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Chawri Bazar

locationChandni Chowk

    Discovering Chawri Bazaar: The Food Walk That Became A Memorable Experience

    Nikhil posted on 19 September

    What Makes It Awesome

    I got an opportunity to be a part of this awesome food walk, this past Saturday, {September 16}. The walk started off at Gate No. 5 of Jama Masjid and we walked into the busy Chawri Bazaar road to our first stop at Avia Experts. This shop is a contemporary of the 100-year old Shyam Sweets. We got to try an assortment of barfis and other new age sweets which you won’t find in the traditional sweet shops. My favorite here was the sun-dried tomatoes and the Paan Burfi. Moving on again on the busy Chawri Bazaar street, we made our next stop at Shyam Sweets. Known for their amazing mutter kachoris, nagori halwa and bedmi puri and aloo. Back in the day, Jawaharlal Nehru was also a visitor to this shop and it is said that on his recommendation, they started making mutter kachoris. What we had was the nagori halwa with some aloo curry and chhole. Nagori halwa is basically small crispy puris, also known as nagori which is eaten with halwa made of semolina. After the breakfast of champions, we moved to Sudarshan which is just opposite to Shyam Sweets and serves amazing flavoured milk and lassi. Must try here would be their kesar badam milk and the paan flavoured milk. After having some amazing nagori halwa and flavoured milk, we once again started walking and this time entered a small by-lane to reach an actually hidden gem which is the Jain Coffee House. This place is known for its signature fruit sandwich. With a thin layer of white butter on one slice of bread and topped with slices of apple, paneer and pomegranate seeds and finally finished with another slice of bread with a thin layer of pineapple jam. This sandwich is the real deal. Next stop was Hira Lal Chat Corner for the famous kulle chaat. This is made of scooped out potatoes, cucumbers, watermelons and pineapples stuffed with chickpeas, pomegranate seed and sprinkled with chaat masala. After this, we moved to Ashok Chaat Corner which is right outside Chawri Bazaar metro station. Here we had some nice golgappas and moved on to some more by-lanes to see some old style architecture in Old Delhi. Here, to end the walk we visited Kuremal Kulfiwale for their signature kulfis. Here we got to try some unique flavours of kulfi like imly, jamun, and falsa.

    What's My Pro Tip?

    Wear comfortable clothing and footwear since it's a long walk. Also, carry a water bottle and hand sanitizer along with you.

    Anything Else?

    Looking at the entire tour of Chawri Bazaar, it was an excellent experience. The tour was well managed by Puja and Ashish from More Than Just Curry properly explaining every bit of the walk.

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    Chawri Bazar

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      Nearest Metro Station: CHAWRI BAZAR
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    locationChandni Chowk

    Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

      Markets

      Chawri Bazar

      locationChandni Chowk