Delhi has a lot to offer if what one is looking for is essentially an epicurean experience. Given that this city is a kaleidoscope of myriad cultures, there is a lot to take in. Nothing defines Delhi’s diversity better than the variety of local delicacies on offer.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy a whole and hearty meal from your domicile, or are an ardent foodie wanting to experiment with flavours, there is something for everyone. What’s more, it can be done on a budget. Here’s a list of our picks for regional favourites on a budget.
Zaffran – Ikshita’s Kitchen For Authentic Home-Cooked Kashmiri Food
Craving an authentic Kashimiri meal at home? Call Zaffran. Lightly spiced, flavoursome and authentic to the T, their Goshtaba is to die for. We also loved their Yakhni (mutton prepared in yoghurt gravy). They are a delivery establishment based in Noida.
Say hello at +91 9711317898
Pay INR 300 for two
Explore Zaffran-Ikshita’s Kitchen
Gharua Exaj For Home Style Assamese Fare
Gharua Exaj, in Lajpat Nagar, has a distinct homely air attached to it. While there, you will fall in love with the sincerity with which the food is cooked, every flavour is unique and every dish prepared with utmost care. The best part is you can enjoy an Assamese meal without paying a bomb. We thoroughly enjoyed having the Bhetki Curry With Mustard Seeds, along with steamed rice.
Head to D-28, Near M Cinemas, Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar 4, New Delhi
Say hello at 011 41044299
Pay INR 500 for two
Explore Gharua Exaj
Viva O Viva In Chanakya Puri For Goan Fish Curry
Photo Courtesy Of: Viva O Viva
Viva O Viva at Goa Niwas in Chanakya Puri has us all going back there again and again, for its lovely curries and seafood. While there, you could try their Chicken Cafreal (INR 320) and Goan Fish Curry (INR 300). They don’t accept card, though. So carry cash (but you won’t be spending a bomb so don’t fret).
Head to 14, Goa Niwas, Bir Tikendrajit Marg, Behind Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Say hello at 011 26118370
Pay INR 800 for two
Explore Viva O Viva
Litti.in For Litti Chokha & More
If you want to try Bihari cuisine, and don’t want to spend too much dough, then go for Litti.in. With its variety of Bihari delicacies, you won’t be disappointed. They deliver only, so call them for all your Litti Chokha cravings.
Say hello at +91 9650114758
Pay INR 300 for two
Kerala Hotel At INA For Fish Curry & Appams
Tucked away in a small corner at INA, Kerala Hotel is a hidden gem for its authentic Keralite cuisine at an affordable price. The folks here do a spicy Fish Curry which we absolutely loved. The Prawn Curry, too, is worth a try with its fresh and zingy taste. We also loved the Egg Biryani, which went well with our choice of curries. Rating high on the love-meter was the Prawn Fry, that’s just the amount of crispy we need to make our tummy happy. So what’re you waiting for? If spicy seafood is what you seek, head over to Kerala Hotel.
Head to 211-A, Mohan Singh Market, INA Market, INA, New Delhi
Say hello at +91 9810549978
Pay INR 400 for two
Maa Taara For A Taste Of Bengal
What’s a regional favourites list without mention of Bengali food? And if it is Bengali food that you’re craving, then Maa Taara at CR Park has you sorted. The food here, is well prepared and delicious. Their Mutton Kosha, Pomfret Fry and Fish Curry are worth a try.
Head to 45, 46, & 47, Market 2, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi
Say hello at 011 30806281
Pay INR 500 for two
Featured Photo Courtesy Of Litti.in
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