@ Vikash Sharma | Sr Journalist
India is known for its diversity, not just in culture and tradition but also in cuisines. Every region has its unique food preparation traditions and ingredients that create special local dishes. Likewise, Delhi is popular for its several delicious food items that make a special place in the hearts of all, especially those who hail from the capital city. On World Food Day, &TV artists Aasif Sheikh (Vibhuti Narayan Mishra from Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai) and Piyush Sahdev (Police Inspector Piyush Rathore from Mauka-E-Vardaat- Operation Vijay) who originally hail from Delhi share their love for the city’s food and their favourite and popular food destinations.
Aasif Sheikh says, “The taste of Parathas, Chaat, Butter Chicken, Kebabs, Chole Bhature, Biryani, Rolls, Nihari, Momos, and a wide variety of traditional sweets you find in the capital cannot be matched with any other city. The city is also known for some of the most iconic places to eat. My personal favourites are Karim’s at Jama Masjid, Gulfam Kashmiri Wazwan, and Ghalib Kabab Corner at Nizamuddin Dargah, Butter Chicken at Moti Mahal and Nizam’s Kathi Rolls at Def Col market, Roshan Di Kulfi at Karol Bagh, Pani Puri at Bengali Market, Mutton Chops at CR Park, eateries at Pandara Road and much more. These mouth-watering delicacies are must-haves in Delhi. I miss having Delhi food big time, so I make it a point to indulge in an ambrosial meal whenever I visit the city. Adding to this, Piyush Sahdev comments, “Whenever someone asks me about Delhi, the first thing that pops up in my mind is the food. A visit to Delhi is incomplete without relishing the delicacies offered by the street vendors and restaurants. Some of my favourites include Chole Bhature, Chaats, Parathas, Bhelpuri, and Aloo Tikki. Every nook and corner of Delhi has something unique to offer. Some iconic food places in Delhi are Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Pandara Road stalls, Bengali Market, CR Park, Khao Galis in Karol Bagh, Momos Lane at Chanakyapuri, Connaught Place. And I can bet you this is less than half the list. This World Food Day, I urge everyone to be grateful for being able to afford food and relish on such delicacies.”
So, if you have not tried these local cuisines and places in Delhi yet, then you are truly missing something!
Watch Aasif Sheikh as ‘Vibhuti Narayan Mishra’ in Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai, every Monday to Friday at 10:30 pm and Piyush Sahdev as ‘Police Inspector Piyush Rathore’ in Mauka-E-Vardaat- Operation Vijay at 7:00 pm, every Monday to Friday only on &TV!