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No frills, just food

You won’t find lavish seating at these places, but they are sure to give you a delectable culinary experience.

india Updated: Jan 19, 2012 01:13 IST
Aakriti Sawhney, Vaishali Bhambri
Aakriti Sawhney, Vaishali Bhambri
Hindustan Times

If you thought that the only place to enjoy the iconic Khan Chacha’s roll was Khan Market, then here’s news for you. The joint has opened another branch in the D block of Connaught Place (CP).

Khan Chacha was one of the first eateries in the Capital that started the trend of eating outside the restaurant space. Regular visitors to this place say that the various rolls available here are high on quality, and as a result, people don’t mind standing outside and enjoying the meal, thus not missing a proper seating area. Though there are many such eating joints in the Capital nowadays, only a few have made an impression on Delhiites. We bring to you a few of such eateries.

Khan Chacha
This place is synonymous with kathi kababs and tandoori tikkas. While you are here, try the chicken tikka roomali roll for Rs 120 or its paneer variant for Rs 110. The vegetarian and non-vegetarian kababs here are available for Rs 100-Rs 110. Usually, there is a long queue outside the eatery, especially during lunch and dinner hours. The branch in Khan Market recently underwent a makeover and now has a seating facility too. It has now also opened a branch in CP.
Where: 50, Middle Lane, Khan Market and D block, Connaught Place
Tel: 9810671103

Mostly frequented by students of Delhi University, this eatery has two branches - Kamla Nagar, near North Campus, and, Satya Niketan, near South Campus. The place is famous for its tandoori momos, which are priced between Rs 85 (veg) and Rs 95 (non-veg). Also, try their fried chicken for Rs 150 and chicken and veg thukpa for Rs 70 to Rs 80. Since the place is usually crowded, go for take away or free home delivery.
Where: 294, Satya Niketan Market and 9 UB, Jawahar Nagar, Kamla Nagar
Tel: 24100123 and 9899070506

This joint is famous for its milk shakes and ice cream shakes, which are available in flavours such as vanilla, coffee, strawberry, chocolate, mango and butterscotch, for Rs 40. For weight watchers, they even have a sugar free milkshake. The place also serves grilled sandwiches, paneer kulcha, spring rolls and kathi rolls.
Where: 17 A, CP.
Tel: 011- 23713573

Al Bake
This small eatery, located in New Friends Colony’s Community Centre, is known for its delectable Shawarma, an Arab meat preparation. Priced at Rs 200 a plate, it comes with five Shawarma rolls, accompanied with mint chutney and mayonnaise. Besides this, Al Bake also serves other dishes such as Afghani chicken, garlic kebab, honey chilli potato and chilli paneer. It is usually crowded during lunch hours and evenings. While here, don’t expect a table and chair; be prepared to have your meal standing, as sometimes, the waiting time can be long.
Where: 95, Community Center, Near LIC Building, New Friends Colony
Tel: 9811483249

Famous with students and people who frequent Janpath and GK-1 market, this joint is famous for its cold coffee, which is available in three different flavours - hazelnut, mocha and regular. One serving costs you about Rs 35. Besides this, the joint is also famous for its grilled sandwiches - cheese, achari paneer and chicken tikka. You can also try their pizza, cheese roll and paneer kulcha.
Where: 22, Janapath Bhawan, Janpath, Connaught Place and M block, GK-1
Tel: 011- 2332821422

First Published: Jan 18, 2012 18:49 IST

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