Republic Day weekend special: 5 food trails you can go on in Delhi

From authentic regional food to hatke desserts, you get everything here

Delhi is not just the national capital, but also a foodie’s paradise. From authentic regional food to hatke desserts, you get everything here. So this Republic Day long weekend, here are some food trails in your own city that you totally need to explore:

Paratha Paradise

Let’s just admit it, we don’t love anything else as much as or parathas. And when they meet local chefs’ creative genius, the result is amazing.

1. Paranthe Wali Galli (Chandni Chowk): Try bhindi, gaajar and dal paratha (Cost: Rs 75 with 2 types of sabji, pickle, salad)
2. Moolchand Parantha: Don’t miss the egg parathas here (Cost: Rs 150 with sabji and pickles)

Paratha trail

Paratha trail (Photo: Dreamstime)

3. 18 Paranthe Wale (Yusuf Sarai): Go for mutton paratha (Cost: Rs 75)
4. Not Just Parathas (Greater Kailash 2): Sharabi Paratha {dry fruit soaked in alcohol} (Cost: Rs 265), the broccoli mushroom (Cost: Rs 265) and the NJP special non-Veg Parathas are their hot selling (Cost: Rs 475).

Kebabs and lots of Kebabs

From Kakori Kebabs to Seekh Kebabs, Delhi is a paradise for kebab lovers. And these places do it right.

1 Majeed’s (Vasant Kunj): A kakori hot spot (Cost: Rs 160/320/490)
2 Bhaijaan Kebabs (Chandni Chowk): Shammi kebab it is (Cost: Rs 10/pc )
3 Lalu Kebabe (Chandni Chowk): You can’t miss Boti Kebab here (Cost: Rs 120 )
4 Kit Care Kebab Corner (Nizamuddin): Mohd Abbas, the owner, even catered for Bill Clinton and for parliamentary conferences. (Cost: Starting at Rs 50)

kebab trail

kebab trail (Photo: Dreamstime)

5 Talib Kabab (Zakir Nagar): Buff seekh kebabs and buff tikka served with onions and chutney are must try here (Cost: Rs 40)

Afghani Food @ Lajpat Nagar

Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar has a small lane dedicated to Afghanis. The street is known as Vinobha Puri Galli, and it offers lip-smacking Afghani food. From road-side Afghani bread and patty to burger, they have an entire food lane. Check out the video to know more:

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1. Afghan burger (Cost: Rs 100
2. Afghan samosa (Cost: Rs 20)
3. Afghan Naan (Cost: Rs 25)
4. Mantu (Cost: Rs 200)
5. Afghani Pulao (Cost: Rs 240)

Tibetan dishes @ Majnu Ka Tila!

Not just food, at Delhi’s Little Tibet you can experience the culture. You can stroll down Majnu Ka Tila as well as the market. And it’s perfectly fine if you are on a tight budget. They have Lhaphing/Laphing (cost: Rs 40), Mutton Shapale/shapaley (cost: Rs 30), Butter Tea (Po Cha) (cost: Rs 20) along with many other dishes.

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Winter Special Desserts

Ever experienced winter sugar rush? Well, this weekend visit Jama Masjid to satiate your sweet cravings.

1. Safed Gajar Ka Halwa: Something more than the typical gajar ka halwa, this winter specialty is made using white carrots.
Where: Doodh Bhavan, Bazar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid
Cost: Rs 40 for 100 gms

2. Anarsa: Dry laddoo-like sweet dish made with rice, ghee, jaggery and poppy seed.
Where: Street side stalls around Jama Masjid
Cost: Rs 25 for 100 gms

dessert trail

dessert trail

3. Mawa Jalebi: Also known as black jalebi, it tastes like gulab jamun.
Where: Sultan Ji Sweets, Shop no. 112, Bazar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid
Cost: Rs 30 for 100 gms

4. Daulat Ki Chaat: You will not get post next month. So go try this frothy delight.
Where: Multiple vendors on cycles, outside Jama Masjid
Cost: Rs 20 for 100 gms

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