Krishna di Kulfi is one of the oldest kulfi shops in New Delhi. This quintessentially Indian version of an ice-cream parlor and sweet shop offers over 40 flavors of kulfi including some unusual offerings such as paan, chicku, khas, coffee and so on.
Kathi’s, an open air eatery, is another little treasure of the Greater Kailash M-block market which offers a huge variety of Kathi rolls at very affordable prices.
A kathi roll is a very popular fast food in India. The meats used in these rolls are traditionally cooked in a charcoal pit using wooden skewers, which are called “Kathi’s” hence the name Kathi Kababs or Kathi rolls. A kathi roll basically consists of a roti (thin flat bread), which is shallow fried with a layer of egg. There are many choices of fillings for a kathi roll from nov-veg to veg. It is then sprinkled with tangy sliced onions and rolled into a burrito style roll.
Kathi’s is a really popular, clean, stand up spot where you get you rolls made to order, fresh off the tawa ( griddle). There is nothing more satisfying than bitting into of these beautifies. I preferred the chicken rolls to the mutton ones which I found were very chewy. The perfect chaser to a hot kathi roll is a chilled Depaul’s cold coffee!
It’s nice to see real South Indian cuisine gaining popularity in the North. Zambar at the Ambience Mall tries to showcase traditional regional dishes from the South. It reveals to the delhi-ites that South Indian food goes beyond just idlis and dosas.
Swagath is Delhi’s gateway to coastal cuisine.
Try and die!!!
I had heard so much about Prabhu Chaat Bhandar located outside the Union Public Service Commission building on Shahjahan Road – that I had to try it.
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Pandara Road is a well-known strip for “dhaba” style food in New Delhi. A dhaba is basically a roadside truckers stop where one gets classic Punjabi food like kababs, black daal, rotis and so on. Though the digs at Pandara are hardly roadside – the food still holds its authenticity.
Prince Paan shop in Greater Kailash M Block Market sure has a lot to offer in way of street eats. One can choose from many kinds of paan which is an Indian digestive made with a variety of fillings prepared wrapped in a betel leaf.They offer curious flavors such as Ice Cool, Just Relax Mint, Strawberry and so on. One can also get the famous Indian street drink called “Banta” which is basically a spiced version of Lemonade.
China Club is a popular destination for authentic Chinese food in Gurgaon. Housed in the bustling Global Business Park, this restaurant has a glassed enclosed kitchen where one can watch the Sichuan chefs churning out their fiery delights.
Food: ☆☆☆☆ 1/2
Must Try: warm doda burfi treacle tart, Andhra pickle chicken meatballs
Ego Thai is a great little Thai restaurant housed in the New Friends Colony Market. It is attractively styled with smatterings of interesting artifacts all over the 2-storied space. The food is good for most part as is the service. The dishes are pretty well priced and there is a full bar which offers interesting cocktails and mocktails.
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 name Nizam’s is almost synonymous with kathi rolls in India. They were one of the first ones to popularize this food that has its historic origins in cuisine from the princely states of North Eastern India.
A kathi roll is a very popular fast food in India. The meats used in these rolls are traditionally cooked in a charcoal pit using wooden skewers, which are called “Kathi’s”; hence the name Kathi Kababs or Kathi rolls.
The opulence of Vegas meets the pizzazz of Broadway – all with a Bollywood bent.
This theme-based complex, created by the Great Indian Nautanki Company, offers a fabulous place filled with delights, Indian style. Read the rest of this entry
The China Kitchen at the Hyatt Regency is one of my favorite restaurants in New Delhi. It is on my to-do list every single time I visit.
China Kitchen offers authentic tastes of the grace and subtlety of Chinese food. Read the rest of this entry
Set in the gorgeous Imperial Hotel, the restaurant Spice Route has been designed by Rajeev Sethi. It was painstakingly created over a period of 7 years. Based on the principles of Feng –Sui, the space is filled with striking, intricate elements, antiques and details from all over South East Asia. The results are quite stunning and really worth experiencing.
Hey Delhites..how many of you have been to Pitampura?
I for one had never even heard of it until two nights ago when honestly….what I saw there knocked my socks off.
Malls that are more modern than anything in South Delhi (what I’m used too) and gargantuan eateries that were packed with people at all odd hours of the night. Read the rest of this entry
Chandini Chowk is truly India, as it should be experienced. I love every bit of it from the overfilled narrow streets that is equally shared by cars, people, animals, scooters, bicycles and so much more to the small stalls and street peddlers, selling everything from dinky little plastic toys, to mouthwatering food delights.
On one of these little streets is Karim’s, one of the best-known food spots in Chandini Chowk. Karim’s is run by the descendants of the royal chefs who prepared delicacies for the Imperial Kitchens of the Mughal Dynasty who ruled India in the 1700’s. Their recipes have been handed down for generations. Read the rest of this entry
Khan Chacha is a well-established institution in New Delhi’s enormously popular Khan Market. Housed in their new, modernized digs, here’s where you go to get your fix for the most delicious kabab rolls.
Khan Chacha has a winning formula that is so simple. They serve melt in your mouth kababs, both veg and non-veg and wrap it in a thin, delicate, roomali roti (Indian bread). Throw in a sprinkling of fresh onions, some seasonings and a hit of spicy mint chutney and viola – in minutes you are digging into a really satisfying and healthy quick bite. And all of this for about Rs. 100 ($2) a pop!!!! Read the rest of this entry
Three Sixty at the Oberoi Hotel is one of the poshest eateries in New Delhi, India. It’s a great spot for people watching as it is frequented by the Delhi elite and celebrity crowd. The impressive space is huge and bathed in natural light. The decor is modern and extremely chic. All of this makes for a great place to hang out at …..(with a pretty price to pay for it of course!) Read the rest of this entry