Dilli Diaries: Get Ready To Hog This Winter At These Classic Delhi Dhabas
November 26, 2017

Dilli Diaries: Get Ready To Hog This Winter At These Classic Delhi Dhabas

The City of the Mughals, Delhi is now the city of foodies who will hog on anything that starts with butter and ends with makhani. Famous for the typical Punjabi dhabas in its outskirts, Delhi itself is home to a number of dhabas. Authentic in feel, these have a variety of foods that’ll make you want more until the end of eternity. With butter chickens, paneer tikkas and butter-laden naans so good, you will go back to these places on foot if you have to.


Kake Da Hotel

Shop No. 67, Outer Circle, Municipal Market, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 23411580

Very cheekily name ‘hotel’, this place is a humble establishment in the outer circle of Connaught Place. The food needless to say is amazing and worth the wait, which is inevitable. A favorite among the locals, few of Kake’s best dishes include kadhai chicken, keema kaleji, shahi paneer and of course butter chicken.



Bhape Da Hotel

75, Municipal Market, Connaught Circus, New Delhi-01 |  +91 98119 21616

Located a few shops ahead of Kake Da Hotel, Bhape is proof that Delhi can never have enough dhaba food. This one’s also famous among Delhiites. The prices, even though a tad bit high are never an issue as the lip-smacking food makes up for it. When in Bhape, you have to try their chicken curry, mutton curry and dal makhani.



Rajinder Da Dhaba


AB 14, Safdarjung Enclave Market, New Delhi-29 | 011 2610 0355

Rajinder Da Dhaba at Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi is the most popular Dhaba-style restaurant in Delhi-NCR. It’s a meat lovers’ paradise. Although Rajinder Da Dhaba is located in a plush locality, it’s neither too heavily decorated nor too costly. It’s a simple eat out place which serves delicious non-vegetarian dishes. A few must haves at this legendary eatery are the chicken malai tikaa, mutton barra, mutton curry and their signature kalmi chicken.

malai tikka


Laxman Fast Food

Qutub Institutional Area, Opp. IIFT Main Gate, Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi-16 | +91 9818967110

Jam-packed with students at all times, Laxman Fast Food lives up to the fast in its name. Situated at a road side in IIFT (Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade), Laxman’s has maggis and pastas for a “light” meal and the classic butter chicken, kadhai paneer and rumali roti as well, if you’re looking for a heavier meal.



Kwality Dhaba

WZ38, Uggarsen Market Road, Ashok Nagar, New Delhi-18 | 011 25133056

Here’s a dhaba for all you vegetarians. That’s right, a pure vegetarian dhaba, go on do your happy dance. With a vast menu and a number of cuisines to choose from, this dhaba is a vegetarian’s delight. A few things that you just can’t miss are the malai rolls, the aloo chur-chur naan and the achari chaap.



Prem Dhaba

11139, New Rohtak Rd, Block 69D, Dori Walan, Karol Bagh, Delhi-05 | 011 23524219

Located in West Delhi, this Dhaba is a delightful experience for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Because of its crammed up seating this place is not one for big gathering but the food is worth every hurdle that you may have to cross to eat it. Famous for it’s veg shahi chaap, butter chicken and fish tikka, Prem Dhaba is a must visit.

fish tikka


Ashok & Ashok Meat Dhaba

5826/42, Deshraj Bhatia Marg, Basti Harphool Singh, Aram Bagh, Sadar Bazaar, New Delhi-06 | +91 9210839917

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.

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Binge eater by day and binge watcher by night, Ankita is fluent in food, film, and Internet. When she’s not obsessing over the hottest trends, tacos, and the perfect author’s bio, you can find her under a pile of Jeffery Archer’s novels or looking for the nearest wine shop.

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