Delhi is a city which has a rich culinary landscape and an even richer culture. And there is one place within the city that is perfect for anyone looking to understand the true essence of Delhi as a city, Jama Masjid.
The streets of Jama Masjid are lined with eateries serving the juiciest chicken dishes dripping with butter and marinated in just the right amount of spices.
Travelers from all over the world make it a point to visit the festive lanes of Jama Masjid at least once and fest on the melt-in-the-mouth kebabs, and creamy shahi tukda. Jama Masjid is a place where you will find as many as restaurants you can try and Jama Masjid street food is a must try.
So, to make help you decode Delhi’s largest street food market more easily, let us walk you through the lanes of Jama Masjid and introduce you to some of the must try eateries.
1. Tahir Qureshi Kabab Corner
Tahir Qureshi Kabab Corner is one of best places to choose to dig in to scrumptious Kababs. Their Kababs have got the perfect combination of spices, and simply melt in the mouth.They are known for serving the area’s most popular mutton kababs, which are served with a lot of butter that adds to its taste.
2. Abdul Ghani Qureshi Kebab
Kebab shops in Jama Masjid are in an abundance. The secret lies in knowing where to get the best ones from. Qureshi’s Kebab has a legacy of dishing out the best kababs. We tried their chicken and mutton seekh kebabs served with soft, thin roomali rotis, with a side of onions coated with green chutney. They also serve the special ‘Qureshi Kheer’ which is made up of a lot of dry fruits and milk. It was deliciously sweet and creamy. The food here is prepared in a very hygenic way, in clean kitchens.
3. Sultanji Sweets and Snacks
Sultanji Sweets and Sancks in Jama Masjid is the only place in Delhi that serves the unique black jalebis. It is known for their speciality, black jalebis and black gulab jamuns. Unlike the regular jalebis, these are not made using maida. Instead they are prepared with a mixture of Khoya and Ararot. These are crispy on the outside, and gooey on the inside, and taste way better than the regular orange jalebis. These unique jalebis are easy on the pockets too as they are priced at only 30Rs for 100 gms.
4. Cool Point Shahi Tukda
If you didn’t eat a plate full of shahi tukda on your visit to Jama Masjid, did you even really visit Jama Masjid? Shahi Tukda is the most popular sweet dish found in the lanes of Jama Masjid, and the one place that serves the best of it is the Cool Point Shahi Tukda. It is one of Old Delhi’s oldest and best known places known for it’s delicacies since generations. As the name itself suggest, Shahi Tukd ais royal dessert which is a rich, exotic bread pudding with lots of dry fruits and cardamom.