I don’t remember how many times I strolled in narrow and crowded lanes of old Delhi looking for something interesting….. for something I never tried before…..Here are some of the interesting and tasty dishes from old Delhi. These dishes taste different, spices are good in proportion but not chilly.
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.
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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.