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Food festival at old Delhi

india Updated: Dec 08, 2011 16:23 IST

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Marking the concluding month of the year long celebrations of 100 years of Delhi, this nine-day food festival, called Dilli Ke Pakwaan, has a perfect platter of authentic street food and delicacies to offer.

The emporium hub of the city, Baba Kharak Singh Marg has come alive with hand-painted banners depicting the 2011 version of city. The trees in the vicinity have been decorated with turbans, kites, Gandhi topis, giving the usually calm ambience, a festive feel.

A set of 100 chairs — symbolic of the 100 years of Delhi — have been lined up at the entrance. Old film posters depicting scenes from yesteryear Delhi have also been put up to create an old world charm.



ChickenFrom the paranthas of Chandni Chowk, Khan ke kebas, Bunty Singh’s fruit chaat to gol gappe of Janakpuri and much more, the organisers have put together 32 food stalls, which offer authentic flavours of Delhi.



Cultural programmes are also being organised every evening to complete the cultural extravaganza. Stalls have been stacked with handicrafts even as artists demonstrate pottery and bangle-making skills.



Entry gates are replicas of the seven gates of Delhi. The entire city seem to have shrunk into the venue with the Meena Bazaar, Sarojini Nagar market, Lotus Temple and Paranthe wali galli — all finding a place here.



Don’t miss this food fest either

A delectable dish at Rs 100 seems like a treat, possible only in the good old days. Hence, to resurrect the glorious past Hindustan Times has organised the Delhi 100 Food Festival, where the city’s popular cuisines over the years is being served at Rs 100 each.

Catch it here
What: Dilli Ke Pakwaan
When: On till December 11
Timing: 11am - 10pm
Where: Emporio Complex, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, CP
Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk on the Yellow Line

The 50 participating restaurants have created a special dish each, either in main course or starter or dessert. The fest is on till December 31. For the list of restaurants, log on to www.hindustantimes/delhi100foodfestival.com