We have been to Chandni Chowk several times on FED outings, however this time we decided to go touristy and check out the most usual suspects. Being a Sunday we did miss out on couple of hot joints, however it was a pleasure to be walking on relatively empty and calm streets.
As I got down from the metro station, I got a call from Honey, my cousin from walled city, telling me to ensure that we check out Dogra ke Ram Ladoo. It took us some time to find him, however this small outlet located outside Gandhi Maidan parking was definitely worth it. Lookout for it near Fawara Chowk, where all the Phatphat sewa jeeps are parked.
|Ram Ladoos with grated mooli, beetroot (from a Kanji) and two types of Chutney|
|Fresh Ram Ladoos being fried|
|Bread Pakoras ready to be served|
Besides the regular fare which was super awesome couple of things really stood out. All of us know about the Kaanji that our moms make. Dogra serve beetroots with his Ladoos and Pakodas, which have been 'pickled' in Kaanji. He made us sample some of his Kaanji too, which was delicious to say the least. And then there was Karele ka Pakoda. Yup, you read it right. A bitter gourd, stuffed with spices, dipped in the batter of moong daal and fried like a pakoda. You might not be a fan of Karela, however this is something you should try atleast onces. Bizzare Food it is.
|Pakoda made out of Karela|
|The Inside View|
After Dogra we headed towards Ghantewala, however to out disappointment they are closed on Sundays. What we did next was something I did not imagine myself doing. I entered Paranthewali Gali. I would not go into the reasons why I am not a big fan of Paranthewali gali but I have never really enjoyed the food they served there. But going there was not really unfruitful, because there on a cart I found some of the freshest and best Nan Khatais that I have ever had.
|Nan Khatais being baked right on the cart.|
|Fresh and Hot Nan Khatais|
|Different fillings or stuffings for Paranthas in Paranthewali Gali|
|A Thali with Green Chutney, Sweet banana Chutney, Pumpkin Subzi, Potato Subzi, Pickle etc|
|Mewa (Dry Fruit) Parantha|