Delhi’s Heart

Whether you are a tourist or a local in the capital, you must know that Delhi’s heart lies in Dilli Haat. It is the melting pot of Indian culture and has these amazing dishes that every non-vegetarian will fall in love with. Dilli Haat has a little bit of every part of India for your plate.

 

Dilli Haat
Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat has food stalls and shopping stalls from all states of the country. It is the most amazing place to be when the weather allows one to be in open spaces. And after having gushed about the place so much, I have jotted down a list places to pamper my hunger for non-vegetarian food.

1.Assam’s Thali

Assam food stall. Picture courtesy: buzzintown.com
Assam food stall. Picture courtesy: buzzintown.com

The Assamese chicken thali is exceptional in my list. It has rice, chicken curry, and aloo pitika, which is mashed potatoes with coriander, chilies and some mustard oil, as well as a bowl of dal. It is a different combination altogether and it surely something you must try.

How Much: Rs.300 approx

2. Kashmir’s Gushtaba

Gushtaba. Courtesy: Wikimedia
Gushtaba. Courtesy: Wikimedia

Gushtaba is the Kashmiri curry which has minced mutton balls cooked in curd. Though the tried and tested Rogan Josh will not disappoint you but Gushtaba is different and delicious. Don’t forget to top it up with some hot Kahwa.

How Much: Rs. 120 approx

3. Arunachal’s Thukpa

Arunachal Thukpa. Courtesy: Pinterest
Arunachal Thukpa. Courtesy: Pinterest

Thukpa is basically a Tibetan noodle soup with chicken (or pork, if you prefer that), vegetables and noodles. It is healthy and amazing. I have tried Thukpa at a lot of places across the country but the one at the Arunachal Pradesh stall has my heart. It is cooked to perfection, it isn’t very spicy and it is indeed the most comforting dish in Delhi winters. Yum!

How Much: Rs.200 approx

4. UP’s Mutton Dum Biryani

Mutton dum biryani. Courtesy: Pinterest
Mutton dum biryani. Courtesy: Pinterest

 

The Mutton Dum Biryani at the Uttar Pradesh stall here is out of the world. The well-cooked mutton and the properly spiced rice will make you eat all of it. Try it!

How Much: Rs. 250 approx

5. West Bengal’s Bhapa Ilish

Bhapa Ilish. Picture courtesy: Wikimedia
Bhapa Ilish. Picture courtesy: Wikimedia

A seafood lover, this dish took no time to woo my taste buds. Bhapa Ilish is fish cooked in mustard paste with green chilies. This curry is spicy and the fish is tender with aromatic flavours.

How Much: Rs. 400 approx

6. Lakshadweep’s fish pakoda

Fish Pakodas. Picture courtesy: Wikimedia
Fish Pakodas. Picture courtesy: Wikimedia

The crispy golden fried fish pakodas became one of the favourite. Pieces of fish dipped in besan (gram flour) and deep fried with chilli sauce is as amazing as those onion pakodas in Mumbai rains. No kidding!

How Much: Rs.200 approx

7. Sikkim’s Noodles and Momos

Chicken momos. Picture courtesy: Wikimedia
Chicken momos. Picture courtesy: Wikimedia

 

Loved the noodles here with the special Sikkim touch. The quantity of the noodles, the vegetables they add to it and the chicken pieces are delicious and pair them up with their perfect chicken momos. Wow!

Chicken noodles. Picture courtesy: Wikimedia
Chicken noodles. Picture courtesy: Wikimedia

How Much: Rs.150 onwards.

Is there something I haven’t mentioned in this list that you tried? Please share with us in the comments!

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This Delhi girl loves to explore the untouched corners of the capital. You will usually find her sipping coffee at an unidentified coffee shop, observing you.