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Old Delhi Food Tour

Shahjahanabad, now known as Purani Dilli, was a city established by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan in 1648. It was considered a gem of the empire and continues to be the heart of the Capital as well. The average middle class urban Delhi resident has acquired a global palate and is familiar with a range of cuisines from across the world. Yet, notwithstanding the profusion of European, Asian, American and Mediterranean food options, locals keep returning to Old Delhi aka Purani Dilli for their fill of soul-satisfying street food. Authentic Old Delhi street food is best enjoyed in its original setting, in the noisy labyrinthine by-lanes of Chawri Bazaar and Chandni Chowk, where golden Gurudwaras share space with historic mosques. The dishes one can savor in Old Delhi Food Walk are large, thick and juicy jalebis, glistening with ghee; Aloo chaat crisp fried potato cutlets dunked in a melange of chutneys and smattered with onions and spices ; varieties of stuffed paranthas potato, onion, cottage cheese, cauliflower, radish, dry fruits and even khoya. In non-vegetarian, one can taste tender and flavorful Kebabs, fried Chicken and Butter Chicken, all of which are best tasted when taken with Roomali Roti and Biryani. For Desserts, try out the creamy, delicious phirni which is served in earthen pots and end your walk with a Kulfi which is offered in blackberry, pomegranate, mango, litchee, and guava flavors.

Starting from
INR 4,000
Duration
4 Hours
Departure schedule
29 Apr 2017, 30 Apr 2017, 04 May 2017, and more

Location

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Directions

Chandni Chowk is on Yellow line, Delhi Metro.

Itinerary

Shahjahanabad, now popular as Purani Dilli , was originally a city established by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan in 1648.  It was considered a gem of the empire, and continues being the heart of the Capital as well.

One of the major draws of Delhi, among other things, is its vibrant and eclectic food scene. The average middle class urban Delhi resident has acquired a global palate and is familiar with a range of cuisines from across the world. Yet, notwithstanding the profusion of European, Asian, American and Mediterranean food options, locals keep returning to Old Delhi aka ‘Purani Dilli’ for their fill of soul satisfying comfort street food.

While tastes might veer towards the exotic, food cravings continue to be satisfied by good ‘ol street fare. Not surprisingly, old Delhi street food enjoys considerable branding, so even posh restaurants now claim to offer authentic old Delhi street food. But this food is best enjoyed in its original setting, in the noisy labyrinthine bylanes of Chawri Bazaar and Chandni Chowk where golden gurudwaras share space with historic mosques.

 

The dishes one can savor in Old Delhi Food Walk are- large thick and juicy jalebis, orange and glistening with ghee; alu tikki chat—crisp fried potato cutlets dunked in a melange of chutneys and smattered with onions and spices ; varieties of stuffed paranthas— potato, onion, cottage cheese, cauliflower, radish, papad, dry fruits and even khoya. In non-vegetarian, one can taste tender and flavorful Kebabs, fried Chicken, Butter Chicken -fried chicken soaking in a yellow butter gravy served with Roomali Roti and Biryani. In Desserts, creamy and addictive phirni are served in earthen pots and we end the food walk with Kulfi- blackberry, pomegranate, mango, litchee, guava and more. 

Inclusions

  • Food Costs
  • Visit to Sheesh Ganj Gurudwara, Chandni Chowk
  • Visit to Asia's largest Spice Market
  • Bazaars of Old Delhi
  • Rickshaw Ride