Ramadan is approaching and I am remembering my food exploration trips to Dilli 6. Once I went on my own and second time with a professional walk leader. Its a fun walking around in crowded streets full of festivities. You have to negotiate your way. It’s a very different kind of experience for most of us i.e. the people living cities. And mind it, this place is not for people, who eat only healthy food in fine dining. It is for the people, who are ready for gastronomical experience and don’t mind indulging once in while without thinking about calories. Most importantly enjoy good food in all conditions be it street food, fast food or any other kind of food. If you fit into it then this is the place to be for the yummy food experience.
If you indulge and crave for nonvegetarian food and open to exploring then also it’s a must visit the place.
Nowadays it is very convenient to reach Dilli 6 (Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, and Chawari Bazar) area through Delhi metro. From metro take a rickshaw to reach food area and then walk around a little bit. UPDATE – JAMA MASJID is the closest station now after the opening of heritage line.
It is not possible to sample all the food available in the area, so chose wisely. I can list few items, I had during my two visits .i.e. Fish fried, Bade ke kabab, Butter chicken (It’s not usual butter chicken. It is chicken roasted in butter and served dry with chutney), Biryani of chicken and mutton, Nihari (Available in evening only during Ramzan), Seekh Kabab, Chicken/mutton stew and you can enjoy these with rumali roti, sheermaal or khamiri roti of your choice. For desserts, there are many options like Rabri, Jalebi, Sohan Halwa, Firni, Shahi tukda, lassi and a milk drink served with watermelon pieces (It is very refreshing).