May 162013
 

Delhi is the capital of India and street food is what keeps us ticking. Street food is popular everywhere in the world.

There is something for every season and every taste. Winters are incomplete without crispy Aalu Tikkis and Ram Laddoos. Summers are best dealt with by gorging on gol gappas and bhalla papdi.

The rains are the perfect occasion to celebrate with pakodas and even a plate of bhel puri.

Let’s have a look Top 5 famous street food in Delhi:

1. Chole Bhature

"Chole Bhature"
The king of Indian Street Food. Many diets are broken with just the thought of this luscious deep fried ball of wonder. The title for the best Chole Bhature is just slightly disputed in Delhi with the winner emerging as Sitaram Diwan Chand (Paharganj) followed very closely by Nagpal’s and Chache di hatti.

The bhature in Sitaram are generously lined with paneer shreds and go perfectly with the delectably spicy chole.

2. Aalu Tikki and Chaat

Bittoo Tikki Wala who started as a cart seller now has franchises all over town. Thankfully, the crispy tikki doled out at these places remains standardised and is the perfect way to beat Delhi chill.

The original remains at Pitampura and a plate costs a meager Rs 60.

3. Samosa

This little triangular piece of heaven is probably what keeps Delhi hearts beating. The best thing about it is that you get fabulous Samosas at carts across the city and its tough to pick a favourite but if hard pressed for a name, Munni Lal Halwai (Frontier Waale) Samosa Shop in Gole Market (earlier in Panchkuian) may win this one.

These crispy wonders are incredibly affordable at Rs 12 per piece.

4. Kachori Sabzi

A crisp kachori lined with a slightly spicy masala dipped in a tangi aalu sabzi can make any drab day better. Dinesh Kachoriwala on Nai Sarak sells kachori sabzi since three generations and a steaming hot plate will only put you back Rs 8.

5. Kakori Kababs

Salim’s kababs win any day! Though many will disagree and say Khan chacha is better, it is a matter of great debate. Salim’s (earlier in Khan Market and now in Defence Colony Market) Kakori roll just melts in the mouth and you don’t even need to chew!

The kabab can be eaten as it is or rolled up in Rumali Roti as a roll which is a great option. Each roll costs Rs 90.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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