After an extremely long time, I went away on a solo adventure yet again. The last time I was in Delhi was about five years ago. Visiting my aunt after so long seemed like a good excuse to visit again. This time, the plan was different, to attempt and attack all things food.
I had a few helpful acquaintances to help me discover new flavors. My first stop landed me at Dilli Haat, mostly known for the colorful land of handicrafts and other goodies from Delhi. A pit stop at Punjabi Rasoi treated me to some of the most delicious Kulcha paratha I've ever tasted.
Next, if you're in Delhi and you don't visit Chandni Chowk, you're doing it all wrong. The infamous parathe wale gali was my first stop. Sitting in the shop, cramped within the historic 'galli' was something I'll definitely remember. The parathas were so-so though. A few other stops included Natraj Dahi Bhalla (absolute YUMMM), Karim's, and Giani's. The video will give you the rather detailed account of it all.
Haus Khaz Village was the cute, picturesque town of Delhi I can insert into one of those cheesy chick flicks. With its vintage stores and historic monuments, a stroll through the village is especially great for avid 'Instagrammers' like me (shameless plugs follow: @ThatGlobalDesi). We opted for some Chinese takeaway and frozen yogurt at Menchie's, which by the way I had NO IDEA had opened up in India!!!
If you're really into some North Eastern cuisine, Yeti the Himalayan Kitchen in GK2 is an absolute must!!! The ambience is to die for (not literally but you know). It's in one of the hot spots of GK2 and has some of the most delicious Nepalese and Bhutanese authentic dishes served by regional chefs. I'm so glad I picked this one to splurge a little extra on.
The Moolchand Metro parathes are going to satisfy your taste-buds like it's nobody's business (the dripping butter off of the hot parathes as you'll see in the video is testimony).
Kalkaji/CR Park has some great joints as well. I discovered tandoori fried momos for the first time, which I didn't even know existed to be honest. Be sure to not have a milkshake right after though. And to end the entire trip at the infamous Aggarwal's with the more iconic 'gol gappe' was the icing on the cake.
There were still quite a few more joints and areas like Connought Place, South Ex, and Khan Market that I would've loved to have visited but due to limited time, this is what I could manage. Hope you enjoy the vlog above, share with fellow Delhi-ites, get their recommendations and reviews, so I can head on over for Round 2. :)