Love and Food

Ahhhh tasty food in Delhi !

There is no sincerer love than love of food – so said George Bernard Shaw . So who are we lesser mortals to disagree !

Somebody sent me a list of dishes to try in Delhi. Here they are .

Have already tried some, will take in more and keep on updating here !

 

63 Dishes to try in Delhi

1. Chole bhature at Om bhature wala, karol bagh

2. Fish Fry at Ganesh, Karol Bagh ( Gurudwara Chowk)

3. Steam Chicken/Fish at Fiery Grills ( D mall, Pitampura)

4. Aloo Tikki at Natraj Cafe, Chandni Chowk

June 2015 : Was first introduced to this shop almost 12 years ago . Go here now whenever I visit Sheesh Ganj. Get down at Chandni Chowk Metro Station and walk towards Sheesh Ganj Gurdwara- if you miss the shop , just ask someone !

I prefer the Dahi Bhalla here more than the Aloo Tkii. And  he has consistently maintained the same taste ( and quantity )since I have been visiting ( although price has shot up from Rs. 15 to Rs. 50 per plate ! ). Very Nice Curd, tangychatni and bhalla.

Next time will focus more on the Aloo tkki 🙂

Some snaps from the Web :

5. Papri Chaat outside UPSC Building, Shahjahan Road

Last I was there was cicra 2002 – did not find it too good – well , will give it another shot…

6. Kakori Kebabs at Aap Ki Khatir, Khan Market

7. Cream Chicken Kebabs at Salim’s, Khan Market

8. Chicken Tikka Rolls at Khan Chacha, Khan Market

9. Chicken Changezi at Chicken Planet, Tyre Market, Near Filmistan

10.. Punjabi Paranthe at Jurasik Park ( Murthal,Sonepat)

11. Chhole Bhature at Odeon Sweets, Bhagat Singh Marg, Gole Market

12. Mutton Dish at Ashok Meat Dhaba, Shop No. 42, Subhash Chowk, Sadar Bazar

13. CP Chicken Pepper Steak at United Coffee House, E- Block, Inner Circle

14. Dal Meat at Embassy, D- Block, Inner Circle

15. Tomato Fish at Kwality, Regal Building

16. Kachori aloo Sabzi at Nagpal’s, Amar Colony, lajpat nagar

17. Set Dosa at Sagar, Defence Colony Market

Been there. Not a regular visitor though. Don’t remember anything exceptional for this….

18. Bombay Duck at Swagath, Defence Colony Market

19. Rice with Gunpowder & Ghee, Andhra Bhawan

Been to Andhra Bhawan a few times. Value for Money meals ( although now a veg thali costs Rs. 150/= if I remember correctly …) But I do find it rather crowded at most times.South Indians must be liking it,  but me not a South Indian so can’t say much, except that it is well known and you can eat as much as you like ( except some items which are “limited’ – particularity if you buy them separately – the non veg ones..

This is how the place generally looks :

Andhra Bhawan Canteen

20. Bisi Bele Bhath, Karnataka Food Centre, Karnataka Sangha, Rao Tula Ram Marg

21. Chicken Pakodas at Moti Mahal Delux, Greater Kailash- I, M- Block Market

22. Butter Chicken at Havemore, Pandara Road Market

Been here quite awhile ago ..Have to go again to taste the latest !

23. Kashmiri Kebabs at Gulati, Pandara Road Market

Been here quite awhile ago ..Have to go again to taste the latest !

24. Dab Chingri at Fire, The Park, CP

25. Gushtaba at Chor Bizarre, Hotel Broadway, Asaf Ali Road

26. Chicken Haldighati at Colonel’s Kebabs, Defence Colony Market

27. Mutton Stew at Karim’s, Jama Masjid

28. Veggie Cutlets at Coffee Home, Baba Kharak Singh Marg

Been here quite awhile ago ..Have to go again to taste the latest !

