Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Few Hours in Chandni Chowk

If you ever want to know what Old Delhi looks like – head towards Chandni Chowk. The plethora of shops, hawkers, people, tourists struggling to find way in the narrow lanes, the web of telephone and electricity wires overhead, the I care a damn attitude is what depicts our very famous Chandni Chowk – an organized chaos.


Red Fort, Delhi
Red Fort, Delhi
On our way to Amritsar, we had few hours in hand in Delhi and we decided to head and get a feel of this brouhaha and enjoy some very famous street food of Delhi.

From the airport, we took the easiest and the fastest way to Chandni Chowk – the metro. It is said that Chandni Chowk is undoubtedly the King of Street Food and since we wanted to have exactly that why settle for less.

Just when we walked out of the Metro Station and came on the main road of Chandni Chawk we found a hawker selling roasted sweet potato and for us that was the starting point.


Chandni Chowk
Lip Smacking sweet potato chaat
Post that, we headed towards the Red Fort Side and on our way we stopped at the very famous Natraj Dahi Bhalla Corner (near Central Bank). It’s THE place to have Aloo Tikki and Dahi Bhalle. All the tikki lovers must stop here and savor its flavor. They make it right in front of you and serve you hot loaded with sweet and sour chutneys. It made in pure ghee and costs Rs 50 each. There is no sitting area, you have to stand on the footpath and eat.


Chandni Chowk
Natraj Dahi Bhalla Corner

Chandni Chowk
Served HOT!!!
Next we stopped at Haldirams’ and had a Chole Bhature and Raj Kachori.

Chandani Chowk
Lunch at Haldiram's
We also stopped over to have aloo fried in ghee topped with chutney, chaat masala and lemon... 

Then we headed to the Red Fort. Since we dint have much time we decided to visit the Red Fort some other time and took pics from the outside only.


Red Fort
Red Fort
While returning back to the Metro Station we stopped at the Old Famous Jalebi Walla. Sweet tooth anyone? As the name suggests, this small place is known for its iconic Jalebi which are made in pure ghee.  

Chandni Chowk
Jalebi Walla
Chandani Chowk
Jalebi

We were not able to cover all the places which we wanted to due to time constraints. But we were more than happy with what we have eaten. My advice – try a little bit if everything and keep reminding yourself that there is loads more to taste and appreciate.

Chandni Chowk also known as Dilli 6, is the place to come to relish some lip smacking street food. It is a Gastronomical Delight!!!