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Shuddh Shakahari

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
Mayank Austen Soofi
Mayank Austen Soofi
Hindustan Times

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

daal kachoris

and moderately spiced

aloo subzi

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

chhole bhathure

. However, in this heat, better eat something light. Go for

chhole kulche

. At Rs 10, you get two


and a bowl of boiled peas, spiced to your instructions. Though fulfilling,

chhole kulche

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

halwa prashad.

Rich with


, 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.

First Published: May 21, 2010 16:58 IST