Ramadan marks the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed as a ninth of fasting by Muslims throughout the world. The month-long fast ends with the beautiful Eid-ul-Fitr celebration, which in itself is yet another reason to binge on delicious foods. But till the kheer and seviyaan cauldrons come out, here are 10 places in Delhi to feast at during the Ramazan month.
16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid-06 | 011 23264981
Situated in the thriving streets surrounding Jama Masjid, generations swear by the food at this eatery. Known and loved for its signature dishes like the Nihari and Bara Kabab, Karim’s is the go-to place for Mughlai lovers.
3614, N.S.Marg, Daryaganj, Delhi-02 | 011 23275275; +91 9716028080
One of Daryaganj’s best eateries, Changezi Chicken puts together some mean North Indian and Mughlai bites. Complete with meaty essentials like qorma, kaju qeema and its signature changezi chicken, this place just cannot be missed.
Old Famous Jalebi Wala
Dariba Kalan, Chandni Chowk, Delhi-06 | 011 23256973
The name says it all. The place is old all right, but it is famous for a reason. The jalebis here are iconic and hard to find anywhere else in the capital. So stuff yourself silly while you’re at it!
Shop 4-5, Bazaar Matia Mahal, Chandni Chowk, Delhi-06 | +91 9811417432; +91 9811339414
Sitting opposite the bustling Jama Masjid, Kallan Sweets has grown over the years into a spacious and fancy shop. Some of their best sweets include Moong Dal Halwa, Shahi Tukda and Gulab Jamun.
Ghalib Kabab Corner
Shop 57, Ghalib Road, Near Lal Mahal, Nizamuddin, New Delhi-03 | +91 9810786479
One of the better kabab magnates in the vicinity, Ghalib Kabab Corner is your reason to overdose on the delicacy. Super gentle on your wallet and a powerhouse of flavors, the dishes here include certain specials like Mutton Qurma, Mutton Shami Kabab and the mutton Tikka Roll.
Ashok & Ashok Meat Dhaba
5820/42, Subhash Chowk, Sadar Thana, Near Azad Market, Azad Market, Delhi-06 | +91 9213575323
Hidden away in the bustling streets of Sadar Bazar, this dhaba – as the name suggests – if famous for its meat preparations. The place has no seating arrangement but the food is so good that you won’t even miss the chairs. With everything prepared in pure desi ghee, some of the heavenly things that you must try here are the mutton biryani, mutton curry and chicken curry.
Near Churi Walan Gali, Chittli Qabar Rd, Delhi-06 | +91 9312281022
Dive into a hoard of chicken delicacies at Aslam’s. Yes, every possible kind of chicken that you can think of – tandoori, tikka, makhni – and needless to say, with oodles of butter. You could also try their mutton and fish varieties, which are equally good.
Kake Di Hatti
654-666, Church Mission Road, Fatehpuri, Chandni Chowk-06 | +91 9810909754; +91 9910722254
Yet another legendary gem in Old Delhi’sfoodscape, Kake Di Hatti serves up delicious North Indian specials. The space might not look like much but the dal makhani, paneer butter masala and shahi paneer are worth a million bucks and more!
8, Jama Masjid Matia Mahal Road, Matia Mahal, Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid-06 | 011 23275987; 011 23264126
Hop over to the fabled and loved Al Jawahar to treat yourself with sinfully good desi ghee doused Mughlai delicacies like kaleji gurda, nargisi kofta and chicken saag. The kebabs here are in abundance and include varieties like afghani, burra and tandoori tikkas.
Haji Shabrati Nihari Wale
Shop 722, Haveli Azam Khan, Chitli Qabar, Jama Masjid, Delhi-06 | +91 9810135786
Nihari. Nihari. And some more nihari. With ghee, ghee and some more ghee. The place lives up to its name with probably the yummiest nihari in the vicinity. Loaded with succulent pieces of meat smothered in a rich delicious gravy, the dish is your shortcut to food heaven.