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