“Your salary has been credited” is definitely the best message you receive every month.
So now rent paid, a big meal ordered, clubbing done and it’s the 10th of the month… broke?
Going through mid-month crisis and feel like eating something nice and fancy. Here’s a guide to the menu of Delhi’s cheapest food outlets
1. Fish Fry For Rs 10
Finding something cheap in South Delhi is quite impossible but this place serves delicious and cheapest fish-fry. They have travelled a long way from a thela under a tree behind Market No. 3 in CR Park to a concrete shop within the market now. You can eat fish fry at just Rs 10. Well, they have Mutton Seekh Roll for Rs 60 and Chicken Leg Fry for Rs 45.
Where: Ashirbad Caterers & Snacks Corner’s, Shop No. 3, Market No. 3, Chittaranjan Park
2. Seek Kebab For Rs 10
There is no dearth of eateries in Jama Masjid. Try Babu Bhai Kebab Wale’s Buff Dora kebabs. Extremely spicy and tender, it is a tiny shop and attracts huge crowds from across the city.
Where: Babu Bhai Kabab Wale, 1465-B, Near Masjid Sayed Rafai, Bazar Chitli Qabar, Jama Masjid
3. Laphing For Rs 30
Why not try something different? Head to Majnu Ka Tila and relish delicious Laphing. You can have them with soup as well.
Where: Tibetan Refugee Market, Majnu Ka Tila, Aruna Nagar, New Delhi
4. Mutton Ghugni For Rs 30
Go for some mutton ghugni at CR Park. Small pieces of mutton in a simple veg curry made of chickpeas with tamarind and coconut bits, the hot and spicy ghugni served in a patta is just perfect to eat even when not broke. Well, they have a vegetarian version as well, for just Rs 20.
Where: Back lane, Market no. 1, Chittaranjan Park (Opposite East Bengal Meat Shop)
5. Aloo Kachori For Rs 30
Tucked away in the lane next to the iconic Hanuman Mandir, this Kachori Wale is oldest and renowned street food joint in CP. The crispy golden treat filled with aromatic masalas, and served along with signature subzi and chutney — you really don’t need anything else after eating a plate.
Where: Anil Kachori Wale, Hanuman Mandir, Street Number 1, Prem Nagar, Connaught Place
6. Daal Samosa For Rs 25
Started in the year 1996 by Narayan Soni, Baba Nagpal Corner is one of the most popular eateries in Lajpat Nagar. They serve the spiciest samosa along with delicious sabzi. Besides samosa, they are known for chole bhature.
Where: Baba Nagpal Corner, 7/25, Old Double Storey, Gupta Market, Lajpat Nagar 4
7. Paneer Pakoda For Rs 15
Established in the year 1962, Khandani Pakode Wala is living up to a great legacy of over 55 years. The list of pakodas served here is extensive and interesting. From lotus stem pakodas, soya chaap pakodas, seekh pakodas, to karela ke pakode, baingan ke pakoda and methi pakodas, you get it all. The prices of these pakodas range from Rs 4 to Rs 15 per piece.
Where: Khandani Pakora, Ring Road Market, Nauroji Nagar, Near Sarojini Nagar
8. Buttermilk and Toast For Rs 10 and 20
Right opposite the Digambar Jain Mandir is the Chaach Wali Dukan. The shop is there since 1958 and has no name. But once you find the shop, you are going to love their buttermilk and toast.
Where: Opposite Digambar Jain Mandir, Dharampura, Chandni Chowk
9. Kuliya ki Chaat For Rs 30
If you have not tried yet, go for it. Kuliya ki Chaat is a whole boiled potato, scooped out and filled with delicious stuffing. Potato can be replaced with melon, shakarkandi, mango and apple.
Where: Hira Chaat Corner, 3636, Gali Lohe Wali, Chawri Bazar
10. Samosa For Rs 10
Filled with peas and potatoes, Old Famous Jalebi Wala sells really spicy samosa, served with green mint chutney. Don’t forget to eat jalebi after samosa treat.
Where: Old Famous Jalebi Wala, 795, Dariba Kalan Road, Dariba Corner, Opposite to Central Baptist Church, Chandni Chowk