Chandni Chowk is one iconic place in Delhi. Don’t try and attempt to see it all in one day. Take it one alley at a time. And you can start with Gali Parathewali, which is just ridiculously good. Paranthas are such a delicious way to start the day, but it may not have occurred to you that there could be a whole lane that is dedicated to making parathas, with a twist. For many years, Gali Paranthewali has been considered to be the place where you truly fall in love with Old Delhi. The culinary creativity of Old Delhi, which has been ever so present for many years, comes alive here. 

Touristy and local, Gali Paranthewali has been the epicentre of foodies for too long, and that is why you need to make a visit soon. It’s difficult to bypass the reputation of this incredible alley. If you are wondering which places to check out, don’t worry we have compiled a list for you —  

1. Pandit Kanhaiya Lal Durga Prasad Dixit Paranthe Wale 

Established in 1875, this parantha joint is one of the few places that has maintained its quality. Here, the classics: aloo, matar and papad, are highly recommended. This parantha joint has also been visited by celebrities. If you love tracing the roots of the oldest joints in Delhi, then you'll find plenty of history in this place too. You may hold up at this place, after you wander around the bazaar whilst learning and seeing the other interesting places in Chandni Chowk. 

2. Pandit Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan Paranthe Wale 


This parantha joint has been on my radar for quite some time. Sometimes, I feel that Gali Paranthewali is quite a dodgy area for women, so I cancel any plans to visit. But the truth is that there is something very inviting about Chandni Chowk, which encourages everyone to let loose. I have spent hours researching the best places, and this one joint top the list, due to so many stellar reviews it has got. After all, you do not get such a massive variety of options anywhere in the urban jungle. This joint is only based in the paranthawale gali. Established in 1872, ‘Pandit Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan’ is known to be the best in the paratha gali, when it comes to servings of paranthas. The menu has as many as 15-20 options of paranthas such as khurchan and rabdimewa, mixed vegetable (lentils, papad, cauliflower, peas), hing and neembu that are crisped to the max. For a budget-friendly price, two pieces of desi-ghee paranthas are accompanied by sides such as pudina chutney, banana saunth chutney, aloo-methi sabzi and kaddu ki sabzi, gajar-mooli ka achaar and mirch achaar.  

3. Pandit Babu Ram Devi Dayal Paranthe Wale  


The best part about going to parathe wali gali: the feeling that you should be looking out for other parantha joints to test their delicious paranthasSo add this place to your bucket-list too! Established in 1889, this parantha joint is legendary. The walls are decked with photos of famous artists and celebrities who have made their visits to 'Babu Ram Devi Dayal Paranthe Wale'. The menu boasts of karela, bhindi, lemon, gajar, paneer, dal, matar paranthas, and so on. It’s all about your preference, really. Each parantha joint has a legion of fans, and this one is no less. Finish the meal with lassi! The size of paranthas is not too big, so one can easily gorge on 2-3 paranthas with lassi, pickles and sabzi - the four main accompaniments for every meal. 


At each joint, one plate of parantha sells anywhere between Rs. 70 to Rs. 150. 

So, where will you go?