Shlagha posted on 2nd January

Say Bye-Bye To That Diet At Sadar Bazaar, Gurgaon

Sadar Bazaar has quite a few hidden gems one should explore, most of which are food joints. Three generations of Gurgaon peeps have been served by some of best of them that have stood the test of time.

We suggest you get your hibernating behind out of bed and make a trip to Sadar Bazaar this week to satisfy those street food pangs while the winter is still in full swing.

Kishu Di Hatti {KDH}

This joint started with samosas and tikkis 61 years ago, and is known for its dhodha barfi. It’s situated slightly outside the main bazaar, so if you get lost just ask around for KDH opposite the sub-post office in the new colony.

One plate of samosa will cost you INR 30 and a kilo of dhodha INR 400.

Arjan Singh & Sons {Sardar Jalebi Wala}

How to spot it: an impatient crowd, a Sikh at the counter, and the irresistible smell of fresh jalebis.

Having operated out of the same shop for the last 68 years, they’ve sort of made a name for themselves. Some of their employees have worked there for over 40 years, so you can be sure that the jalebi will not disappoint. Standard rate: INR 160/kg.

#LBBTip: If you’re fond of jalebis, just let them know and they’ll make a fresh batch for you in five minutes.

Pandit Vaishno Dhaba

If you’re on the lookout for {vegetarian} home-cooked food made in PURE {they’re SO proud of it} desi ghee, Vaishno Dhaba is the place to be. Their specialty is Chulhe Ki Roti {INR 5}; a thali with sabji, dal, and two rotis, will cost you only INR 60.

In the midst of a very busy, chaat-filled Sadar, this dhaba is an oasis of simple soul food.

Gandhiji Pakode Wala

A family business in its third generation, this pakora shop is one to impress. They serve piping hot chai and pakoras all day, in addition to biskut, rusk, kachoris, samosas, and chow mein. If you’re in the mood to experiment, try their kamal kakdi {lotus stem} pakoras, mushroom pakoras, and, our personal favourite, soya chaap pakora. And they accept Paytm, too.

Bal Jee {Chhole Bhature Wala}

Nagpal Corner, you’ve got competition. For the best chole bhature this side of town, head to Bal Jee and enjoy a hearty meal at INR 60/plate. They now also serve chaat, sweets, and lassi.

Annapurna Bhandar

For all you southy lovers out there, Annapurna is here to fulfill your needs. Head to the Bhandar for a variety of dosas, idlis, vadas, and, of course, chow mein. Finish off your meal at Annapurna with a round of coffee; beaten, not flitered.

Rewari Sweets

Suffering from a cash crunch? No worries, you can use your card for purchases above INR 150 at Rewari.

Although they’re known for their sweets, Rewari also sells chaat and savoury snacks in their restaurant. The best sellers at this sweet shop are khoya barfi and samosas.