Chowringhee

tandoori momos

Satya Nikaten is a hub of pocket friendly cafes for DU Students. One of the most popular gem of satya niketan is Chowringhee. Most popular for their kathi roll and tandoori momos. This place is filled with students all the time.

We called for the two most popular items on their manu Chicken Tandoori moms and Chicken Roll. Tandoori momos were big in size with ample amount of filling served with mint and spicy chutney topped with mayonnaise. The momos looked so tempting that we just hogged them as soon as they came. Perfect balance of flavours, generous filling and so filling. These tandoori momos is a must try.

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Coming to kathi roll, chunks of spicy chicken with onion and chutneys rolled in a crisp paratha says it all. It was melting in the mouth and delicious. The place also has a restaurant in the side with same menu but proper dining. The ambience is very nice and prices are little more in seating than take away.

Location- 93, Opposite Venkateswara College, Satyaniketan, New Delhi

Cost for two- 300 rupees

Sita Ram Diwan Chand

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Chole Bhature! The name says it all. I am sure your mouth is drooling with water, I know mine is. Whenever we think of chole bhature we imagine a person standing and frying those yummy bhaturas but Sita Ram Diwan Chand did something different and yet are so popular.

Their chole bhature are so popular that you find a long queue in the morning and orders being packed one after the other. Started with a small shop their business kept increasing and Sita Ram Diwan Chand became so popular.

Their idea of serving chole bhature is very unique. They fry the bhaturas in advance and warm them on the tawa when people place and order. This does 2 things one the bhature remains soft for a long a time, also the excess oil is soaked. Coming to the taste, this one of the best chole bhature I have had. Less oily, perfect amount of spice, not at all heavy for your stomach. They put mint chutney on the channa’s to enhance the taste, and serves onion and mirchi ka achaar along, without which chole bhature are incomplete.

Looking for a chatpata breakfast? Sita Ram Diwan Chand is the place.

Location- 2246, Chuna Mandi, Paharganj, New Delhi

Cost for two- 100 rupees

Bombay Bhel Puri

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Mumbai is known for its famous street food, bhel puri is another delicacy which is very popular in mumbai, as well as delhi. A mixture of papri, sev , onion and chutney makes this dish tangy and delicious.

Bombaby bhel puri is one place in south extension where you find delicious bhel puri and sev puri. Me and my friends ordered a Sev Puri, which had 7-8 papri’s topped with potatos,onions, sev, and chutney. Serves good portions for  reasonable price with excellent flavours.

Location- G-7, Near Midland Book Store, South Extension 1, New Delhi

Cost for 2- 120 rupees

Spice Aangan

The lanes of SDA Market is filled with cafes, between the decorated cafes you will find a small shop jam packed with people. And one thing in their hands, the new love of meat lovers Shawarma! People are already fond of kathi rolls but shawarma has brought another variation for the taste buds.

Spice aangan serves one of the best shawarmas I have ever had. With ample amount of filling (chicken/paneer), served with mayonnaise and mint chutney, their shawarmas is a treat for your tummies . Apart from Shawarma they have a wide menu serving North Indian as well as Mughlai food.

Shawarma lovers, this place is a must try.

Location- C-21/2, Opposite IIT Main Gate, SDA Market, New Delhi

Cost for two- 200 rupees

Sardarji Malai Chaap Wale

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Amar Colony is a place to explore good and pocket friendly food for foodies. In the same lane as hunger strike and tundey kababi,  Another joint is found jam packed with people wanting to try thier amazing varieties of soya chaap. The shop’s USP lies in bringing to people, the best variants soya chaaps in pure desi ghee and butter like in Punjab.

Looking at their menu we saw some interesting names given to thier dishes. We called for ‘Bunty  Bubli’ from ‘Bhatti ka nazaara(snacks)’ section of the menu and  a Paneer Shawarma roll. These perfectly roasted spicy chaps are tossed in a cream-yoghurt based malai gravy, which when dipped in the slightly pungent mint chutney (served alongside); gives a blast of tastes that is impossible to replicate. Spicy, creamy and tangy, Bunty Bubli chaps truly manages to surpass the flavours.

The Paneer Shawarma roll doesn’t disappoint either. The roti is soft and thin, just as it is supposed to be. The paneer chunks are moderately-spicy, fine, soft and delectable. And it goes well with the complimentary chutney and mayonnaise.

Price for two-350 Rupees

LOCATION:  C-28, Amar Colony Market, Lajpat Nagar-4, New Delhi-24

Babu Shahi Bawarchi

Looking something to satisfy your taste buds? Babu Shahi Bawarchi is the place. Located near Purana Qila, this joint serves lucknawi delights and have very limited menu. They have Biryani (Chicken and Mutton), Chicken korma and galouti kababs along with roomali roti on thier menu.

We tried every item on thier menu, and everything was so delicious that even when our stomach’s were full we couldn’t stop. We had their chicken biryani (70rs per plate) which had perfect blend of flavors and right amount of spice.

Their chicken korma (60rs per plate) was a curry dish served with roomali roti and is a treat for your taste buds. The galouti kababs (20rs per piece) were also juicy and lip smacking. Any indian meal is incomplete without onion and chutney, so how could this place miss that. All the items were served with tangy mint chutney and onions to complete your palate.

Location- 5, Darga Makta Peer, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Cost for two- 200 rupees

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DOLMA AUNTY MOMOS

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Emerging trend of variations in momos like chilli, tandoori, etc has somewhere left the original taste of steamed momos behind. But Dolma Aunty momos helps you to relish that good old taste of steamed momos with spicy chutney.

These delightful flour dumplings are an absolute delight. We called for a plate of chicken momos and veg momos, and within gobbling our second dumpling, we already called for a repeat. Served hot, they  are not only big in size, but also generous stuffing with a thin layer of flour. The chicken filling is worth a special mention here, for getting the perfect blend of flavors.

A Must try.

Location- Lajpat Nagar Market

Cost for two- 80 rupees