Moinuddin kababwale ( Shop no. 1612, Gali Qasim jan, opp hamdard dawakhana, lal kuan, near Chawri bazar metro station, Delhi 6)

In a nutshell: Yumm , intense n juicy kababs served straight from the angeethi at Rs. 10 per piece (CE 2015) Address & other details:  The person who is famous for the Kababs is Moinuddin Qureshi.  Their Shop name is Sangam Kababs. They still make kababs outside the shop like older days. Pls see screenshot of location of the shop on google map Meal for … Continue reading Moinuddin kababwale ( Shop no. 1612, Gali Qasim jan, opp hamdard dawakhana, lal kuan, near Chawri bazar metro station, Delhi 6)

Delhicacy (SF 14,1st Floor, DLF Galleria Market, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell: A Gurgaon restaurant serving Chandni Chowk food (as close as it cud get to original, on a relative scale of other shops in Gurgaon) yet to cover a long distance to reach the levels of the real Chandni Chowk Food. Love it & will keep going back when I do not have time to travel to Chandni Chowk – a hidden gem … Continue reading Delhicacy (SF 14,1st Floor, DLF Galleria Market, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon)

Eating out in Old Delhi – Chandni Chowk, Chawri Bazar, Jama masjid area & Daryagunj

I originally wrote this post in 2011 but hv been revising it from time to time. latest update being 30th april 2015

crowd @ Kake di Hatti
crowd @ Kake di Hatti

Some of the best Dilli food is found in Chandni Chowk & adjoining areas like Chawri Bazar as many of the shops have not changed much from what they were about fifty to hundred years ago. This is not a comprehensive list but is a fairly large list which u will need few visits to cover – Some of the eateries mentioned below (e.g. Karim’s ,Jalebiwala etc) have been covered in detail (in other posts) in this blog – u can read those & enjoy the pics as well.


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Attached is a hand drawn (by YUMMRAJ) map without which you will never find anything. You may need to take a printout and carry it with you as, without a map, you can easily get lost here. Let me tell u that inspite of the printout u might need to use Indian GPS – ‘Bhaisab, ye ved prakash lemon wale ka dukaan kahaan hai?’

click on the picture to enlarge it – so that u can read it, suggest u to carry a printout of the map

The best way to get here is to park your car in CP (Connaught Place) and take the metro to Chawri Bazaar or Chandni Chowk. Let me warn u though that there r huge queues at the ticketcounters of Chandni Chowk station on the way back. The other option is to park the car at CP & take an auto rickshaw.

Daulat ki chaat being sold at Chandni chowk. Winters only. Multiple vendors. Must try...
Daulat ki chaat being sold at Chandni chowk. Winters only. Multiple vendors. Must try…

As u alight from the metro at Chawri Bazaar, take the gate towards Hauz Kazi. Once you are up on the street, you will see a clearing/intersection of roads. Go to the diagonally-opposite corner of the road, towards your right. You will find a tiny shop called ‘Ashok Chaat Corner’. You will see the red-coloured Times Food Guide certification on its wall. Ask for their signature offering – kalmi chaat and urad daal chaat. They use a kachalu chutney which is totally different, and simply awesome. Avoid the paani puris – they r no different from the rest of the places.

To try one of the best kulfis in town, check out Kuremal Mohan lal kulfiwale. Do not miss their stuffed mango kulfi during summers / jamun / lichi….

Stuffed mango kulfi
Stuffed mango kulfi

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