Eat the streets - discover South Delhi's best street food
Studded with famous food stalls, the maze-like alleyways and marketplaces of Old Delhi have been luring foodies for centuries, but there's more to Delhi street food than the jalebi (sweet dough) whorls and puffy parathas (fried bread) of Chandni Chowk.
A plate with crunch at Bombay Bhel Puri
Breakfast bonhomie at Baba Nagpal Corner
Anytime eating at Khandani Pakore Wala
Meaty morsels at Qureshi’s Kabab Corner
A famous destination for carnivores, Qureshi’s (E-27, Main Market, South Extension II) sees a great rush in the evenings, as commuters stop in for a home-time treat. Regulars swear by the varied chicken grills as starters, favouring mutton rogan josh or korma as a filling main course. The accompanying chutney is legendary, its rich flavour providing the perfect foil to Qureshi’s aromatic kababs. They’re open through the day from 10.30am to 11pm.
A taste of Tibet at Dolma Aunty Momos
It’s not just shopping bargains that draw the inhabitants of south Delhi to Lajpat Nagar’s bustling Central Market. Tucked away near Ragini Creations in sector 39-B is one of the best spots to sample an authentic taste of Tibet in the form of Dolma Aunty Momos. The same family have been serving up these freshly steamed vegetarian and non-vegetarian dumplings for thirty years, and the quality of the output can be judged by the crowd of customers waiting patiently for a turn. Pocket-friendly prices allow for double helpings if you are in more than just a nibbling mood. Go slow on the fiery chutney though; it leaves searing memories in its wake.
Something to chew on at Prince Paan & Chaat Corner
Year-round sweetness at Charan Singh Kulfi
For nearly a quarter of a century, a bicycle carrier and cramped food van have been peddling cool, fruity goodness every evening at South Extension Main Market. The fruit-flavoured sorbets, kulfi (made from frozen reduced milk) and ice-creams are a great hit with the rush of shoppers, and owner Charan Singh works a special magic in the summer months, when abundantly available melons, mangoes, and chickoos (sapodilla) are transformed into refreshing dollops of heaven. Seek it out at E-20, Main Market, South Extension, Part II.
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