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The flavours of North Campus

india Updated: May 21, 2010 01:24 IST
Namya Sinha
Namya Sinha
Hindustan Times
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Here are some popular food and beverage items that are a must-have when in Delhi University’s North Campus:

Banta
Students swear by Banta. Banta is a local aerated drink that generally comes in lemon flavour, and at times comes in orange flavour. The drink is sold in glass bottles, which are sealed using round glass marbles instead of a cork. To make it even more delicious, the banta is served in a glass and seasoned with chaat masala and more lemon. Price ranges from Rs 10 to Rs 15. There are banta wallas standing all around in North Campus. Check out the one at the Vishwavidyalya Metro Station and Ramjas College.

Bhel Puri
This popular Mumbai snack is very popular because it has low calories and… you guessed it, girls love it. Prepared with puffed rice, papdi, chutneys and as spicy as you want, it is priced between Rs 10 to Rs 15. The ones outside Hindu College and Patel Chest are better known.

Momos
There are restaurants dedicated to selling momos. Of course, there are also vendors selling them outside college such as Hindu and SRCC. The Chinese van outside Hans Raj College is a popular destination for momo lovers.

Chai
The chai and sutta (tea and cigarette) culture of DU is much talked about, though smoking has been banned. Most students love having tea at JP Tea Stall in Delhi School of Economics (D School). The stall serves tea for every season — milky ginger tea for winters and iced tea for summers.

Maggi
Well, Tom Uncle was the man responsible for making Maggi an item in every classroom. He may be dead but his noodle stall is as popular as ever, situated outside Miranda House College. The anda (egg) Maggi at St. Stephens College is quite popular
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Mutton Cutlets and Mutton Dosa
Served at the D School canteen, they are a must-have. Priced at less than Rs 20, the cutlets are oily but delicious.