Discovering the authentic Indian flavors in New Delhi


Arnav Mathur from Eat Travel Live Repeat guides us through the authentic Indian flavors in New Delhi's hot spots!

New Delhi, apart from being the capital city of India, it is also a foodie’s paradise as there is a variety of yummy food options spread all throughout Delhi. So clear up your stomach, because we are going on a food trail in Delhi which will be a pleasant surprise to your pallet!

1. Paranthas

Variety of Paranthas
Variety of Paranthas

Start your day with some yummy Paranthas at the Paranthe Wali gali, Chandni Chowk, Delhi. Paranthas make for a healthy breakfast as well as a healthy snack throughout the day. Choose a plain one or with a stuffing of your choice like potato, radish, cauliflower, egg or even mix. Compliment the parantha with Dal, curd and some pickle to balance out the taste.

Moolchand Parathe Wala in Lajpat Nagar (South Delhi) is the perfect spot to grab a late night bite, but keep in mind that there’s always a rush after 10 PM over there.

2. Chaat

A plethora of chaat options
A plethora of chaat options

Try out the crispy Aaloo Tikki and a plethora of chaat options like papri chaat and pani puri at Natraj Chaat, Chandni Chowk, Delhi.

3. Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken

Have a heavy lunch of some super awesome Butter Chicken with some hot Indian bread (Roti, Naan, Garlic Naan, Butter Naan, Stuffed Kulcha, Lachha Paratha) at Moti Mahal, Chandni Chowk or at Havemore, Pandara Road. Both these iconic places serve authentic and delicious butter chicken with a unique and distinct taste.

4. Momos

Delicious Momos, typical of Indian Flavors in New Delhi
Delicious Momos, typical of Indian Flavors in New Delhi

Go out in the evening and search for the best Street Food options in Delhi!

Momos, a tibetan delicacy has become a hot favorite among a wide range of foodies– young, old, middle aged, vegetarian or non-vegetarian, and hence it has become a popular snack for all Delhiites. They are loved as much as the Samosas. Bread Pakora stalls are scattered across the city and what’s even better is that you can find momo sellers in every nook and corner.

The first time I heard about Tandoori Momos and Hunger Strike, I knew that I had to visit this place at the earliest. When I saw a plate of Momos coming fresh out of the Tandoor, tossed in fresh cream and served with onions and chutney, I immediately fell in love with this. A plate of Tandoori Momos costs INR 100-150 in Hunger Strike, Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi.

Read more about the Momo Trail here.

5. Chur Chur Naan

Chur Chur Naan

Do not forget to indulge in the Chur Chur Naan at Sanjay Chur Chur Naan just beside Moolchand Parathe Wala. It is reasonably priced and served with a glass of buttermilk. The eatery is a stand-and-eat kind of place and best for a quick tummy-filling bite. Try out the mixed veg filling for a complete meal.

6. Ice Paan

Different types of Ice Paan
Different types of Ice Paan

End the day with the unique Ice Paan at Odeon Milan Pan, Connaught Place Block D. They serve a variety of paans such as chocolate paan, strawberry paan and blue berry paan to name a few. But the ice paan should not be missed under no circumstance.

Tip – Don’t go by the looks, just shove it in your mouth and enjoy the taste!

Author: Arnav Mathur

A few words about the author
Arnav Mathur
Arnav Mathur

Arnav is a civil engineer by profession, a hard core foodie and a travel aficionado at heart. Being an ARMY brat by birth, traveling and socializing is in his DNA. His belief is: “Go to a new place every month or two to explore, relax and live life to the fullest.” After relocating to Delhi in 2016, he discovered the travel bug within him and the hard-core foodie that he is. Moving to a new city basically catapulted his travel escapades and he started his blog in April 2016, when sitting in his office cubicle one day thinking about his recent trip to Mussorie.

He loves eating and writing reviews about the different restaurants he explores on Zomato and TripAdvisor. His passion for travel and food has garnered many readers and followers on these websites.

Read more about his travel escapades on his blog. You may also follow him gastronomic adventures on his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram profiles.

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