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.
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.
|Red Fort, 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.
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.
|Lip Smacking sweet potato chaat|
|Lunch at Haldiram's|
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.
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 also known as Dilli 6, is the place to come to relish some lip smacking street food. It is a Gastronomical Delight!!!