The weekend marks the delightful and food-filled festival of Bakr-Eid. One of the festivities around Bakr-Eid a.k.a. Eid al-Adha includes binging on a plethora of decadent eats like biryani, korma, seviyaan, kheer and more. Here are 9 places in Delhi where you can pamper yourself with some rich Eid treats.
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.
Old Famous Jalebiwala Jalebiwala
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shop no. 701, Haveli Azam Khan, Chitli Qabar, Jama Masjid, Delhi-06
Located opposite Ameer sweets house, Pahalwaan Biryaniwale opens at 5 in the evening and serves up deliciously aromatic biryani till 2 in the morning. The dum biryani is a specialty here – well, duh – and is made with juicy marinated meat and long grain rice.
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.
Corner of Kautilya Marg, Near Assam Bhawan, Kautilya Marg, Block X, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-21 | +91 9015487786
This generations-old Kebab Mullah of Old Delhi, Alkakouri Alkaauser has been providing the capital with amazing kebabs for the past three generations. Tender and heavenly, the kebabs melt in your mouth. This is also a place where you’d find veg kebabs like Tandoori Aloo & Paneer Tikka being served. The must-have dishes here would be Kakori Kebab, Mutton Galaoti, Murgh Malai Tikka, Paneer Tikka to name a few.