Ramadan is a period of spiritual reflection marked by endless feasting. And the capital city of India surely becomes a ‘culinary Jannat (haven)’ for foodies at the time of Ramadan. If we talk about Old Delhi, then its charm magnifies during the pious festival of Eid-Al-Fitr. The aroma of succulent kebabs, fried paranthas, mutton ishtu, malpua overwhelms the streets of Delhi 6.
To all the food aficionados, here are the 10 best places to visit in Delhi NCR to devour the best Iftar feastings.
1. Al Jawahar, Jama Masjid
Al Jawhar is a Ramadan-specialty restaurant tucked in the street of Jama Masjid that offers its patrons delectable Mughlai cuisines. A paradise for non-vegetarians, this restaurant will leave you speechless with its authentic Ramadan delicacies.
Must Try: Changezi Chicken, Khameeri Roti, Jahangiri Chicken, Mutton Seekh Kebab, Phirni
Where? 8, Jama Masjid Matia Mahal Road, Matia Mahal, Delhi 110006
2. Karim’s, Jama Masjid
Karim’s is synonymous with traditional Iftar food. If you want to devour a range of lip-smacking dishes this Ramadan, then visit Jama Masjid’s very own historic restaurant Karim’s. From exotic Mughlai dishes to tender bread, Karim’s is bound to make this Eid Iftar the best one.
Must Try: Jahangiri Chicken, Nihari, Shahi Dastar Khwan, Mutton Seekh Kebab, Kheer
Where? 6 Urdu Bazar Road Infront of Jama Masjid Gate No.1
3. Ustad Moinuddin Kebab, Chawri Bazar
Keep calm and have Kebabs this Ramazan! Ustad Moinuddin Kebab presents you the most succulent kebabs that will induce an explosion of flavours in your mouth. Beware Delhiites! This small shop opens at 7 PM and closes by 10:30 PM. So make sure you are in the queue before time.
Must Try: Chicken Seekh Kebab, Veg Biryani
Where? Shop No. 1612 Gali Qasim Khan, Ballimaran Rd, Chandni Chowk
4. Kake Di Hatti, Chandni Chowk
Vegetarians don’t despair! Dive into the festivities of Ramazan at Kake Di Hatti and say ‘Hello’ to endless Iftar feastings. Munch on scrumptious delights that boast of authentic Indian flavours and freshest spices.
Must Try: Dal Makhani, Kadhai Paneer, Butter Naan, Aloo Pyaaz Naan, Soya Chaap Tikka
Where? Church Mission Rd, Cloth Market, Katra Ghel, Khari Baoli, Chandni Chowk
5. Khan Chacha, Khan Market
Ramadan is incomplete without the freshest Chicken Biryani. And Khan Chacha is surely the one to vouch for. Its flavoursome biryanis are made with the goodness of freshest ingredients and spices. What tops the charts is the marinated tender chicken served with cream and garlic chutney.
Must Try: Chicken Tikka Roll, Biryani, Mutton Kakori Kebab, Haryali Kebab, Mutton Biryani, Mutton Korma
Where? 50, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar
6. Purani Dilli Restaurant, Okhla Zakir Nagar
A paradise for foodies, Purani Dilli Restaurant is bound to tantalize your taste buds. From authentic dishes to flavourful spices, Purani Dilli Restaurant satiates your soul from within. Treat your taste buds with the most tender chicken breasts, mouth-melting kebabs, and juicy fried fish.
Must Try: Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Korma, Mutton Paya, Fish Tandoori, Mutton Burra
Where? 371, Main Road, Zakir Nagar, Okhla
7. Ashok & Ashok Meat Dhaba, Azad Market
Set amidst the narrow lanes of Sadar Bazar, Ashok & Ashok Meat Dhaba is a hidden gem for foodies. At this meat shop, the dishes are cooked in pure Desi Ghee which lends the dishes a delectable aroma. Famous for its traditional meat curries and biryanis, this restaurant offers its patrons unlimited rotis.
Must Try: Keema Chicken Curry, Chicken Korma, Chicken Biryani
Where? 5826/42, Deshraj Bhatia Marg, Basti Harphool Singh, Ahata Kidara, Sadar Bazaar
8. Anmol Chicken Corner & Al. Khatir Restaurant, Sadar Bazaar
Another gem tucked in the streets of Sadar Bazar; Anmol Chicken Corner & Al. Khatir Restaurant is a delight for all foodies. The chicken dishes are lathered in creamy marinates that offer your taste buds an exotic experience.
Must Try: Chicken Malai Tikka, Butter Chicken, Afghani Chicken, Chicken Changezi
Where? 6283, Main Bara Hindu Rao, Near Choti Masjid, MD Ismail Marg, Sadar Bazaar
9. Changezi Chicken, Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid’s lane is filled with little shops serving lip-smacking delights. One such marvel is the Changezi Chicken that serves minced chicken in a tangy gravy of yoghurt, tomatoes, and onion. The shop’s signature dish ‘Changezi Chicken’ is a must-have this Ramadan.
Must Try: Changezi Butter Chicken, Afghani Chicken, Mutton Korma, Chicken Nihari
Where? 3614, Netaji Subhash Marg, Daryaganj
10. Aslam Chicken Corner, Jama Masjid
Exciting, tender and full of flavours, Aslam Corner’s chicken is all you can ask for this Ramadan. Famous for its unique preparation of dishes, the chicken is first smoked in the tandoor before marinated in creamy gravy. Presented with hot green chilies and slathered with butter, Aslam Chicken Corner is a true reflection of a wonderful Eid Iftar.
Must Try: Butter Chicken, Chicken Seekh Kebab, Fish Tikka, Chicken Malai Tikka
Where? Near Choori Walan Rd, Ratan Nagar, Karol Bagh