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Pritha Manchanda Mar 11 2014

Which are the best dhabas in Delhi?

Anupriya Bedi Mar 11 2014
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Check out some of the Best Dhabas in Delhi which can give the top-notch fine dining restaurants a run for the money! Delhi’s local food is what every Delhiite wants to indulge into and ‘Food’ is definitely one of the reason that drives many tourists to the capital city of India. Delhi is abode to many migrants not only from around the country but also the World. These road-side dhabas with their gourmet dining options are the college students, the party hoppers or simply the singletons saviour for good food at reasonable prices.

Rajinder da Dhaba

The famous Rajinder Da Dhaba is one of the Best Dhaba in Delhi and a great way to explore the Delhi's local food scene. It is a paradise for the Chicken Lovers. From Tandoori delights to its really popular Dhaba Meat & Kalmi Kebabs, this place gives you authentic Mughlai Cuisine at decent prices. On saturday nights there are queues just to take your token (Yes, you heard me right), there is a token system here to get your food. Prefer take away over seating here and having food as it is really crowded.

Address: AB-14, DDA Market, Safdarjung Enclave Market, Nauroji Nagar Marg, New Delhi
Cost for two: INR 250-400
Timings: 5 PM to 11 PM

Photo of Kalmi Kebab at Rajinder da Dhaba (by sharsha)

Moolchand Dhaba

Moolchand Dhaba famously known as Moolchand Paranthewallah is a great Dhaba in Delhi to indulge into amazing stuffed parathas served hot with Channa Curry and pickle. For close to three decades, night after night this Parathewallah has been dishing out paranthas from his kiosk near Vikram Hotel. His Onion Parantha, Aloo Paratha and Egg Paratha are the best and sustenance to every night bird. Teamed with a cup of chai,there's nothing like a paratha on a chilly Delhi winter night. Nobody said anything about hygiene when the food tastes too good!

Address: Near Vikram Hotel, Opp Moolchand Metro Station, Lajpat Nagar IV, Delhi
Cost for two: INR 100
Timings: 11 AM to 12:30 AM

Photo of Paranthas at Moolchand Dhaba (by Devesh Uba)

Laxman Dhaba

‘’Bhaiya Katwaria Sarai chaloge’’ That is what you are often heard saying when one wants to go and have great food at the Laxman Dhaba (also known as Tankush Dhaba) opposite IIFT in Qutab Institutional Area. This dhaba is on the road surrounded with lush greenery and not to freak you out but a mortuary in the backdrop. An awesome place to grab on some amazing macaroni, maggi, paranthas and for the non-vegetarian lovers, their dry chilli chicken and keema paranthas can beat any fine dining restaurant also.

Address: Opposite IIFT, Qutab Institutional Area, Delhi
Cost for two: INR 150-300
Timings: 12:30 PM to 12:30 AM

Photo of Laxman Dhaba (by Germ Sac)

Convergys Dhaba

Gurgaon is the corporate hub of Delhi-NCR region. With so many professionals working at night shifts especially the Call Centre ones or journalists, this is the place to satiate your hunger at the odd hours. This kiosk serves myriad variety of stuffed paranthas and maggi apart from the other mughlai curries which are served with naans and all. The Dhaba Chicken curry is really worth a try apart from the delectable Chicken-Garlic maggi and vegetarian chinese maggi.

Address: Convergys Dhaba, Gulmohar Marg, DLF City II, Sector 25, Gurgaon
Cost for two: INR 100-150
Timings: 2 PM to 4 AM

Photo of Dhaba Chicken at Convergys Dhaba (by Biswarup Ganguly)

Northeast Dhaba

Northeast Dhaba is the best place to indulge in some North-Eastern delicacies. From Momos (Steamed & Fried both) to Chicken Stew, this dhaba serves it all with a cup of ginger tea in winters and cold beer in summers. But there is a twist to this eating joint that to have food here you must accompany a hostel resident or simply a call from them would do. Or else the entry is restricted!

Address: Northeast Dhaba, JNU (Munirka), New Delhi-67
Cost for two: INR 100-200
Timings: 12 AM to 12 AM

Photo of Chicken Momos served at Northeast Dhaba (by Andrea Williams)

Sassi ka Dhaba

Sassi Ka Dhaba has been feeding the geeks from ages now! Sassi ka Dhaba is definitely in the personal diaries of every IITian for serving them Stuffed Paranthas, Cheese Omelettes, Maggi and Mughlai curries along with great masala tea. So this is one stop destination for all the IITians almost every single day.

Address: Near IIT, Hauz Khas, Outer Ring Road, New Delhi
Cost for two: INR 100-150
Timings: 12 AM to 12 AM

Photo of Stuffed Paranthas at Sassi Ka Dhaba (by Santosh Wadghole)

Ambersari Dhaba

Ambersari Dhaba also popularly known as Amritsari Meat Wala is a punjabi dhaba in Lajpat Nagar. The dhaba serves you irresistible amritsari delicacies and mughlai cuisine. This is a heaven for the non-vegetarian lovers as this dhaba serves the best chicken delicacies in the whole area at reasonable prices. Galouti Kebabs, Dhaba Meat and Keema are worth trying here!

Address: Shop No. C125, Defence Colony, Near Nirulas, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi
Cost for two: INR 250
Timings: 2 PM to 12 AM

Photo of Dhaba Meat at Ambersari Dhaba (by Kake Pugh)

Ajit Khalsa Dhaba

Ajit Khalsa Dhaba in Chhatarpur area just opposite Tivoli Gardens is one of the oldest and Best Dhabas in Delhi. The Dhaba serves really good Tandoori delicacies like Afghani Chicken and the red-masala tandoori chicken. Apart from the chicken dishes here, the Rara Mutton is a gourmet treat not to be missed

Address: Opposite Tivoli Garden, Chattarpur Main Road, Mehrauli, New DelhiCost for two: INR 250-400
Timings: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Telephone: +91-11-26801804

Photo of Tandoori Chicken skewers at Ajit Khalsa Dhaba (by Russavia)

Sukhdev Vaishno Dhaba

Sukhdev Vaishno Dhaba is a gourmet pilgrimage while one is going towards Murthal on its way to Punjab or Chandigarh. Their speciality are the stuffed paranthas and the most recommended is the Aloo Pyaaz stuffed tandoori parantha served along with a huge chunk of white butter and variety of pickles. In desserts also, they serve irresistible jalebis and saffron kheer which is a great way to end your meals.

Address: GT Road, Murthal, Sonepat, Haryana
Cost for two: INR 250-500
Timings: 12 AM to 12 AM
Telephone: +91-130-6540166

Photo of Paranthas with White Butter (by Nadir Hashmi)

JNU 24*7 Canteen

JNU 24*7 Canteen is ‘the’ place to be after dark! JNU Canteen is one of the Best Dhaba in Delhi. This canteen is always flooded with young people discussing various agendas and gossip over good food served with hot tea. From momos, maggis, paranthas to mughlai curries served with naans, this place serves it all and not to forget anything and everything you try here is irresistibly delicious

Address: The Jawaharlal Nehru University,JNU Old Campus, Munirka, New Delhi
Cost for Two: INR 150-200
Timings: 12 AM to 12 AM

Photo of JNU 24*7 Canteen (by Coolage)

So head to some of these hand picked list of the Best Dhabas in Delhi for an irresistible gourmet experience at throw away prices. You can also check out the Best Dhabas in Bangalore. Cheers and Happy Eating Out!!

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