29. Pakistani Biryani at DeeZ Biryani Kababs

30. Mutton Mince at St Stephen’s, Delhi University

31. Kosha Mansho at Oh Calcutta, Nehru Place

32. Mutton Barra at Bukhara, ITC Maurya, Diplomatic Enclave

Visited here about July 2013 – Quite good, although expensive  ( about 2,500, if I remember correctly ) . And  NO cutlery – use your hands , people !

Bukhara food is excellent – whatever you have. But for people like me it can only be VERY occasionally :-(( unless, of course, someone treats :-))

Their Dal Bukhara( Rs. 700 odd) is perhaps, better value !

33. Pizzas at Flavors, Under Moolchand Flyover

34. Khao Suey at The Kitchen, Khan Market

35. Patrani Mekong Basa, Indian Accent ( The Manor, Friends Colony West)

36. Black Cod with Miso at 360 Degrees, The Oberoi

37. Stalin’s Beard at Nanking, Vasant Kunj ( opp. DPS Vasant Kunj)

38. Peking Duck at China Kitchen, Hyatt Regency

39. Hunanese Braised Prawns at The Chinese, Middle Circle, CP

40. Green Tea Noodles at The Monk, Galaxy Hotel, Sec. 15, Gurgaon

41. Dim Sum at Tea House of the August Moon, Taj Palace

42. Kadha Prasad at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

A visit here is always nice – I could be biased, however ! Besides the Kadha Prasad, one can also try the simple Langar – in an Air Conditioned hall now. You will most probably have to wait a bit though, cover your head and respectfully sit cross legged on the floor ( although some side seats are there … ) and don’t expect a lot of items cooked like Hotel food – just some, cooked like home but with a lot of love for God ! This is how teh Langar Hall looks  :

Bangla Sahib Langar Hall

43. Badam Halwa at Saravana Bhawan, Janpath, CP

Been here, Nice !

44. Kancha Golla at Annapurna Mishtanna Bhandar, Chandni Chowk

45. Saffron Lassi at Kaleva, Bangla Sahib Road, Gole Market

Kaleva is by itself quite nice. Have had Chole Bhature and Lassi here several times and also Dahi bhalla.

Must go again

46. Chocolate Pudding at Angels in My Kitchen, Defence Colony

47. Jalebis at Old & Famous Jalebiwala, Dariba, Chandni Chowk

48. Karachi Halwa at Chaina Ram, Next to Fatehpuri Masjid

49. Hot Butter Scotch at Nirula’s

50. Neembu Soda and Pan at Prince Pan, Greater Kailash- I, M- Block Market

51. Chocolate pan CP, opp PVR

52. Peeli Dal at Shakahari, Chawri Bazar

53. Special butter chicken at Minar, M block market. Greater Kailash-1

54. Dal Bukhara at Hotel Ashok

55. Mutton Rista at, Ahdu’s , masjid moth, south Delhi

56. Tom uncles Maggie at Delhi University, north campus.

57. Ice pan, Outside Plaza cinema, CP

Have not been here but am told this is quite good. Will try !

58, Bitoo Mutton Chap taka kak, outside KFC, Central market, lajpat Nagar.

59. Special aloo Paratha at Sona Sweets, Nehru place.

Have had this a few times. Ummm.. can be quite heavy ( and butterrry !) for some !

BUT, I like their Lassi ( Gokul Lassi  ) – it is so thick you can almost eat it, with a  dollop of Rabri on the top ! I remember it was at Rs. 15/= when I first had it ( about 1994 , I think ) .. and now costs Rs. 75 !!

60. Tandoori soya chap at Beliram Degchiwala at Lajpat nagar 2

61. Amritsari kulcha- paschim Vihar

62. Bittoo tikki wala at ranibagh and nsp

Bitto Tikki Wala also has an outlet walking distance from my place in Jasola. Quite good Tikki, Dahi Bhalla. My favorite though is Raj Kachori ( about Rs. 80 in June 2015, if I remember correctly ) which is a mini meal, generally, for me.

63. Bharat nagar’s famous bhalle papdi

Hmmmm… quite many untried as of now -could be out of my Wallet’s reach too !  But one can hope,can one not !

If you know any not in the list above , put in the comments below and will put them on my list too !