The capital is packed with incredible eateries serving everything from American to Italian. But aren't we forgetting that one cuisine close to our Indian palate? Yes, we are talking about Middle-Eastern cuisine whose aromas get us hooked, and seasonings remind us of a bit of flavour at home. While here, we are introducing the best of this cuisine with Iranian, Parsi and Turkish fare.

  1. Parsi cuisine belongs to the classical food of the Parsis of Pakistan and India. This cuisine includes a variety of rich foods, including potatoes, meat and eggs.
  2. Turkish cuisine is essentially the legacy of Ottoman cuisine, defined as a refinement and fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. 
  3. Iranian cuisine is known for its aromatic gravy, spicy rice, and rich taste, mainly eaten in Gujarat and Maharashtra. 

However, don't think Delhi is behind, as various places have an excellent range of Middle Eastern meals on their list. Moreover, these places also emphasise Parsi and Turkish flavours taking in stride for the sake of culinary, historical and cultural identities. Here are five eateries in Delhi that serve up sumptuous Irani, Turkish and Parsi meals.


Rustom's offers the perfect Parsi dining experience in New Delhi. It has shifted from Adhchini and now manages to be a part of the iconic 'Delhi Parsi Anjuman' on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg. So, if you want to munch on some snacks like chilli cheese toast, frill chicken cutlet pao, or Bombay grill sandwich, then nothing can be better than Rustom's. Do you remember those jam thumbprint cookies that you ate in childhood? You will find them here along with mawa cake. The interiors are a replica of a typical Parsi and Iranian home, and the food is precisely the same.

Where: Delhi Parsi Dharamshala, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg

Price: Rs 1400 for two people

Nooshe Joon

Are you looking for the best Persian food in Delhi? Then Nooshe Joon could be the best place for you. This place is pretty famous for its pulao and kebab platter. Do you know why? Because you get a one-meter long kebab platter at this restaurant, consisting of Uzbeki mutton tikka, lamb kobideh, jujeh and kabuli kabab with saffron pulao, grilled tomatoes, chilli dips, and pickles. Shakes or smoothies can also be a good combination with food.

Where: Lajpat Nagar-2, Delhi

Price: Rs 1000 for two people


If you want to have an authentic Mediterranean dining experience, then nothing can be better than Baris. Here the ambience and decor are inspired by Turkish aesthetics urging you to start your meal with Turkish bread and pomegranate, olive oil dip. Further, you can taste their best Turkish tea and some yummy desserts such as baklava, helfa, kunefe etc.

Where: Masjid Moth, Greater Kailash-2, New Delhi

Price: Rs 1800 for two people 


Are you a fan of Parsi and Irani food? Then this Delhi restaurant is here to satisfy all your cravings. You will get to see a thrilling Parsi atmosphere in this beautiful place. The food here is excellent, and their menu has a wonderful blend of Iranian and Parsi items such as mutton berry pulao and margi na farcha.

Where: Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar, Delhi

Price: Rs 1500 for two people

Parsi Anjuman

Parsi Anjuman is a cafe established in Parsi Guest House by Mrs and Mr Darius Bagli in 1958. After her husband's death, Mrs Bagli runs the place and serves delicious Parsi food to customers with great enthusiasm. So if you plan to visit, then definitely order their dhansak, patra ni machhi and mutton cutlet.

Where: Bahadur Shah Zafar Road, LNJP Colony, Near Maulana Azad Medical College Campus, Delhi

Price: Rs 1000 for two people

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