We believe that a plate of this can successfully hold a candle to any butter chicken place. But the jury’s out and we would like you to go and try each of these out and tell us how it was.
We tried the Hunger Strike Soya Chaap recently, and we can’t stop gushing about them. The Butter Chaap Roll is on our to-eat list but the Soya Malai Chaap is juicy and spicy with flavour oozing out. It comes slathered in a white sauce and we can assure you that we died and went to heaven. And then came back for the momos.
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The Crum Chaap by Chawla’s is a dish to behold. This is a bucket that reminds us of the 8-pc KFC bucket. What we loved? The crumb-covered chaap with mayonnaise and green chutney is perfect for a snack. In fact, we also want to try their Achari and Pudina Chaap.
Drop in at G-5, Usha Chamber, New Rajdhani Enclave, Preet Vihar, New Delhi; 13/41, Geeta Colony; Ground Floor, Rana Complex, Main GT Road, Opposite Police Fire Station, Rajendar Nagar. Say hello at 011 22412000, 011 65788478, +919899933584, +917042883066, +917042884066. Explore more here.
While the place has the likes of Karahi Chaap, Bharwa Chaap and Spl. Lassi, it is the Spl. Veg Soya Sticks that we look out for, when visiting. It may not be a swanky restaurant but this roadside joint has really great service. Don’t be out down by the shadiness, instead try the tandoori rotis with the dishes.
Drop in at K-1, Sunder Nagar Market, Sunder Nagar or say hello at 011 24358735, 011 24358740.
Kali Mirch Soya Chaap? Yes, please. The Bharwa Chaap is on our to-eat list mostly because they do a stuffed variety. Drop in at C 390, Ramphal Chowk, Palam Extension, Near Shiksha Bharti School, Dwarka or say hello at 011 65658586, 011 65658587
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Wah ji Wah
This list should begin with Wah ji Wah’s chaaps, which are available at a bunch of places. They have different menus in West and South Delhi. We have a particular affinity for the Haryali Chaap and Tawa Chaap Masala. The Soya Mutton Rogan Josh is gorgeously done too. The range of options, such as the Boti Kabab have us dropping in time and again. Prices start INR 75 onwards
A typical evening out in Khan Market invariably involves us trudging to Azam’s Mughlai. We love ourselves some Soy Chaap, Soy Malai Chaap Roll, and Tikka Roll. The tandoori and marinade won’t disappoint. If you want to try something different, we’d suggest you pick up the Soy Kathi and the Soy Chaap Roll.
Drop in at 1-B, Khan Market or say hello at 011 24617846, +919811007642. Explore more here.
Shiv Tikki Wala
Like a really well done Kakori Kabab, this Malai Chaap one falls apart and melts in your mouth. East Delhiites have always had a soft spot for the Malai or Masala Chaap here. We are looking forward to the Afghani and Stuffed Chaap the next time we’re around.
Drop in at Ground Floor, Pramesh Tower, Karkarduma Centre, Anand Vihar or say hello at +919911498128, 011 66442768.
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Gupta Chat Corner
Their grill rolls are pretty much the next best thing to chicken (or are they the best?). Smashing stereotypes with the likes of Chilli Garlic Chaap, Kabooli Chaap, Tandoori Chaap, and Amritsari Chaap, this is one of the oldest eateries in this area. We recommend you get a plateful and eat in the peace (and AC) of your car. While the quantity can be a bit much, the Chilli Garlic is exactly the pre-dinner snack you’re looking for.
Drop in at 1/51, Central Market, Near Guru Nanak School, West Punjabi Bagh. Or say hello at +919911121116
KC Caterers Rahul Chaat
Chaap Rolls are the new Kathi Rolls with Malai, Pudina, Masala Stuff, Chatpata and Afghani Stuff leading the way. They have half plates and full plates, keeping in mind the quantum of your hunger. We do like dropping in for some snacks and these stunning rolls. Drop in 3831, Arya Samaj Road, Karol Bagh or say hello at +919811147863, +919811979262
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