Gali Paranthe Wali is a narrow street which is know for its series of shops selling Paratha, an Indian flat-bread, in Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi. It was established in 1650 by the reign of the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, and was designed by his daughter Jahanara Begum. This was previously only known as the silverware shops before the Parantha shops moved into this area Also, there remain many sari and gem stores here. Many famous Indian personalities including former prime ministers have come here from time to time to take their parantha meals in this street.
Parantha varieties that are served here include exotic fillings like
- Kaju Parantha
- Badam Parantha
- kaju Badam Parantha
- Aloo Parantha
- Mix Vegetable Parantha
- Rabri Parantha
- Khoya Parantha
- Gobhi Parantha
- Bhindi Parantha
- Gajar Parantha
- Banana Parantha
- Matar Parantha
- Parat parantha etc.
These paranthas are served with mint chutney, mixed vegetable pickle, spicy sweet banana chutney, tamarind chutney (sauce), paneer and potato gravy and cooked mash of sweet pumpkin. Cooked dishes served usually do not include onion or garlic, since the owners are Brahmins, and traditionally their clientele has included Jains living in the neighbourhood vicinity. Paranthas served here are deep fried in oil, even then health conscious people can not refrain them from eating delicious pranthas here.
Some of the famous shops here that sell Paranthe wali gali are
- Kannaiylal Durga Parshad Dixit Paranthe Wala
- Babu Ram Paranthe Wala
- Sharma Bhojnalaya (famous for Lassi)
- Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan Paranthewala
- Jung Bahadur Kachori Wal (famous for kachori)
- Old Famous Jalebi Wala (famous for jalebi)
- Kedarnath Premchand Halwai (famous for sweets, aloo puri, choley bhature)
Katra Lehswan, Chandni Chowk, Delhi – 110006
Nearest Metro Station is Chandni Chowk.