You Cannot Miss Out On These Classic Delhi Foods; 3 Chaat Places In Old Delhi
Updated : March 26, 2022 10:03 IST
A look at Delhi's classic foods and old chaat places.
Have you ever wondered why Delhi is also known as "Delhi-Belly"?
One thing that all Delhiites have in common is a passion for cuisine. Delhi's cuisine culture is a mash-up of several historical traditions and cultures. As people from all over the world arrived and settled in, the city began to take on the identities of all the individuals who lived there.
All of the kings and emperors have left the flavour of their cuisine in Delhi. The Mughlai cuisines of the Mughal era are the most well-known. Mughlai foods are created throughout the country, but the best are prepared in Delhi. The Mughals left behind their cooking specialities, which the Delhiites would always be grateful for. Apart from Mughlai cuisine, there are many other mouth-watering dishes that make Delhiites fall in love with the city over and over again.
Butter Chicken is one of the country's most popular dishes. It all started in Delhi's Moti Mahal Restaurant in the 1950s. Originally, the restaurant was famed for its tandoori chicken. The sauce, which consisted of butter, tomato, and chicken juices, was mistakenly stirred with tandoori chicken pieces, resulting in the creation of this delicious dish. Butter chicken is now available in practically all restaurants and dhabas.Plain paranthas to loaded paranthas with potatoes, cauliflower, eggs, radish, and other ingredients are all part of the traditional Indian breakfast. The paranthe wali gali at Chandni Chowk is lined up with scores of shops, selling the city's best paranthas. The term "chaat" is used to denote street food. Delhi has a wide range of street food, and Chandni Chowk can be thought of as Delhi's Street Food Capital.
Chaats are highly popular in Old Delhi's small lanes. The shops in these regions have been there for a long time. Nothing compares to the chaat they offer us. The following are some of the well-known eateries.
1. Natraj Dahi Bhalla, which opened in 1940, delivers delectable dahi bhalla, which consists of deep-fried vadas soaked in water before being put into thick whipped yoghurts.
2. Shri Balaji Chaat Bhandar prepares gol gappas, while Bara Batashewala prepares Batashas. In the malls, we can also find the Mumbai variant, known as Pani Puri.
3. Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala first opened its doors in 1971 and now offers a wide range of kachoris, including dry fruit kachori, dal kachori, matar kachori, and more.
Since 1884, the Old Famous Jalebi Wala has been in business. The shop's founder is said to have tried a variety of recipes before settling on the ultimate one. The jalebis provided here are unique and noteworthy.
It can be said that Delhi offers one of the most multi-faceted delicacies in the country, from the diverse tastes to its impeccable variety. Delhi's cuisine is a mash-up of the city's heritage and various traditions. In addition, Delhi has evolved to accept the best of international cuisines as well.