The Cuisine : Simple, spicy and flavoured with Mughal aroma
Famous Delicacies : Kebabs, Paneer Parathas, Dahi Bhallas
Most Common Dish : Roti, Sabzi, Daal in a typical Thali
Munching Delight : Rasmalai, Ramladdus, Kesar Barfi
|Best Dishes :
|Tandoori Chicken, Mughalai Kebabs.
|Cuisine Exotica :
|Layerad Paranthas, Badaam Pasanda (almond delight), Thalis (Veg and Non Veg).
|Non Veg Dishes :
|Tandoori chicken, Biryani (meat cooked with rice), Rogan josh (lamb curry), Chicken makhanwals (chicken in butter sauce), Gushtaba (meatballs cooked in yoghurt).
|Veg Dishes :
|Shahi Paneer (Indian Cheese cooked in Butter), Mulligatawny (a soup like dish), Dal Makhani (Lentil).
|Must Carry Home :
|Varied Varieties of Pickles and Mouth Refreshers.
|Famous Drinks :
|Condensed Hot Cardamom Milk, Thandai ( Milk with Powdered Dry Fruit), Shikanji (Lemon Water), Refreshing Mint Water.
|Not To Be Missed :
|The famous Paan of Nizamuddin, Mildly Intoxicating and a good Digestive.
|Crunchy Delights :
|Channa (spiced chickpeas), Chaat and Panipuri (spiced nibbles), Tikkis (Potato Patties), Dahi Vada (Curd Snacks).
|Upcoming Foodies :
|Steamed and Fried Momos.
|Delhi's Favorites :
|Samosas ( curried vegetables fried in pastry triangle), Cholae Bhatoore, Bread Pakora, Kachouri.
|Must Savour Chats :
|Chaats Papadi, Gol Gappa, Dahi Bhalla and Aloo Tikki at Bengal Market.
|Sweet Dishes :
|Kulfi ( pistachio flavored ice cream), Gulab Jamuns, Jalebis ( orange colored squiggles dipped in sugar syrup), Badam ka Halwa (Almond Pudding).
|Must Try :
|Rose and Kewra Flavored Kulfi Faluda (Indian Ice Cream Embellished with Vermicelli) and Hot Cardamom Milk.
|Street Food Delicacy :
|Chole Kulche, Pani Puri (Waterballs), Roadside Kulfi, Kebabs and Rolls, Bread Pakora.
|Where to Eat :
Karim's, Chor Bizarre, Moti Mahal Restaurant.
Paharganj Area Malhotra Restaurant, Kitchen Cafe, Metropolis Restaurant and Bars, Gem Restaurant.
Cannaught Place Banana Leaf, Embassy, Parikrama, Kwality Restaurant, Pizza Hut, KFC.
Khan Market and Hauz Khas Area Chona's, Rampur Kitchen, Park Baluchi, Bistro Restaurant Complex, MC Donalds.
Defense Colony and South Extension Gourmet Gallery, Flavors, Dilli Haat.
Bars : Hotel Gold Regency Paharganj. 1911, Spirit, Pegasus Cannaught Place. Lizard Lounge, Delhi's Devils, Geoffrey's South Delhi.
|Inside Tip :
|The Dhabas in Delhi are the perfect place to enjoy the real taste of Indian cuisine. Express Dhaba near the Indian Express building on Bhadurshah Zafar Marg is a popular hangout of eminent personalities.
There is a famous saying in Delhi - there are two kinds of people; one who eats to live and the other who lives to eat. Fortunately, Delhites are referred as connoisseurs of good food which has come from the age old exchange of cultures tracing its way back to quite a few centuries. Without having a unique taste of her own, Delhi food still has an international reputation, and savouring some of the exotic dishes and regional cuisines is one of the delights of any holiday visit. From Chinese to Continental, add with the unavoidable aroma of succulent 'kebabs', the recipes of which have been handed down over the generations, Delhi's food has many edges that delights every palate. So what are you waiting for? Splurge on for a mouth-watering culinary holiday..
Fine dining has come of age in Delhi and doesn't only mean reaching for high profile delicacies in an opulent ambience. The taste has evolved into an attempt to check out less opulent but more popular eating joints, nestling in some virgin pockets of Old Delhi. While your visit to the Red Fort, remember to catch the royal food aroma that still floats in the air. Turn a corner here and you will reach the Paranthewali Gali. Famous for its layered paranthas - a type of bread fried on a griddle and made without yeast - the Gali flaunts of three families here who have been involved in the art of turning out paranthas for generations. Turn right and after 50 m you will come across the Ghantewala Sweet Shop, a 18th century sweet shop dominating the landscape. It is said that the recipes remain unchanged today, the flavour that once made the emperor's elephant stop outside the shop and ring its bell (Ghantewala : Bell ringer). Don't miss to savour some of the famous sweetmeat preparations that this ancient shop offers. Besides, the whole landscape of Delhi is peppered with numerous streetside stalls selling anything from 'chats' to 'ramladdus', and 'dahi bhallas' to delicious 'kulfis', which are a thing to savour.
