7 Eateries Food-Lovers Must Try This Ramadan

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During the month of Ramadan, Old Delhi is transformed into a fairy-lit wonderland of alleys lined with food stalls- a paradise for all food connoisseurs. Thousands of people gather in the streets to break their fast and partake in one of the most appetisingly culinary experiences Delhi has to offer.

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This Ramadan, we bring to you a list of must-try places.

1. Pehalwaan Biryaniwale AKA Biryani Mirch Masala

This place is for all the night owls who crave the occasional mid-night snack as it opens at 5pm and continues to sell, as the name suggests, biryani right until 2am.

Address : Shop no.701, Haveli Azam Khan, Chitli Qabar, Jama Masjid

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2. Laung Churey Kebab

It is a must visit for vegetarians on a budget as it serves vegetarian kebabs(fried kebabs, kebabs which are soaked in water after frying and long seekhs) for only Rs.20 per plate!

Address : Outside Hamdard shop in Chitli Qabar, Jama Masjid

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3. Haji Sharbati Nihari Wale

Nihari is one of the most popular Ramadan dishes and as any of your Muslim friends will tell you, Ramadan is incomplete without it. It is a rich stew of goat meat cooked for about eight hours and is a must-try delicacy. The word ‘Nihar’ originated from the Arabic word ‘Nahar’ which means day as it was typically served after the sunrise Fajr prayer.

Address: Shop 722, Haveli Azam Khan, Chitli Qabar, Jama Masjid

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PS: Nihari is also the National Dish of Pakistan!

4. Changezi Chicken

Named after its signature dish, this restaurant specializes in chicken preparations. Changezi chicken is served in a tangy gravy of yoghurt, tomatoes and onions. The chicken is roasted separately and then shredded into boneless pieces by hand before it is put into the gravy.

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PS: The founder of this shop, Mohd. Fazil, was also Mr Delhi of 1971!

5. Gur ka Sharbat at Pahadi Imli

This shop is for those who love to experiment with various flavours. They sell this novel and refreshing drink called “Gur ka Sharbat”, a perfect accompaniment to all the scrumptious kebabs and biryaani dishes available in the area.

Address: Corner of Pahadi Imli, Chitli Qabar, Bazar Matia Mahal

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6. Ameer Sweet House

For over a hundred years, this shop has dominated the sweets-market of Old Delhi. It specializes in dishes like keema and khoya samosas during the Ramadan season.

Address: 957, Haveli Azam Khan, Bazar Chitli Qabar, Jama Masjid

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7. Sheeren Bhawan

Famous for its khajla and phirni, this has been a dessert-heaven  for about 50 years now. It is also known for its wide variety of halwas-especially the diabetic-friendly ‘Ghee Kawar’, which is made of aloe vera.

Address: 466/67, Chitli Qabar Bazaar, Jama Masjid

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Authored by Tvisha Gupta
A gypsy writer from Delhi who is likely to either be found lost in a novel or asleep. Animal lover and Game of Thrones enthusiast. Valar Dohaeris.