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This Ramzan Gorge On The Best of Iftar Food in Chandni Chowk: Chandni Chowk Food

By Architi Batra

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 8 min read

The Chandni Chowk of Purani Dilli near Jama Masjid has always been a food lovers' paradise. But when it is the season of Ramazan, this is the one place to look out for. The city becomes no less than a carnival in itself and is nothing like you ever see anywhere else in the world. With such a beautiful blend of tradition, it is bound to serve you the best food too. The streets are jam-packed with an aesthetic orderly chaos and thus, with so many indefinite options available it becomes definitely confusing to what to try and what to try at all costs? So, this is your go-to guide to the perfect Iftar Food Walk for all the Chandni Chowk food that you are craving for.

 

Warning: Be prepared for the feast of a lifetime in the middle of all the hustle and bustle!

 

1. ASHOK CHAT CORNER

Which Indian Feat or celebration is complete without chaat? Well, I'll let you think in oblivion. The place is very convenient to find as it is located just outside Gate no. 3 of Chawri Bazar Metro Station. The place is one of the oldest in the place and serves delicious chaats, golgappas & tikkis. It sure tastes like the best in Delhi.

Address: Shop 3488, Chowk Hauz Qazi, Chawri Bazar, New Delhi (Get Directions)

Cost For Two: Rs 220

 

2. LALU KABABEE

Mouth melting Mughlai Food & kebabs, YUM! The seekhs here simply melts in your mouth and is a real value for your money. At Rs 50 for 4 pieces, what better could you ask for? You must try Buff Kebab with Mint Chutney. This is the best of Chandni Chowk food you can find.

Address: Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid, New Delhi (Get Directions)

Cost For Two: Rs 200

 


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3. ASLAM CHICKEN

One must stop here on his treasure hunt for palatable food. This hidden gem is known for its Butter Chicken with all its twists, Butter Chicken Tikka, Buttery Chicken, Roasted Chicken, Chicken Seekh Kebab, Chicken Grill, Tandoori Butter Chicken. Don't confuse it with your Punjabi Butter Chicken as the Butter Chicken here comes with tender charcoaled chicken doused in butter accompanied by a spoon of dahi and flaky rotis. (No onions or tomatoes in the gravy. Just butter!) 

Address: Jama Masjid, Jama Masjid, New Delhi (Get Directions)

Cost For Two: Rs 450

 

4. JUGAL KISHORE RAMJI LAL CHAAT WALE

Another famous chat corner, but it sells some characteristic chaats that are only available here and nowhere else in Delhi such as the 'Kuliya Di Chaat'. It’s deliciously tangy and healthy, as made out of various vegetables & fruits. You would only find this level of creativity and flavor in Chandni Chowk food.

Address: Dujana House, 13, Chawri Bazar Rd, Chandni Chowk, Delhi, 110006

Cost For Two: Rs 150

 


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5. HAAJI SHABRATI NIHARI WALE

In Sadar Bazaars' Bhaji Gali, Noora Nihari is a place where you get a fool meal at a cost of Rs 100 and as the name suggests, the rich nihari here is delicious. The Nihari is worth the efforts. It is spicy, heavy and everything you want your Nihari to be. The rotis to go along with it are crisp and fluffy at the same time. You can choose from a variety of Nihari like the Paya Nihari, Bheja Nihari or the Nalli Nihari.

Address: Shop 722, Haveli Azam Khan, Chitli Qabar, Jama Masjid, New Delhi (Get Directions)

Cost For Two: Rs 220

 

6. AL JAWAHAR

For a more restaurant-like experience than just street food, this is the place to go. Inside the Matia Mahal street, this place serves the authentic Delhi Mughlai cuisine. The place has a spacious seating area. The ghee-laden Bakarkhani they serve is not to be missed along with their Chicken Changezi and Mutton Nihari.

Address: Matia Mahal, Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid, New Delhi (Get Directions)

Cost For Two: Rs 650

 


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7. PHELWAN BIRYANI WALA

Your food trail is not over until you’ve tried some biryani from Pehelwan Miya’s. With a mastery of Mughlai cuisine, this place is always in a hustle-bustle and the name is rightly famous as their Biryanis filled with juicy meat chunks priced at Rs 50 only are to die for. Biryanis and Chandni Chowk? It's a match made in heaven.

Address: 701, Haveli Azam Khan, Chitli Qabar Chowk, Jama Masjid, New Delhi (Get Directions)

Cost For Two: Rs 150

 

8. KARIM'S

A small old Delhi restaurant that spread out to become one of the most famous outlets all over the city for its authentic Mughlai food still maintains its charm at its original place. Karim's maintains reasonable pricing and refuses to budge from their image as the commoner's royal dinner! And believe me when I say that everything is on the must-have list here. 

