A day-long vegetarian food guide to Delhi’s belly that will also help you beat the heat. Grab some aaloo puri, chole kulche, paranthe et al.india Updated: May 22, 2010 01:26 IST
We have planned a vegetarian gastronomic tour of the city for you. The morning begins in the Walled City’s Matia Mahal bazaar with the flaky fenn, the classic Delhi bread, at Re 1 a piece. It’s best had with
. Then to Mehrauli bazaar. Sohan Lal Halwai is making
and moderately spiced
for 60 years. Next, go to Connaught Place. The lane behind Statesman Tower has a stall of bel juice. Rs 15 a glass.
Lunch must be a Delhi-cacy such as
. However, in this heat, better eat something light. Go for
. At Rs 10, you get two
and a bowl of boiled peas, spiced to your instructions. Though fulfilling,
is too light to make you last beyond an hour. So, go to Anand Niketan. Outside Moti Bagh gurdwara is a juice stall. Ask for banana shake, Rs 20.
As evening sets in, head to Bangla Sahib gurdwara, near Gol Dak Khana. Pay respect to Guru Granth Sahib and then get the
, it will be your holy indulgence. From Rajiv Chowk, take the Metro to Chandni Chowk. Quench the thirst in a roadside
-stand (Rs 5 per glass) and walk to Parathewalli Galli. There’re four eateries with amazing options for the filling (tomato, brinjal, potatoes etc.). Try any
in any eatery. Deep-fried and served with five accompaniments, you will go home content.