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Delhi is not just the capital but also the food capital of India! People from all over the world visit Delhi for its forts and proximity to the Himalayas, but the trip is incomplete without food. Delhi offers lip-smacking flavours that will blow every foodie’s mind! Whether you decide to go to a fine dining restaurant or try street food, you are in for a treat. Since Delhi is a melting pot of different cultures, you will find a variety of food here. The flavourful chaat, delicious meat specialties, vegetarian delights, and mouth-watering desserts–there’s so much to try!

Here are Delhi famous foods you must try on your next trip to the capital.

Chhole Bhature

One of the best food in Delhi has to be Chhole Bhature! Spicy, heavy, and rich in flavours–Chhole Bhature are best enjoyed on an empty stomach. There are many outlets in Delhi that serve the best Chhole Bhature you will have ever eaten. This vegetarian delight is a popular breakfast item in Delhi. You can pair your Chhole Bhature with a cold glass of Lassi and enjoy the medley of sweet and spice flavours in your mouth!

Best places to try Chhole Bhature in Delhi - Sita Ram at Paharganj, Chache Di Hatti at Kamala Nagar, Baba Nagpal Corner in Lajpat Nagar, Roshan’s at Karol Bagh, and Bikanervala at Rajouri Garden.

Butter Chicken

Did you know that butter chicken was invented by accident? The dish originated in the capital city in the 1950s at a restaurant called Moti Mahal. The cooks at Moti Mahal mixed the marinate juice with butter and tomato and tossed some tandoori chicken in to create the best food in Delhi! Butter chicken is one of the most popular dishes not only in India but in the entire world! The blend of spicy and succulent chicken with the tangy gravy is a combination made in heaven. If you’re a meat lover, you must try butter chicken for at least one meal during your stay in Delhi.

 

Best places to try Butter Chicken in Delhi - Aslam’s Chicken Corner at Jama Masjid, Moti Mahal at Daryaganj, and Havemore at Pandara Road.

Momo

Momo is the most popular snack in Delhi. There are momo stalls outside most offices and housing areas. There are various vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available for the stuffing. They are served with spicy red chutney which compliments the stuffing of the momo really well. It’s something you can grab on a busy day for a delicious and satisfying snack. 

Best places to try Momo in Delhi - Majnu Ka Tilla, North Campus, Kamla Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, and Bungalow Road.

Rolls

Although Kathi rolls originated in Kolkata, Delhi has also come up with some delicious variants. This is another favourite of the Delhiites. It’s a quick snack offering a variety of stuffings with both veg and non-vegetarian variants. Just like momo stalls, there are many Kathi Roll stalls available on every busy corner of Delhi.Best places to try Rolls in Delhi - Khan Chacha at Khan Market, Qureshi Kebab Corner, Taste Drive at Rajouri Gardens, High on Rolls in Defense Colony.

Kebabs

Kebabs are one of the best things the Mughals left behind for the Delhiites. Succulent pieces of meat marinated in aromatic Indian spices and grilled to perfection–just the thought of them will make your mouth water! This juicy and delightful delicacy is available at street stalls as well as fine dining restaurants and there are many varieties to choose from.

Best places to try Kebabs in Delhi – Jama Masjid and Nizamuddin 

Jalebis

A food haul is incomplete without this sugary delight! Jalebis are an integral part of Delhi cuisine and the best way to end a hearty meal. Piping hot jalebis with a dollop of rabri is a must-try when in Delhi. There are many places in Delhi that serve giant jalebis the size of your palm! If you have a sweet tooth that’s hard to satisfy, the jalebis at some of the oldest eateries in Delhi will take up that challenge gladly.

Best places to try Jalebi in Delhi - Bangla Sweets in CP, Jalebi Wala in Chandni Chowk, and Jaleba Store in Chandni Chowk.

Food in Delhi will truly make your trip to the capital worthwhile. Apart from the dishes mentioned above, there are so many other Delhi famous food items you can try that you can plan a trip just for the food. It will be a Delhi-ciuos holiday for sure!

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