10 Vegetarian Dishes you can’t afford to miss in Delhi

Delhi is a foodie’s paradise. Everything from North Indian to South Indian to Chinese dish is prepared in its own Dilliwala way and that is probably the reason why streets are always abuzz with food and the aroma of food unique to each location.

Here is a list of some places where you would find the best vegetarian dishes and each place has its own special dish 🙂

Peeli Dal at Shakahari, Chawri Bazar: Making good peeli dal is an art, but these guys excel in it, though the one at Karim’s is also to die for.

Bedmi Aloo near Naugarha, Chandni Chowk: If waking up early in the morning and having your breakfast beside an open drain is your idea of fun, this is an experience you can’t miss.

Bedmi Aloo | Image Credits: The Delhiwalla
Bedmi Aloo | Image Credits: The Delhiwalla

Aloo Tikki at Natraj Cafe, Chandni Chowk: The tangy tikkis served in a pool of creamy dahi and a medley of chutneys are enough to make you ignore the elbow power of passers-by.

Papri Chaat outside UPSC Building, Shahjahan Road: You may have had chaat all over, but this one has something that makes even your crashing dream of entering babudom seem fine.

Papri Chat | Image Credits: FoodieChatter
Papri Chat | Image Credits: FoodieChatter

Poori Aloo of Ramchand, Chhota Bazar, Shahdara: The pooris don’t get soggy because they are made with sooji and the aloo ki sabzi is drenched in imli chutney.

Chhole Bhature at Odeon Sweets, Bhagat Singh Marg, Gole Market: Some people get very possessive about their favourite chhole bhature place. Our cholesterol-laden heart beats for this one.

Chhole Bhature at Odeon Sweets | Image Credits: Shashank Agarwal
Chhole Bhature at Odeon Sweets | Image Credits: Shashank Agarwal

Set Dosa at Sagar, Defence Colony Market: You may keep complaining about the how Sagar has become a sprawling corporate enterprise, but certain favourites remain as good as they were.

Sagar Restaurant
Sagar Restaurant

Rice with Gunpowder & Ghee, Andhra Bhawan: It’s a treat that even people on a no-carb diet must indulge in once in a while. Before leaving the place, make sure you buy a bottle of gunpowder and gonkura pickles from the little stall outside.

Bisi Bele Bhath, Karnataka Food Centre, Karnataka Sangha, Rao Tula Ram Marg: Once you have had this scrumptious, soul-nourishing vegetarian meal-in-a-dish, you’ll want to book a ticket to Udipi.

Bisi Bele Bhath
Bisi Bele Bhath | Image Credits: RedChillyCurry

Veggie Cutlets at Coffee Home, Baba Kharak Singh Marg: These oil-drenched temptresses may just go out of circulation if the High Court decides in favour of the Coffee Home’s closure.