Address: 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid, New Delhi (Get Directions)

Cost For Two: Rs 850

 


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9. KUREMAL MOHAN LAL KULFI WALE

Your mind will definitely get boggled at this place seeing the huge variety of options available. Every kulfi is juicy and luscious with fine quality. Try the Jamun and Imli Kulfi for the best experience only here in Chandni Chowk food!

Address: 1165-1166, Kucha Pati Ram, Sitaram Bazar, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi (Get Directions)

Cost For Two: Rs 250

 

10. JUNG BAHADUR KACHORI WALA

A place that sells out all its products very soon in the evening, you need to hurry and reach there to get a taste of something so rightly hyped about. Right in the Paranthe Wali Gali, Kachori with Aloo ki Sabji, with small properly cut pieces of Kachalu and Chatni is just delicious. 

Address: 1104, Maliwara, Jogiwari, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi (Get Directions)

Cost For Two: Rs 110

 


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11. BADE MIAN KI KHEER - OLD KHEER SHOP

An old and trusted sweet shop, the place serves finger licking kheer because, after all the heaviness, this is all you need as the lightest and sweetest relief. The best part is the enormous quantity of food it serves. Try the Badam Kheer

Address: 2867, Bazar Sirkiwalan, Hauz Qazi, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi (Get Directions)

Cost For Two: Rs 100

 

12. HAJI MOHD. HUSSAIN

The place is famous for the best thing ever - Fried Chicken. Good quality, scrumptious Fried Chicken, and Fried Fish, at extremely budget-friendly prices. My work here is finished! You can start your vehicle and leave for the place right now!

Address: 113, Matia Mahal Road, Bazaar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid, New Delhi (Get Directions)

Cost For Two: Rs 300

 


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13. GOLDEN BAKERY

Situated just next to Aslam chicken corner, the golden bakery sells some freshly in-house Cooked Bread, Sponge Cake, Butter Jam Shermal, Coconut bread, rusk, Coconut Parathas, Fruit Cake and more. Perfect for the day you want to have a light Iftar. 

Address: Bazar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid, New Delhi (Get Directions)

Cost For Two: Rs 100

 

14. SULTAN JI SWEETS & SNACKS

Mawa Jalebi or more commonly known as the 'Black Jalebi' is a unique creation of this place. Apart from that, their big juicy Gulab Jamuns are to die for! Head to the place for the sweet dishes after the heavy dinner and you won't be disappointed. No doubt the Chandni Chowk food is craved by masses to such an extent.

Address: Gate 1, Meena Bazaar, Bazar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid, New Delhi (Get Directions)

Cost For Two: Rs 200

 


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15. MOHALLA PAHADI IMLI

A small shop in the corner of Moholla Pahadi Imli sells a novel and refreshing drink: Gur ka sharbat. The price has gone up from up from 1 paisa to Rs 5 a glass since 1947. A drink you wouldn't find anywhere else should not be missed.

Address: Corner of Pahadi Imli, Chitli Qabar, Bazar Matia Mahal

Cost For Two: Rs 10

 

16. NAWAB QURESHI

This food cart will not miss your eye if you pass by. The cart belongs to Nawab Qureshi who hails from Uttar Pradesh & sells refreshing drinks during the hot summer months. His Watermelon Shake more popularly known as, 'Pyaar Mohabbat Mazaa' costs just Rs 10 per glass. This pink drink is made from fresh Amul milk, Rooh Afza & freshly cut watermelon cubes for crunch and a fresh taste.

Address: 1149, Matia Mahal, near Jama Masjid, Delhi-110006.

Cost For Two: Rs 20

 


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17. AMEER SWEET HOUSE

The world famous Keema samosa or Khoya samosa is a thing you won't be disappointed by. Ameer Sweet house is one such place that you must visit for this. This shop also sells the iconic paneer jalebi that you will definitely not want to miss.

Address: 958, Haveli Azam Khan, Chitli Qabar, Jama Masjid, New Delhi (Get Directions)

Cost For Two: Rs 150

 

18. QURESHI KEBAB CORNER

Better known as Guddu Bhai ki Dukaan by commoners, the shop has a long list of fame claims to it; especially its iconic kebabs. The Sulti Kebabs are slender and juicy & are served hot off the griddle and put you in the mood of wanting for more!

Address: Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid, New Delhi (Get Directions)

Cost For Two: Rs 200

 

An Iftar Food Walk is a beautiful blend of culture & food. Make the most of it in Delhi 6.

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