Chandni Chowk Street Food

Chandni Chowk Street Food
, often called the food capital of India.  The variety of food consists of snacks, Specifically Chaat, Gole Gappey (Pani Puri).  Chandni Chowk resembles a fair everyday.  The streets are lined with Halwais (Sweet Sellers), Namkeen wallahs (sellers of savouries)  and Paranthawallahs (sellers of rich, flaky breads soaked in Ghee).

A good idea would be to start with the Paranthewali Gali.   It became a famous gourmet locality when the parantha shops mooved here in the 1870s.  This lane has been the haunt of many celebrities of India.  In the years after Independence.  Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and his family members - Indira Gandhi and Vijaylaxmi Nandit - came here to take their parantha meals.  Jayaprakash Narayan and Atal Behari Vajpayee were also among the regular visitors.

The real proof of the Delhi street food lies in the chaat.  The original chaat is a mixture of potato pieces, crispy fried bread, Dahi Bhalla, Gram and tangy-salty spices.  The mixture is garnished with sour home made Indian Chilly and Saunth (Dried Ginger and tamarind sauce).  Fresh green coriander leaves and yoghurt.  However, there are several other popular variants now, including the one with an Aloo Tikki.

Tags: Street food in Old Delhi Last update: August 09, 2016


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