Old Delhi’s jammed pack with history and stories and some super sweethouses. Here’s five that should be on your hit list in the walled city
Shahjahanabad, the Old City, is famed for its food and in the merry month of March there’s a food festival coming to the India Islamic Centre that’s focusing in on the wonderful cuisine of the walled city.
If you want to explore contemporary molecular gastronomy, dine out on delicacies served at Royal Courts or fancy trying out the tastes of award winning international restaurants, then Delhi is the perfect dinner table.
The new kid on the block, Dharampura, is going straight into every guide book. Why? The food is good, but the building that it’s served in what everyone is talking about.
After putting my size 11 shoes on a puppy, nearly putting my foot on a pig while taking a photo of a cow and then seeing a man pulled out of a manhole cover, it’s easily to appreciate why keeping your eyes open and wits about you is important when walking around Delhi’s streets.
Since the middle of the 19th century Kanwar ji has been keeping Chandni Chowk sweet, and doing a particularly fine line in gulab jamun.
Founded at the turn of the 20th century, Shyam sweethouse is a much loved Old Delhi institution that’s made into onto many of the walled city’s famous food walks.
During the winter months Daulat ki Chaat walas appear in the Old city much to its residents’ delight. But the days of the Daulat ki Chaat wala are numbered, get to the old city quick smart to try this dessert while you still have the chance.
Founded in 1884 by Nem Chand Jain, the Old Famous Jalebi Wala continues to be run by the Jain Family who hold their Jalebi secrets close to their chest.
A new sweet house in Old Delhi is showing established traders a thing or two when it comes to making the seriously good sweets. If you love jalebi and gulab jamun, get yourself down to Sultan ji’s where they’re given a magical MP mawa makeover.
Karim’s in Shahjahanabad is in all the guide books, but there’s so much more to Mughlai food in Delhi than this one kitchen. Wondering where to go to get the best kebabs, korma and roomali roti? Read our guide to the best Mughlai kitchens in the city.
What’s the best biscuit to take with your chai or cup of tea? Here’s a run down of the bakers that make the best biscuits in the city. Believe me we’ve taken enough tea and eaten enough biscuits to be the authority in the city.
KFC claims to be finger lickin good, but in Old Delhi you’ll find two chicken fryers that put the Colonel back in his box. Ready to meet Delhi’s finest chicken fryers? Let’s eat.
Founded in the 15th century by Guru Nanak in the Punjab district, Sikhism stresses the importance of doing good and not only carrying out rituals.
An ancient religion offering its followers the chance to liberate their souls, the number of Jains is India is small but they exert powerful influence in politics, business and everyday life.
Christianity is the world’s biggest religion with around 2 billion followers who follow the teaching of Jesus Christ. India is home to almost 280 million Christians which is about 2.3% of the country’s population
In the winter months there are somesome extra special foods to be found on Delhi’s streets. Yes, it might well be cold, but get out there and get eating. You won’t regret it.
Most men don’t like talking to other men about what’s happening in their pants, but I needed to swallow my pride if I wanted to know what was happening here.
Head down to GB Road, Delhi’s red light district, and you’ll come across an awesome NGO that’s lightening up the lives and igniting the minds of some of capital’s most vulnerable children. And get this, the creative kids at this NGO are about to host their very own art exhibition. Now, how cool is that?
This list is bound to create some debate, but discussion is a good thing when it comes to sourcing the most mouth watering mithaee (sweets) in Delhi. Here’s the shops where we reckon you’ll find everything you want and more
To celebrate the Muslim Festival of Bakr Id take yourself down to one of Delhi’s famed kebab houses. There’s plenty of amazing places to choose from and lots of delicious kebabs to tick off your tasting list. Here’s three of my favourite places to help you decide where to go
I came across this vendor selling what I thought were ordinary sticks in the lanes of Old Delhi last month. They are all very nice looking sticks. They are all the same size and all the same thickness, but they just sticks, right? Wrong. These sticks are extra special. Yaha kya hai? (What is this?). …
Pinch, punch, it’s the first of the month. That means another month of religious celebrations, regional festivities and much fun is about to begin. This September my guide gives you the lowdown on three of India’s biggest and explains what’s happening, when and where you can to join in.
From street food to fine dining, I’m aiming to eat my way across the capital. There’s a lot of eating to be done and I’ve appointed myself as the man to do it. I know, it’s a tough job. I best get on with it. This blog post leaves behind the delights of street food…