The busiest of all places, Puraani Dilli, (Old Delhi) is somewhat serene in the mornings. The quietness of the place, however, speaks volumes. With lonely lanes and less people around, the walk across this area will take you back to the black and white era.
Delicious street food exploration
Colourful shopping streets
Best of Delhi sightseeing
The beauty of an early walk relies upon savoring the delectable dishes available only in the mornings. Many of them include Bedmi Pooris – a Pury, hefty, deep-fried Puri – like Bread made of wheat our, spices, and dal, which is served with a spicy Aloo Sabzi, or Potato Curry; Pitthi and Matar Kachori – a proper Delhi preparation, with Peas/Dal stung, spiced up with condiments served hot with Potato gravy; Paneer Pakoda – huge cubes of cottage cheese immersed in a batter, and then deep-fried; Nahari – a sumptuous non-vegetarian dish cooked overnight with hot curry spices; Paaye – with soup-like consistency, Paaye is considered to be a royal food, made of goat’s trotters and is usually eaten for breakfast. Sweets usually made of milk and milk solids are served hot in the mornings, some of which include Jalebi; Nagori Halwa – a small, crispy, crumbly Puri made with suji (semolina) and ghee, paired with suji halwa, a sweet, dry porridge likewise cooked in ghee; Moong dal halwa – split green gram dal, further pounded, roasted, and mixed well with sugar, milk and milk solids; Gulab Jamun a dessert, similar to a dumpling, made of milk, sugar and milk solids, taken along with the sugar syrup; Kheer – a rice pudding made of milk and sugar, garnished beautifully withdry fruits. Besides this, the trail has many more dishes to serve you with.
Delhi Food Walks has gained expertise, having explored the lanes over a walk, and is cognizant of what suits the non-Indian stomach the best and thus you will often be asked by the hosts to avoid certain food items too. Rest assured, mates!
After food walk, during one-day tour we will explore:
Three different temples: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Lotus Temple and Akshardham Temple
One bazaar: Janpath market
One UNESCO heritage monument from Mughal Era: Humayun’s Tomb.