Ten-Second Takeaway

Lacking an official name, Sardaar Ki Aloo Poori is a small, almost run-down restaurant in Daryaganj which sets up shop every Sunday, churning out some excellent aloo puri.

Must Eat

Aloo Puri

Must Drink

Meethi Lassi

What We Loved

Image courtesy: Anubhav Sapra/Delhi Foodwalks

Image courtesy: Anubhav Sapra/Delhi Foodwalks

They have seating for maybe six or eight people that is practically on the road, so it’s better to just sit in your car and eat.

I just love going to Daryaganj for our Sunday brunch. At INR 40 a plate, it cannot get any better. The puris are piping hot, crisped to perfection and are just out of this world. Maybe it’s the Jain in me, but I need my regular dose of aloo puri and this is where I go when I need my fix.

Daryaganj at that early hour on a Sunday morning is a completely different place. The mad traffic is absent, you can actually see the road, and you are in no danger of being run over by a rickshaw.

What Didn’t Impress Us

Their water is a little dodgy, so you may want to carry your own.


Reach early to avoid the rush. I usually get there by 8.30am and am out before it gets super crowded. If you’re driving, go with a friend or family member; there is usually no parking available so you just have to find a spot to squeeze in to, while your companion goes and orders.

Also, don’t forget to ask for extra achaar- he does a fabulous pickled amla, carrot or chilli- whatever’s in season.

Where: Near Delhi Book Depot, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, Delhi {just ask for Sardaar’s shop}

Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazaar {we’d however suggest driving, taking a cab or an auto}

Price: INR 40 for one plate {approx.}

Timings: Sunday mornings {8am onwards}

Featured image courtesy: Anubhav Sapra/ Delhi Foodwalks