From spicy Andhra food to sweet Bengali food, Delhi takes you on a gastronomical food trip across the country without actually making much effort! These are our favourite picks from the umpteen State Bhawans in Delhi!
1. Andhra Bhavan
Step-in at one of the most popular restaurants in Delhi for a lavish treat. To start with, the place is a paradise for people who love non-veg food! But vegetarians, take heart as the veggie options are equally awesome. Exotic dishes, hearty helpings and smiling staff–what more can you ask for? We recommend you don’t leave the place without trying the delicious dry mutton and hot prawn curry!
Address: 1, Andhra Bhavan, Ashoka Road
2. Kerala House
If you are up for some authentic Kerala grub, head straight to Kerala House. Highly recommended for its fish biryani, kappa (tapioca) and meen curry (fish curry), the restaurant offers food that will leave a long lasting taste in your mouth. Foodies are in for a special treat with dishes like beef curry and chicken masala. Vegetarians can relish the hearty vegetarian thali and enjoy the soft appams with curries.
Address: 3, Jantar Mantar Road
3. Karnataka Sangha, R.K. Puram
How about a little bit of Karnataka on your plate? Dining at Karnataka Sangha is a no-frills affair with simple decor, prompt service and loads of delicious options on the menu. Don’t step out without trying the piping hot sambhar, awesome Mysore dosas and tasty idlis, but the star attraction is Tiffin Thali, which has something for everyone!
Address: Sector 12, R.K. Puram, Rao Tula Ram Road
4. Bangla Bhawan
For an authentic Bengali meal at reasonable prices, nothing beats the Bangla Bhawan at Hailey Road. The expert chefs are extremely particular about the quality of food and no wonder every dish that is brought to your table is simply awesome.
The menu offers typical fish dishes with a twist! For instance your elish, chittal and pabda come in variety of choices–steamed, leaf-wrapped, curry and orley–you name it, they have it. Vegetarians can try aloo dum and aloo poshto, two of the most significant veg dishes on the menu.
Address: 3, Hailey Road, Barakhamba Road
5. Gujarat Bhawan
Even though the menu at Gujarat Bhawan is not all-inclusive, you will surely enjoy the traditional flavours here. The highlight is special thali, which offers unlimited portions of rice, kathod, thepla, gujarati dal, khichdi, farsan of the day and the refreshing chaas.
Address: 11, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri
6. Bihar Bhawan
Think Bihar- think litti choka and sattu-puri! Head to Bihar Bhawan to enjoy the real taste and flavour of these dishes. Once you step in, you can also try other local specialities at the place.
Address: 5, Kautilya Marg, Chanakya Puri
7. Himachal Bhawan
A typical Himachali meal can be had at the Himachal Bhawan. Special pahari cuisine (local Himachali delicacies) made by the traditional chefs are available here Don’t miss the tadka dal, delicious kadhi and freshly prepared, refreshing Kangra tea when you are here.
Address: 27, Sikandra Road
Think Delhi, think culture, people and food! A lot of food! We Delhiites love our food.. not just ‘our’ food, we love food from everywhere in the country! It’s not unusual then, that you can trace the country through the amazing variety of food options at the State Bhawans in Delhi.