Those who have spent their college life here in Delhi know how important a ‘dhaba’ is. I’m not saying others don’t but interestingly all the yummy street food joints are close to the institutional areas.
Owing to my love for Delhi and for food I have a long list of best road-side dhabas in Dilli..but following are my favorite –
Moolchand Dhaba for paratha
Serves mixed paratha, dal paratha, egg paratha, paneer paratha and more..
Rajinder Da Dhaba for some mouthwatering grilled meat-
When I say mouth watering I really mean it… This place has three types of joints at the same point. A nice sit down restaurant, a slightly lesser nice sit down restaurant, and a giant parking lot where people just stand around while eating.
If you wish to finish your assignments, catch up with friends or just grab a bite or two of a yummy paratha here is where you should head to –
Laxman Dhaba at IIFT (Qutub Institutional area)
JNU 24X7 Canteen
Sitaram Cholley Bhature & Om Cholley Bhature-
As the name says these two places are known for their cholley bhaturre. In Paharganj and Karol Bagh respectively they are both masters in the art of serving people mouth watering out of the world CB’s.
Tom Uncles maggi – Delhi University’s North Campus
For fantastic maggi, sev Puri and bhel puri visit this place.
If you wish to go on a long drive then you can even explore the famous dhabaas of Murthal (on Delhi – Karnal highway). After all some of the best Dhabas are found on the Indian highways.
Sassi Dhaba –
Fast Food Restaurant
Near IIT Hostel Gate, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, Delhi
Totally awesome food but extremely low prices.
Feeding india’s top brain for more than 25 years..
Here’s a reference What is the origin of the name Sassi?
Full-spread vegetarian food: Mohan Dhaba at Malviya Nagar market, in the lane behind Moti Sweets.
Chholey Bhature options:
– Nagpal at Amar Colony.
– Sita Ram Diwan Chand at Pahad Ganj
– Chacha di Hatti at Kamla Nagar
Pakode: at Nauroji Nagar crossing
Kababs: Beef seekh kababs at Chhoti Masjid, next to Shiri Bhawan, Gali Chitli Kabr (Opposite Gate no. 1 of Jama Masjid)
Full-spread non-veg food:
Al-Kauser at R. K. Puram Sector 6 (Next to Malai Mandir and Indira Market)
Sanjha Chulha at Kailash Colony market
Contrary to the first response, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of such dhabas selling full-spread or speciality dishes in Delhi NCR. Locals know best about the good ones in their areas. Comparisons are practically impossible because of the sheer numbers of these dhabas.