole Bhature in Sadar Bazaar, Baba Nagpal Corner in Lajpat Nagar, and Chache di Hatti.

Price: 80 to 150 Rs. (Approx) for one plate.

  • Experience the Goodness of Spices with Poori Aloo.

This is a delicious dish from Delhi that is really spicy. You are seriously lacking if you live in Delhi and haven't had this exquisite delicacy. For fans of spices, a must-try!

Where to try: Chaina Ram in Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh Market, Tewari Sweets in Lajpat Nagar, and Shyam Sweets at Chawri Bazaar.

Price: 40 to 80 Rs. for one plate

  • Golgappe- King of chaats 

If you try this Delhi street cuisine, you won't miss Kolkata's puchka or Mumbai's Pani-poori. Gol gappes are the supreme street meal, whether in Delhi or anywhere else, and they must be on any list of the best street foods in Delhi.

Where to try: The ideal place to enjoy gol gappas is on the street and not in any restaurant.

  • Delight in the Magic of Sweet Foam with Daulat Ki Chaat

The Taste God himself created this well-known dish. You don't think it's natural? Then give it a try, and you'll realize that it tastes too good to have been created by humans. This sweet-savory food is ideal on its own. No additional tip is necessary to make it even more beautiful.

Where to try: This deliciousness can only be experienced in the famous Chandni Chowk of Delhi at an unbelievable price of just Rs 60.

  • Parathe- Breakfast of Champions

The famous Parathe Wali Gali is the reason why Parathe is known to be the breakfast of Champions in Delhi. It has many varieties ranging from vegetarian options to egg parathas. It has something for everyone. Today, Delhi’s favorite breakfast is available at any time. The paratha is Delhi's best street meal because of a generous amount of butter and lavish stuffing. 

Where to try: Don't forget to have the deep-fried paratha at Parathe Wali Gali and try the special Egg Paratha and Pizza Paratha here.

  • Enjoy the Goodness of the Himalayas with Momos

Who is not familiar with momos? This is super spicy and amazing street food in Delhi. And today, they have become the most easily and tasty available street food in Delhi, especially if you are walking the streets of North Campus, Delhi. Delhi has the best variety of vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian momos including paneer momos, soya momos, chicken momos, etc. From a child to an adult, momos are everybody’s favorite!

Where to try: Dolma Aunty, Chimneys Yashwant Palace at the price rate of rs 60-100 only

  • Kachori with Sabzi- Favourite breakfast of Delhi people

You'll want more of this Delhi street food. You may have a runny nose and watery eyes while enjoying this hot delicacy. You're ready to go after adding a touch of coriander and chili. To increase the flavor of your sabzi, request the special "masala" to be added on top. For more texture, try the filled onion kachori and matar kachori as well.

Where to try: Although, many places claim to serve this well-loved breakfast. Some original places to try it once in your life are Hanuman Mandir in CP, Jung Bahadur in Chandni Chowk Metro, Old Fort, Kamla Nagar Market, Baba Nagpal Corner in Lajpat Nagar, Sharma Kachoriwala in Pitampura. 

  • Jalebi- A Sweet Whirlpool

This sugary deliciousness, which can be found in the top street food spots in Delhi, is the secret to every Delhiite's heart. I don't know about you, but Jalebi never fails to make me feel better. This dish is a must-try if you're searching for some sweet street food late at night in Delhi. 

Add some rabri to your jalebi to make it more enjoyable.

Where to try: Jalebi Wala in Chandni Chowk, Pandara Road, Bangla Sweets in CP, Jalebi Store in Chandni Chowk.

Price: 200-250 for 1 kg. (Approx)

These are some famous foods of Delhi. They never fail to let anyone down who visits this lovely city on vacation. Although it delivers the best meals, everyone is treated with even more respect and affection.

This was a list of delectable foods for fans of street cuisine. However, Delhi does not let down those who are also concerned about hygiene because it has numerous restaurants for them like Haldirams, Bikanervala, etc. 

Delhi is the best city for possibilities for street food because of its numerous well-known food carts. In other words, these are the venues that make Delhiites adore and cherish their food.

  1. Prince chaat- famous for its delicious and finger-licking gol gappas
  2. Chache di Hatti- well-known for their chole bathure
  3. Lajpat waale Ram Laddoo
  4. Fateh ki Kachori- deeply loved for its yummy kachori with that special imli chutney
  5. Arjun Bombay Pao Bhaji- The Mumbai locals should try this pao bhaji first if they wish to compete for their specialty.
  6. Lotan Ke Chole Kulche- I guarantee, Chole Kulche like these are difficult to find.
  7. Shyam Sweets- If you're nearby, you should definitely stop by for a quick breakfast before starting your food trail. You must sample delectable dishes such as Matar Kachori, Bedmi Aloo, Kesar Badam, Potato Curry, Bedmi Puri, and Suji Halwa, to name a few.
  8. Dolma Aunty Momos- When you're starving after a shopping binge at the Central Market, this stall, known for offering street-style momos, will save the day! In addition to serving steaming momos with paneer, vegetables, and chicken, they also provide a variety of other delectable choices. Thus, you must also try the Vegetable Spring Roll, Chinese Platter, and Honey Chilli Potatoes while you're here.
  9. Tom uncle Maggi's point- You probably don't need an introduction to this tiny adda near North Campus if you are a student or DU alumnus. College students frequent this small stand because it serves up more than 50 different variations of Maggi, all of which seem to be good. They also offer chaat and a variety of pasta alternatives that are sure to satisfy your hunger! So, if you haven't eaten yet, be sure to stop by this tiny stall.
  10. Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala- All of us who get worn out after a long day of shopping in Chandni Chowk might find refuge in this small gem in Old Delhi. The restaurant is well-known for its mouthwatering Dahi Pakora & Dahi Ballas, and wow, does it look amazing! The Bhallas are drenched in delicious, fresh yogurt and are incredibly soft.

These are some of the fundamental locations that each visitor to the capital city should see. They are actually Delhiites' favorites since you never see them empty. When there is nowhere to even breathe, you can tell something is very loved.

I hope this article was useful in introducing the non-Delhiites to the famous food of Delhi, and making all Delhi residents hungry after viewing these mouthwatering specialties made right here at home.

For us, it shall always be Dilli-Meri Jaan!