A plate of piping hot, crispy kachoris — those deep-fried, round, stuffed breads dunked in a spicy curry make for the perfect breakfast on a winter morning. With the chill setting in, HT City tells you about Dilli hotspots where you can sample these mouth-watering delicacies.
Fateh ki Kachori
Well, it’s not exactly a shop, but a make-shift one on a bicycle! There are bags hanging from the handlebars and inside are steaming khasta kachoris. The chhole ki subzi and chutneys are placed on a wooden plank, next to the cycle. Fateh has patrons ranging from college-goers to six-year-old school boys. Where: Outside St. Xaviers School, Raj Niwas Marg, Near North Campus Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala Cooked in desi ghee, these kachoris are among Delhi’s most popular ones. Though the joint offers many varieties, you must try out the urad daal ki kachori, the specialty of the ‘house’. The spicy subzi, the regular accompaniment, is yummy! Where: 1104, Chhatta Madan Gopal, Chandni Chowk
If you have ever felt like tasting the same pyaaz ki kachori you had while holidaying in Rajasthan, then head towards Pitampura. Deep-fried to a golden-brown colour, these kachoris are crisp and puffy. The rich mawe ki kachori sells like hot cakes here. Where: NP 160, Mangal Bazaar (Near Gopal Mandir), Pitampura
The long queues outside this kachoriwallah’s eatery makes it one of the hottest kachori joints in Delhi. Since the area around is not exactly clean, we suggest that get it all packed and eat it in the comfort of your car or house. What makes it a hot-seller is its price. A plate of kachori-subzi costs just Rs 5! Really. Where 3787, Netaji Subhash Marg Daryaganj
Kachoriwala outside Hanuman Mandir
Most visitors here are morning worshippers of Lord Hanuman. The crisp and round kachoris served at this thela, owned by Sharmaji, are priced at Rs 15 a plate. Kachoris here are stuffed with dal and potatoes, and served with delicious subzi. Avoid dropping by on Tuesdays as it gets crowded. Where: Near Hanuman Mandir, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place