Hungry But Broke? 10 Amazing Joints In Delhi Where You Can Have A Hearty Meal In Less Than ₹200!


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When you're in Delhi, food gets a whole new meaning – it is not just something you get on a plate, it's an emotion. The streets of Delhi are full of new and old joints that dish out everything from chaat and kebabs to paranthas and the oh-so-famous chhole bhature. With a burgeoning food scene, it comes as no surprise that Delhi is also a paradise for budget foodies.

So if you're looking for great eats without burning a hole in your pocket, here are some of the best places in Delhi where you can eat to your heart's content for as low as ₹200!

Way before the likes of Burger King and Subway populated Delhi's food scene, there was Indian Coffee House. Found in almost every Indian state, these vintage, state-run eateries somehow manage to always get it right when it comes to food, and their Delhi branch is no different. Believe it or not, you can actually feast on a plate of biryani and have a milkshake to wash it down for less than ₹200!

Where: Mohan Singh Place, Connaught Place

Top picks: Cold coffee, cutlets, idli-sambhar, biryani

Talk of budget dining options in Delhi and the winding lanes of Majnu Ka Tila are bound to be mentioned. Lined with joints serving lip-smacking dishes at throwaway prices, AMA Restaurant serves authentic Tibetan food at prices that are just too good to be real. Satiate your meat cravings by digging into a plate of buff or pork curry with fried rice and I bet you'll still save some of your ₹200 budget!

Where: New Tibetan Camp, Majnu ka Tila

Top picks: Devil momos, shredded buff with hot garlic sauce, pork chilli, thukpas

If you think that happiness cannot be served on a plate, head to Kamla Nagar's Chache Di Hatti! The legendary eatery serves what is arguably the best chhole bhature you will find in Delhi and it is to die for. Pair it with a glass of sweet lassi and you're guaranteed to be floating about in glee!

Where: Kamla Nagar

Top picks: Chhole bhature

Looking to indulge in some delicious comfort food without shelling out a bomb? Located right in the heart of Connaught Place, Wenger's Deli is just the place you need to visit. Despite being a legend in its own right, Wenger's Deli continues to maintain a fair price model, offering a prawn cocktail sandwich and milk shake for less than ₹200!

Where: Radial Road, Connaught Place

Top picks: Mutton burger, chicken salad, margherita pizza, mango milkshake

For all those who are drawn by the concept of unlimited thalis, Andhra Bhavan's State Canteen is nothing less than a pilgrimage in itself. I know it is just too unreal but one can still get an authentic, all you can eat Andhra thali for just ₹120 per person! The skilled team of chefs also dishes out a delectable range of side dishes, which only take the entire experience a notch higher.

Where: Ashoka Road, Near India Gate

Top picks: Vegetarian thali, Hyderabadi chicken biryani, mutton fry

Owing to the fact that non-vegetarian food in Delhi is usually equated with Delhi-6, most people don't even have a clue of all that Jamia Nagar holds in its by-lanes. The entire area surrounding Jamia Milia Islamia is lined with hidden gems and Javed Famous Nahari is easily the flag-bearer of them all. Feast on to a plate of sumptuous nahari and roti for less than a ₹100 bucks here!

Where: Zakir Nagar, Okhla

Top picks: Nahari, chicken biryani

Jain Chawal Wale, Connaught Place

Ask any true dilli wallah what their favourite comfort food is and nine out of ten times, you'll get one response – 'rajma chawal'. Located in the busy Connaught Place area, Jain Chawal Wale is the ultimate place for a hearty meal of rajma chawal that unites people from all walks of life. In addition to the main crowd puller, this famous eatery also dishes out lip-smacking kadhi chawal, chhole bhature and tandoori paranthas.

Where: Connaught Circus, Connaught Place

Top picks: Rajma chawal, kadhi chawal, veg thali, chhole bhature

We Indians are experts when it comes to jugaad, and the fact that desi Chinese is enjoyed all around the country is testament to that. Delhi takes it a step further – the city has some of the most iconic food vans that dish out tangy ChinJabi delicacies. Hot Pot, located right outside NDTV's office in Greater Kailash is one such old-school Chinese van where you can still have a hearty meal for less than ₹150 per head!

Where: Near Archana Shopping Complex, Greater Kailash 1

Top picks: Chilli potato, chicken garlic chowmein, vegetable spring rolls, chicken momos

No matter which plush South Delhi club you're partying in, no night out in Delhi, ends without digging into chur chur naans at the Moolchand metro station. For years, Sanjay Chur Chur Naan has been dishing out its signature tandoori naans, serving them with piping hot curries and a tangy raita on the side. Go the extra mile and fetch yourself a glass of sweet lassi to experience the ultimate foodgasm. And of course, it's all under ₹200.

Where: Moolchand metro station, Lajpat Nagar 4

Top picks: Aloo naan, cheese and onion naan, chhole rice, sweet lassi

One of the most underrated players in Delhi's food scene, Kerala Hotel impeccably brings the delicate flavours of Malayali cuisine right here in Delhi. This small eatery in INA market is a hidden gem. It is difficult to spot but when you do it's a pandora's box! If you're someone who doesn't mind buff, just walk in and ask for a plate of Kerala-style buff fry with a porotta – I personally guarantee, it'll be unlike anything you've ever had.

Where: INA Market, INA

Top picks: Chicken biryani, buff fry, prawn curry, ghee roast dosa

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