Winter Means Paranthas: Here's Where You'll Find The Best Ones In Chandni Chowk

Editors posted on 05 January

Ten-Second Takeaway

We’ve all heard of the famous Parathe Wali Galli hidden away in the confines of Chandni Chowk. But when you do finally make your way there through the brocade, the blouses and all the bling, you might feel just a little bit lost.

If you’re looking for some yummy for your tummy, let us tell you the must-try spots.

Kannaiylal Durga Parshad Dixit Parawthe Wala

One of the most popular spots for parathas, Kannaiylal houses a bunch of tables and benches; if you’re not going in a large group, be prepared to share your table with strangers. You’re given a thali comprising petha, aloo in a gravy and a spicy sweet banana chutney {you can get unlimited refills for these}. Choose from over a dozen varieties of parathas to soak in these.

We’re nominating the Bhindi, Gaajar and the Banana. The latter can be ordered for dessert as it comprises a calzone lookalike paratha doubled and stuffed with bananas and rabri. 

PS: They also cater for private events, in case you want to throw a paratha party.

Where: 36, Gali Paranthe Wali, Chandni Chowk

Contact: +91 9971997140, +91 9891664131

Price: INR 180 for two {approx.}

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36, Gali Paranthe Wali, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

Sharma Bhojnalaya

Right next to Kannaiylal is Sharma Bhojnalaya, where you will find one of the best lassis in town. Served in earthen kullars, the lassi is thick {but not heavy}, just the right amount of sweet and makes for the perfect pairing with parathas. On request, the guy here is more than happy to bring you your lassi to your table at Kannaiylal so you can take large sweet sips in between all the spice and oil. Bliss.

Price: INR 45 onwards

Babu Ram Parantha

Tables are limited at Babu Ram Parantha, but once you’re seated, look over their menu {they have some intriguing options} and get to ordering. The Papad paratha piqued our fancy {it literally is how it sounds- papad stuffed with potato} as did the Meva paratha. The latter is understated, in both richness and sweetness; you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Also order the Dal paratha, a classic done right.

Where: 1984-1985, Gali Paranthe Wali, Chandni Chowk

Contact: +91 9811572664, +91 9313773576

Price: INR 165 for two {approx.}

Fast Food Restaurants

1984-1985, Gali Paranthe Wali, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

Jang Bahadur Kachori Waala

Prepared fresh right in front of you, these kachoris are cripsy, filled with slightly spicy masala and come dipped in a piping hot aloo curry. The juxtaposition between the crispiness of the kachori and the gravy makes sure that the dish is an experience for your tastebuds {they’ll never be bored}. The fresh coriander add a nice burst of flavour as well!

Where: Katra Jamun, Nai Sadak {just as Gali Paranthe Wali ends}, Chandni Chowk

Contact: +91 9911401440, +91 8010871948

Price: INR 35 {one plate}; INR 20 {half plate}

Find out more here.

Fast Food Restaurants

1104, Maliwara, Jogiwari, Gali Paranthe Wali, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi


Look out for the thelas bearing the foamy, light Daulat Ki Chaat during winter months.