Delhi Food

If you enjoy spicy tangy and lip smacking cuisine then it is time you planned a visit to New Delhi. Delhi has no specific food culture. Food culture in Delhi is a mixture of North Indian food, Mughlai Cuisines, Punjabi food and mouth watering street food. It also includes a variety of cuisines from different parts of India. Delhi is a hot spot for Continental, Thai, Mexican and Chinese food as well.

Delhi offers a whole gamut of eating joints in the form of low budget restaurants, elite restaurants and road side Dhabas that satiate your taste buds with authentic Dilli cuisine. The one exclusive feature however about Delhi eating joints is that the capital city has a few streets and lanes that are totally dedicated to food. Some of the popular road side eateries in Delhi include places like Paranthe wali gali, Annapoorna, Ghantewala, Bengali Market, Greater Kailash and Sunder Nagar are famous for entertaining their gastronomes with kababs, rotis chaat, bhelpuri, sweetmeats and biryani.

Although Delhi is not characteristic of any typical food culture the most popular cuisine that is mostly enjoyed by the locals and tourists is Mughlai cuisine. Since the Mughal dynasty ruled over the capital for centuries the food in New Delhi is very Mughlai. The influence of the Mughal rule can be felt in the food and food habits of the locals of the region. One of the most prominent contributions of the Mughals towards cuisine was the tandoor. The tandoor is an earthen oven which is used to prepare rotis and kababs. Mughlai dishes are almost a rage in the entire county due to their spicy flavor and aromatic nature. The smell of the coal is what imparts a specific flavor to food cooked in a tandoor. Some of the popular tandoori dishes in New Delhi include paneer tikka, tandoori chicken, seekh and boti kebab and even tandoori fish.

If you really desire to relish the mouthwatering food of Delhi then you can visit any of these restaurants that are reputed for their cuisine and services;

  • Darbar (Ashoka Hotel)
  • Delhi Ka Aangan (Hyatt Regency)
  • Baluchi (The Hilton)
  • Corbetts (Claridges)
  • Bukhara (Maurya Sheraton)
  • EI Arab (Regal Building)
  • (Hauz Khas Village)
  • Rodeo (Connaught Place)
  • Chor Bizarre (Hotel Broadway)

Last Updated on 10/12/2010