Jam-packed alleys, honking rickshaws, old-world shops, timeworn buildings- all these aptly define the historic Paharganj of Central Delhi. The bustling expanse is a backpacker’s mecca, as it houses many budget guesthouses that offer sober rooms at throwaway prices. What’s more, the old lane is also home to some legendary food joints that serve delicious breakfasts at rates lower than ₹100. We have found out 5 such joints in Paharganj where you can hit up to grab amazing, pocket-friendly breakfast options.
1. Multani Moth Bhandar
The Moth Kachori, which comes at just ₹30 is a must-try at Multani Moth Bhandar. The crispy spicy kachoris are served on the bed of a gravy. This is not like the aloo kachori outside Delhi metro stations or the famous Jaipuri kachoris. This is its own version of North India’s go-to fried snack. The gravy is made of rice, moth and spices. Moth is a type of lentils popular in Indian kitchens. The place also serves evening meal options like Pav Bhaji, Veg Burger and Paneer Burger. Each of these three dishes are served at ₹30.
2. Shri Bankey Bihari Samose Waala
From samosa at ₹14, kachori at ₹12 to gulab jamun at ₹14, Shri Bankey Bihari Samose Waala serves mouth-watering desi yummies at insanely affordable prices. The super crunchy, moderately spiced samosa is rolled out with zesty aloo-chole gravy, and you need to shell out just ₹14 to grab one plate of it. The shop sells only samosas, kachoris and gulab jamuns and has earned their entire fame on these three dishes. Now, it is also delivering chole samosa and gulab jumun at homes at ₹60 each.
3. Multani Geela Kulcha & Chawal Choley
Slices of kulcha daubed in a bowl of spicy chole and served hot! Oh we all love geela kulcha so much! Having this scrumptious dish for breakfast will definitely brighten up your mood for the rest of the day. You can get one serving of geela kulcha at this iconic eatery in Paharganj at ₹20.
Also Read: 3 Desi Breakfasts To Try In Delhi
4. Kashmir Sweet Shop
Think Special Butter Chur-Chur Naan, Chole Bhature, Aata Poori, Maida Poori and more, to have these Indian breads for breakfast within ₹100, you need to head over to Kashmir Sweet Shop in Paharganj. Many city folks believe that this food joint serves the best Chur-Chur Naan in Delhi.
5. Sita Ram Diwan Chand
Their channa bhature are drop-dead-delectable and they will make both your taste buds and tummy happy. The guys serve full-plate channa bhatura at ₹60 and half-plate at ₹35. The place also serves some drool-worthy kulfis like pista kulfi, paan kulfi, jamun kulfi, chocolate kulfi, mango kulfi and anaar kulfi. The kulfis are priced at ₹40.
Hungry already? So, get up early on a random weekend and drive up to these grub hubs to kickstart the day in a delectable way. A gentle reminder, do wear your masks and sanitise your hands. For now, enjoy this virtual tour through the quaint lanes of Paharganj from the comfort of your home: