Here are some of the items I ate….. Well….. Some of the dishes look like “Heat attack food” due to the oil or butter used in these but I bet once in a while it’s ok to indulge 😀or maybe remove it from the top before eating.
The nonvegetarian old Delhi food is popularly known as “Muglai food from Delhi”.
Disclaimer – Don’t count calories.
Starters – Mutton Kababs (From Abdul Ghani Quereshi), he serves with Roomali roti, chutney and onions.
Butter chicken from Aslam butter chicken. This Chicken pieces are grilled on coal and these grilled pieces are then added in butter and a white kind of sauce. There was a lot of butter in the bowl of chicken. Served with Roomali roti and chutney.
Fish Pakoda from a shop which is on the road when I moved toward Matia Mahal road from Jama Masjid metro station, it’s only 3 shops away from Quereshi kabab. Can’t add on the map as it’s not marked refer to the picture of the guy doing flambe.
Also read Ramadan Food Exploration in Dilli 6
Beverages – Kashmiri tea (It was pinkish in color and salted), Kesar milk (Cold). These are on the opposite side of the road near Aslam butter chicken, again could not find on google map.
Old Delhi food outlets sell biryani by Kgs i.e. they have fixed proportion of Mutton/Chicken vs Rice. Eg: If 1 kg biryani, it means 1 kg of Mutton/Chicken will be used to make the biryani. Order then one day in advance but if in case need more quantity, better to order a few days before.
There are people sitting outside some shops. These are poor people sitting for food and if someone wants to feed them, they can pay to the shop for them and they get food.
Just like that some photographs –
If you are in Delhi, then visit old Delhi area for food and experience. It is crowded, chaotic and may be overwhelming but then it’s also an experience. The new parts of Delhi has transformed and nothing like narrow lanes of old Delhi.
46 thoughts on “Old Delhi food – Don’t count Calories”
Such a mouth-watering post!
Ha ha…. I agree with you 🙂
Wow amazing food! And the concept of sponsoring a poor person’s meal…
Yes, it’s good concept. This concept also is around Nizamuddin Dargah area also.
During the month of Ramadan, the number of people is atleast 5-6 times more then usual. I guess because more people like to do charity during that time of the year.
Oye hoye… Itna kuch try kiya aapne..
Ha ha…. Yes. I am foodie :-p
And also when it comes to good food I don’t think much about healthy/oily food and healthy food.
I agree 🙂
Nice images Sapna.
Looks appetizing for a foodie thanks for the lovely coverage
Delhi is a culinary paradise indeed – sampling different foods is always an enjoyable part of my visits.
You are right.
Chats and other vegetarian things are also very interesting from old Delhi. Will be visiting again sometime soon (with camera ) and cover vegetarian food. Chats, poori’s and kulfi’s….. to name a few. 🙂
As a foodie, I’m really enjoying this post! Also, I love your photos – I feel like I’m actually there! 🙂
Thanks so much 🙂
Awesome pics Sapna!
loved the photos, mouth watering. Purani Delhi is one of my favourite when it comes to food. Being a veg, I have tried almost all items here like chhole bature, dahi bhalle, kachori..yummy
I had tried many veg items near Chandani Chowk area on different occasions but never clicked pics. Planning to document those also sometime soon.
sure..do inform me if sometime we can go together..i love to eat Chaats.Sapna meets Sapna 🙂
What a tantalising post. The food you have profiled looks amazing. I loved the food when I visited Old Delhi – so delicous!
Thanks. It’s delicious.
I absolutely loved the food in India but I’m ashamed to say we mostly ate at our guesthouses! I did try the street food when we were on train journeys though. The food over there is so different to anything you get here in the UK, even the curry doesn’t taste quite right here. I really enjoyed this post and love your photos! You captured everyday life so well.
In India, sometimes the food you get in small shops or restaurants is delicious because they follow & evolve the same recipe generation after generations.
Thanks for liking 🙂
Interesting post! Your photography is great 🙂 I haven’t tried any of those yet… Thanks for sharing!
I love the pictures! Thanks to you I’m super hungry now 😀 Very nice post 🙂
I love Indian cuisine! I really like the way the poor people can wait and perhaps get food. In my country, they would chase them away, but really, most of us if we can afford one lunch, can´t we afford two?
That’s nice, you like Indian food.Totally agree with you.
It is kind of tradition to share the food with less privileged, some families give one meal to one person every day.
Wow – biryani by kilograms? That’s insane! Beautiful street photography, it really shows how lively everything is in Old Delhi.
Yes, by kilograms 🙂
My mouth was watering reading this! Great photos too, they really capture the energy of the place. I really need to get to India!
🙂 You should visit India, if you need any information whenever you plan to travel please feel free to contact.
The food looks interesting to try. I’m not a particular fan of trying out different delicacies when I travel, but after reading this, I guess I should definitely try them out sometime 🙂 Thanks for the share! 🙂
You should try 🙂
Great article, the food looks really delicious! Thankyou for sharing
It is delicious.
This is fascinating. I would love to do a food tour here with a local guide!
Yes, it is. There are some good food tours in Delhi. Do let me know when you visit, I will connect you with some good food walk expert.
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