Famous Places to Eat in Delhi

Park Baluchi
Although service gets the thumbs down, this enchanting, greenery-surrounded restaurant, set in the Deer Park, offers unusual barbecue dishes, such as banarasi seekh kabab (minced vegetables and cheese) or murg potli (flambĂ©ed marinated chicken breast and minced mutton). Avoid weekends if squealing kiddies get your goat.

With a clean, bright cafe-restaurant upstairs, this is a handy spot for a top-notch thali (Rs98) or some tasty South Indian cuisine. Downstairs is great for namkin (savouries) and mithai (sweets) on the dash. Try the soan papadi (flaky sweet with almond and pistachio).

Gulati maintains a largely North Indian focus. Stand-outs to try include the tangri kebab (charcoal-grilled chicken drumsticks) and dum aloo (stuffed potatoes).

Down a lane across from the Jama Masjid’s south gate (No 1), legendary Karim’s has been delighting Delhiites with divine Mughlai cuisine since 1913. The chefs prepare brutally good (predominantly nonveg) fare: try the burrah (marinated mutton) kebab . During Ramadan it only opens after sunset.

Chor Bizarre
A dim-lit, atmospheric place, filled with eccentric clutter, Chor Bizarre (meaning ‘thieves market’) offers particularly delicious Kashmiri cuisine. It caters mainly to tourists, and also has folk dance displays from 7pm (Rs115 per person).

A smashing South Indian restaurant with a temple-like feel, lined in dark wood with gold trimmings. The food’s good too; king of them all is the tangam paper masala dosai (pancake stuffed with spiced potatoes). Finish with divine filter coffee.

Sagar Ratna
Another dosa dreamland, with expertly prepared dosas ,idlis,uttapams (savoury rice pancakes) and other smashing southern goodies, plus thalis.

Moti Mahal
Smarter than the Old Delhi original, and popular with well-off families for its North Indian and Mughlai cooking.



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