With Ramadan having started for our Muslim brethren, each day in the streets of Delhi can be a festival. After a long tiring day of fasting, Muslims break their fast with lip smacking eateries. Suddenly, the roads, restaurants, road side cafes come alive with merriment and zeal.
Aromas that leave your taste buds asking for more! The meal, known as iftar, is the most important part of the day. People painstakingly prepare delicious food. Each day of the Ramzan, this event post sunset is the highlight. People in fact continue it till the morning bite called as sehar.
We all know about the famous names like Karim’s, Jawahar’s etc near Jama Masjid. But here are some other names that are equally famous and churn out the most delectable food that you could ever have.
Haji Mohd. Hussain Fried Chicken
Established in Jama Majid about 40 years ago, this place has fried chicken to die for. Enthused with different spices and herbs, this chicken is fried for the right flavors to burst out.
Served with roomali roti, onions and a spicy masala chutney, this chicken can leave any other far behind in the race.
Address: 113, Bazar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid.
Aslam Chicken Corner
Famous for its butter chicken, this is a must visit in the walled city. Full of delectable spices, butter and curd mixtures, this butter chicken is very different from the one we normally eat.
The chicken is served in a steel container with a basket of roomali roti.
Address: 540, Bazaar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid.
This sweets shop is open pretty much the whole day, starting in the wee hours of the morning. This Ramzan, visit for their specialities mainly, the thick paneer ki jalebi, khoya samosa, keema samosa and paneer ke pakode. These are their traditional recipes and delicacies that are perfect after a whole day of fasting.
Kebabs at Qureshi
Kebabs form the crux of an iftar and a meal without them is impossible at Jama Masjid.
Qureshi’s is famous for seekh and boti kebabs with distinct tastes and the ingredients, that sets it apart from the others.
Address: Qureshi Kebab Corner, Opposite Gate No. 1, Jama Masjid
Originally established as Hotel Maidah in 1986, the name of the shop was changed to Changezi Chicken in 1990.
The dish is the brainwave of the founder of the shop, Mohd. Fazil. They have a range of food items, starting from their biryani to paya and nihari
Address: 2614, Churi Walan Jama Masjid, Delhi-06 and 3614, Netaji Subhash Marg, Daryaganj.