Italian Cuisine at Delhi Hotels
With the launch of Olive, rated by 'Conde Nast' Traveller as one of the great new restaurants of the world, Delhi has carved its own niche in the international food menu. With thousands of luxury hotels swelling on the heart of Delhi, the capital offers a plethora of foreign cuisines - Greek, Italian, Lebanese, Chinese aming them - which titillate the palate of everyone. Visit I'Ching, the speciality Chinese restaurant of radisson Hotel, named after an ancient oracle, serves authentic Schezwan and Thai cuisine. For a true Italian delight, step into the famous Italia, offering an extremely pleasing ambience that resembles a outdoor pizzeria in Italy with a live band playing during the evenings.
The Mughals came and reigned Delhi for many centuries. Today, you can still see their stamp in the wide array of delicious Mughlai cuisine that Old Delhi still boasts of. So much so, a tour to Old Delhi cannot be complete without a lunch at the Karim's restaurant. Taste the delicious food enjoyed by the Mughal Rulers from the family of royal cooks which served, among others, Emperor Akbar! You can try the mouthwatering mutton delicacies, esp. mutton Mughlai or 'badaam pasanda' (almond delight). Try our words. You really cannot forget the taste of the experience, you eat throughout your life. The Great Kebab Factory at Radisson Hotel is truly a mecca for all Mughlai lovers. With kebabs prepared from closely held family recipes handed down over generations, it enchants everyone with specialities like 'Galouti', 'Pather ke Kebab', 'Kakori Kebab' and many more.
Despite wrapped in a rich aroma of exotic delicacies, Delhites prefer to relish on simple, home made food, that has a charm of its own. A 'thali' is an all purpose Indian dish, the name taken from the dish on which the food is served. In most Delhi's restaurants and eating places, known as 'dhabas', the cooking is done right out front so you can see exactly what is going on and how it is done. You can choose from a myriad range of delicacies, known commonly as 'sabzis' (vegetable preparations). In these places 'dal' (lentil soup) is usually free but you have to pay for chapatis, parathans or rice. A fancy thali meal might sometimes include a 'pata', a rolled leaf stuffed with fruit and nuts. There will probably be a bowl of curd and possibly even a small dessert or 'paan' (beetel leaf).
As far as cuisine is concerned, Delhi is a fun place for food. The winter delight would be the roast Shakarkandi (warm sweet potato with seasonings) and Fruit Chaat ( fresh fruits and vegetables mixed with a dash of salt and lemon). Enjoy savoring these on a sunny winter afternoon. The Bengali market, is your halt to access to famous crunchy delights like the chaats, papdi, golgappa (condiment water balls). Try the Kathi Kabab and the warps that are ubiquitous in Delhi. These snacks are inexpensive and another most upcoming alternative is steamed or fried momos.
Delhi has a legacy of mouth-watering food that can be
found at every nook and corner of the streets. Though some people
callously catagorize it as 'Junk', but only a true Delhite known the worth
of those puffed and saucy delights. Savour the mouth watering some of the
must try on Delhi streets.
The iconic representation of Delhi is chaat that is capable of delivering a wide range of tastes and sensations to your gustatory buds. Try out Tangy Pani Puri, Bhalla Papri, Tikki and the most exotic Raj Kochari and Laccha Tokri, ranging from soft to crunchy, tart to hot and sweet to sour, they are a not to be missed at any cost.
To add to the popularity of snacks the list doesn?t have any end to it, the most spices potato filled samosas, kachauris, breads pakoras, chole bhatoore, chila and the name continues. The variety of street food in Delhi also have lot of place of sweet toothed, freezing Kulfis (condensed ice cream), pipping hot jalebis and gulab Jamuns lead the list.
To complete the menu there are some addition foreign flavors, Indian style Chinese chart, Tibetan momos, chowmein are growing in demand from the road side wanders. Among the non vegetarian, there is no comparison for succulent seekh kebabs, tandoori chicken, hicken tikka, gulati kebaba, fish fry and everything that come out from the red hot skewers. Do not miss the tangy green and red chutney that always add that extra flavor to make your mouth chuckle.
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