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There’s no better time to pop a juicy, hot momo than in the rains, and so we bring you everything from steamed, fried to curry momos to try out in town.

india Updated: Jul 20, 2013 01:27 IST

There’s no better time to pop a juicy, hot momo than in the rains, and so we bring you everything from steamed, fried to curry momos to try out in town.

Gone are the days when friends used to hang out over hot samosas at pakora stalls. It’s time for momos now! The roadside ‘halwais’ have lost out to momo vendors in many localities in Delhi. And there is no denying the fact that Delhiites love this snack.

What’s more, momos come in many a variety now — tandoori momos, mushroom momos, fried momos, gravy momos and much more.

Here are five popular momo joints from across the city, where you can stop by for a plate full of juicy, hot treats.

The outlet has been in existence for 12 years now. And recently, Kai Po Che actor Sushant Singh Rajput enjoyed a plate of momos here. Also a favourite with DU students, its speciality is masala momos (momos tossed in tangy hot chilly garlic sauce and then served with hot soup; R80 for veg and R100 for non-veg). Also served here are Pork steamed momos (R70 for eight pieces).

Where: 27 UB, Jawahar Nagar, Kamla Nagar (there are two more outlets in Mukherjee Nagar and Hudson Lane)
Price: Veg momos: R60-80, Non-veg momos: R70-100

If you’re a sea food lover, this is the place for you as here, you can relish prawn steam momos (R300), fish momos (R260), chicken steam momos (R110) and cheese momos (R110), among others. You’ll get eight pieces in a plate of momos here, and its ‘desi-ish’ taste is appreciated by all. Students from nearby colleges frequent the stall to enjoy a quick bite.

Where: Yashwant Place, Chanakyapuri
Price: Vegetarian momos: R90, Non-vegetarian momos: R110-300

Famous for its chutney with lots of masalas for the spicy flavour, this place has been selling momos for the past 20 years. Momo lovers shopping in Lajpat Nagar always stop by for a quick bite here. Also, their momos are known to be very soft and are never overcooked.

Where: Central Market, Lajpat Nagar, Part II
Price: Veg momos: R40 for eight pieces, Chicken momos: R60

Relish ‘strictly-only-vegetarian’ momos in a typical Tibetan style here. The variety includes cheese momos (R70), paneer momos (R80 and veg momos (R65) that are all served with homemade pickle. “A lot of young people come here for momos,” says the hotel’s owner.

Where: New Tibetan Camp, Majnu Ka Tila
Price: Veg momos: R65 onwards

Serving steaming-hot momos since 2002, the vendor has invented an all new variety of momos — be it the mushroom momos (R90 for eight pieces) that come with a spicy filling of mushrooms, onions and cabbage; or spinach momos (R80) that have nutrella, spinach and chopped onions in them. For those who like their momos spicy, there are gravy momos (R100), that come with a filling of cabbage, onion and paneer. They are then dipped in rich spicy gravy and served hot. The best seller here is the chilly momos that comes for (R90).

Where: DDA Market, Jail Road, Tilak Nagar
Price: Veg momos: R70-100, Non-veg momos: R90 and R100

First Published: Jul 19, 2013 17:57 IST