Delhi, the financial, political and cultural capital of India is among the most visited destinations in the Asian continent and serves almost every purpose of voyaging to a spellbinding historical city of Asia. With its glittering nightlife, exquisite culture and fascinating scene of heritage, Delhi has been offering a spectacular delight to global tourists. Hence, you will find a big number of culture explorers, history lovers, shopaholics and more taking flights to Delhi on frequent basis no matter whether the weather conditions are ideal or not. Although, the heritage and shopping of Delhi have been the show-stopper for voyagers, but for those who consider pleasing their taste buds before any other sense, Delhi is no lesser than a paradise. If you too consider yourself a foodie and planning a visit to Indian capital, here are some treats that will make your trip to Delhi complete:
- Chole Bhature
Among the finest breakfast snack for locals, Chole Bhature is one of the most interesting combination of bread and chickpeas. A gravy made of spices, herbs, vegetables and chickpeas served with fried breads made of wheat flour is an incredible experience to have. Served along pickles, chutney (mint sauce) and green chilies, this snack is sufficient to take your gourmet experiences to a new height. Delhi is full of surprises and when it comes to Chole Bhature, you will find an abundant number of vendors serving this lip-smacking snack at roadside. However, if you like to have the best taste of Chole Bhature with good quality and high standards of hygiene, try Chache di Hatti in Kamla Nagar which is just a couple of blocks away from Delhi University main campus.
Delhi is famous for its gourmet innovations and has brought a new level of snacks in the global market that have now reached from Oceania to Canada. The famous chaat is among the most spellbinding combinations of snacks you will ever come across around the world. Combination of tamarind sauce, crispy chips, curd, spices, mint sauce, boiled potatoes, chick peas and more, this is one of the finest part-time snack in Delhi to have. Available in all seasons, chaat of potatoes and “Bhalla” is something that you won’t forget for the rest of your life. To have the best chaat experience, visit the Old Delhi and go to Natraj Bhalla Corner in Chandni Chowk that is famous for being one of the finest vendor of chaat in Old Delhi where it all begun. The average cost of a platter of Chaat will cost you around INR 100 and is equal for half of your regular meal.
Another fabulous dish founded in Delhi itself, Kachoris are the most interesting, spicy and delightful dishes you can savor on in Delhi. Made of wheat flour and stuffed with variety of stuffing including spices, vegetables and more and served with potato curry, Kachori Aalu is one of the hot favorite morning snack for Delhiiets and easily available in all parts of the city. To find the best quality of Kachori Aalu, visit the Old Delhi and ask for “Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala”, which is one of the oldest and finest vendors of Kachoris in entire Delhi and visited by hundreds of customers on daily basis from almost every corner of the city. The average cost of a platter of Kachori Aalu will be around INR 25-50 per person depending on the appetite.
- Afghani Snack
Delhi was the hub of Mughal Empire who came via Afghanistan and brought many happening things to the culture of Delhi. One of them is still giving people some extra belly fat by its scrumptious taste, buttery flavor, combination of spices and outstanding serving. Afghani food in Delhi have been one of the most favorite things for non-vegetarian locals as well as global tourists. High on calories, flavors, spices and taste, Afghani food is a whole different world of cooking where raw spices are added into dishes in a manner that it is nearly impossible for an unknown person to even identify. Try sweetmeats, kebabs, korma, shawarmas, butter chicken, chicken changezi and many more scrumptious dishes by visiting the famous Karim’s Dhaba near Jama Masjid in Old Delhi and have a hand-on experience all by yourself and know what this entire fuss is all about.
Last but not the least at all, Parathas is not only a favorite snack or main course for Delhi, but for the entire Northern region of India. Breads roasted with butter and majorly filled with the stuffing of potato, egg, onion, cauliflower, eggplant, cottage cheese and many more things, is something that will give you a hard belly that will take months to get back into shape. Try one bite, and you won’t be able to resist yourself till you have enough to feel with every breath. Delhi is full of Paratha vendors and if you are seeking the best ones, visit Old Delhi’s “Parathe Wali Gali”, which is one of the oldest operating dhabas in the Old Delhi and are popular for their various types of Parathas. You can also visit South Delhi and ask for Moolchand Paratha Wala which has been considered as a pioneer for making Paratha with the stuffing of egg.
Delhi is full of spices, flavors and tastes and if you have the courage to try something unseen or unheard, you will find Delhi as a place of food scientists who tend to mix different gourmets, methods and styles of cooking and trying to bring out something unusual. So, if you like trying something different on your voyage to international destinations, then all you need now is to book your flights to Delhi with Travelation and enjoy a fascinating vacation filled with loads of food tasting and filling your bellies like never before.