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Old 15th November 2011, 19:28   #361
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It has been 5+ years and I am still looking for a good biryani place..
Al Kauser and Karim's are ok... but I still get 4-5 packets (good for 2-3 meals) whenever I go to Lucknow, Hyderabad or Kolkata
Go into the back alleys of nizamuddin,and sample at a few shops.
People swear by the wares!
I am no biryani connoisseur,but the Mrs is.
I go for other wares.

Make sure you park and lock your car very visibly though.
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Can anybody suggest good places to have chicken biryani in Delhi? Please don't suggest Deez - they are very average.
Try Matka Peer Biryani on mathura road, just besides the petrol pump and near pragati maidan just before the T joint of old fort while you are coming from ITO. The gate to enter this joint is pretty obscure [just enter the grilled gate] and the biryani is always booked in advance but you can go and try.

You can call them and book during the day for the evening meal. They sell by kilo ie kilo of rice, the total biryani for a kilo of rice weighs much above 2.5 Kg and is sufficient for four to five people depending upon your hunger level. Choice of booking half a kilo also exists. You gotta go there and collect, they don't deliver.

Both chicken and mutton biryani , along with some kabab and roomali roti is available.

Try 011 23371454
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Go into the back alleys of nizamuddin,and sample at a few shops.
People swear by the wares!
I am no biryani connoisseur,but the Mrs is.
I go for other wares.

Make sure you park and lock your car very visibly though.
My neighbour asked one of his workers to get the Biryani from Nizamuddin, it was good, much better than others, though no where as good as home made mutton thing.
. Bit too spicy for my taste
. A bit oily, but then all the Lucknow Biryanis are oily
. Used Parboiled rice, I prefer normal Basmati Rice.
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guys, need suggestions from Delhi BHPian foodies for some street food joints in Delhi. I'll be visiting for the Auto expo and will be in town from 5th to 9th. That's 5 full days for experiencing Delhi's cuisine. Please suggest some awesome places for chaats or other street food
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guys, need suggestions from Delhi BHPian foodies for some street food joints in Delhi. I'll be visiting for the Auto expo and will be in town from 5th to 9th. That's 5 full days for experiencing Delhi's cuisine. Please suggest some awesome places for chaats or other street food
Head straight to Chandni Chowk for awesome chaat and legacy food experience.
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guys, need suggestions from Delhi BHPian foodies for some street food joints in Delhi. I'll be visiting for the Auto expo and will be in town from 5th to 9th. That's 5 full days for experiencing Delhi's cuisine. Please suggest some awesome places for chaats or other street food
ok.
headout from the expo location itself.
Reach UPSC on india gate for chaat.
(give me a call....)
head to sarojini nagar for some aloo tikki and chaat in front of babu market, near the parking.
head to mool chand flyover haldiram(if you are interested in mass marketed chata and stuff).
If at haldiram, cross the ring road, and head into amar colony, and ask the "daal samosa dukaan".
have daal samosa, each weighs 250g.
at the same place, have chana bhathura.

Go to lodhi road, meherchand market.
ask for bhawani hair saloon.
once there, spot the open air roasted/fried meatstuff shop(if into that).

Hoo boy, i think ill leave early today from office!!

PS:None of the locations may make sense to you.
But just ask your auto/taxi guy to take you to the area, and ask someone on the road specifically for what i have written.
You will be guided!
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ok.
headout from the expo location itself.
Reach UPSC on india gate for chaat.
(give me a call....)
head to sarojini nagar for some aloo tikki and chaat in front of babu market, near the parking.
head to mool chand flyover haldiram(if you are interested in mass marketed chata and stuff).
If at haldiram, cross the ring road, and head into amar colony, and ask the "daal samosa dukaan".
have daal samosa, each weighs 250g.
at the same place, have chana bhathura.

Go to lodhi road, meherchand market.
ask for bhawani hair saloon.
once there, spot the open air roasted/fried meatstuff shop(if into that).

Hoo boy, i think ill leave early today from office!!

PS:None of the locations may make sense to you.
But just ask your auto/taxi guy to take you to the area, and ask someone on the road specifically for what i have written.
You will be guided!
now that's fantastic! super accurate information with details, thanks a ton mayank. you've provided options for all 5 days.

i might be self driving my uncle's spare car while in delhi. For routes, i might carry a mapmyindia device and use it. hope it has most of these areas listed. Or would you suggest avoiding the car and taking a rickshaw instead, if the areas are crowded??

EDIT : found this link while googling for street food places in delhi -
http://www.indiamarks.com/guide/5-Po...for-Chaat/869/

Would you guys recommend any of them in particular?

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now that's fantastic! super accurate information with details, thanks a ton mayank. you've provided options for all 5 days.

i might be self driving my uncle's spare car while in delhi. For routes, i might carry a mapmyindia device and use it. hope it has most of these areas listed. Or would you suggest avoiding the car and taking a rickshaw instead, if the areas are crowded??

