Delhi Food

Delhi Cuisine

Delhi cuisine comprises a variety of delicious items. Find out more about the traditional food of New Delhi, India.
Spicy Indian food and sweets from the different states of India have found a big market in the capital city of New Delhi. Delhi cuisine is famous for its variety and spice. People of Delhi have a major sweet tooth, therefore Bengali sweets, especially 'Roshogullahs' and 'Sandesh', are most palatable to them. Punjabi 'Chhole-Bhature' and 'Pinni', Mughlai and Tandoori cuisine is too tempting to resist. Even roadside 'Dhabas', eateries, snack counters and restaurants offer such wide varieties of delectable cuisines that you will be forced to try it.

The real flavor of Delhi can be tasted at the century-old food joints, such as 'Karim's' in Old Delhi. It still retains the taste that had rendered it famous and offers delicious 'Korma', 'Kababs', and 'Biriyanis'. Don't forget to try the mouth-watering 'Paranthas' of 'Paranthe wali gali' in Chandni Chowk. You will have a time of your life. Old Delhi is the perfect place to pamper yourself with food. Then, there are South Indian food joints too such as Udupi, Sarvana Bhavan and Sagar Group that offers light and tasty 'Dosas', 'Idli-Sambhar' and 'Uttapams'.

The rich Punjabi food, with its high oil content and spices, is a specialty of Delhi. 'Chaat' is the spicy Indian snack and offers variety such as Papri, Bhalle-Papri, Aloo Tikiki, Gol Gappe, etc. These are the most preferred evening snack of the Indians, especially women. Global giants such as KFC, Mc Donalds, Nirulas and Wimpys lure children and youth with fast food and continental cuisines. The five-star hotels of Delhi also host some good restaurants that offer exotic Chinese, Continental, Thai, Mughlai and Indian cuisines.