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Take your pakora pick: The list of places in Delhi NCR you must try

Here’s the list of some of the most popular shops in the Capital that are famous for piping hot, crispy pakoras

more-lifestyle Updated: Aug 28, 2018 15:21 IST
Aditya Dogra
Aditya Dogra
Hindustan Times
Pakoras are a ‘hot’ favourite during monsoons.
Pakoras are a ‘hot’ favourite during monsoons.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT)

Monsoons are in full swing right now. And, a true pluviophile would know the joy that a hot cuppa of tea and freshly made pakoras bring with them when it is pouring outside. While you can brew your cuppa in the comfort of your home, there are a lot of shops around town that do pakoras like no other (each, with their own specialities). So, we decided to do the legwork and get you a list of some of the delicious pakoras sold in the city. All you need to do now is head to these spots and enjoy your monsoons the right way!

Khandani Pakodewala

Located in the Ring Road market of Sarojini Nagar, this shop is the boss when it comes to great and fresh pakoras. They run out of the day’s produce pretty fast, so we’d suggest that you choose to eat here early. They do the usual bread pakoras and paneer pakoras really well, but it is the baingan ka pakora, gobhi ka pakora and the mirch pakora that are the real stars here.

Cost for two: Rs 100

Pakode Ki Dukaan

Buzzing with people all day long, this shop in Netaji Subash Market in Karol Bagh is the average pakora eaters hot spot. The pakoras are delicious and their rates cheap, which make them a perfect combo that one needs to try. The soya bean chaap pakora and the paneer wala bread pakora are the hot sellers here, but almost everything else on the menu is worth a try.

Cost for two: Rs 75

New Vishal Corner

Nehru Place has a lot of brilliant small eateries that offer delectable street options, and one of them is New Vishal Corner. Less greasy and high on flavour, the pakoras here are quite a hit among market visitors (among other things that they offer here). We recommend that you try the paneer bread pakora and paneer pakora here.

Cost for two: Rs 80

Gandhi Ji Pakode Wale

This gem from Gurugram’s Sadar Bazaar deserves a mention in every pakora list made for the city. Affordable, delicious and fresh, the pakoras here are a staple for many Gurugrammers. Since they do the classics better than most, the mix veg pakora and bread pakoras should be your pick when you place an order here.

Cost for two: Rs 100

Ganesh Restaurant

Mostly famous for their fish fry, this shop at Gurudwara Road Chowk in Karol Bagh is a strong player in the pakora biz too. But, the pakoras here aren’t the usual variety — they do egg pakoras and fish pakoras which will have you licking your fingers. There isn’t much for the vegetarians here, but it is worth a try.

Cost for two: Rs 200

Paramjeet Machi Wala

This shop located near the Moti Nagar metro station is every fish lovers dream come true. With nominal pricing and a taste that you just wouldn’t be able to forget. What’s better? They serve the pakoras by plate, and by weight (so binging is always an option).

Cost for two: Rs 500

Jaipur Namkeen Bhandar

There are the regular bread pakoras that we can find at every other shop, and then there are the bread pakoras served with aloo ki subzi at this shop in Daryaganj. These pakoras are always in great demand, so you’d always be getting something fresh on your plate!

Cost for two: Rs 100

Ghaseeta Pehalwan Pakodewala

Located at the junction (also known as Tiraha) of Gali Paranthewali, Nai Sadak and Kinari Bazar, this shop attracts you with the fragrance of freshly made pakoras. Moong ki dal ke pakode and Kalmi vade ke pakode are the hot sellers here, and we can guarantee complete satisfaction at the first bite when you’re dining here.

Cost for two: Rs 100

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First Published: Aug 28, 2018 15:21 IST