EDIT : found this link while googling for street food places in delhi -
5 Popular Places in Delhi for Chaat

Would you guys recommend any of them in particular?

that link, "top 5 hygienic spots".....hmmm, thats a teaser.
you should go with the mindset that most "stomach miscreants" will get cooked, and eliminated, and youll be able to widen places where youll get super awesome stuff.
otherwise, you have all the outlets listed there, plus anything in chaandni chowk.
its just that the crowd can sort of kill your enthusiasm.
you can drive to most of the places easily that i mentioned, but dont even think about taking your car even within sniffing distance of chaandni chowk.

metro.
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that link, "top 5 hygienic spots".....hmmm, thats a teaser.
you should go with the mindset that most "stomach miscreants" will get cooked, and eliminated, and youll be able to widen places where youll get super awesome stuff.
otherwise, you have all the outlets listed there, plus anything in chaandni chowk.
its just that the crowd can sort of kill your enthusiasm.
you can drive to most of the places easily that i mentioned, but dont even think about taking your car even within sniffing distance of chaandni chowk.

metro.
I hadn't even noticed the word 'hygienic' in that link . honestly, 'Hygienic street food' is an oxymoron no issues with any kind of street food, my cast iron stomach is accustomed to very high levels of street food toxins *lol*

Okay, so I'll steer clear of chaandni chowk while I'm using the car, the other places that you mentioned are now being added to my itinerary, as we speak. thanks a ton!

also, another (last) query - I wanted to purchase some north indian sweets to bring back home - things like Dhoda, etc that aren't easily available down south. Any good sweets shop that you would recommend to me for this shopping?

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I hadn't even noticed the word 'hygienic' in that link . honestly, 'Hygienic street food' is an oxymoron no issues with any kind of street food, my cast iron stomach is accustomed to very high levels of street food toxins *lol*

Okay, so I'll steer clear of chaandni chowk while I'm using the car, the other places that you mentioned are now being added to my itinerary, as we speak. thanks a ton!

also, another (last) query - I wanted to purchase some north indian sweets to bring back home - things like Dhoda, etc that aren't easily available down south. Any good sweets shop that you would recommend to me for this shopping?

Hmm, sweets, not my forte, but i suppose the mainstay big chain ones are your best bet.
i have heard good things about bengali sweets in south extension part 1.

Oh yes, add that as well for chaat and stuff.

also go to "gole market" for all around stomach happy-making...
(look for mandir marg on Gmaps)
go to sagar at gole market for amazing mutton.

and bengali market for more chaat, near CP.
both these are on Gmaps.

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My neighbour asked one of his workers to get the Biryani from Nizamuddin, it was good, much better than others, though no where as good as home made mutton thing.
. Bit too spicy for my taste
. A bit oily, but then all the Lucknow Biryanis are oily
. Used Parboiled rice, I prefer normal Basmati Rice.
New Biryani recommendation: Please try the Calcutta style biryani from City of Joy in Alaknanda. The taste is pretty close to what you get at standard calcutta biryani places like Arsalan (to my mind the best style of Biryani: the whole boiled aloo thingie in the middle of the biryani does such wonders to the experience).

Otherwise, the biryani from the staff canteen at the Lalit, CP is quite good. Fragrant and light with excellent cuts of meat (I guess they share the meat supplier with the restaurants in the hotel); my office canteen guy has some jugaad to source it from the staff canteen.
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I walked past the outlet in GK-I couple of months ago when the work was ongoing. Had a chat with the manager and picked up the menu. Menu looked interesting to say the least. Now that you say they are good, a visit is a must this weekend. Will report back.
Did manage to drop in at Hell Pizza a month ago and it was a great dining experience. I got so fed up of Dominos et al that I had given up on pizzas. But I sure will be visiting them again. Nice selection of pizzas, salads and breads. Worth a try if you are around! Average cost of a meal for 2 - 1000 bucks.
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For reasonably priced Chinese try Chi. There are two outlet
. Marker in front of IIT-D main gate
. Select City Mall

Better food at slightly higher prices - Side Wok
. Khan Market
. CP
. Malcha Marg
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yeah its a good place but they are not consistent. i like their basil mutton a lot.

In similar budget my favourite place is mamagato. They have three outlets :-
Select city 2 floor
pacific mall
khan market



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For reasonably priced Chinese try Chi. There are two outlet
. Marker in front of IIT-D main gate
. Select City Mall

Better food at slightly higher prices - Side Wok
. Khan Market
. CP
. Malcha Marg
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yeah its a good place but they are not consistent. i like their basil mutton a lot.

In similar budget my favourite place is mamagato. They have three outlets :-
Select city 2 floor
pacific mall
khan market
Personal tastes vary, I did try Mamagato, but found the other two better. In fact Joy Luck Moon in Select City Walk is another VFM Chinese joint.
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