Dilli Haat is an Indian crafts and food bazaar located in the heart of the city. There are many stalls here that showcase the great variety of handicrafts from all over India.
The idea behind Dilli Haat is to promote the rural craftsmen and artisans and facilitate them selling their handicrafts directly to the buyers. A few of the stalls are permanent but many or there on a rotational basis changing every fifteen days or so. There are on going festivals and performing arts from all over the country that keep this place quite abuzz.
The food court at Dilli Haat is fascinating. There are food stalls representing the varied cuisine of the many different states of India – from North to South to East to West.
There are many food festivals held here over the course of the year. It would take many visits for me to try out all the food they have to offer here at Dilli Haat but I really enjoyed the Rajasthani Thali that we tried from the Rajasthan Food Stall. I also thought the chaat at the Bikaner Food Stall was really good too.
So if you are ever In New Delhi, do stop by Dilli Haat to feast on the colorful culture and the delicious food it offers.
Here is some of what we ate:
MOMOS AT ARUNACHAL PRADESH
“Momo-Mia” – how can I resist it?
The Momos were pretty good. They offer a large variety of different kinds of momos that you can order.
CHAAT AT THE BIKANER STALL
I thought the chaat at the Bikaner stall was excellent. We tried the “Gup-Chup” chaat, which was outstanding. I also really enjoyed the behlpuri, which was a little different from the run of the mill bhels available all over Delhi. It’s definitely worth a try.
VEGETARIAN THALI AT THE RAJASTHAN STALL
I really enjoyed the vegetarian thali at the Rajasthan stall. They had a really nice spread of dishes that nicely showcased a variety of flavors within Rajasthan cuisine. I thought their Kadhi was exceptionally good. I also really liked their Bajra roti and the daal bhati chur.