During the holy month of Ramzan, the streets around Delhi, specially Jama Masjid , light up with tantalizing smells of delicacies to feed their fasting souls. Here are five eateries that one must not miss in order to truly participate in the spirit of Ramadan:
Gulati on Pandara Road – Gulati, having its own band of loyalists, is legendary for its north-Indian dishes. Kabab platters consisting of tandoori chicken, galouti kabab, kakori kababs, burrah akbari and tangri kebab will melt you away with their deliciousness.
Haji Noor Mohammed Biryaniwale on Turkman Gate - Located in the Old Delhi area, is an old eatery loved by many Biryani lovers from all around the country. Fresh ingredients combined with ancient techniques, their biryani is scrumptous and served in sealed Deghchi’s.
Karim's - near Jama Masjid. This is an eatery where mutton (which generally means goat in India) is the highlight. Cooked especially in thick, rich gravies. Karim’s is also famous for its Mutton Korma, Seekh Kebabs, Chicken Jangari and Nihari, a Ramadan special.
Al – Jawahar opposite Gate no: 1 of Jama Masjid. -Al-Jawahar, matching the standards of its rival – Karim's, provides more value for money as a meal for two would only cost you around Rs 500/-. It is famous for its Mutton Korma, Aaloo Ghosh, Chicken Changezhi, Butter Chicken and Tandoori Roti.
Shereen Bhawan in Chandni Chowk – after a scrumptous meal, it's time to clear the palette with some desserts! It's specialty is 'khajla', offered especially on Ramadan days, is sweet and smells of authenticity. Also, their phirni is out of this world and halwas are made so that they can be consumed by diabetics as well.
Therefore let the sundown on days of Ramadan wrap you in it's vigor and lead you through a culinary fare of celebration!
~ Ramadan Kareem~