Delhi is known for its tasty fast food items, foody people and their craze for authentic street food. Delhi is much similar to any other Indian city in terms of its local food items and being capital of India people across all states come here and represent their respective cuisines. Here are some of the very famous street food items that we can find on almost every corner of the streets of Delhi.
#1 Choley Bhature
Chole Bhature is the most famous food item among Delhiites. Choley Bhature is a north Indian Dish which is most favorite among Punjabis. It can be found in menu of Delhi’s many five star hotels, unrated hotels, big small restaurants, sweet shops and road side vendors. Big on stuff, easy on pocket (not much priced, can be bought from even Rs 10-20 per plate from road side stall). Choley Bhature is something which everyone likes to eat from young ones to the old ones, it is almost everyone’s favorite item. Not to mention it is mostly made with Desi Ghee in some of the good restaurants so contains good amount of Cholesterol and Fats, but who cares when its all about taste buds.
Kachodi is another most favorite item of Delhiites, which is easily available on streets of Delhi. You will its vendors in the form some of the famous restaurant, sweets shops and it is most sold by vendors on Bicycles. Kachodi is mostly combined with Aloo ki Sabzi. It’s another famous variety is Multani Moth kachodi. It is like fluffy stuffed item with peethi (a kind of spicy masala). There are some of very famous places which sell Kachodi like Delhi’s Hanuman Mandir and kamla Nagar are most famous for selling authentic and tasteful Kachodis.
#3 Gol Gappe
Another most enjoyed food item is Gol Gappe, usually enjoyed as evening snacks, not much tummy filler like any other snack items but people specially girls are crazy for it. It is basically water ball made with Atta or Suji, filled with spicy heeng water, acts much like appetizer too. Every Chaat corner or even functions like marriages etc. are not complete without it. Gol Gappas also known as Paanipuri in South India is very cheap, usually starts from Rs 10-20 for 4-5 pieces of it.
#4 Aloo Tikki
Aloo Tikki is also most enjoyed food item in Delhi, basically served with Chutneys and Dahi or Choley. This item too is part of menu in Chaat corners, restaurants and parties. This item too is mostly served as evening snack. Some of the very famous shops like Bittoo Tikki Wala (also knon as BTW brand) are known for selling it and specialize in making it.
Old Delhi is famous for its Gali Paranthe Wali (Street known for making Paranthas). Restaurants on this street specialize in making Paranthas of every kind like Aloo (Potato), Pyaz (Onion), Gobhi (Cauliflower), Kaju Nuts (cashew). Though served all day, it is usually preferred as morning time snack. Unlike paranthas made in our homes on tawa, parathas found on shops are mostly deep fried in oil or ghee.
Though this item is from North East part of india but are enjoyed in every corner of the streets in Delhi. Vegetable momos, chicken momos, paneer momos are some of the varieties of it. Mostly steamed momos are sold and eaten in the markets but now a days fried momos (punjabi version of momos) too are being consumed. You can find momo corner around every locality specially around schools and colleges (near young crowd).
#7 Dahi Bhalle
Dahi Bhalle as the name sounds includes Dahi and Bhalle as the main ingredient in it, Bhalle are made of Dal (pulses). Dahi Bhalle is the most sold item on Chat corners, restaurants, food stalls etc. Some of the very famous shops or Restaurants like Natraj Dahi Bhalle (Chandni Chowk), Haldiram, Bikanerwala, Bittoo Tikki Wala are the some of master and renowned name in making Dahi Bhalle.
#8 Pav Bhaji
Pav Bhaji is more popular stuff in South India specially Mumbai but in Delhi too is equally popular and eaten with pleasure. Its Bhaji is a mix of variety of vegetables like Potato, Cauliflower, Peas, Onion etc. and Pav is bread like material soaked in butter. Pav Bhaji can be found in restaurants like Haldiram, Bikanerwala and many other restaurants and sweets shops.
#9 Chole Khulche
Chole Kulche is the most common food item usually eaten in Lunch Time. You can find road side vendors selling Chole Kulche on stalls, this is also a very pocket friendly item. Main ingredients in it are basically Dry Peas and bread like stuff called as Kulcha. Chole usually are made of various spices including garnishing of tomato, onion, potato and lemon. It is mostly served with Chach (salty buttermilk) at some places.