Food Lover's Guide to New Delhi
The Indian capital of New Delhi is as rich in its cuisine as it is in its culture, and the city's cosmopolitan nature means there's a melting pot of culinary influences and flavors to draw from. Whether dining at a high end restaurant or hitting the streets, New Delhi is a city made for eating. Here are a few foods and activities you won't want to miss.
Eaten for breakfast or as an afternoon snack, paranthas are among Delhi's most beloved foods. This pan-fried unleavened flatbread can be eaten plain or stuffed with potato, cauliflower, paneer, or a host of other vegetables, and they're often served with chutney or pickle for dipping. The word chaat refers to several potato-based savory snacks, most famously found in Chandni Chowk, Delhi's main street food destination.
Got a sweet tooth? Try some kulfi —Delhi's version of ice cream—or jalebi, a bright orange coil of fermented and fried batter soaked in warm, spiced syrup.
- Tour Old Delhi's markets, food stalls and sweet shops with the help of a guide who can direct you to the best stalls and the tastiest bites
- Try your hand at cooking Indian cuisine at a traditional cooking class
- Learn how to prepare an authentic Indian meal in the home of a local family for an intimate experience
- Wander New Delhi's streets and alleys on a food walking tour with rickshaw ride