Regional food stalls at Fairs in Nature Bazaar, earlier Kisan Haat (Anuvrat Marg, Desu Colony, Andheria more, near Chattarpur metro station, delhi)


In a nutshell:

This place turns into a very small version of Dilli Haat with artisans coming from around the country to sell handicrafts & handloom. Love trying out regional dishes brought in by people from around the country, cooked the way they cook it at home.

stall at nature bazaar
stall at nature bazaar

Address & other details:  Nature bazaar

Link to Delhi Tourism website, Nature Bazaar page: Nature Bazaar

Meal for 2: Rs 200 onwards.

Cuisine type :  vegetarian & non vegetarian

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I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.

Short description – in case ur in a hurry:

Delhi Tourism website has a very good description of this place. Reproducing that:

‘NATURE BAZAAR at Andheria Modh, New Delhi, is a joint initiative of DASTKAR, a leading Indian craft NGO, and Delhi Tourism. 

Matka mutton with bajray ka roti
Matka mutton with bajray ka roti

Monthly events, each with their own distinctive theme and character, with new participants and products every month, showcase India’s diverse craft heritage – the 100 stalls changing with the festive calendar and seasons. 

halwa
halwa

In between the themed 12 day Bazaars every month, the GALI-E-KHAAS, a line of permanent stalls provides visitors with a regular space for sourcing craft, textile, natural and lifestyle products.

sweets
sweets

The Bazaar features authentic crafts and craftspeople from all over India and the entire gamut of handmade, hand-woven, organic, herbal and recycled products. Skills and products range from wonderful handloom weaves, embroideries, and block prints to centuries-old traditions of bidri and dhokra metal craft or tribal Gond and Madhubani folk art. Garments, gifts, accessories and toys all come with the vibrant richness of India’s diverse handcraft traditions.’

tribal lady making rotis for us
tribal lady making rotis for us

We hv been to this place quite a few times & the experience has usually been outstanding.

mutton being cooked on wood fire, inside earthen pot
mutton being cooked on wood fire, inside earthen pot

Not only r there limited but very special artwork (coz the clientele seems to b less of a value seeker here than in Dilli Haat), but loads of great local food options.

Matka mutton
Matka mutton

I remember a Guy from Rajasthan selling things as diverse as bajra kachoris, methi laddoos & honey gathered from forests.

rajasthan shop
rajasthan shop

The bajra kachoris were awesome – A bit thicker, rougher but YUMM to taste.

bajra kachoris
bajra kachoris

This was accompanied by very nice aloo ki subzi & achaar.

aloo ki subzi
aloo ki subzi

The methi laddoos were coarse, sweet, had a mild bitter aftertaste & very nice.

methi laddoos
methi laddoos

Jungle honey was awesome. The guy said they do deep into jungle to get this honey – wild flowers. One of the best honey I have had in a while – unbeatable flavors & raw taste. Loved it.

Jungle honey
Jungle honey

They were also selling big Jodhpuri Pyaz kachoris. They had crisp outer layer, sweetish (natural sweetening from onions) filling & were very tasty.

Jodhpuri Pyaz kachoris
Jodhpuri Pyaz kachoris

In another stall we found food from different parts of the country – It said ‘Chatori’. We had the Makke di roti with sarson da saag.

sarson da saag
sarson da saag

Surely these were not ‘the best we have ever had’ but were very good.

display at Chatori
display at Chatori

The show stopper was Matka mutton with bajray ka roti. This mutton was actually being cooked in a matka from scratch on wood fire!!!!

Matka mutton with bajray ka roti
Matka mutton with bajray ka roti

Mutton was chewy, juicy, hot, had full spices and was robust & totally rustic. Enjoyed it with handmade , uneven, imperfect shaped bajra rotis.

Matka mutton
Matka mutton

We also saw them cooking saag. They said it was not for sale but for their own consumption. We requested and got a portion. It was just too good. Better than some of the best.

saag
saag

They were using a traditional stone with a hole and a wooden log to pound the spices, garlic etc.

pound the spices
pound the spices

They were also selling a whole range of traditional, crude, basic sweets, fries and other locally packed food.

locally packed food & local sweets
locally packed food & local sweets

One of these stalls housed Farzana Rizvi’s awesome ‘Kababs & Quormas’. Had amazing Lucknowi Dum biryani there.

Kababs & Quormas
Kababs & Quormas

Long, independent, aromatic, super soft, melt in the mouth rice with awesome meat pieces that were falling off the bones at the slightest provocation.  The aroma of good meat was in the rice & so were the masalas. Outstanding dish I must say.

mutton dum biryani
mutton dum biryani

We also tried mutton Korma. That was another gem. Super soft meat pieces in thin spice-ful but not spicy not hot gravy. It was anything but on the face. Very enjoyable.

mutton dum biryani
mutton dum biryani

Check this place out. Everytime u go, u might find different people but so far in my many visits I have always loved it.

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Look forward to hearing ur comments.

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4 comments

    1. Hi Asheesh, this is round the year. Every fortnight new people come. Sometimes there r theme festivals. Since vendors change, consistency is low but u might just chance upon a great experience. I hv never been disappointed.

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